Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge: What to Expect

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Baton Rouge’s Mardi Gras celebration may not get as much publicity as its counterpart in New Orleans, but these under-the-radar festivities are the perfect place for couples, families, or even solo visitors to have a good time. If you find yourself in Baton Rouge during Carnival season, take advantage of the extravagant parades and the […]

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Retrofit or Replace? How to Handle Historic Windows

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Renovations of historic homes and buildings require special consideration for the windows. Although the original windows are an integral part of the architecture of any historic building, they are much less energy-efficient than modern windows and are often less functional. Here’s what those planning to renovate this type of property should know about striking a […]

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Historic Renovation Regulations in New Orleans

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New Orleans is renowned for its architecture, from antebellum mansions and mid-century modern homes to iconic churches and historical buildings. These buildings preserve New Orleans’ rich history and culture, enabling them to be shared with future generations. This means that there are a number of special considerations to take into account for home renovation projects […]

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Exploring New Orleans’ Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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The architecture in New Orleans is just about as diverse as the culture itself. From Creole cottages to historic properties and antebellum mansions, the variety of homes in the city is impressive. Anyone undertaking a residential construction or home renovation project can look to these mid-century modern homes in New Orleans for inspiration. The Curtis […]

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Five Fun Fall Events in the Big Easy

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Fall is one of the most exciting times for those who live in New Orleans, with festivals, celebrations, and other fun events. Residents and visitors alike will love these five can’t-miss autumn activities in the Big Easy. Oktoberfest It’s brews, bands, and bratwurst at the city’s largest German event of the year, set to kick […]

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The History Behind Blue Porch Ceilings in the South

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Anyone who has spent much time in the American South has probably seen (and wondered about) the blue porch ceilings on many of the homes—especially in New Orleans. Understanding where this tradition originated can help homeowners accurately incorporate this touch during historic home preservation and renovation projects. The History The Southern tradition of painting porch […]

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