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Thursday, March 31 2016
These easy updates can transform your kitchen without the bother of a remodel.
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in every home. It’s also one of the most expensive to remodel. If your kitchen could use a pick-me-up but you won’t want to undertake a major renovation, you have options. Here are three easy changes you can make to dramatically improve the look, feel, and use of your kitchen without a remodel!
Bi-Fold Doors: Get more out of your kitchen by extending it to your outdoor areas with a simple swap. Changing your existing kitchen window for a Bi-Fold window makes it possible to serve to your patio straight from the kitchen. Set up a spread or build a bar on your kitchen counter and, with these windows, you can access it from your patio or any outdoor area!
Hardware: You might think changing out cabinet and drawer pulls is minor – but count how many you have in your kitchen. That’s a lot of hardware, and swapping it out can make a major impact. Plus, buying single pulls to bring them home and try them out in your kitchen is an affordable; foolproof way to make sure you’ll love the change.
Backsplash: Changing your backsplash can instantly bring an outdated kitchen into 2016. Have fun with it! Your backsplash is a chance to choose unique patterns, colors, and textures.
Want to upgrade your kitchen without undertaking a major, messy remodel? With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform any room of your home with custom patio doors, entry doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious indoor-outdoor living. Whether you’re looking for your ideal entry doors, Bi-Fold patio doors, lift and slide patio doors, or multi-slide patio doors for your home, we can meet your needs and your want. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!
Wednesday, March 30 2016
Get your home ready for spring with these non-cleaning related to-dos.
Spring is officially here! Now that the season is underway, it’s time to get your house ready for it. Fear not, cleaning haters! We’re not talking about giving your home a deep scrub (though it’s not a bad idea). Here are a few things you should do to get your home ready for this spring.
- Welcome spring to your “door” by spending a little time sprucing it up. A fresh coat of paint, a new knocker, and/or new numbers can transform your home’s entrance. If you really want to wow this spring think about investing in a beautiful new Entry Door. Pair it with a welcome mat and some pretty planters.
- Get out your gardening gear and put a little time in getting your outdoor areas spring-ready. Lay fresh mulch and plant new annuals in bright colors. You can also use shrubs to hide problem spots around your house (e.g. propane tanks, AC units).
- Make sure all of your outdoor lights are functioning. If you have any burnt-out bulbs, switch them out for eco-friendlier CFL or LED options.
- Give your walkways some love. Winter is hard on them, so take the time to clean and repair them.
- Get your outdoor furniture ready. Clean it off and give it a fresh coat of paint. Consider replacing your cushions if they’re looking a little worn, too.
Is your house ready to welcome spring? If you want to make it easier to (literally!) open your doors to the new season, AG Millworks can help with our custom patio doors, entry doors, and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious indoor-outdoor living. Whether you’re looking for your ideal entry doors, Bi-Fold patio doors, lift and slide patio doors, or multi-slide patio doors for your home, you simply need to click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!
Wednesday, March 09 2016
Make a grand entrance with an exquisite front door.
Besides being the access to your house, your entry door has another paramount function —making the first impression of your home and sets the tone for what to expect when people walk through it. Give your home that fresh and inviting look that complements all the best aspects of your personality and tastes. Choosing the right design, color, material, and the glass-to-wood ratio that’s perfect for you and your lifestyle is easy with the quality custom products manufactured by AG Millworks. We have a wide variety of design collections to choose from and will help your door dealer and builder work with you to find the perfect door which exceeds your expectations:
Passages: Transform your home to a contemporary masterpiece with a range of original designs that include stunning contemporary leaded glass, raked interlocks and innovative aluminum inserts.
Rancho: Equally at home in Spanish Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Tuscan Villa, Ranch or Adobe style residences, this style can be rustic with hammered decorative nails and strap hinges or upscale with wide hipped panels and raised molding.
Craftsman: Honor the California Craftsman tradition with authentic designs reminiscent of nature and can include unique Tiffany style glass inserts, handcrafted in our Ventura, California factory.
Landmark: Traditional in nature with raised molding and elegant raised panels, these entry systems are at home in a variety of architectural styles, often featuring elaborate leaded beveled glass designs and radiuses.
Iron Grille: Handcrafted iron grilles have graced the finest entrances of Europe and Latin America for centuries. This tradition comes alive once again with iron works of art from AG Millworks. With a variety of established designs or a custom grille straight from your own imagination, we can create the ultimate entry with an operable grille that is beautiful, practical and exceeds your wildest dreams.
Whether you’re looking for your ideal Entry Door, Bi-fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors or Multi-Slide Patio Doors for your home, look no further. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started! With our innovative designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom patio doors, entry doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.
Tuesday, March 01 2016
Glimpse into the (not so distant) future of 3D printing for Building & Design
The same way the computer enhanced photography and graphic (2D) design, 3D printing looks to have a powerful impact in the world of architecture and building as it allows for structures and parts to be created at the touch of a button. Developed by American engineer Chuck Hull, the technology used laser light to form solid shapes from polymers. 3D printing can now utilize a range of materials from concrete to wood or bamboo with some architects and designers starting to utilize smaller printers in their studios to aid in the creative process.
Seemingly, the possibilities for 3D printing are endless….It may, someday, even help build entire skyscrapers.
1. China takes it the extreme.
China and ingenuity come hand-in-hand. It should come to no surprise that the largest 3D printed structure was printed there. Designed by architects Xu Feng and Yu Lei, Vulcan (the structure, not the Star Trekkian planet) stands at 9.4 feet tall, and 27 feet across. Even though it’s the largest 3D printed object in existence, it also shows the size limitations of 3D printing–at this point in time.
2. A Dutch Full House (Not starring Bob Saget)
Architects in Holland are currently constructing a canal house made from 80 percent bioplastics. This renewable/sustainable project is set to be finished by 2017, and will be using much less raw material than its other canal house brethren.
3. Smart . . . Buildings?
That’s right: buildings that can adjust their structure on their own. These buildings would adjust appropriately to the climate without the need for mechanical or digital interference, emulating nature with the idea of things adapting to changing conditions – just look at pinecones – once they fall to the ground they change shape by opening their scales to release their seeds.
4. Pioneers Wanted
3D is currently in its infancy, and we are still trying to comprehend all of the benefits it has to offer…from less pollution to eventually taking a fraction of what it takes to construct modern buildings. Currently, many of the materials that it takes to construct safe buildings are not yet able to be printed, but this technology seems to be the threshold of a new era and we can wait to see what’s next!
Innovative design is the cornerstone of AG Millwork’s products. Whether you’re looking for Bi-fold Patio Doors, Multi-slide Patio Doors or Lift and Slide Patio Doors for your home, look no further. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!