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  •  Featured Products 
  •  RHB: Albano Part 2 
  •  RHB: Garrow Part 3 
  •  Bathroom Trends 
  •  Kitchen Design 
  •  RHB: Albano Part I 
  •  RHB: Garrow Part 2 
  •  Tips for Building “Green” 
  •  RHB: Jorgenen Part 3 
  •  Bathroom Trends 
  •  RHB: Jorgensen Part 2 
  •  Kitchen Trends 
  •  RHB: Jorgensen Part I 
  •  RHB: Lavelle Part 3 
  •  RHB: Lavelle Part 2 
  •  Modifications 
  •  RHB: Schwemmer Part 3 
  •  RHB: Lavelle Part 1 
  •  RHB: Schwemmer Part 2 
  •  Bathroom Trends 
  •  RHB: Sanders Part 3 
  •  Find your exterior style! 
  •  RHB: Sanders Part 2 
  •  Outdoor Kitchens 
  •  Kitchen Organization 
  •  Luxurious Bathrooms 
  •  Reality Home Building 
  •  Home Theatre 
  •  The Spa Experience 
  •  Design with Light 
  •  Kitchen Design 
  •  Versatile Spaces 
  •  Hidden Spaces 
  •  Outdoor Living 
  •  Private Screening 
  •  Working From Home 
  •  Stock to Custom 
  •  Exterior Style 
  •  Exteriors Exposed 

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    Featured Products

    Easy Landscape Lighting

    The solar powered garden light from Earth Tech Products combines innovative style with function, efficiency, and the easiest installation possible. Featuring 360 degree light projection plus five super- bright LED bulbs in each unit, it is the brightest solar light on the market. Solar power means you don’t have to disturb your garden to install electrical wiring – simply insert the post into the ground and it’s ready to go. You can also mount the light to a deck using the included hardware. The light automatically turns on at dusk and illuminates for up to 10 hours per night, lighting your garden, driveway, patio, deck or walkways to provide a safer and attractive outdoor environment. The lights are durable, featuring weather-resistant construction and a one year manufacturer warranty.

    Distinguished Details

    The creative use of exterior trim is the easiest way to give a home architectural style and personality. Victorian homes are known for their ‘gingerbread’ trim, window pediments are a staple of Georgian design, and eave brackets are a hallmark of most Craftsman bungalows. Versatex allows you to create all these looks and more, plus Versatex makes exterior trim as smart as it is beautiful. Made from cellular PVC, Versatex can be used for trim, fascia, soffits and decorative exterior molding and features the look and craftsmanship of premium lumber without the moisture problems or need for frequent maintenance. A wide variety of products and profiles are available, all featuring a fully-transferable 30-year limited warranty for peace of mind. Versatex can be left white or painted to suit your color scheme.

    Shingles Simplified

    Shingle siding adds unmistakable charm and character to any home whether as the primary siding on all four sides or as a complementary siding in accent area. But with cedar shingles, this design appeal has traditionally come at the expense of continual, costly maintenance. Until now, introducing New HardieShingle® siding from James Hardie. Capturing the look of real cedar shingles, New HardieShingle® individual shingles and panels have been reengineered to provide a truly authentic wood grain appearance. It is also Engineered for Climate® and shares the same legendary low maintenance and durability you’ve come to expect from all James Hardie® siding products.

    Precision Outdoor Cooking

    Charcoal cooking goes pro with the C4 ceramic cooker by Viking. Precision temperature control and Elliptical™ Airflow allow you to perfectly grill, sear, and smoke anything you can marinate. The commercial-grade stainless steel exterior is attractive and durable and the ceramic interior provides maximum heat control and retention, allowing you to grill or smoke foods with ease. The C4 features an internal thermometer that provides accurate temperature readings from 150 to 750 degrees, ensuring that your meal is cooked to perfection. The non-stick porcelain grill makes clean-up simple. Choose from the 20-inch wide mini-cart, the 30-inch wide cart with fold down side shelves or the 41-inch wide model with fold down side shelves and two 15,000 BTU side burners, shown here.

