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Color of the Month - Ash Gray Rawhide

Color of the Month - Ash Gray Rawhide

Recently we have been looking at purchasing a New Home within the Denver metro. Everywhere I turn there is gray walls, gray kitchens and baths, gray exterior paint as well as tonal gray accents throughout. Almost every show on HGTV is supporting this color trend and while most woman are looking for the neutral color palette as a blank canvas to decorate, my husband on the other hand is always looking for a more dramatic design, so the grayscale trend needs to have more drama throughout the …
Jun 28th 2019 Katelyn Furtney
Metal vs. Traditional Building Materials

Metal vs. Traditional Building Materials

I grew up in Northern Idaho on a beautiful lake that has one of the best restaurants to visit because of its impeccable views of the water. You could drive your boat up to their docks in the summer or even enjoy the double-sided fireplace in the winter. One of the things I can remember was the vastness of the building and its domineering ceiling views, alongside its iconic red metal roof. When that summer storm would roll in the thunder and rain was enough to sound proof your family meal. …
Jun 26th 2019 Katelyn Furtney
Wainscot Kits

Wainscot Kits

Interior Corrugated Wainscot Design As a mother of two under two, I am always trying to find simple, cost-effective ways to add design elements that will help refresh the look of my home! Wainscoting is a simple way to add a new look without having the commitment of major renovations. Although, as many of us know, wainscoting can often come with a preconceived notion of datedness. But if Chip and Joanna Gaines can take a wainscot and put their modern/farmhouse flare to any project …
May 24th 2019 Katelyn Furtney
What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

Charred Wood is the process of lightly applying open flame to a wood plank to char the surface of the board. The charred exterior helps to weatherproof the siding and act as a deterrent to insects.Shou Sugi Ban is a commonly used variation of the Japanese word Yakisugi. In Japanese Yaki means to heat with fire, and Sugi means Japanese Cedar. Ban translates to a plank, in this case a wood plank. Shou Sugi Ban was first seen used in 18th century Japan as a technique for charring the outer layer o …
Nov 29th 2018 Steve Collins
5 Factors to Consider when selecting Residential Siding

5 Factors to Consider when selecting Residential Siding

5 factors to consider when selecting residential siding: Type of Construction— re-model or new buildInstaller— seasoned or first-time installerLocation— surrounding environmentTheme— modern, rustic, contemporary, and industrialPersonal Value—budget, durability, maintenance Envision yourself standing in front of a paint match section at a local hardware store. In front of you is an endless array of colors ranging from Black of Night to Sundance. As you scan the colors you see a wide range of bra …
Nov 29th 2018 Anna Kalfs