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Bi Part Sliding Pocket Doors with Simultaneous Opening & Closing

Recently, estimating a kitchen in an old Uptown New Orleans home, a client asked me to look for hardware for pocket doors.  It was not just any pocket door hardware, it was pretty specific and it took me a couple of hours to find it.  Needless to say, there were blog posts but none listed […]

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Painting 101 – Choosing Color

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Choosing the right color is a personal choice but a few helpful hints used along the way can save you time, frustration and money. Most people choose interior colors from something in the room they are painting that inspires them. It could be flooring, tile, wood tones, curtains, bedspread, furniture or others or just a […]

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Glass Basics

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Recently, a client of Collums Construction ask us to do an estimate for glass shelves for a bay window to accommodate his orchids. We asked Zack Zoll of Standard Glass what type of glass was needed for the shelves, and we learned some glass basics. Here is a brief description: Plate Not safety rated Comes […]

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Painting 101 – Touch-up Tips

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When you need to do touch-up painting, there are a few things to keep in mind to minimize any noticeable touch up marks. Here are a few helpful hints. The ideal situation is to use leftover paint from the last application. If you do not have leftover paint, then you need to touch up with […]

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How to Save a Google Map of CC & CCM

Saving a Google map of a company as a favorite helps to put that company “on the map” so to speak. So by adding HCC and CCM to the “My Maps” section of your Google account you can help strengthen their positions on Google Maps. This is one of the few actions that can be […]

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Painting 101 – Paint Sheen

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Paint sheen, like color, is a personal choice.  But, did you know that the choice of paint sheen will affect the overall look of a room, washabilty, and any desired hiding of wall or ceiling flaws. Paint is generally sold in 4 distinct sheens with a variety of slight variations of each level. Flat, Satin, […]

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