Journal Of Ideas

All About Very Large Exterior Doors
Architecture, Exterior, Planning | August 20, 2022
All About Very Large Exterior Doors

All About Very Large Exterior Doors OXXO’s? Multi-Slides? Bi-Folds? What are you talking about?! These are names of the different door operation types for very large exterior patio door options. It seems that design trends for outdoor living spaces have left two panel sliding doors in the dust in favor of large patio doors. Contemporary frame widths, improved thermal ratings…

2023 Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast
Exterior, Finishes, Interior | August 18, 2022
2023 Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast

2023 Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast Sherwin Williams will release their predictions for popular colors each year called the annual “Colormix” forecast. These colors sometimes are ahead of the game and really help you envision new possibilities for rooms in your existing home or future home. You can check out the 2023 Sherwin Williams Colormix forecast for 2023 here; 2023 Sherwin…

Architecture, Planning | May 15, 2021
4 Fresh House Plans For Spring

4 Fresh House Plans For Spring Take a look at these plans for ideas to incorporate into your design, from

Planning | November 9, 2020
“It’s going to take how long?!”
"It's going to take how long?!" Building a home is a dream come true for many people. It’s a long-term investment, not only in terms of money but also time. It is important to understand that building a home is not a quick and simple process, and it can take several months or even years to complete. In this blog...
Planning | November 6, 2020
Reading Construction Drawings – “Help!”

Reading Construction Drawings – A primer on how to understand construction drawings Construction drawings are an essential part of any home building or renovation project. They provide the blueprint for the project and detail every aspect of the build, from the layout of the room to the placement of electrical outlets. As a homeowner, understanding construction drawings can help you…

Planning | November 3, 2020
Matt Risinger – “Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship

“Building Science & Fine Craftsmanship” MATT RISINGER, RISINGER & COMPANY One of my favorite people to learn from in world of residential construction is Matt Risinger of Risinger & Company in Austin, Texas. Residential construction methods are evolving into a blend of beautiful aethetics, high performance fenestrations, and functional spaces . Matt sets the bar very high and he is…