ARCHITECTURE AND HOME INTERIOR DESIGNS


Scroll down for a FREE, full color glossary featuring Home Interior Designs, construction techniques, and other home improvement ideas. 

This image-packed introductory guide offers a colorful, informative, organized view of the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in home construction, landscaping, and interior design. 


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

Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of home design and architecture. 

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The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 66

WAFERBOARD - WHIRLYBIRD


WAFERBOARD: A manufactured panel made of wood chips and glue. Also known a flake board, this material can be used for building cheap furniture, room dividers, and interior walls, which can be incorporated into any number of home interior designs. 


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WAINSCOTTING: Trim molding placed around a room along the wall, typically two or three feet above floor level. 


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WALK-IN CLOSET: A small-room-sized closet large enough to hold furniture. 


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WALKWAY: A long, narrow, smoothed area designed to allow foot traffic. 


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WALL BRUSH: A paint brush designed for applying paint to walls. 


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WALL HEATER: A home heating system by which heat radiates from the device, which is attached to a wall. This is less efficient than central heating, because (for instance) the heat cannot reach other rooms when the doors are closed. 


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WALLPAPER: A synthetic textile used instead of paint to cover walls in many home interior designs.

Shown below, photographic wallpaper is the next big thing in home interior designs. 


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WALNUT: A fine-grained hardwood used in home interior designs for its warm, rich, dark brown color, as well as for its durability.

Walnut is very dense and shock-resistant. It also stains and polishes well. Walnut is often used for cabinets and carved furniture. 

Shown below, white walnut flooring lends a natural warmth to this living room. 


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WARPING: Any distortion in a material. 


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WASHER: A round, flat piece of metal hardware with a hole in the middle. Washers are typically used in conjunction with nuts and/or bolts, but are also used in jewelry design. 


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WASTE PIPE AND VENT: A plastic plumbing pipe that carries waste water to the municipal sewage system. 


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WATERBOARD: A type of moisture-resistant drywall designed to be used in home interior designs for kitchen backsplashes and bathroom walls, among other uses. 


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WATER CLOSET: A room that contains a flushing toilet. 


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WATER HEATER: A device that heats water. 


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WATER METER PIT: A cast iron and concrete pit that holds a building's water meter. 


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WATER REPELLENT PRESERVATIVE: A liquid applied to wood for waterproofing. Shown below, this wood and epoxy resin table has been treated with a water repellent preservative. 


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WATER TABLE: The depth of the surface of underground water. 


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WATER TAP: The point where the home water line connects to the municipal water system. 


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WEATHERIZATION: Work that reduces energy loss in a building. May include insulation, storm windows and doors, caulking, weather stripping, and more. 


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WEATHER PROOFING: See Weatherization




WEATHER STRIPPING: Narrow, thin strips of metal installed to prevent air and moisture from entering around windows and doors. 


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WEEP HOLE: A small hole in a storm window frame that allows moisture to escape. 


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WELD: To join pieces of metal by way of heat fusion. Shown below, a home in Australia made from 31 shipping containers welded together. 


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WHIRLYBIRD: A type of roof vent that can provide airflow, but does not actually cool the air. 


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ARCHITECTURE AND HOME INTERIOR DESIGNS


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    

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  (You Are Here) 

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  

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

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Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten




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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

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