Archive for July, 2015

3 Tips That Can Save Gardens And Landscapes From Stubborn Droughts

Implementing your design

What’s new in garden and landscape design in 2015? Thanks to stubborn droughts, homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of how much water they use to maintain gardens and landscapes. Top landscape designers share how you can put together a yard that is vibrant, visually compelling, and drought-friendly:

Embrace Hardscaping

One obvious solution is to supplement plants, including flowers, trees, produce, herbs, and bushes, with features that do not require water at all: that is, hardscaping features. Sculptures, decorative gravel and stone, retaining walls, walkways, patios, and steps are just a few of the elements that add interest to your lawn, without nece

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The Most Popular Floor Textures in America

Panama city tile

There is little that is more rewarding (or stressful) than being a homeowner. The best part of owning a home, is the fact that it is your home to customize and design according to your preferences. Every room has a presence, a feng shui in which each piece delivers to create a unified and coherent message. One of the most important aspects that lends to a room’s vibe is the floor itself. Things to consider before settling on a certain floor include floor color, floor patterns, floor textures, and floor materials. Before you unleash your inner interior decorator, take a look at some of the most popular flooring options available to you.


Carpets can be soft and inviting on one hand,

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The Right Fabric Can Make All the Difference for Commercial Seats

Automotive textile suppliers

When designing seating that is going to be used a lot, it is important to find textile solutions that include combining comfort with durability.

Finding Textile Solutions

Selecting the right fabric can make all the difference.  It needs to be:

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Quit
  • Be able to be made Flame-retardant
  • Recyclable
  • Custom

Industrial textile manufacturers often use fabric suspension systems that eliminate the need for springs and similar devices to add support to seating units.  One such fabric is Dymetrol®.  This is a high performance fabric.  Polyester threads are woven with elastomer monofiliments and thermally bond

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3 Of The Hottest Home Design And Renovation Trends Of 2015

Bethesda architects

Home design and renovation go hand-in-hand. According to a 2013 Houzz survey, 84% of participants had intentions to redesign their homes, another 40% said that they had some sort of home remodeling project or addition in the works, and 10% were in the process of building a custom home. This enthusiasm to add more, to make homes better, and to reinvigorate home designs does not go unnoticed by contemporary architects and interior designer architects. And that’s why they’ve come together to reveal the hottest design trends of 2015:

1. Tie-Dye Everything

“With the result of different experimental dye processes, ne

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How to Inspect Your Roof Like a Pro

Pros and cons of roof replacement

If you don’t know how to inspect your roof, you many be in trouble as a homeowner. Not only can roof damage make the roof weak and vulnerable, but it can also make your entire house vulnerable. Leaky roofs can destroy household items, and lead to flooding in the home if not taken care of. Read on for some tips to maximize each inspection of your roof, so that you can keep up on maintenance.

First of all, you should know that different roof types have different durability and maintenance requirements. For example, your inspections won’t have to be as frequent for a fiber-cement roof, since they’re so strong they’re nearly bullet-proof, and are resistant to fire, wind, insects, impact, and

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