Bettye Calderon Floor, September 26th , 2017. The informal lifestyle of California became popular as early as the late 1940s and magazines began to promote casual living as the ideal. Influences such as courtyards, patios and other Spanish colonial architectural details were embraced and played upon. What was known as the front porch or veranda, was moved from the front to the back of the house and heralded the arrival of a significant lifestyle change. Families now preferred the privacy of their back yard rather than sitting on the front porch watching traffic.
Dina Mayo Floor, September 25th , 2017. By and large, almost any residential floor plan can be adapted to a log home, but there are substantial differences and considerations that need to be addressed. One such example is that of room dimensions as they relate to the diameter of the logs you will be utilizing. A custom handcrafted home made from 20\" diameter logs will have a different footprint than one requiring 6\" milled logs. If this is the first time you will be dealing with a log home manufacturer or architect, make sure you are comparing ’apples to apples’ when discussing interior dimensions. If you want a room to be 14’ wide, make certain that your designer knows that you want the interior of the room to have 14’ of open clearance and not measured from the center of the corresponding logs. Using the example above, your 14’ room could shrink to 12’ if such presumptions are not understood.
Norma Oneil Floor, September 26th , 2017. The ranch house floor plan was the American Dream in a box from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. Sliding glass doors, kidney shaped swimming pools and back yard patios created a new informal way of entertaining guests. Though the ranch house floor plan was the embodiment of casual living, most homes of that era lacked architectural details that would make them memorable. By the 1970s, the ranch style house was replaced by the split level home with Colonial or English details. The 1980s saw a reversal of the ranch house floor plan formula that included showy front entries with grand staircases and vaulted ceilings while the back of the house was left almost naked. The only remains of the ranch house floor plan today are the open floor plans, great rooms and hearth kitchens and the current popular trend of an outdoor room. All leftovers from the original ranch style housing era.
Mindy Barnes Floor, September 29th , 2017. Ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to water and sudden extreme changes in temperature. They are durable and long lasting - and this is why ceramic tile flooring has been used in kitchens and bathrooms with great success. They are attractive - if you choose the right kind of tiles - and can be found in themes and colors to suit your home. However, ceramic tiles do not make a smooth one-piece flooring that your child’s play scooter wheels can roll across safely - or a non-slippery surface that your toddler can learn to take his or her first steps on. Neither are they extremely cost-effective when it comes to flooring your entire house with them. However, if you live in areas where your house might be open to rain - or moisture - then ceramic tiles would be a good idea because they are far better at resisting moisture and temperature changes than any other kind of flooring.
Shawna Pickett Floor, September 25th , 2017. But if you want the new home floor plans that are customized, you can have that done as well. There are companies that will do this for you and then you can look and see how your ideas will work. You definitely want to be careful in your floor plans because you will most likely spend a great deal of time in the home you create. You certainly don’t want to have any regrets and you certainly don’t want to hate living in the home that you designed. With all kinds of new home floor plans to choose from, there’s no reason as to why you can’t build the home of your dreams and enjoy it for the rest of your life.
Dina Mayo Floor, September 27th , 2017. When reviewing samples of floor plans, ask yourself why did they design it the way they did. Ask yourself if the way they designed their floor plan will help them maximize sales or minimize and hurt their sales. Then ask yourself is there anything you can borrow from here to help you with your layout of your floor plan.You see, what you are looking for is not just a nice layout and floor design, your sole objective here is to identify strengths and weaknesses of sample restaurant floor plans you are reviewing, in doing this you are looking for ideas and the best possible layout for your restaurant.
Lizzie Ryan Floor, September 26th , 2017. Hardwood floors remain popular even now in many houses in the West. You will get plenty of varieties like oak, pinewood, maple wood in the hardwood type each having its own pros and cons. But, it will come for long years without costing you anything over the maintenance cost. Porcelain floors are known for its endurance and rigidity which is available at moderate cost in great designs. Some people believe that, porcelain floors are stronger than hardwood flooring and many contractors recommend for home renovation and improvement plans.
Norma Oneil Floor, September 26th , 2017. Definitely, they can still find the other decorations if they want to give the different looks, such as the hardwood flooring and also the laminated flooring. But, some people choose bamboo due to the fact that it is environmentally friendly. This tree can grow fast, thus it will not disturb the balance of ecosystem. The common suggestion in choosing the right best flooring is that it should be Eco-friendly. It is important to talk about this, since many things in our life now are made with the help of sophisticated technology but can bring nothing except the destruction of this nature.
Inez Humphrey Floor, September 28th , 2017. It’s also important to get the right equipment and tools for the project. You can buy most of the tools and materials you’ll need at you neighborhood hardware store, or home center. For equipment that might over your budget like tile cutters, try asking your local home center or tool rental yard if they have the tools you need for rental. Basic ceramic tiling tools include A pair of safety glasses, heavy leather gloves, tile spacers, notched trowel, a handheld tile cutter, and a pair of tile nippers. Have some sandpaper handy for smoothing out cut edges. Sponges and clean dry rags will come in handy for cleaning and wiping off excess mortar material and grout lining from your newly-finished ceramic tiling floor. Of course, you can always consult a professional if you are hesitant over how to start installing ceramic tile on your floor. From choosing the right tiles and color, to tearing out existing ceramic tile floors without damaging the subfloor, to installing ceramic tile that will last you a lifetime, a home improvement professional will be able to help you with information, at the very least, or assist you when you start installing ceramic tile.
Shawna Pickett Floor, September 27th , 2017. Glazed and Unglazed Tiles. Firstly, there are glazed and unglazed tiles; the glazed tiles can be cleaned very easily and do not stain as often as unglazed tiles. All you need to do is run a mop soaked in warm water with a mild detergent solution across them from time to time. The problem with glazed tiles is that they are very smooth and therefore can be quite slippery. This is dangerous, especially if the kitchen area is prone to water spillage or if there are young children in your home. To avoid this, you could choose unglazed tiles over glazed ones. Unglazed tiles will prevent the floor from being slippery and have an aesthetically pleasing textured surface. Then again, unglazed tiles will not be as durable as glazed ones - they will be relatively more prone to damage because they are not protected by that extra layer of glazing.
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