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Protect Your Property with Electric Fences

June 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Jason Governo

Everyone wants to the sense that their property is kept under lock and key. Even if you live in a nice, safe suburb, you’d probably appreciate knowing that your property wasn’t going anywhere when you lie down at night.

farmsupply3However, this is especially true for those of us who live in rural areas and keep large animals. We need those animals in order to pay our mortgages and feed our families. Unfortunately, there are plenty of other animals, namely coyotes and wolves, that would love to take them off our hands while we sleep.

Of course, sometimes, it’s the livestock that pose the real problem. They get through weak fences, wander off and eventually end up dead or at least costing their owners in property damages.

Either way, an electric fence will end this problem. With a fence installed and an electric fence tester, you can rest assured that your animals will be staying put. The shock isn’t enough to seriously hurt them, but it will be uncomfortable to the point that they don’t risk the shock twice.

At the same time, the jolt won’t kill a wolf, but they’ll never want to deal with it again. Over time, both parties will leave the fence alone for fear of getting the shock again.

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If you own horses, large animals or are worried about predators around your property, you need electric fence wire. Fortunately, Farm Supply Store has all the products you need for the job and then some.

Exterior Doors Matter

June 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By ETO Doors

Practically every homeowner would like to improve the way their house looks. Even though your home may be plenty beautiful at the moment, chances are you’ve still thought about various ways to renovate it. Everyone does this; it comes with the mortgage.

However, most people don’t completely understand their full range of options when they attempt to do this. They think renovating means redoing the kitchen, finishing the basement or adding in a hot tub. You can definitely do these things, of course. However, it’s important you also appreciate the opportunities presented by the outside of your house too.

etodoor2Most people never think of the outside because the options seem to be limited. You can’t really change the exterior without incurring a massive price tag and a huge project. Repainting isn’t really something you want to do over and over again either.

Instead, you should think about your doors. Think about exterior French doors or other versions of exterior double doors, for example. they’ll make for a look that is both fun, opening and stylish.

Really explore what’s possible with your exterior doors. They can have a huge effect on the way the rest of your home looks but at an extremely affordable price. Plus, installation will usually take about an hour and then you’re done.

If you’re in the market for mahogany exterior doors, French doors or any beautiful option, for that matter, you’re going to love what ETO Doors has to offer, especially at such affordable prices.

An Architectural Philosophy That May Save Your Soul

June 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re tired of the facelessness of interior door styles used in the soulless architecture choking cities and suburbs today, you’re not alone. Many of these eyesores are of the “International” style, which was developed in response to globalization to be built almost anywhere without regard for surrounding culture, and it definitely shows. It may feel hopeless to try to escape this monolith, but hope for a brighter, less generic future may lie with an architectural movement called Critical Regionalism.

What is Critical Regionalism?

Critical Regionalism is about designing structures in response to their surroundings. In a literal sense, architects in this style consider climate and geography to design buildings which fit into and celebrate their surroundings. Critical Regionalists focus on choosing materials, textures, and full-body touch and interaction best suited to their surroundings, instead of visuals.

Responding to Context

People interact with buildings in many ways; for example, interior doors are a key way to change how users interact with and experience architecture. Sometimes a sliding door is the best choice; however, in standard American architecture sliding doors are mostly reserved for closets and patios. How can a designer ensure their unusual door can be operated without difficulty by a layperson? According to Critical Regionalism, familiar context clues like specially-shaped door handles and materials such as plate glass help communicate the mechanism of action clearly to the user.

Responding to Culture

“Surroundings” also refers to culture. Architects look to residents to better understand their needs and values. Following the above example, you may deduce that people who live in Japan are more used to shōji screens and will be more able to interact naturally with a sliding interior door than “Americans”. However, let us not forget what gave rise to the International style in the first place! This familiarity is no longer restricted to people living in Japan. Thanks to globalization, Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans construct their homes and neighborhoods in America to suit their cultural preferences.

Results

The International style fails by presuming the answer to globalization lies in one generic template. Cultural Regionalism thrives when it is taken beyond simple demographics and stereotypes to show the diverse needs of globalized culture. By attending to the real desires and demands of the population most likely to utilize their buildings, Critical Regionalists are able to build structures of great cultural and community value.

Bio: ETO Doors maintains a 300,000 square foot showroom in Los Angeles, where customers can speak with trained professional to assist in selecting the perfect door for the home.