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Melissa Reinhart is the Marketing Manager for Solar Innovations, Inc., in Pine Grove, PA.

Monday, July 21, 2014
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Utilizing a Canopy as a Pool Cover

Pools and spas are a great entertainment feature for resorts, clubs, amusement parks, and even for residential applications. Trees, shrubs, and other vegetation near the water feature, though they are ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere, create debris build-up in the pool and filter system. With that said, making the surrounding landscape beautiful often raises the maintenance requirements of the pool. In addition, outdoor pools often subject users to harmful UV rays, which can lead to health problems.....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4 Months Ago

Designing a Conservatory As a Spa

A conservatory is an extremely versatile structure that is commonly used for dining, entertaining, and gardening. A somewhat lesser known application includes incorporating a spa into a conservatory. Conservatories provide unobstructed views of the outdoors, allowing users to enjoy the serenity of nature without leaving the structure. Whether designed as a lean-to addition or a standalone structure, any sized conservatory can be specifically designed for or converted into a spa. Why Choose a Conservatory....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 8 Months Ago

Utilizing an Interior Partitions as Flexible Office Space

Interior partitions, commonly referred to as room-dividers, increase a structure’s flexibility by creating additional rooms within an open floor plan. Schools, offices, restaurants, and family homes all benefit from their ability to create a cozy, yet temporary, space within a larger room. Their versatile construction allows them to be stored completely out of sight when not in use, making interior partitions the perfect multi-purpose solution. Interior partitions can span a small section or the entire....

Posted in    House Building, Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 8 Months Ago

Multi-Purpose Sunroom As Playroom

Multifunctional rooms that serve more than one purpose have been gaining popularity in the residential design field. These rooms can consolidate space within a home and economize the construction budget. All too often, project rooms are utilized for short periods of time during the day based on their intended purpose. However, a versatile design can provide multifunctional room required for proper utilization of the space. Most people desire a sunroom, which provides a connection to the outdoors while....

Posted in    House Building, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 11 Months Ago

Creating a Recreation Area at Home

Working out regularly has numerous health benefits including controlling weight, decreasing the risk for stroke and type 2 diabetes, improving your mood, and promoting better sleep. Swimming is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise that can be completed daily to achieve these benefits. Enclosing your pool will allow you to reap the benefits of swimming year-round, instead of only during favorable weather. An enclosed pool is also an excellent space to create an at home recreational area to add variety....

Posted in    House Building, Thursday, July 9, 2015, 11 Months Ago

Utilizing a Conservatory as a Pool House

Conservatories are often thought of as structures that are attached to the home in lean-to configurations.  A conservatory can also be a freestanding structure, creating the opportunity for more uses, such as a pool house. The peaceful atmosphere of a conservatory is the ideal setting for a pool house because it provides a place to entertain by the pool. Planning Considerations It is important to consider the intended use(s) of your conservatory during the planning stage to ensure you incorporate....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Monday, July 6, 2015, 11 Months Ago

Utilizing Conservatories for Formal Events

A conservatory can be used for commercial, as well as residential applications. Similar to a residential setting, a conservatory used in a commercial capacity serves as a place for rest and relaxation. The elegant space a conservatory offers can also provide the ideal setting for a formal event such as a wedding reception, dinner, or ball. When the conservatory is not being utilized to host a formal event, customers and employees alike can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere the conservatory offers. The....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Thursday, June 25, 2015, 11 Months Ago

Creating a Guest Cottage in Your Greenhouse

The joy of having friends and family visit can sometimes be overshadowed by the stress of providing a suitable place in your home for them to stay. Creating a guest cottage in your greenhouse will provide your guests with a relaxing place to stay, and allow you to enjoy the visit without worrying about having enough space for everyone. Planning Considerations An attached greenhouse (one that shares a wall with your home) will not require as much planning as a freestanding greenhouse. A freestanding....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1 Year Ago

How to Make the Most of Your Porch

Porches and patios are relaxing spaces to entertain friends or family during the summer months or to keep an eye on your children as they play, but these locations are not practical for year-round use. A porch alone does not provide protection from the elements, whether it be inclement weather, precipitation, or extreme heat or humidity. A conservatory, on the other hand, can provide a year-round sanctuary for the same purposes as a porch. Enclosing a patio or creating an entirely new structure does require....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1 Year Ago

Selling More Than Flowers in a Greenhouse

Often times, greenhouses are perceived only as plant and produce selling locations, but greenhouses can offer an exciting retail environment for nearly any product. Greenhouses provide calm, serene environments for customers to browse products ranging from plants to greeting cards to gifts and more. No matter what inventory you stock, the abundant natural light of a greenhouse will provide a unique viewing experience when compared to the harsh, commercial lighting of brick and mortar stores. Glazing selections....

Posted in    Business, Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1 Year Ago

Growing Flowers and Fruit in Your Greenhouse

Greenhouses offer gardening enthusiasts the ability to grow their favorite plants year-round. Though, it is often a common misconception that flowers and fruit cannot be grown in the same environment. Through proper planning a greenhouse environment can be created where both flowers and fruit can thrive. Growing both flowers and fruit may be as simple as designating a set of benches for flowers and another set for fruit trees, or as complex as creating independent zones in your greenhouse. The designation....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1 Year Ago

Water Features in Greenhouses

Water features, such as ponds and fountains, are usually located outdoors, but a greenhouse provides the opportunity to enjoy these elements indoors. Greenhouses are typically utilized to grow plants and flowers year-round, a water feature can add a unique element to a glazed structure. Water features in a greenhouse can come in the form of a pond, fountain, or waterfall. All three of these options fill the greenhouse with the sound of running water, creating a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. The background....

Posted in    Architecture and Design, Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1 Year Ago

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