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Home Decor Trends for 2017 – Copper & Galvanized Kitchens

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Copper & Galvanized Kitchens One of the more exciting and interesting home decor trends for 2017 is the use of mixed metals, especially in the kitchen. We are all familiar with stainless steel in the kitchen, predominantly in the sink, and perhaps also carving knives, as well as general cutlery, but we can go much…

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The Strength of Aluminum

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Strength of Aluminum When we compare aluminum to steel, we will always consider steel to be the stronger metal. It is, generally speaking, but some aluminum alloys can be stronger than steel, and aluminum being less dense than steel, they are lighter too. The density of aluminum is about one third that of steel, which…

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Using Metals in Your Home Decor

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When we think of home decor, we usually think in terms of fabrics and wood, with perhaps some plastics too. We don’t normally include metals in our home decor planning, but there is really no reason not to. Metals, if carefully and tastefully chosen, can add significantly to your home design, transforming it from the…

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Purchasing a Ceiling Fan

You should purchase the most energy efficient ceiling fan you can. There are three main factors that determine the energy efficiency of a fan. The first is the quality of the fan and how it is constructed. Look for a robust unit made from strong materials. The second factor is how much air the fan…

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Windmill History

The historical windmill design gave flexibility because the windmill can be turned to catch the most wind depending on the direction it is blowing. The blades were constructed by hand and placed at just the right angle to catch the most wind.   Windmills have changed little over the last hundred years. In fact, one…

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Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fan In a nutshell, a ceiling fan circulates the air in a room, causing a gentle breeze that creates a “wind chill”effect. This helps to keep you cool on a hot day. If you are sweating slightly, and most people do on a hot day, the moving air caused by your ceiling fan will…

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What exactly is Rustic Design?

Rustic Design Rustic is a kind of going back to nature design. It emphasizes natural features that bring out the beauty, while keeping an overall natural rugged feel. A century or so ago, rustic was all the rage. Well, not really, but the early pioneers had to make do with styles and designs that were…

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