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This complete, full color dictionary details the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, and structural components involved in home architecture and interior design.
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by Judee Shipman
LINOLEUM KNIFE: A sharp tool used primarily for cutting linoleum.
A linoleum knife is often necessary for the implementation of various kitchen and bathroom design ideas.
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LINTEL: A horizontal, weight-supporting beam over a window. Many bathroom design ideas involve a lintel.
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LIVE EDGE: The natural, uncut, irregular edge of a piece of wood. Some bathroom design ideas involve a live edge vanity with a double sink.
Shown below, one of many modern bathroom design ideas involving rustic, live edge touches.
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LIVING ROOM: A room in a house that is designed for all of the home's occupants. The living room is typically the largest room in the house.
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LOAD BEARING WALL: A wall with a double horizontal top plate, designed for holding weight.
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LOCK: A device used for preventing entry into a space. Most locks are operated either by key or by code.
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LOCK CAP: Part of a plane.
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LOCK JOINT PLIERS: A type of pliers with adjustable jaws. Sometimes called Wide Mouth Lock Joint pliers.
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LOFT: A finished interior space located above the main living area.
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LOGGIA: A corridor that runs across the front of a building and is open on one side, typically with columns offering overhead support. A loggia is part of the building, as opposed to being attached to an exterior wall. A loggia is also known as an Arcade.
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LOG HOME: An architectural style characterized by using logs as building material.
Shown below, log home bathroom design ideas run the range from rustic to modern.
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LONGHOUSE: An architectural style involving a very long, narrow, one-room house. Not to be confused with shotgun architecture, which features multiple rooms, but may look roughly the same from the outside.
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LOOKOUT: A short wood bracket that supports an overhanging part of a roof.
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LOUVER: A vented opening of angled horizontal slats, which allow ventilation while keeping out the elements. Also see Jalousie.
Shown below, award winning architect René Gonzalez designed a louver house in Miami.
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LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING: Lighting that is more energy efficient than other types of lighting.
The lowest voltage lighting currently commercially available is the LED light. Many modern home and bathroom design ideas involve the use of low voltage lighting.
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LUG WRENCH: A type of large socket wrench, normally used for turning lug nuts.
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LUMBER: Wood that has been cut for manufacturing.
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LUMENS: A unit of measurement representing the amount of light that falls on 1 square foot of surface material.
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LUNETTE: A recessed, semi-circular open space, usually formed by an arch. The lunette is sometimes filled with masonry and decorated with a mural.
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