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Choosing Paint Colors

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A certified interior designer shares her secrets...  The ever intimidating job of choosing paint colors can be overwhelming.  However, selecting paint for your home can be a stress free experience when you have confidence about your choices. Below are my tips I use when choosing the right paint for your home as well as your personality.  LIGHTING: It is very i…Continue Reading..

Coastal Deck Collapse

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THE CAUSE AND PREVENTION OF A MAJOR DECK COLLAPSE The North American Deck and Railing Association or NADRA estimates that there are 40 million decks in the U.S. that are over 20 years old. The concerns with older decks are: Many were built before new codes were established which made decks uniformly safer. Many are weaker after experiencing weather stress for m…Continue Reading..

Coastal Foundations

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Why we use piling foundations along the Outer Banks of NC.  If you have ever visited or lived on the Outer Banks, you may have been wondering why the homes are built on pilings or “stilts”. You’re not alone, you might be surprised how often this question comes up. Before moving to the Outer Banks, my wife made me promise that we wouldn't live in a house on …Continue Reading..

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