Archives: Interior Decorating

Miterless Moulding Systems

By Todd Fratzel on Finish Carpentry, Interior Decorating

Anyone-Can-Do-This Miterless Moulding Systems From Fypon® ARCHBOLD, OHIO – If you can make a straight cut with a handsaw, you can transform a room with a decorative crown Miterless Moulding System from Fypon®. “We’ve completely removed the fear and the hassles for homeowners of adding mouldings to the home,” says Tina Mealer of Fypon. “There…

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Tray Ceilings Add Elegance To Rooms

By Todd Fratzel on Design, Framing, Interior Decorating

Tray Ceilings Ceilings are typically quite boring unless you create some special details such as tray ceilings. We built a really elegant tray ceiling in the custom Energy Star ranch style home we’re building for a customer. As you can see in the photos the tray ceiling really adds a unique feature to the room…

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The Company Store Down Comforter Review

By Todd Fratzel on Interior Decorating

La Crosse Down Comforter Review The Company Store recently sent us one of their La Crosse Down Comforters to review. The Company Store sells Designer Quality Bed and Bath Linens. They sent us the La Crosse Down Comforter to show us how warm they are which turns out to be a great way to save…

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Kids Play Room | Closet Factory Design Consultation

By Todd Fratzel on Closets & Storage, Design, Interior Decorating

Closet Factory Design Consultation Recently we decided that we wanted remodel our children’s play room. In a previous article we also announced that we’ll be using the design and installation services from the Closet Factory. One of the reasons that we’re going to use Closet Factory for this remodeling project is because they offer design…

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Kids Play Room Makeover Coming Soon

By Todd Fratzel on Closets & Storage, Design, Interior Decorating

Kids Playroom Organization Project We’ve lived in our new home just over three years and there’s still plenty to do before every room is completely finished the way we want. Our large colonial style home features four bedrooms and a bonus room that we’ve turned into a kids play room. Currently the room is very…

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Christmas Decorations On Fireplace Mantel

By Todd Fratzel on Interior Decorating

Fireplace Mantel Decorated For Christmas Fireplace mantels are typically the focal point of family rooms so we thought we’d share with you the Christmas decorations that we use on our mantel. Long time readers of this site may recall the articles we’ve written about our custom fireplace mantel. As you can see in the photo…

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Baby Girl Nursery With Chair Rail

By Todd Fratzel on Finish Carpentry, Interior Decorating, Painting and Finishing

Baby Nursery with Chair Rail The following is a popular article that ran a couple years ago. Adding chair rails to rooms can be a great way to turn an ordinary room into an architectural pleasing room. Just before our daughter was born we remodeled one of the bedrooms that would become the nursery. The…

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Designing Semi-Custom Cabinet Layouts

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Interior Decorating, Kitchens

Semi-Custom Cabinets I’ve designed quite a few kitchen, mudroom and bathroom cabinet layouts over the years using semi-custom cabinets. Semi-custom cabinetry allows the designer quite a bit of flexibility in the design to give any room a custom look and functionality. As you can see in the adjacent photo our new home has some very…

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