ARCHITECTURE, HOME DECORATING TIPS, AND INTERIOR DESIGN


Enjoy this FREE book of Architecture and Home Decorating Tips

Here is a basic introduction to the equipment, tools, and interior designs associated with home decorating. 

This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to home design and architecture.


Dream up creative ideas of your own from this carefully curated collection of images.

Feeling energetic? Use these ideas to create Your Perfect Dream Home!  


View stunning kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and more. Gather some of your favorite Home Decorating Tips.  


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The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 22

FOLDING RULE - FUSE


FOLDING RULE: A jointed ruler that folds for easy carrying. Also known as a zigzag rule. Home decorating tips include keeping one of these handy. 


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FOOTER: Thick concrete blocks that support a foundation wall. 


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FORCED AIR: A common home heating system by which air is heated and forced through air ducts to various parts of the house. Popular home decorating tips include having central heating and AC installed. 


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FORM: A mold into which concrete is poured, to be removed when the concrete hardens. 


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FORMERET: The ribbing in a vault. 


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FOUNDATION: The supporting base of a structure. The three most common types of home foundation are slab, crawl space, and basement. Shown below, a basement foundation. 


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FOUNDATION TIES: Metal wires used for securing wall panels and rebar so the concrete can be poured. 


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FOUNDATION WATERPROOFING: A substance that protects concrete foundations from water damage. 


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FRAME CONSTRUCTION: A type of construction in which the structural components need a wood or metal frame for support. 


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FRAMING: Lumber used for the structural support of a building, such as studs, joists, and rafters. 


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FRAMING CHISEL: A chisel designed to be hit with a mallet. 


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FRAMING HAMMER: A heavy-duty work hammer with straight claws.  


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FRAMING SQUARE: An L-shaped steel ruler used for measuring right angles. 


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FRANKLIN STOVE: A fireplace with a metal lining, invented by Benjamin Franklin. 


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FREESTANDING: Refers to a structure that is not attached to any other structure. 

Shown below, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is the tallest freestanding structure in the world. 


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FRENCH COLONIAL: An architectural style whose defining elements include heavy timber log frames and raised basements. New Orleans is famous for its French Colonial architecture. 


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FRENCH DOOR: A door with Muntin glass panels, usually installed in pairs. 

Home Decorating Tips include pairing French doors with hardwood flooring. 


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FREON: A chemical used in air conditioners, originally developed by the Dupont company. 


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FRIEZE: The horizontal band near a cornice. Many friezes are ornately carved. 

Shown below, a detail from the Frieze of Parnassus in London, featuring 169 exquisitely carved, life-sized statues. 


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FROST LID: A round metal lid installed over a water heater to prevent frost damage. 


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FROST LINE: The depth to which the ground can freeze. 


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FULL BATH: A bathroom that includes all four main fixtures: toilet, sink, tub, and shower. 


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FURNACE: The unit that heats air for distribution throughout a building. 


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FURRING STRIPS: Strips of wood shim that create a level fastening surface. 


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FUSE: A safety device involving a small piece of metal that melts and breaks an electrical circuit when the current reaches unsafe levels. 


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HOME DECORATING TIPS AND MORE


ABODE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

C

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9   

Chapter 10   

Chapter 11   

Chapter 12   

Chapter 13  

D

Chapter 14  

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16  

E

Chapter 17  

Chapter 18 

F

Chapter 19  

Chapter 20    

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  (You Are Here) 

G

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

H

Chapter 26  

Chapter 27

I

Chapter 28  

J

Chapter 29  

K

Chapter 30

L

Chapter 31

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33    

M

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

N

Chapter 37    

O

Chapter 38   

P

Chapter 39    

Chapter 40   

Chapter 41  

Chapter 42   

Chapter 43   

Chapter 44    

Q

Chapter 45  

R

Chapter 46

Chapter 47    

Chapter 48    

Chapter 49   

S

Chapter 50   

Chapter 51   

Chapter 52   

Chapter 53    

Chapter 54  

Chapter 55   

Chapter 56    

Chapter 57   

Chapter 58    

Chapter 59    

T

Chapter 60  

Chapter 61    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68





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Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

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Chapter 15  

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Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

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Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

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Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

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Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41





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