Wednesday, November 26 2014
Winter is just around the corner, which means it is time to transform your home so that guests feel welcome and part of the festivities when they arrive at your home. Creating an inviting home can be as simple as adding a few design elements. We want your warm and cozy home to impress this season, which is why we have gathered these helpful tips for creating a warming and welcoming environment at home:
§ When brightly colored, summery throw pillows are covering the couches, it simply does not feel like winter. Change out your light colored throw pillows for festive ones based on the season, or just plush pillows in rich autumn and winter hues.
§ There is nothing more enjoyable than curling up on the couch by the fire cuddled up in a blanket. If you do not already have one, place a giant basket between your couches and fill it with throw blankets so guests can help themselves and get cozy on the couch.
§ Speaking of being curled up by the fire, get that fire going! A fragrant, warm fire is the best way to make a California winter feel more festive.
§ While you may have already changed out your own bedding for warm, festive textiles, it is important that you do the same for the guest room. Your out-of-town relatives will feel more welcomed if the guest room has been updated based on the season.
§ The warming flame from your fireplace is not the only flame that plays up the holiday season. If you are watching a movie or gathering around the table to converse with family and friends, light a few scented candles. The aromas will have everyone feeling festive and welcomed. Just be sure to keep an eye on them and never leave candles burning in a room without supervision.
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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Fall is here and what could be more relaxing and delicious than sampling a bold cabernet sauvignon or crisp chardonnay? That new wine cellar you just had installed deserves its time in the spot light to impress your family and friends. The fall season and wine tasting pair just as well as wine and cheese! We suggest hosting a wine tasting party at your house to celebrate fall’s arrival. Gathered is some helpful fall wine tasting tips for your party:
§ For your first wine tasting party, we suggest doing vertical wine tasting. Vertical wine tasting involves tasting the different types of wine from the same producer. This will allow you to choose a wine that is not too expensive. You will want to start with the sweetest wines and work up to the heavier, bolder wines.
§ We suggest making tasting cards for each of the wines so that your less experienced friends can learn about the distinct aromas and flavors of the various wine offerings.
§ Since alcohol consumption will be the foundation of your party, you must have things for people to snack on. You can go simple and make a delicious cheese platter with varying cheese selections, nuts, fig, honey, and anything else you can think of that will pair well!
At AG Millworks, we can create beautiful doors for wine cellars and wine caves with iron grilles that will surely have you winning the award for the most impressive wine tasting party. Doors can be weather stripped for temperature control to insure that your collection will remain at the perfect temperature in your wine cellar. Our innovative designs allow you to have a temperature-controlled wine cellar in the comfort of your own home.
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Wednesday, November 12 2014
As the leaves begin to turn color and fall, autumn in California proves to be one of the most pleasant and refreshing times of the year. Have you ever been inside your home and wished you could have access to more fresh air? The crisp fall air can fill your home when you have tilt and turn sash entry doors or vented sidelites alongside your entry doors. These unique door designs allow you to enjoy indoor-outdoor living to the fullest!
Whether you choose an entry with a tilt/turn sash or vented sidelites for your entry system, this creative design technique will significantly boost your home’s aesthetic appeal. Not only will fresh air enter your home through these unique entry doors, but you will also appreciate the natural lighting you’ll get. Natural lighting has the ability to transform any room, making for an incredibly inviting atmosphere. Increased natural lighting holds a variety of health benefits, including increased productivity and immune system regulation.
Your venting doors and sidelites will surely be an impression maker during the holidays, especially for your relatives from the other side of the country. As your dining area fills with family members ready to enjoy the festivities, you can simply push open the sash or sidelites to make for an even fresher dining experience. All the heat from the kitchen will vent away so that the only thing filling your dining area is fresh air, the smell of the home cooked turkey, and love!
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Wednesday, November 05 2014
As the colder California seasons tend to be significantly less harsh than our neighbors’, many homeowners choose to expand fall décor to their indoor-outdoor living spaces. Whether you choose to create a beautiful display of pumpkins for your fall décor or complete a season-specific DIY project like a scarecrow sitting on a hay-bale, these indoor fall décor ideas and outside fall décor ideas might be a perfect match for you:
§ If your bi-fold patio doors open up from the dining area to your patio, it can make for an amazing holiday dinner with the family. Decorate the dining area with holiday lights and holiday-themed tablecloths for a warm and inviting place to dine. Once you open up the bi-fold patio doors, guests can enjoy cool breezes from outside while being surrounded by the warmth of family.
§ Why not utilize your patio fire pit during the holidays and make dishes that can be roasted over the fire. This will be an amazing way to end a holiday dinner with everyone curled up close to the fire. It is important that you keep all decorations away from your fire pit to ensure safety.
§ An easy way to decorate both the inside of your house and outside of your house for fall is by utilizing pumpkins, squash, and gourds. You can make a beautiful colorful display right beside your bi-fold patio doors or even place a fall ensemble in the front yard to boost curb appeal!
Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovative products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks in California can help transform your home with custom doors that allow you to fully enjoy indoor-outdoor living from the comfort of your own home.