ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS


Here is a FREE full color guide all about home improvements, home design, and architecture. 


This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in architecture, landscaping, and interior design. 

View a diverse selection of stunning architectural forms, exquisite landscape designs, and elegant interiors. 


Dream up your own ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions. 

Let this guide help you decide which home improvements to make. 

Once you are armed with basic knowledge, the home design possibilities are limited only by your imagination. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 47

RANGE - RIBBON


RANGE: A stove installed in the kitchen and used for cooking. Typically includes a full sized oven and several heating elements. 

In home improvements of today, ranges are losing their usefulness, as most people are quite happy buying the parts separately to save space.

Need advice on home improvements? Save space by purchasing a small convection oven and a plug-in heating element (or two). These will serve about the same purpose as a full sized range. 


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RASP: A grooved metal filing tool, often used in drywalling. 


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RATCHET WRENCH: A wrench that can be turned back and forth without being removed from the nut or bolt. 


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RAW LUMBER: Wood that has been cut, but not yet manufactured for home improvements. 


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READY MIXED CONCRETE: Concrete that is premixed at a local plant, then delivered ready to use for all sorts of home improvements and landscaping projects. 


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REAMER: A rotary tool used for cutting metal, especially for enlarging holes. 


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REBAR: A ribbed steel bar designed to strengthen concrete walls. 


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RECEPTACLE: See Outlet


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RECESSED LIGHTING: Light fixtures placed in hollow openings, so they do not protrude from the surfaces to which they are attached. 


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RECIPROCATING SAW: A power tool that cuts by way of the back and forth motion of a saw blade. Often used for demolition work. 


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REDUCER: An adaptive pipe fitting with the opening at one end smaller than the opening at the other end. 


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REFLECTIVE INSULATION: Insulating sheet material covered with aluminum foil. 


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REFRIGERANT: A substance that can transfer heat, such as the freon in air conditioning systems. 


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REGISTER: A grill placed over a heating duct or cold air return. 


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REGLAZE: To replace a broken window with a fresh pane of glass. 


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RELIEF VALVE: A device designed to open in the event of excess pressure. 


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RETAINING WALL: A structure that holds back a slope of earth and prevents erosion. 


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RETURN: Refers to the depth or thickness of a large board. 


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REVERSIBLE SCREWDRIVER: A screwdriver with bits of different sizes on each end of a removable shaft. 


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REVOLVING DOOR: A door that rotates around a central axis. 


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RIBBON: A short, horizontal board that supports ceiling joists. 


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THE GUIDE TO HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND ARCHITECTURE


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   

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  (You Are Here) 

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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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Architecture and unique home improvements



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Interesting facts about the Empire State Building

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Interesting facts about Willis Tower





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Introduction

Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41




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Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten




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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

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