Choosing the Right Siding for Your Historic Home

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Historic home renovation is big business in New Orleans, thanks to the abundance of antique housing stock throughout the greater metropolitan area. Restoring one to its former glory is both a profession and a labor of love. To achieve a finished project that protects your investment and compliments the architectural style, it’s critical to choose […]

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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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New for 2019: This Year’s Hot Restaurant Design Trends

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A restaurant’s atmosphere can be as important as its menu and service. The design style of a restaurant should complete the hospitality package and be aesthetically pleasing to patrons, who often come to restaurants for the entire experience, not just the meal. In 2019, the industry will likely see the trends that create a natural, […]

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Things to Consider When Adding a Window to Your Bathroom

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Having a window in a bathroom can enhance the room’s design by adding natural light, making the space look bigger, and even providing ventilation. There are several things to consider when adding a window to your bathroom, like how much light you want, if you’re concerned about privacy, and if you want the window to […]

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The Light and Dark Sides of Skylights

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Anyone who has ever looked through a skylight at night can appreciate the beauty offered by this window into the sky, with its clear view of the stars above. But before jumping into a residential renovation project to add skylights, homeowners should be informed of both the benefits and drawbacks of these windows. A Look […]

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How Does a Smart Home Work?

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Smart homes are no longer far-fetched visions of the future. They’re here, and they’re more accessible than ever. While the uber-wealthy may use smart technology to transform their homes into futuristic dwellings, families on a budget can use smart technology to make their daily lives easier. The Rise of Home Automation Home automation products have […]

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Retrofit or Replace? How to Handle Historic Windows When Renovating

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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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Cultivate Your Brand Experience Through Your Retail Design

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Retailers with brick-and-mortar stores know that the impression their retail space makes can stay with a customer forever. A retail space can be used to cultivate a brand image that makes a positive impression on shoppers. Here are three innovative ways to do it. Curate a Distinct Brand Personality Shoppers have an endless number of […]

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Statement Ceilings: The Right Choice for Your Renovation?

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In a grander past, the ceilings of beautiful homes were a status symbol unto themselves. Painted, vaulted, domed, or coffered, the more ornate the ceiling, the more impressive the room and the more prestigious the social profile. While notions of home luxury have evolved since the age of the Great Houses, history is cyclical and […]

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Historical Elements: What’s the Origin of the Clawfoot Tub?

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Bathroom renovations aren’t necessarily all about modern style, especially when it comes to the historic houses in and around the Isle of Orleans. Because the past plays such a large part in the present, many homes in the New Orleans area are tailor-made for retrofitting vintage luxuries, such as freestanding clawfoot bathtubs. Once de rigueur […]

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