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Stucco Quoins A “Worst Home Design Mistake”?

I recently read an article on supposed “worst design mistakes” and surprisingly, styrofoam-core quoins made the list! Curiously, I read through th...

Wrap Around Columns: A Brief Expose

Americans’ love affair with neoclassical architecture has a long and storied history.  Thomas Jefferson, an avid student of architecture, was aske...

Pilasters: Exterior Trim Finesse

One of the things I loved about my first home, a townhouse, was that the entryway into each unit was framed with pilasters capped by an elliptical...

Dentil Molding Description and Examples

One of the more elaborate things that can be done with exterior moldings is the use of dentils. Often misspelled as “dentals”, dentils are describ...

Exterior Trim – Design Basics (JLC 1995)

A simple, but good-read for anyone looking for ideas to update the look of their home. While the article was originally published in 1995, the ide...

Rotting Wooden Sills

Before the 1990’s, materials such as wood were the norm for exterior trim because it was the most widely available material, with the greatest amo...

Decoramould Caught in Google Maps Streetview

This was an interesting surprise this morning. A previous customer linked us to a Google Streetview of our very own sales rep caught by the “Googl...