Sunday, August 30, 2015
The idea of using stone as a decorative element in architecture has been with us since the dawn of civilization. The ancient Egyptian kings were so enamored by the beauty and strength of stone that they used it to construct architectural marvels that have lasted for thousands of years. Unfortunately, not a lot of homeowners are within an arm’s reach of decorating with stone themselves. Or are they? Since stonework has evolved much throughout the ages, it doesn’t necessarily mean that homeowners literally need to mine actual stone blocks from the earth. This is where stone veneers come in. Put in circulation by local contractors along Long Island, NY and elsewhere through the assistance of firms like Contractor Express, a stone veneer is the general name for cladding products which are cast using different molds and color schemes in order to replicate the look of natural stone.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Any home building contractor who needs to build a porch or replace existing porch columns for his client is lucky to have a wide range of options on the market today. Cutting back on the somewhat disorienting variety of column selections, he needs to let the homeowner decide on a price range within reach first. After doing so, the homeowner can choose a specific style, opt for a specific material in the acceptable price range, or pick a material he/she likes and decide on the different styles offered within the chosen material. Building supply dealers all over do not sell uniform-looking porch columns. Instead, companies in Long Island, such as Contractor Express, offer pillars made from assorted materials, such as wood, fiberglass, and synthetic stone. Choosing one, however, often proves a bit tricky due to the sheer amount of variety.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
When it comes to kitchen cabinets installed as part of a remodeling project, a great deal of emphasis is often placed on the cabinet door style. If you’ve ever taken notice of model kitchens depicted
on the pages of interior design magazines, you’ve
probably wanted to emulate a few details here and there. Here’s a look at the
most popular kitchen cabinet door styles.
Monday, August 17, 2015
For many homeowners who are remodeling their kitchens, the most important consideration is designing a stylish and beautiful kitchen. This is even more important than integrating their kitchen with the rest of the house for a more holistic feel to the place. In either case, each will have his or her own solution as to what makes a kitchen visually pleasing
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Before launching any renovation or construction plan, hiring the right contractors is an essential task that is crucial to the success of the project. They could literally spell the difference between a well-structured building and a ramshackle construction. Spending time to find quality contractors now will save you a lot of money and headaches later.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Think your home’s front door is trivial and unimportant compared to the rest of your house? Think again. How your front door looks says a lot about the personality or style of the home’s occupants, much like how one dresses to impress. In addition, Remodeling Magazine claims that replacing the front door is a good project to undertake since, in the end, it’s just one of those things that adds to a home’s resale value.