    Pillars of Strength

    Pacific Columns manufactures columns that are aesthetically effective and durably crafted to retain their original beauty through the years. The columns are also architecturally accurate, featuring timeless design principles such as tapering, entasis, and traditional fluting. They are an excellent way to add timeless appeal to the exterior or interior of any home. Pacific Columns offers both wood and composite columns. Their Signature™ and Premiere™ wood column selection includes a variety of styles crafted in a full range of wood species to meet all your needs. Endura-Series™ composite columns stand up to weathering, fungus and insects and surpass industry standards for structural integrity and fire safety. They are the perfect choice for a low-maintenance exterior column.

    The Best of All Worlds

    Beauty – Durability – Sustainability – you can have it all with EcoStar shingles. Offering superior performance and durability, EcoStar products are manufactured from recycled rubber and plastics and are attractive, durable and environmentally friendly. Whether building new or upgrading an existing home, EcoStar shingles capture the traditional beauty of slate or wood shake at a fraction of the weight and with none of the maintenance issues. The product line includes multiple profiles and numerous colors that can be used individually or combined to create a truly one-of-a-kind roof. Providing superior protection against harsh weather conditions, all EcoStar products offer Class 4 impact resistance and are available with a 50-year Gold Star or limited materials warranty and a 110 mph wind warranty.

    Durable Furnishings

    Long known for crafting exquisite indoor furniture, McGuire is now expanding their line to include outdoor furniture that is just as stylish yet able to endure the elements. The side chair, from the Antalya Outdoor Collection, is handcrafted from woven resin straps wrapped around powder-coated aluminum frames made from 80% recycled material. These precision frames are handcrafted from wrought aluminum tubing, offering exceptional strength, durability, and light weight. The Reclaimed Teak side table is crafted using teak reclaimed from 200 year old Dutch farm houses in Indonesia. The simple, geometric design adds a rustic touch to any outdoor setting.

    The Coolest Shade Around

    Coolaroo Shade Sails allow for temporary or permanent shade solutions that protect against harmful UV rays and cool temperatures at the same time. Available in both triangular and square shapes in a variety of sizes and colors, the options for installation are infinite. Coolaroo shade cloth is the perfect outdoor fabric. Designed to breathe, it allows cooling breezes to flow through, significantly reducing temperatures beneath and offering UV protection. Coolaroo’s knitted construction prevents tearing and fraying and the special Coolaroo process ensures colors remain vivid for years. In addition to the shade sails shown here, Coolaroo offers their special fabric by the yard which can be used to top pergolas and as vertical sun shades on screen porches, windows, or around pools.

    The Deck of a Lifetime

    Trex® is the leading brand of alternative decking, railing, and trim products designed to maximize your outdoor living experience. Trex® is made from a unique combination of reclaimed wood and plastic that capitalizes on the strengths of each ingredient while minimizing the weaknesses. Plastic shields the wood from moisture, rot and insect damage and wood protects the plastic from UV damage, making the material strong and durable. Trex® obtains the plastic and wood fibers used in manufacturing from reclaimed or recycled resources such as sawdust, used pallets from woodworking operations and recycled plastic grocery bags from all over the country. Design possibilities are nearly endless; though very strong, Trex can also bend to create curves and patterns not possible with wood. Trex® offers a 25-year limited residential warranty on all its products.

    A Natural Way to Keep Bugs at Bay

    Don’t let mosquitoes and other biting insects prevent you from enjoying time spent outdoors. The convenient Mosquito Sentry® disperses a vaporized repellent fog through the air, creating a zone of protection that reaches up to 2000 square feet and begins working immediately. Made from natural, non-toxic plant oils, Mosquito Sentry® offers an environmentally-friendly way to eliminate annoying pests. Independent lab testing confirms that these plant oils are safe in all aspects - skin, oral, or eye contact and inhalation – when used as directed. Mosquito Sentry Repellent® is not only safe for your family; it also does not harm beneficial insects such as butterflies. According to an independent university study, the Mosquito Sentry Repellent® is more effective than Deet and Citronella. For more info please visit


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