The Paradigm Building & Remodeling Notebook (Blog)
From the Greeks to the Golden Rectangle When it comes to rules of proportion, I never understood the whole picture. At least not until recently, not before spending the last three years studying the classical orders with Todd Murdock-one SketchUp rendition at a time.
It goes without saying that we’re big fan of stairs since Paradigm Building & Remodeling is also StairScapes.com so of course, we find this little page by Architectural Digest explaining the different types of stairs both elegant and well done.
Seasoned remodelers know the deal: Making one design decision leads to what seems like a million other to-dos. (So you want tile in your kitchen? What color tile? What pattern? How much will you need?) It’s certainly true when it comes to your staircase.
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Builder Matt Risinger echoes my feeling and understanding regarding Copper, CPVC, and PEX –
More on the topic…
An interesting window option from Weather Shield Doors and Windows on display at Dain’s Lumber in Peekskill, NY
A good look at how Naikoon Contracting Ltd. up in Vancouver British Columbia approaches job site waste management and the sorting of demolition materials for recycling. For our larger Unbuilding and De-Construction projects, we do the same thing with plywood boxed in areas for the differing categories of demolition and unbuilding materials. For smaller projects, it might just mean having several large prominently well labeled industrial garbage cans on site.
I am reminded of how years ago when Martha Stewart was moving from her longtime home in Westport CT to a large old farm estate at the top of the Girdle Ridge hill in Katonah NY while we didn’t work on her project it was walking distance from one we were doing at the time and was on my way to and from the project each day and for it size (several buildings) it was the cleanest most organized demolition storage site I had ever seen and might have been where I got my ideas and inspiration for even better organization of building demolition.
September 28, 2017 by John Bleasby Not only does award-winning Vancouver contractor Naikoon Contracting pride itself on the energy efficiency of the homes they build, they’ve made a major commitment to being conscious of the environmental impact of the actual build itself. “Over the last few years we were realizing that site presentation was very important.
Some further reading from the Naikoon website blog and another article from Tools of the Trade I ran across the other day:
- Naikoon’s Construction Recycling Program 101 – Naikoon
- Construction Recycling 101, Pt. 2: Meet the Beast! – Naikoon
- Clean & Green: Waste Management on Naikoon Job Sites – Naikoon
- A Decked Out Dump Trailer | Tools of the Trade | Fleets, Trucks and Accessories, Industrial Projects, Jobsite Equipment, General Tools
If you have or want a ceramic bathtub with tile tub surround and you are wondering how we treat that situation to make it waterproof to prevent damaging leaks and mold growth due to moisture penetration we have long used Schluter-KERDI products to accomplish that goal and now Schluter-KERDI sells them combined in a specialized kit they call the Schluter-KERDI-TUBKIT.
You can read more about it here in this Canadian Contractor Magazine article or Contact Us for more information:
September 22, 2017 by Steve Payne Installing tile in a tub surround can quickly transform an otherwise ordinary bathroom into a luxurious retreat. It is a simple upgrade that will pay dividends for the homeowner. The process of waterproofing the tub surround before tile installation has just been made easier with the Schluter-KERDI-TUBKIT.
I picked on this animation from ARCHITECTOS on FaceBook the other day. I first discovered Japanese joinery at a seminar back in 1982 I think it was and it blew my mind then and still blows my mind today.
I was cleaning up an external hard drive this evening and I found this interesting graphic that I must have downloaded at some point from the Dottrina dell’Architettura page on FaceBook.
After briefly being forced to shut down in June due to a lawsuit for critiquing the homes depicted in photos which Zillow customers had uploaded to their website McMansion Hell is back up and running again. What are McMansions and what constitutes McMansion Hell where here is a good primer. In much the same way that the now dormant website WebsitesThatSuck.com taught us what good web design was by looking at bad website design, McMansion Hell does the same thing for architecture
THE 10 CIRCLES OF MCMANSION HELL (THE MCMANSION SCALE) McMansions 101 #1: What Makes a McMansion Bad Architecture? McMansions 101 #2: McMansion Front Entries McMansions 101 #3: Columns McMansions 101…