Ep 078: Redlines

Ep 078: Redlines

“Redlines” is the word used by architects to reference the red ink that is used to mark up corrections that need to be made on architectural drawings.

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Architectural Graphics: Arrows or Ticks?

Architectural Graphics: Arrows or Ticks?

Architectural Graphics are a topic that I discuss a lot, and today is no different. Do you use arrows or tick marks at the end of your leader lines?

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Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols

Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols

It is time to focus our attention on the wayfinding devices of architectural drawings – today we are talking Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols

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The Front Door Experience

The Front Door Experience

The path leading up to the Front Door to any home should be a memorable experience – it’s a high-touch and memorable area that deserves extra attention

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Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

This is Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design – where we will be talking about the decisions that go into designing a proper shower

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Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

“Addition by Subtraction” was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in a simple and modern solution.

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Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Renovating my house has not been awesome for so many reasons, but slowly and surely we are getting someplace with it all. The most recent item to be added to the “mostly” completed list is my fireplace. Let’s make this clear right from the beginning – I despise my fireplace in the way that Harry Potter despises Voldemort … it is absolute and with malice.

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Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves and considerations, you can turn a regular pantry into something amazing.

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Architectural Graphics 101 – Title Blocks

Architectural Graphics 101 – Title Blocks

Architectural Graphics are a topic that it seems everybody has an interest in discussing – or at the very least, looking at for comparison purposes. After a very long hiatus, Architectural Graphics 101 is rising from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix. It’s been 3 years and 16 days since my last architectural graphics post and just like the last time I had a steaming hot bowl of Wolf brand chili, that’s too long. Today we are tackling Architectural Title Blocks.

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Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Should you paint your fence black? I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of “raw hot dog”) and I’m here to tell you that going dark can be a very good thing.

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