Interior Insights Andrew Flesher

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Leading design publications have repeatedly named Andrew Flesher one of the best designers in the country. But the distinction that stands out above all others may be House & Garden labeling Andrew “The Intuitionist” in the April 2006 issue showcasing “The 50 Tastemakers for 2006.”

Andrew has built a reputation for listening to his clients and intuiting the most impactful individualized designs. He believes in mingling styles to form a unique reflection of the client’s lifestyle. He also believes that the finished product should give the sense that that a room has evolved over time.

Recently, HGTV asked him for “6 Ways to Jazz Up Your Home.” A synopsis of his insights follows:

Have a concept
To really make a statement, you must have a strong concept from the very beginning about the direction you want to go.
Use materials in unexpected ways
Use things that other people might not use, and use them in ways that are not expected.
Limit your color palette
It may sound contradictory, but using fewer colors is actually a bolder move than using a wide range of color.
Simplify materials
Use the same fabric, whether it’s floral or solid, on every piece of upholstered furniture in the room. “The furniture almost recedes, and then you notice the shape of the furniture itself.”
Learn to edit
Intentional minimalism makes an impact. Intention is when you have the right objects in the right places. It’s easy to add one more thing and then add one more and before you know it, you’ve got too much.
Mix it up
While it’s important to be true to your home’s architectural style when doing anything to the shell, you don’t have to match your furniture to the period of the house

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Home Improvement | Roof

Working with Roofers

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When a person is looking for a new roof or to have their roof repairs they need to contact a quality and reliable Calgary roofing contractor. Roofing contractors can work with existing homes as well as new construction as well as existing homes. They can apply new roofs to existing homes if the roof is in poor condition and will provide complete renovations and repairs of the roof. The contractors are willing to work with insurance companies to repair homes that have been damaged due to weather related accidents and other damages.

When looking for a roofer be sure that the company is certified to install roofing. This will help ensure that a person gets a quality roof. The roofing company should also have warranties to guarantee their work. The company should have all of the proper insurance to protect not only themselves but the homeowners as well. In case an accident happens it is important that both parties are protected. When looking for a roofer a person should check references from previous customers to make sure they are getting a quality roofing job and will be able to get real reviews on how the contractors were.

The roofers should work with the homeowner and/ or the contractor to find the correct type of roofing for the home. There are several factors that are going to express what type of roof that is best for the home. The roofers can provide many different types of services. They can install a roof on a new construction home. This is important since this is the first roof that the home is receiving and will be expected to last for a long period of time. If the roof of a home is fall apart and there is no hope of repairing it the roofer can install a new roof. They will remove the existing roof and completely replace it. If the roof is in need of repairs the roofers will be able to fix it as well. The roofers will look at the areas that need to be repaired and make adjustments as needed.

Professional roofers can help with all type of roofing projects. They can work with homes that have sloped roofs. This will install siding and soft metal to the roof if that is why their client is looking for. The professional roofers can install a number of different roofing types. Some of the common types of roofing include shingles. The roofers will have to nail each shingle on and make sure they are secure. There are also a number of different colors options for the roofs as well. A person can work with the roofer to find a color that compliments their home and will withstand the weather conditions. A person can also choose to have a slate roof. The roofer will speak to their clients about the benefits of this type of roofing as well as any difficulties. They will show the client different pictures of the roof to make sure they are satisfied with the look before any construction begins. This will help make sure that the client has made a well informed decision about the type of roofing they are looking for and have selected from their home or business.

When a person is in need of roofing repair or installation services they should not try to do this on their own. They should contact a professional team of roofers that are familiar with the materials as well as the roofing installation. The company should also be fully insured. When a person needs roofing services they should trust the professional roofers to complete the job.

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