Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Hidden Dangers of Renovation

Thank you to Brian Turner for contributing this article on an important topic for anyone working on a home renovation - particularly for mid-century basements like ours that are potentially filled with hazardous materials!

The Hidden Dangers of Renovation
With construction costs spiraling upward in a tough economy, many people are choosing do-it-yourself home renovation over hiring a contractor. This may save a substantial amount of money, but there can be hidden dangers especially in older houses. The toxins that can be present during demolition are outlined below.

Before and After: Our Care-free Mid-century Modern Kitchen

1950s Inspired Upholstery Fabric from Camira

As we're getting ready to build out our mid-centory modern basement, we're keeping an eye out for decor, textiles and accessories that could be a good fit for the space. (And we're also ramping back up the posts - so you can look forward to more frequent updates!)

Designer Pages recently showcased a new line of 1950s-inspired wool boucle fabric from British textile innovator Camira. The line, Monroe, is a "simple yet stylish dobby weave upholstery fabric." The line comes in 18 retro-inspired tones (image below courtesy of Designer Pages).