The Classic Appeal of Plaster Keystones in Modern ArchitectureNovember 18th, 2016
Keystones are wedge shaped stones that are artfully placed at the crown or summit of an arch or vault. Sometimes a keystone is used as an arch that locks stones into place. Other times it is used as a decorative piece that adds charm and financial value to the surrounding structural design.
Add Fabulous Door Pilasters to Your Porch EntranceNovember 7th, 2016
The entrance to your home is the first thing that you and your guests see. The truth of the matter, the front door is an opportunity to express a specific style and make a notable statement. In fact, designers, architects and realtors agree that the front entrance is one of the most important features of your home.
Differences between Plaster and StuccoOctober 24th, 2016
There are many similarities between plaster and stucco. Both are low maintenance products that also are durable and fire resistant. In fact, a lot of people confuse one with another in old houses.
Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Plaster CornicesOctober 10th, 2016
In historical buildings, cornice mouldings are used not only to disguise the junction between ceilings and walls, but to also offer elegant decorative appeal that originates from as far back as the 1700’s. While times have changed, plaster cornices are still a popular feature in many types of buildings, new and old. Although, the plaster and techniques to make these have improved greatly.
Exterior Door Pilasters: Why Choose Plaster Material?September 29th, 2016
A pilaster is an architectural element that appears to be a supporting column. The pilaster gives the illusion that the wall is extended more than it actually is. Its design is typically classical in nature and functions as an elegant ornamental piece.
Plaster Niches for Elegant Display SettingsSeptember 16th, 2016
Stylish plaster niches are the ideal way to create a stunning focal point in any wall or room. Without a doubt, they enhance any area whether it is a permanent display for valued items or to liven up a hallway with lavish flower arrangements.
Should You Go for a Home With Vaulted Ceilings?August 22nd, 2016
When deciding on the architectural details for a prospective house purchase or construction project, one major consideration is the design of the ceilings. While you can select the standard flat ceilings that are about eight feet above the floor, cathedral or vaulted ceilings provide extra dimension and elegance to a house since they can soar to heights of 12 to 16 feet and beyond.
Plaster Fireplace Mantel: A Practical Choice for Quality and DesignAugust 9th, 2016
Once the fireplace structure is in place, the final stage of the installation is the addition of a mantel or surround to highlight it in an attractive, durable manner. While there are a number of different choices from which to select, you should consider the merits of a plaster fireplace mantel or surround. Plaster surrounds […]
What is Venetian Plaster Technique?July 26th, 2016
For centuries, Venetian plaster or a lime-based plaster has adorned walls in a unique manner that is timeless in appeal. Since it provides a marble-like appearance to a wall, it is easy to understand why so many property owners turn to this decorative element for their homes. If you wish to transform your wall with this classic design element, follow our instruction on how to perform the Venetian plaster technique in your home.
Enhance your Door Entrance and Windows with ArchitravesJuly 13th, 2016
Doors and windows are integral parts of homes and commercial buildings. These elements are purely utilitarian, though, unless you enhance their appearance in some manner to turn them into decorative features along with their functional purposes.