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ModularArts Wall Panels

May 09, 2018 - Instead of hanging art on the wall, how about if the wall becomes the art? This can work really well for certain situat...
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Spring Garden

April 18, 2018 - I love to garden. Some of my happiest gardening memories are early in the spring when the sun has just risen. The sky is...
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Tuscan Tile Leveling System

March 28, 2018 - I remember an older bully in our neighborhood when I was a young boy in Minnesota. He would say to me, as a third grader...
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Ditra Heat by Schluter Systems

March 07, 2018 - It is hard to beat walking on warm floors. I believe that having hydronic or water heated floors is the ‘cat’s meow’. Se...
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Rotten Rim Joist

February 21, 2018 - Do you ever think, “Man! Those guys were idiots—what were they thinking?” This was the case for a recent project. This...
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Qualified Remodeler’s 2017 Master Design Awards

January 31, 2018 - Hanson Carlen is happy to announce the achievement of a bronze design award in the Residential Specialty category fro...
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"No Curb" Shower

January 10, 2018 - A lot of people would prefer a ‘no curb’ shower where the floor flows in evenly from the bathroom. However, from the bui...
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Are your pictures level?

December 06, 2017 - Does it drive you crazy when things that are supposed to be level are not? Nice artwork on the wall does not look quite...
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Grilling Season

August 23, 2017 - Hosting an outdoor barbeque is a favorite summer tradition. However, more people increasingly find themselves barbequing...
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Attic Venting

June 21, 2017 - Most people do not think much about attic space in their home. In the old houses of yester-year that we often work on, t...
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How to deal with a sloping site?

August 10, 2016 - One challenge we frequently face as architects and builders is how to deal with a building site’s slope or grade. It see...
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How Do You Light Your Face?

July 20, 2016 - The older we get, the more light (or illumination) we seem to need. Once I turned 50, it seemed my eyesight was not what...
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Lighting Up A Stone

June 08, 2016 - This was a cool idea! We found a lovely piece of onyx, which is a gemstone found in various parts of the world. The word...
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Decorative Lighting

May 17, 2016 - Last month we discussed how decorative lighting can be described as being the “Jewelry of the Project”, in particular, t...
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