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Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio

It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle Full Story
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Funny story about a house we bought before construction. The model home had beautiful french doors and we asked for the same style in our house. No problem since we were the first home in the development. We took pictures as the foundation, walls roof, etc were finished. Just after the French doors were installed in our house, we stopped by the model home which now offered only siding doors as the exit to the patio. After asking about the change, we were told that the French doors would have to be an upgrade for new home buyers because they were too costly so they had put the French doors from the model into our house. Unbelievable, how the developer hoodwinked so many. They didn't last long.
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Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage

Get the dimensions that will let you fit one or more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need Full Story
     Comment   June 27, 2014
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June 29, 2014 at 6:04am   
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Undoubtedly so!

But, like houses, one person's dream may hold no appeal to the next person who comes along.

I've built wine cellars the size of bedrooms with elaborate cabinetry and chilling systems for wine enthusiasts, $100k kitchens for cooking nuts, $300k backyard makeovers for folks who like to entertain outdoors. These individuals considered these features to be "critical" to their enjoyment of the home.

To most of the people who would be interested in an elaborate garage, features like those above might be considered "ok" if they were already in place when they bought the house, but certainly not warrant the expense of adding them after the fact. But, to someone who's interests like in areas typically associated with a garage, having adequate space to enjoy your hobby is very important.

Frequently these interests also tend to be gender specific. From the feminine perspective it "just a garage, what's the big deal"? But to the guys, it's their place to escape, pursue their passions, entertain their buddies.

And as in all other areas of living space, careful planning can make a huge difference in the enjoyment level after the money is spent. Those few extra feet those guidelines add may make 10% difference in the cost of the structure - and 100% difference in the enjoyment level of the user.
June 30, 2014 at 3:22am     
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