"We had a nice 5 panel door leftover from our remodel (a two year odyssey) that seemed like a good candidate for a table top. All I would need to do is make legs. "
Tuscan landscapes, Sicilian sunsets, Roman holidays, and Florentine extravagance echo in the architectural design elements that define the Italian aesthetic. Incorporating a few of these elements into an indoor or outdoor space can generate a sunny southern European feel in any location.
Construction and demolition waste planning is now required for all new construction. Projects can earn up to 2 points by diverting waste material away from the landfill or incinerator, and instead directing waste to recycling and salvage operations.
Modern designers incorporate salvaged materials for reasons not unlike those of Justinian and Theodora almost 1500 years ago. Grounding a building project firmly in the past grants a sense of permanence often lacking in new construction.
Making something with your own hands is empowering for all ages. The experience teaches confidence and self-reliance. It develops imagination and sparks creativity.