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As an architect, I prepare drawings every day – so why is preparing drawings on your own house so terrible? There are many possibilities …

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Despite the fact that it is definitely showing its age, I love my house … apparently so does someone else. Someone wants to buy it and I’m not ready to sell it.

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Painted white wood ceilings

Bob Borson —  January 16, 2012 — 53 Comments

Wood ceilings and heavy timber beams painted white … sounds pretty nice doesn’t it? It brings to mind bucolic summer vacations and Vera Bradley catalogs.

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While accomplished as a photographer, printmaker, designer, and poet, Josef Albers is probably best remembered for his work as an abstract painter and theorist.

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Deciding to paint the interior stucco walls of our house was easy – actually painting them was a different experience.

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Residential Drainage

Bob Borson —  June 7, 2011 — 17 Comments

Drainage around your house should be taken seriously, otherwise the results can be prohibitively expensive to repair.

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The house I live in is almost 50 years old and has site built windows and they still look and work great. I sketched up some of the details used in the construction of my windows for review here

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