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Art Deco America

Art Deco was a glamorous European design style that grew out of the waning Art Nouveau movement in the first decades of the 20th century. Manifesting through new trends in architecture and interior design, the movement perfectly captured the spirit of the age: hope, progress and jazz! Naturally, when Art Deco made it across the…

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architect vs interior designer

What’s the Difference Between Architecture and Design?

When you’re thinking about home improvements, you may need to hire an architect or interior designer. These pros can help you create a design that will look great and solve current problems. They perform many similar tasks for your house, but they are not the same. Here’s how they differ and a few tips to…

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Structural engineer

Structural Engineers: What They Do & How to Find Residential Services

Looking for a Structural Engineer? Certain projects call for the expertise of an engineer. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing space, you might need a structural engineer for help with your home project. These experts focus on any formational considerations surrounding your house. Use this guide to understand what these professionals do,…

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Finding & Hiring a Draftsperson: What They Do, Questions to Ask

Who Draws House Plans? Before your custom home, remodel or expansion begins, you’ll need technical house plans for your general contractor to follow. If you already have an engineer and a design, you’ll need a draftsperson to turn that design into a blueprint for the construction crew. If you need comprehensive services that includes the…

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Re-imagining the empire state building in different styles
The Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture, Design, and Houses: A Brief Frank Lloyd Wright Biography

Frank Lloyd Wright is known as one of the most significant modern architects in American history. His influences are still felt through the modern-day structures of American homes, buildings, and skyscrapers. Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect and an educator in the span of his life. Although he had Wisconsin…

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How to Find a Good Home Builder

Finding a Builder to Build a House An experienced professional can help you design and construct the home of your dreams. This guide will help you find and choose the right one. On This Page: What is a Home Builder? The term “home builder” can apply to any contractor involved in constructing residential housing. However,…

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lost buildings of america

Lost America: The Reconstruction of 7 Great US Buildings

A brick and mortar building can elicit a sense of nostalgia and longing. But why are we so fascinated with the buildings of the past? Perhaps it’s the mix of familiarity and strangeness that draws us in – we see a street we know so well, but with a time-traveling intruder atop it. In celebration…

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8 Questions to Ask an Architect Before Hiring

Architecture Questions If you’re building a new home or beginning a remodel, it’s important to hire a competent and trustworthy architect. These pros create a set of plans that will ensure you get what you want. Here’s some questions that will help you find the best candidate for the job. On This Page: Questions to…

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Designed home

Remodeling? Why You Need a Residential Designer

Many homeowners planning to remodel their kitchen or bathroom are often surprised when asked if they have plans for their project. When building a home addition, these plans become even more important. While a contractor may be able to draw a set of building plans, residential designers are specialists who are trained to use space…

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