Why Are Porch Ceilings Painted Blue In The South?

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Driving down country roads and through historic districts in the South, you may have noticed a characteristic feature: blue porch ceilings. MLM Incorporated loves working on historic renovations, celebrating this type of tradition in southern Louisiana. Painting porch ceilings blue has a surprisingly historical background that has migrated steadily north and west. Why are porch […]

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Choosing the Right Siding for Your Historic Home Renovation

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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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Deciding on the Best Time for a Home Remodel

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Among countless factors that go into the decision to renovate, it’s important to determine the right time for a home remodel. Remember that there is no set-in-stone timeline that works for every homeowner, and personal finances, the decision to move, and lifestyle considerations like kids’ school schedules must all be factored into the decision. Not […]

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Add Curb Appeal to Your Commercial Space

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Whatever your business, greater curb appeal adds perceived value and professionalism to what you do. An inviting first impression attracts more customers, clients, associates, and potential business partners. It also boosts morale among co-workers and employees. An experienced commercial contractor can offer pointers and make modifications to increase your business’ curb appeal. Make an Impression […]

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How to Choose an Exterior Color Palette for Your Home

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New Orleans is known for its colorful personality, which means there’s always a variety of colors and tones in its local architecture. For those in the area, residential remodeling projects can modernize a home, personalize it to an owner’s taste, and even increase its value. Choosing an exterior color palette is an important first step, […]

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How to Give a Home Some Historic New Orleans Charm

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Historic renovations lend classic charm and vintage appeal to new construction and home additions. Families considering a home remodel in New Orleans can incorporate design strategies, elements, and materials from the city’s iconic architecture to create an aesthetically pleasing space with modern amenities and durability. Here are five techniques to try. Light Fixtures Matter Recessed […]

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