Aluminum Wiring Facts from King Contracting
Jun12

Aluminum Wiring Facts from King Contracting

Content provided by King Contracting Why Aluminum Wiring was Installed in Homes From 1965 through 1972 copper was in short supply and was very expensive, mostly because copper was being used for ballistics by the military for use in the Vietnam War. Production could not keep up with demand, so builders turned to aluminum wiring during that period. The Problem in Residential Home Installations Very little information was disseminated...

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A Home Elevator can be an Uplifting Experience
May31

A Home Elevator can be an Uplifting Experience

All photos courtesy of Residential Elevators If navigating your multi-level home has become an issue or may be one in the future, perhaps adding an elevator or a lift is the solution. Chuck Dawson, president of Silver Palm Custom Homes and Remodeling, says he and his team of Universal Design Certified Professionals frequently are asked about the potential for this in homes in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. If you have the opportunity...

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3 Tips for Picking the Right Mix of Window Styles
May06

3 Tips for Picking the Right Mix of Window Styles

Content provided by Gunton Corporation-Pella Windows & Doors In many homes, the majority of windows are all the same style. This can lead homeowners to think that window styles should be the same all throughout the home. But different types of windows have different uses. Unless you had your home custom-built or have already been through a home window replacement, chances are you were not able to select your window type. Those...

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Wood is Climbing up the Walls
Mar09

Wood is Climbing up the Walls

Homeowners and interior designers have been in love with gorgeous wood flooring for years, and we couldn’t agree more. But the rustic, textured appeal of wood isn’t just for floors! Among the many new and different style trends in residential design concepts, one of the most innovative approaches to a fully realized interior space is a wood wall treatment that really brings out the energy of a room. Designers are creating wood wall...

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Different Finishes for Natural Stone
Mar05

Different Finishes for Natural Stone

Content provided by GK’s Custom Polishing When someone is selecting a natural stone for a new surface in their home or business, they usually go to a fabricator or natural stone distributor to select a slab for their project. Most of these slabs come from quarries with a polished or honed (satin or matte) finish. These are both smooth finish option. Another finishing option for most natural stone surfaces is called an antique finish....

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Lighting Solutions From Xtend Technologies
Aug29

Lighting Solutions From Xtend Technologies

Content provided by Xtend Technologies, a full-service home and commercial audio-visual company located in the Cleveland area. LIGHTING CONTROL One common implementation of home automation is lighting control. Simply put, lighting control is a way to effortlessly control groups of lights throughout your home at the touch of a button from in-wall scene controllers, smart phones, tablets, and touch screens. Leaving for the day? Press...

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