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Stair Anatomy Part 2

November 12th, 2015|

Stair Anatomy Part 1 discussed the two basic styles of stairway structure: post-to-post and over-the-post. The post-to-post style pairs well with traditional, rustic or European influenced homes, where the handrail sits on top of the newel, and a decorative top piece sits on the surface of the handrail. Over-the-post is the opposite of post-to-post where there is no decorative top piece, and the handrails sit directly on top of the newels and balusters throughout the whole staircase. Many over-the-post styles have a modern, contemporary feel, but can be transformed into traditional styles by adding detailed balusters. Stair Anatomy Part 2 [...]

Choosing the Right Exotic Flooring

November 6th, 2015|

There are few things more striking than walking through the front door to a home laden with beautiful, striking wood floors. With apparent grain texture, the smoothness creates a sleek, sophisticated style that stands above other forms of flooring. Hardwood floors are one of the most desirable design components of a home, so it’s important to research different varieties, colors and patterns to see how wood floors can enhance the beauty of your home. […]