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hewn & hammered
North America
Hewn & Hammered is devoted to all aspects of the Arts & Crafts movement and its revival, including Mission, Prairie and Craftsman art, craft and architecture.
Interests: graphic design, typography, arts & crafts architecture, grammar
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Running a blog successfully is very tough and without the right tools and blogging strategies, you may find it hard to attract and retain the visitors to your site. Other than delivering great content, bloggers should monitor the activity on their blogs and Google Analytics is one of the best tools for that. This piece highlights some of the things... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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If you are looking to have a better idea of the market value of your home, you should proceed to have your home appraised. Appraisals can either be evaluated or performed by a real estate agent or by a professional property appraiser. Most people usually get their homes evaluated in order to sell their property at the best possible price.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Let’s be honest, no one really wants to have a calm and simple Christmas, right? That would be too easy, and, frankly, boring. But what makes it exciting and interesting is the bizarre stuff we see. For example, the neighbor’s house across the street who wants their lights to be seen from outer space. That one uncle of ours who... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Home insurance helps protect you from any major repairs that you might be unable to deal with on your own. However, your home insurance should not become an unnecessary expense in your homeownership journey. You need to shop around for a home insurance that saves your money. To help you take home insurance that does this, let’s give you 5... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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In the near past, I attended a deposition where the insurance company's counsel questioned my client about his decision to hire a Public Adjuster. The confrontation between my client was enlightening. He leaned towards the attorney and said his world had changed that day of the loss and the destruction of their home more than that he was concerned for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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There is no doubt that heavy duty construction equipment costs an arm and a leg. Since construction equipment handles extremely tough jobs, they are vulnerable to wear and tear. The good thing is that your equipment can last for many years as long as you don’t neglect it. It’s actually important to make plans for the equipment to be maintained... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Space is something that homeowners are usually concerned with, especially when they discover the lack of it. After years of living in the same household, it’s pretty natural for things to build up, leading to less available space inside the home. This is the reason why many people consider loft conversion as a way to increase the home space or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Even if you live in a city, you can still grow your favorite crops. All you need is enough space in your home to put up a large greenhouse. In fact, large greenhouses look like large farms in an urban setting. The beauty of it is that you are the one who will determine how your crops will grow. As... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Theft is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. It’s very traumatizing to return home only to realize that thugs broke into your house and got away with your valuables. They actually steal without any mercy. Whether you bought those valuables with your own money or they were gifts from friends and relatives, losing them to mere thugs that don’t understand how you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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There is no room in the house quite like the kitchen. As soon as you enter, you are immediately hit with either an abundance of aromas or the overwhelming thought of being able to start a brand new culinary adventure yourself. However, you can’t enjoy the kitchen and all it has to offer without a proper kitchen design. You see,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Picking trims for a home renovation project, like skirting board, architraves (to surround your doors) and dado rails may seem like a small inconsequential detail in the grand scheme of a renovation. However, combined together, it is lots of small details which build up the character and authenticity of a building. When it comes to choosing mouldings, lots of DIYers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Your windows are one part of your home where you can readily see just how dirty its state is. It does not take much to dirty a window. From the dust and dirt floating around your home, to the handprints of your kids or kids of your guests, or even nose prints of your pets, they can all cause your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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We don’t want to discount Thanksgiving here, but Christmas gets closer with each passing day, and it’s almost time to start decorating (if you haven’t already done so.) There are literally endless ways to decorate your home for the holidays, which can make those of us who are super indecisive stress out hard. If you’re looking for some simple ways... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Building your very own dream house is an exciting and at the same time, very challenging adventure especially if you’re new to it. Building a customized house can take six months or even longer if you have very specific details you want to incorporate and the house requires materials that are not readily available. Whether you are starting a family,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Confused why to go for window replacement? Let Total Home find the reasons. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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The furnace is your ultimate companion during winter. This is because it keeps the entire house warm and can protect you from the freezing cold. On the other hand, the furnace is like any other machine – it can break down when you need it the most. Such malfunctions can be kept at bay by investing in preventive maintenance and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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In order to keep things around the house running smoothly through the winter and well into spring, there’s always winter preparation that needs to be done – for the lawn, the house, the car, and even your driveway. Don’t wait to make your winter preparations until it’s too late. Some professionals in the asphalt repair business have put together this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Any major renovation can cost a lot of money, even in small spaces like the bathroom. It might not be as big as a bedroom, but it can still require you to spend. There are tips and tricks that you can employ if you want to save on certain aspects of a bathroom renovation. But know that there are also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Water is an essential part of life. Survival is not likely without water. Population is on the rise that means more people are dependent on water leading to more consumption and hence more effective strategies should be implemented for protecting water. Water supplies are getting shorter than the demand. You will also be aware about the effects of global warming.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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You’ve probably heard of the surge in popularity for granny flats. Once thought to be just suited for the elderly or retirees, these self-contained living spaces are now being seen as a legitimate investment. Many use it as a home office or guest room, while others use it to earn extra income by renting it out. If you’ve decided to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Having a small kitchen may be a challenge as it may limit you from fully stocking the kitchen. Storage and organization is a major factor in looking for a home. So if you’re buying one, consider the size of the major areas of the property, especially the kitchen! So Cal Home Buyers in Riverside County are particular with kitchen sizes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Drought is hard on the outdoors. Trees and plants suffer greatly from the lack of water. But water shortages are most often seen on lawns at home. The lawn is, without a doubt, the first thing a person sees when they walk up to a home or enter a backyard. The brown or yellow lawn that comes as a result... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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There’s nothing quite like the depth, beauty, and allure of real wood. Whether the wood is installed as flooring, a fireplace mantle, or it’s part of your furnishings, adding wood to your home instantly ups the warmth attraction of the entire space. Wood comes in a wide range of finishes and tones, however, with different wood species and stains combining... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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The importance of a chainsaw can’t be overlooked when working on wooden materials and surfaces. This is because it makes your work much easier. Owning a chainsaw will give you a head start when you want to carry out some minor repairs. With such a power tool, you can finish your home projects without breaking your back. The good thing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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During the cold winter months, there isn’t a lot that you can do for your yard, but there is plenty you can do before the harsh freezing temperatures hit it to ensure a luscious spring. Go through this checklist and prepare your yard before it’s too late. Clean it up. If you had kids running around outside all summer long,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered