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Alexa Lerner

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A Guide To Traditional Home Architecture and Design

From Colonial To Victorian, Learn About The Key Elements Of Traditional Style Architecture

Traditional architecture draws inspiration from the past. The Colonial style reigned supreme in the 18th century and has evolved over time. Greek Revival architecture became popular during the mid-19th century, and was followed by the Victorian and Neoclassical periods. And, the Cape Cod-style bungalow...

16 Apr 21

15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Learn About The Pros And Cons For Each Option

There are so many materials available for countertops these days - from natural stone to engineered products - it's hard to know what to choose for your kitchen. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or building a new custom home, your countertops need to complement your decor, work with your lifestyle, fit your budget and be functional. Need...

30 Mar 21

Contemporary Architecture and Home Design

Understanding The Elements Of Contemporary Architecture And Design

Contemporary architecture and home design is innovative and reflects the aesthetics, style and thinking of a particular moment in time. It is ever changing and incorporates materials and technologies that are current and often cutting-edge. Contemporary architecture grew out of the very defined style of the "modern" movement...

13 Mar 21

All You Need To Know To Pick The Perfect Paint For Every Room In Your Home

Our Tips For Choosing The Right Color And Type Of Interior Paint

Painting is the easiest way to express your personal style in your home. But, there's more to choosing the right paint than simply picking a pretty color. Understanding what type of paint you need for each surface in your home is key. For instance, a lower-luster eggshell finish is suitable for walls and ceilings, but doors and...

18 Feb 21

Our Guide To Home Exterior Siding Material Options

Learn About The Most Popular Types And Styles of Siding

If the exterior of your home is well maintained and has great curb appeal, that makes a positive first impression and can increase the value of your property. Peeling paint, missing shingles or buckled siding makes another kind of statement entirely. 

Whether you are renovating or building new, it's important to choose exterior materials...

11 Feb 21

How To Choose Hardwood Flooring That Is Perfect For Your Home

What You Need To Know About Types Of Wood, Grain Patterns, Finishes And More

Hardwood floors have warmth, beauty and character, and they convey a sense of luxury and timelessness. No matter the style you are trying to achieve - contemporary, transitional or traditional - choosing the right wood flooring can elevate the overall look of your home. There are many options and factors to consider...

02 Feb 21

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