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Friday, March 13 2020
While your beach house is likely a relaxing space, it might not be exactly what you want quite yet. If you are ready to plan a remodel of your beach house to create your dream vacation home, there are some useful and luxurious features that you should include in your project. Read below for a full list of beach house design must-haves.
Tuesday, February 04 2020
February has come at last, and though we’re still experiencing some chilly temps here in Ventura, California, we can’t help but think about the warmer days ahead. We are eager for sunny days and warmer weather so we can really enjoy the outdoors. As outdoor living continues to gain popularity this year, we noticed some design trends that will shape the outdoor lifestyle movement in 2020
Tuesday, January 14 2020
We’ve officially entered a new year, and a new decade. As years go by, some home design trends shift, some evolve, and some continue to grow in popularity. The year is new, the economy is strong, and it is a perfect time to finally dive headfirst into the home remodel project you’ve been indefinitely postponing. Based on research from Architectural Digest and Houzz.com, these are some of the top design trends we can expect to see in 2020. Create your dream space and use these top home design trends as inspiration for your 2020 home improvement project.
Thursday, December 26 2019
This past year has been one full of productivity, prosperity, and growth here at AG Millworks. In 2019, we completed our Title 24 Compliant patio door line, we were recognized for our superior customer service and awarded a Best of Houzz award, we welcomed three new sales representatives to our team, and most importantly, we helped hundreds of homeowners create the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of their dreams. As we reflect on this past year, we can’t help but look at all the incredible projects our handcrafted doors were featured in.
Tuesday, December 03 2019
What exactly is a California room? A California room is an indoor/outdoor living room where you can relax and entertain. It is an extension of your indoor living space to the outside and it embodies a laid-back, calming atmosphere where you can enjoy the outdoors, spend time with family, dine, and entertain guests. The California room is a growing home design trend that is becoming increasingly popular each year—according to Zillow, more than 56% of new homebuyers desire an outdoor living space. If you are investing in home upgrades to improve your lifestyle, consider creating a California room which will be a timeless addition to your space and increase your quality of life.
Thursday, October 24 2019
A home in the illustrious Bridle Trails neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington underwent a full-home remodel. Gallagher Construction LLC worked with the homeowners to create a home that embraces the lush forest it resides in and that has a cohesive and felxible design for entertaining. The remodel modernized the space, created tremendous views of the surrounding nature, brought in more natural light, and created an indoor/outdoor lifestyle made for entertaining.
Tuesday, September 03 2019
Maintaining an energy efficient home should be a priority to all homeowners despite legal requirements. An energy efficient home will help reduce your carbon footprint and can also save you money in the long run. When planning a new home build or remodel project, it is important to consider the energy efficiency of your new doors and windows.
If you are including a large folding glass door in your home design, you might be wondering if the door system will be energy efficient and meet new energy requirements. The good news is, choosing the right folding glass door for your space doesn’t mean you have to give up on energy efficiency—the large folding glass doors you want to use to create an indoor-outdoor living space can be energy efficient and meet California’s Title 24 requirements, all while creating a large opening to the outdoors.
Not ALL Large Folding Glass Doors are Energy Efficient
When selecting a large folding glass door for your project, you need to pay special attention to the product specifications. Be sure to only choose a folding glass door manufacturer who can guarantee a Title 24 Prescriptive Compliant door system with low energy ratings. To meet California’s Title 24 requirements for 2020, your large folding glass door will need a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of .23 and a U-Factor of .30. Though energy ratings can be confusing, your window and door dealer will be able to answer any questions you have and help you choose an energy efficient folding glass door for your remodel project.
Benefits of an Energy Efficient Folding Glass Door
Sticking to an energy efficient folding glass door is in your best interest. If your door system has excellent energy ratings, it can keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and save you money on cooling and heating bills. An indoor-outdoor living space created by large folding glass doors that are energy efficient can increase the value of your home as it is a highly desirable feature among homebuyers today.