Classic Durability, Classic Beauty

Looking for something that looks good, but will last for ever and is easy to maintain? Tile might be your answer. But that’s probably no surprise. Tile is amongst the most common flooring materials used around the world. It’s usually made of clay. Most tile here has...

Strong and Light, But Not For Me

Aluminum has an incredible strength to weight ratio. We use it in almost everything. Airplanes are made from it. Beer and soda cans are aluminum. Most modern bike frames are aluminum, not only is it light and strong, but it’s firm. Do you know what shouldn’t be made...

Just Burn Wood

Every young boy knows the joy of sitting by the campfire and sampling everything he can find to see if it will burn. The answer is yes. But we still try it anyways. Fun, childhood antics aside, what we burn, especially in our home, is extremely important. Fireplaces...

It’s hot and dry. Perfect.

Is your AC costing too much to run? Is cost of solar or geothermal prohibitive? Maybe an evaporative cooler is an option for you. Evaporative coolers, or swamp coolers,  are relatively simple devices. Operation cost are limited to a water (3-20 gallons a day),...

That’s a Good Lookin’ Dormer

Got a boring roof? Need more light? Want some fresh air? Have some extra cash just lying around? How about an eyebrow dormer! Eyebrow dormers are protrusions in the roof with a window. Primarily aesthetic, they provide a design option for bringing more light into an...

Warm and Soft but Smelly and Moldy

Have you ever been in a cold bathroom? The counter is cold, the toilet seat is cold… the floor is cold! Carpet would be a simple solution to avoiding cold feet in the bathroom. It would also minimize any slip hazards in the bathroom. But carpet introduces many...
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