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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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Soil erosion has a significant environmental impact on the surrounding area. Heavy equipment and constant movement on the construction site force the earth around. Which, in turn, makes the land more vulnerable to wind, water, and other movement. Sediment may also wash into nearby bodies of water that could become contaminated. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent soil erosion... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Hewn and Hammered
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Naperville is a vibrant city in Illinois known to be a great place to live. With its family-friendly communities and modern city features, there is so much to anticipate upon moving to this western suburb. Beyond the thriving city’s modern structures and amenities, Naperville is also rich in culture and history worth discovering. Here are the top four things to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Buying a home is a huge decision, and possibly the largest purchase of your life. Before you get started become educated on the home-buying process and all it entails. Below are a few things you should know ahead of time. What You Can Afford You find a home and fall in love. Unfortunately, you find out that what you can... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Owning a home is a significant investment. Like other investments, you want to do everything possible to maintain or even raise the value of your property. As time elapses, various elements and events can subtract from the value of your home. The changes that affect the value of your home are often quite gradual and sometimes not easy to notice.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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When thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, get clear on your intention. Clarity will give you a sense of direction. Knowing what to do will help you determine what to do. Does your home just need to make a few changes to cut your utility bills, or do you need a full-blown energy upgrade because you plan on selling... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Everyone understands that your home needs to be a comfortable, welcoming space. Still, not many know that the same applies to your office, too. An office environment needs to be comfortable and well-designed to ensure that everyone can be productive. However, in the wake of a natural or artificial disaster, you may find this productive environment in utter disarray. If... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Do you feel that your house’s walls are wearing out and windows and doors falling apart? If yes, then think – when did you last renovate your abode? Many people would answer “never,” and others might have to think hard to recall as they did it more than seven to eight years ago. People do not indulge in significant home... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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In the domain of management, repair and maintenance are the two most frequently used terms. They are actually two different concepts that are oftentimes used together. However the main goal of both is the efficient performance of our daily life tools or equipment. Repair and maintenance are how you can keep your assets running in optimal conditions for a long... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Wood is often a designer’s first choice in material, thanks to its classic look that will never go out of style. You can mix and match textures and types of wood to add even more interest and appeal to your living room. If you’ve been looking for a way to change up your living space without adding a new piece... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Summertime is a great time to knock out some DIY projects that have been on the backburner for a while. When it isn’t scorching hot outside, maybe it’s time to get to that roof repair or finally build that porch you’ve been putting off since last fall. But it’s also a good time to look into maximizing the air supply... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Australia gets hot in the summer, that is why nearly 5 million Australian households have air conditioning units. To most people, they are an essential item and one that is often underappreciated until it breaks down. At this stage, you will want to get hold of an industrial air conditioning specialist fast. Of course, it can help to understand the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Let’s be honest: carpet removal DIY is not the greatest task in the world. It’s messy and sweat-breaking as well as time-consuming. Are there any free takers? Yes, there are, though not completely free. At least your time will be freed up if you let the pros take care of your removal. But how do you choose a professional carpet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Hiring a moving company makes the process of moving extremely easy. These professionals know how to pack your material possessions and safely take them to your new house. However, while there are good movers, there are also scammers waiting to take advantage of you. Moving is already a daunting process, and the last thing anyone wants is to get scammed.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Deciding to purchase your own home is a huge decision. In most cases, you will need to use finance which means you are taking on the biggest commitment of your life. Alongside this, there are many different houses to choose from, making it hard to find the perfect solution. Regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer or have owned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Termites cause somewhere between $1 - $1.5 billion worth of damage every year. That is a significant sum for insurance companies and homeowners to pay out simply replacing the wood that the termites have destroyed. Of course, in some cases, the termite destruction is so severe that the property has to be pulled down and rebuilt. That is a scenario... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Carpet tiles have been in existence for many years. It is believed the first carpet time was created in 1957. Of course, the original carpet tile was very different from the tiles you see today. It was a ten-inch square of felt with a bitumen backing and was designed for use in commercial properties. Fast-forward more than fifty years and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Balustrades are an essential safety device that should be used on all raised platforms, balconies, and in other areas of your home. If you are considering installing a balustrade then you should first check your local regulations to ensure you will comply with their guidelines. This will help to ensure you take all necessary factors into account when choosing your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Every person needs to know some important information about their community. People can easily classify their location through larger categories such as states, cities, and counties. Then there are districts or neighborhoods where you can locate a person’s detailed address. A person declares the details of their address for his mailing purposes and other legal identification requirements. There are other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Are you thinking of adding more curb appeal to your house? Your home’s exterior is just like a book’s cover. It sets the stage for what is present inside. That said, whether you want to give your home’s exterior a much-needed refresh or you want to increase its overall value, revamping its exterior is usually a cost-effective and easy way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast or not, the chances are that you’ve heard of Japanese knotweed thanks to the reputation it has as a notoriously invasive plant. Knotweed can become a danger to both natural and manmade structures. Learning how to spot the plant, as well as the risks it has if you find it on your property, will help... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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With more than enough home designs today, homeowners have trouble settling on a plan for their homes. It is essential to understand the main home designs and their features before deciding on the best plan for your space and style. With the industry flooded with many choices, knowledge of what each design entails is crucial. It helps to write the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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The housing market is always brimming with options for all kinds of buyers. Any good house rarely stays in the market for long, but the real deal is when the house sells for more than its original value. Many factors affect the resale value of your house, such as home appreciation, inflation, demand for property, and so on. However, these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Summer is the best time for fun activities such as outdoor games, pool parties, backyard cookout, road trips, and more. However, too much exposure to the sun is dangerous, as our climate has drastically changed over the decades. These days, an increasing number of people prefer to stay indoors to keep themselves protected from the scorching heat of the sun.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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During home renovations and remodeling, the main goal is to increase the value of your home without overspending on your budget. While this may seem impossible, you just need to be creative in order to achieve it. Here are some cost-effective ways of increasing your home’s value: Work on Interiors One good way to bring value is to work on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered
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Disabilities can alter the way we move through our lives on a day-to-day basis, even when we’re in such familiar places as our homes. The home itself can actually be a challenging place that’s chock full of obstacles if the disabilities are new occurrences. Things like doorknobs, bathrooms, stairs and even a variety of surfaces can be hazardous, and learning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at Hewn and Hammered