This FREE book provides the reader with a wealth of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom design ideas, along with a general knowledge of architectural forms.
This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design.
Learn about design elements, equipment, tools, textiles, architecture, and more.
Dream up creative ideas of your own from this carefully curated collection of images.
View stunning architectural forms, as well as kitchen designs, bathroom designs, living room designs, bedroom design elements, and other home interiors.
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by Judee Shipman
DOWNSPOUT STRAP: A metal strap that holds the downspout against the side of the house.
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DRAIN LINE: The network of pipes through which water travels away from a building.
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DRAIN TILE: Perforated plastic sheets, typically laid at the bottom of a foundation wall, to remove excess water from the foundation.
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DRAIN WASTE VENT (DWV): Part of a sewage removal system.
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DRILL: A power tool with a spinning metal attachment, used for making holes in hard materials such as wood and plaster.
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DRILL PRESS: A drill that is bolted to the surface of a horizontal plane, such as a table.
Shown below, the parts of a drill press.
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DRILL ROD: A piece of construction equipment used for making drill bits and dowels.
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DRIP: A horizontal exterior projection useful for keeping rainwater away from a building.
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DRIP CAP: A metal flashing placed outside a window frame to prevent water damage.
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DRIPLESS: A thick, resin-based, fast drying paint. In kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom designs, dripless paint is especially useful on ceilings.
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DRIVEWAY: A paved, gravel, or dirt pathway that leads from a road to a parking area.
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DROMOS: Generally, a passageway that leads into a building.
Shown below, the dromos to Clytemnestra's tomb.
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DRUM WRENCH: A type of socket wrench.
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DRYER: An appliance that uses heated air to get clothes dry.
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DRY IN: A layer of tar paper installed when old roofing is replaced.
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DRYWALL: A manufactured panel used in wall construction, made from plaster and cardboard. Also known as plasterboard, sheetrock, and gypsum wallboard (GWB).
Drywall panels are screwed with a drill into the structural framework.
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DUAL PANE WINDOW: A window featuring two panes of glass with a sealed airspace between them.
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DUCTS: The tunnels of a heating system, which distribute regulated air from the furnace.
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DUET: A type of duplex where two adjacent living spaces share a common wall. Typically, the two living spaces are architecturally identical, with similar bathroom and bedroom design elements.
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DUMB WAITER: A small elevator operated by a pulley, designed for transferring items such as meals and laundry from one floor of a building to another. A dumb waiter can also be used as a freight elevator.
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DUPLEX: Two separate living spaces contained within the same structure, architecturally featuring the same kitchen, bath, and bedroom design.
A duplex may contain either two adjacent living spaces, two tandem living spaces, or one living space above another.
Both living spaces generally feature similar kitchen, bath, and bedroom design elements.
Shown below, a row of attached duplexes.
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DURA BOARD: A manufactured concrete and fiberglass panel, often used as a backing for ceramic tile work. Also known as Dura Rock and Wonder Board.
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DUTCH COLONIAL REVIVAL: An architectural style featuring gambrel rooftops and upturned eaves. The upper loft area in this type of home is perfect for a master bedroom design.
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