This FREE book provides a wealth of home design ideas, along with a general knowledge of architectural styles, tools, textiles, and more.
This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design.
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View stunning architectural forms, as well as kitchen designs, bathroom designs, living room designs, bedroom designs, and other home design ideas.
From these Home Design Ideas, You can Create Your Perfect Dream Home!
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by Judee Shipman
EARTH BAGS: Burlap bags of firmly packed dirt that are used like bricks in eco friendly construction and home design ideas.
Shown below, these homes in India are built entirely of earth bags.
Above image credit: thebetterindia.com
EARTHQUAKE STRAP: A metal strap that secures a gas heater to the framework of a building, to avoid a gas leak in the event of an earthquake. Most home design ideas in the state of California include an earthquake strap.
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EARTH SHIP: One of several popular yet unique home design ideas where the walls of the home are made from natural and up cycled materials, such as earth bags, or tires packed with earth.
This free-form building style produces uniquely rounded edges not typically seen on most architectural structures.
Shown below, an earth ship home in Taos, New Mexico.
Above image credit: fineartamerica.com (photo by Shanna Gillette)
EASEMENT: A permanent real estate contract clause allowing access through one property to reach another property, or access to a property by utility companies.
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EAT-IN KITCHEN: A kitchen large enough to accommodate a table and at least two chairs.
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EAVE: The part of a roof that extends out past the edge of a house.
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EDGER: 1) A tool used for finishing the edges of wet masonry. 2) A gardening tool used for cutting clean edges around landscaped greenery.
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EDISON BULB: The old fashioned style of light bulb, characterized by its rounded glass head, as opposed to today's more energy-efficient, helix-shaped CFL bulbs.
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EDWARDIAN: A style of architecture popular around the turn of the 20th century, featuring cleaner lines and being less ornate than the Victorian architecture of previous era.
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EFFLORESCENCE: A condition where water brings salt deposits to the surface of wet cement.
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EGRESS: A type of emergency exit window, usually surrounded by a low wall. The egress window is a legal requirement for basement home design ideas in most towns and cities.
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EGYPTIAN REVIVAL: A 19th century style of architecture featuring ancient Egyptian motifs.
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ELASTOMERIC ROOFING: A type of synthetic roof coating.
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ELBOW: An attachable pipe fitting that is shaped somewhat like an arm bent at the elbow. The elbow allows pipes to change direction.
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ELECTRIC LATERAL: The area of a property where the electric service line is located.
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ELECTRIC RESISTANCE COILS: The heated wires in baseboard and electric water heaters.
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ELECTRICAL ENTRANCE PACKAGE: The entry point of a building's electrical power, which typically contains a meter and a fuse box.
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ELECTRICAL ROUGH: Preliminary electrical work done before wires, switches, and outlets are installed.
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ELECTROSTATIC AIR CLEANER: A device designed for removing solid particles from air.
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ELEVATION SHEET: The part of a blueprint that shows the height of a house.
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ELIZABETHIAN: A late 16th century architectural style that began during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
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ELM: A tough and durable, yet aesthetically pleasing type of wood, of which there are at least 30 species.
Home design ideas involving elm include furniture and flooring.
Elm wood is very stringy, and therefore very difficult to split into firewood.
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EMERY: A type of sandpaper, often used for making nail files.
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Chapter 17 (You Are Here)
Early American Architecture: Home Design Ideas from the past.
Shipping Container Homes featuring efficient home design ideas.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT home design ideas.