NYC Marvin Windows – Upper West Side

This Upper West Side job has a unique mix of products. The rear elevation is Marvin bi-fold doors on the first and third floors. The second floor, which actually open to the first floor are Marvin casements and awnings that are made to match the vertical profiles of the bi-folds. These are clad “Gunstock” color. …

Promoting Wellbeing With Accessible Homes

When envisioning the perfect home for their family, Kiley and Jim agreed that accessibility was paramount—access to the outdoors, and access for their daughters, Langley and Boelyn, who have special needs and rely on their wheelchairs to get around. After purchasing a narrow lot in Downers Grove, Illinois, the couple reached out to Chicago-based firm …

Union Stables Case Study

Built in 1909, the 63,768-square-foot, four-story heavy-timber and masonry building stood silent for decades, tantalizing Ed Weinstein, FAIA, with a wealth of adaptive reuse possibilities to revive this landmark near Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Over the years, the building had served as a parking garage, auto body shop, and furniture warehouse. Today Union Stables shines as …

Mixing Window Finishes For a Barely-There Look

The new design rules are that there are no rules, even when it comes to painting your window sash and frame in contrasting colors. Whether you’re going through the window replacement process, remodeling your home or building anew, there are endless options when it comes to how to paint, stain or finish the items in …

A Contemporary Do-Over for a Rotting Window Replacement Job

In the latest series of videos on Build with Matt Risinger, Austin-based builder Matt Risinger works on a stucco and stone house with a major rot problem. Un-clad wood windows were installed facing West towards storms and an unruly sprinkler system, meaning lots of moisture exposure. When paired with poor installation, constant moisture exposure led …

What’s Your Replacement Window Type?

Windows can crank, lift, glide, tilt and turn, move up, down and sideways. For homeowners who need to replace windows in their home, it can seem that options for the look and functionality to replace your old windows are endless. The type of product you choose and how it operates will help you determine the …

Family friendly home improvements to consider this year

Consider switching it up and converting your office room into another bedroom, or even a play room for your children where they can store toys, clothes and games consoles. Before it gets too cold, though, theres just enough time to make some changes to your garden add a new set of tables and chairs, do …

Integrity Names 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Award Winners

Integrity Windows and Doors has named the winners of its 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Awards, an annual competition that honors exceptional work by licensed builders, remodelers and architects who use Integrity windows and doors in their projects. “This year’s winning projects ranged from coastal homes to a modern farmhouse and illustrated the wide range of …

How to Choose A Front Door Color

Perhaps a sunny yellow one at a friend’s house makes you feel especially welcome at a cottage-style home. Or, that bright red front door on a neighbor’s house lends trend-forward detail to an updated ranch. Whatever the case, a well-chosen front door color makes an immediate impact, complementing a home’s style and improving curb appeal. …

The Modern Bucolic

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency. Architect Greg Wiedemann, who completed the project with his firm Wiedemann Architects, describes the house as “a modern interpretation of the traditional white clapboard farmhouse and red barn that populate the neighboring countryside.” In his take on the old standard, he …