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Daily Archives: May 15, 2008

IS YOUR HOME MORE POLLUTED THAN NEW YORK CITY?

by Adrienne van Dooren According to the EPA, "the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities." Since most people spend 85-90 percent of their time indoors, the health risks (asthma, lung disease, cancer, etc.) are drastically increased due to [...]

By |May 15th, 2008|Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Transform PVC Pipe into a Beautiful Chair Rail

by Adrienne van Dooren Faux Artist and Decorative Painter, Joanne Nash of Lynchburg, VA came up with the fun and creative idea for this unique faux bamboo chair rail. “I would have used real bamboo, but the sizes were too irregular to match around the room.” Says Joanne. She really wanted a bamboo look to [...]

By |May 15th, 2008|Home Decor|0 Comments

Defining Reality for the Owner-Builder

By David Porter AIA - Consulting architect to the Garlinghouse Company since 1989  So, you are contemplating building a house. You have the option of trying to build it on your own or to hire a professional, licensed, experienced builder. Hmmm, already just reading over the words, "professional, licensed, and experienced" might make you question [...]

By |May 15th, 2008|Archi-Tech Tips, Home Construction|0 Comments