Author: Cristopher Centers

How We Fixed the Coldest Room in Our House

When carolers sing of Christmas, of idealized images of happy families gathered around a warm hearth, they are not singing about our hearth. For my family, Christmas over the past two decades has meant sitting on the couch in sweatshirts or huddled under blankets, wondering why a constantly burning fire was doing nothing to raise the room temperature higher than that of a Norwegian ice storm. We joke about living in an igloo, but we know they must be warmer than this.

The house, in a Philadelphia exurb, was new when we moved in in the fall of 1996. And although it would be the first house our family didn’t all live in full-time—more home base than home, with both my older sister and me in college and my younger sister two years away from graduating high school—the family room was and is a central feature. Big enough for two

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House Plans | Find Your House Plans Today

Searching for House Plans

It’s almost everyone’s dream to reside in a modern home that offers a blend of absolute luxury and sophisticated living. Unfortunately, finding a ready-made house that meets your specific requirements can be a big challenge. You have to talk to several real estate agents as you move from one office to the next in search of the ideal home offering. On the face of it, this could be a long and protracted journey.

The process of searching for modern house plans is now a click away thanks to our user-friendly online service. Whether you want a plan for a 500-sq. ft. home or a 4,000-sq. ft. condominium, you’ll find that we make finding a house design easier than ever. All you have to do is to fill out the search form on our website by entering your preferred square footage. For customized results, you can filter

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Church Interior Decorating Services, Church Decorating

Interior Design and 3-D RenderingsWorking with churches exclusively, our Interior and Liturgical Designers provide church decorating services to congregations of all different styles of worship. Our designers are sensitive to various styles of worship, allowing for the flexibility of being able to decorate according to specific needs and modern day worship styles.

  • Extensive liturgical design experience
  • Platform redesigns for worship flexibility
  • High quality fabrics and color coordinated carpet
  • Historical restorations
  • Contemporary renovations
  • 3D renderings & designer boards

Church Interiors’ designer will present your building committee with sketches and drawings to be reviewed and approved. Upon approval, our Interior Designer will then coordinate selected colors and designs for decorating your church and display them on a designer board. A comprehensive proposal will also be prepared. Once we are awarded the contract, we will proceed with purchasing and warehousing all materials. Work will then be scheduled, within a condensed timeframe, to disrupt your services within your

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8 Top Exterior Siding Options: Pros and Cons

Choosing your home exterior material is a BIG deal! Not only is it one of the most expensive line items when building a home, but your exterior is also everyone’s first impression of your home … and I know you want to make a traffic-stopping great first impression! If you are confused about your exterior siding options and pricing … or unsure where to even start in choosing materials for your home exterior, this post is for YOU!

Below is an overview of eight of the most popular types of siding (as well as pros and cons of each) so you can confidently make a decision for your own home build! 

Top Exterior Siding Options Pros and Cons

WHY EXTERIOR SIDING SELECTION IS IMPORTANT

Exterior siding material is one of the most expensive line items when building a home, so it’s important to understand your options and what fits best with your desired aesthetic (design and curb

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Principles of Design

Principles of Design







The Principles are concepts used to organize or arrange the structural elements of design. Again, the way in which these principles are applied affects the expressive
content, or the message of the work.


The principles are:

  • Balance
  • Proportion
  • Rhythm
  • Emphasis
  • Unity




  • Balance is the concept of visual equilibrium, and relates to our
    physical sense of balance. It is a reconciliation of opposing forces in a
    composition that results in visual stability. Most successful compositions
    achieve balance in one of two ways: symmetrically or
    asymmetrically. Balance in a three dimensional object is easy to understand; if balance isn’t achieved, the object tips over. To understand
    balance in a two dimensional composition, we must use our imaginations to carry
    this three dimensional analogy forward to the flat surface.


    Symmetrical balance can be described

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    Pratt Institute | School of Design | Undergraduate: School of Design

    Architectural interior The B.F.A. in Interior Design is a challenging course of study for students preparing themselves for a career in a field with enormous possibilities and potential.

    Interior Design at Pratt provides a scintillating learning environment—New York City, interior design capital of the United States. It is widely acknowledged that interior design education, as it is taught across the United States, began at Pratt. Our alumni have made significant contributions to the quality and character of our built environment for decades and it is certain that tomorrow’s graduates will continue that trajectory into the future. Since 2008, the professional survey, DesignIntelligence, has ranked the undergraduate program number two in the country.

    The interior design program is an architecturally oriented program with emphasis on spatial design as well as surface embellishment. All aspects of space—scale, proportion, configuration, and light source, as well as textures, materials, and color—are studied in relation to

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    Yacht Exterior Designer – Winch Design

    Description

    We are looking for an experienced Yacht Exterior Designer to join our talented team, to help us design and deliver our exceptional yacht projects. This is a new role within our Yachts and Aviation design team, reporting into our Associate, Yacht Exterior Design. The role will be primarily focused on yacht exterior design, and will be heavily involved with 3d modelling, but will also be required to assist with yacht interior design as required.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist the team in delivering client projects from concept stage, through the detailed design stage to completion in accordance with the client’s brief and within the time scales given
    • Work and assist on multiple projects at one time
    • Work collaboratively with external contractors/suppliers
    • Ensure thorough checking and accuracy of deliverables and record documentation
    • Prepare for regular project team meetings pertaining to project tasks, deliverables, and milestones
    • Prepare, develop and edit drawings and project
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    A Brick Exterior with a Fresh New Look!

     

    When it comes to picking paint colours for the exterior, there are SO many things to consider: roof, brick/stone, driveway, exposure, landscaping, and then, of course, you throw personal tastes into the mix and it’s no WONDER it’s a stressful process!

    And this cute little rancher is the PERFECT example of ‘high needs’ as we had to accommodate ALL of the above considerations. Luckily, she had the right bones to be a beauty, she just needed a lil’ facelift!

    Exterior with brick before KYlie M Edesign (2)

    From their questionnaire, I knew the owners were looking for something NOT warm, NOT yellow and HOPEFULLY taupe or gray – with green undertones. I figured we could squeeze in gray, but I couldn’t accommodate the green undertone. Why? Well, the majority of the products on this property are warm – orange to be specific. Sure, there’s some purple in the roof and driveway, but the dominant colour is orange. So,

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    20 Bonus Room Ideas (Easy, Simple and BRILLIANT design)

    Bonus Room Ideas | When decorating a house you will think about the overall theme and how each room will be decorated. There is a room fit for a living room, smaller room for the kid’s bedroom and the larger room usually pose as the master bedroom. If there is a room without any purpose, it is time to think about having some bonus room ideas.

    It is most likely the spare attic room, the down in the basement or that moderate empty space in the hallway. Bonus room ideas are often challenging due to its unexpected features. You will need to think it really smart way in order to define the space to fit well with the entire house.

    Bonus Room Ideas

    1. Bonus Room Above Garage

    Bonus Room Above Garage
     Bonus Room Above Garage | cimanatural.com 

    A big or small garage attic can easily turn into a bonus room area for your

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