Architecture & Design

Feb. 24, 2018

Architectural Tour of Heritage Hill Neighborhood in Grand Rapids

I spent the chilly morning today exploring the neighborhood of Heritage Hill in Grand Rapids. This gorgeous neighborhood is one of the largest urban historic districts in the country and boasts numerous 19th century homes still standing today. A unique feature of the area is that there are so many ...

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Feb. 21, 2018

Holy Shiplap!

Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” fame, shiplap has become a common design element. Chip and Joanna Gaines shiplapped the heck out of half of Waco, Texas. But, just what is shiplap, and how do I know if it right for my home design? Shiplap is ...

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