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To state the obvious, windows provide a home with daylight. The well-designed home of today, however, takes more than just lighting into account through the placement and selection of its wood...
Increasingly, redwood is being combined with other materials such as metal piping, bricks and glass to create unique railings.
There are two kinds of interior paint: oil-based (alkyd) and water-based (latex).
Redwood decks let the sun shine in to brighten outdoor living. But there are days when you look for the shade.
Today's hearth products are vented in three ways: natural draft or "B" vent, direct vent or vent-free.
General service "A" bulbs (in recessed fixtures) provide wide light distribution. "R" and "PAR" bulbs concentrate light. Coverage per fixture is based on providing 15 to 25 footcandles of light....
An overview of the three basic types of lighting for the home.
Dining room lighting should be both beautiful and functional.
The kitchen is primarily a work area, but it is also a gathering place for family and friends. Lighting that is comfortable as well as functional is required.
Lighting controls give you the flexibility to design a lighting plan with multiple uses and decorative effects.
Lighting uses 12 to 15 percent of the electricity consumed in a home.
A freestanding stove gives you the ability to incorporate virtually any style into your home décor.
A fireplace remains the most popular choice and adds significantly to the value of any home.
While people agree that a fire on the hearth makes their house a home, choosing from the many options can be confusing.
Today, there is increasing evidence that daylight is essential for the health, well being and productivity of individuals.
For people who have an existing fireplace but seldom use it, a set of gas logs may be the best way to have dancing flames at your fingertips.
When people think of a fire on the hearth, they think of burning wood, which is natural.
Tending a fire is a labor of love. For those people who cherish the relaxing ambiance of a fire, but don't have time to fuss with a wood fire, other choices are available, such as manufactured...
In recent years, gas burning hearth products have become the most popular category.