Category: Design

Diamond Pier: decks without digging machines

When dealing with deck additions and renovations one point is extremely difficult to address: the excavation needs to support the code rules to have a stable and strong foundation. Decks causes of failure can vary from a bad connection with the house to a foundation block or post that is not designed to support that

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Ranch House: 8 advantages to build one

No stairs (the lazy factor) If you’re a fanatic for exercise, you like stairs.  If you’re like the rest of us, stairs are a hassle to go up and down. Some people also have disabilities, and is very difficult to handle with stairs, as we discuss below. Less noise (from above) Noise from above, footsteps

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The 5 pillars of super-efficient houses

Energy efficiency is becoming a very important topic to be addressed in home building. Here you can find the 5 principles that guide this practice: Localize your energy source in your house – you normally live one room at a time, so if yo can plan your air conditioning system independently is a good idea. Insulate

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Weather protection: the secret for you house health

To build a new house is not a big deal itself. Of course is a very demanding job, but if you are an organized person and like to control budgets you can do small projects by yourself. The difficult part is to work on building process and renovation projects that are expected to last forever.

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Fun for your kitties at home (with a little charm)

Great ideals are not necessarily practical. Many people who think outside the box sometimes forget that in addition to having a fantastic idea what really matters is to make things happen, and preferably without much questioning who will see all that crazy stuff in the real world. Architecture firm Because We Can, led by interior

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