The Shotgun House, Then and Now

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The shotgun house is a narrow, one-story home design quintessential to the architectural landscape of New Orleans. It is also seen around the Caribbean (particularly Haiti) and in a few other parts of the American South. The popular folklore behind the name comes from the idea of shooting a bullet straight through the front door […]

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Store Handicap Access Needs to Be Accessible and Friendly

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Customers with disabilities need to have all of the same access to businesses that anyone else needs. Companies could lose important potential customers if disabled access is not maintained correctly. Anyone unsure about local codes can receive assistance from commercial construction professionals. Disabled customers and their families patronize retail shops, malls, restaurants, grocery stores, and […]

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The Coolest Light Fixture Designs for Your Home

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Lamps bring illumination to dark corners, and they add much-needed ambiance to interior rooms. A general contractor can help with both the selection and installation of this project. Twisted These innovative lights enable users to twist and position them into virtually any position and configuration desired. They perch conveniently on any level surface, including desks […]

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Pop-Up Shop Planning And Construction Tips

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Good things sometimes come out of bad situations. The proliferation of pop-up shops, for example, was a direct result of the Great Recession. Desperate for a steady source of income at a time when retail vacancies were high, commercial landlords became more receptive to alternative leasing structures. Instead of insisting on one or two-year leases, […]

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