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Yearly Archives: 2016

New Container Home

Tour couple’s Colorado dream home made of shipping containers

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — After 10 years of blissful marriage, Regan and Libby Foster wanted to build their dream home.

Not brick, not frame, not logs.

“Shipping containers were always intriguing to me,” Regan Foster said.

Shipping containers have been steadily gaining popularity as an alternative building material for cabins and tiny homes.

The Fosters’ home is anything but tiny, made of nine 320 square-foot shipping containers. Set in place, along with other common areas built in, they make for a 4,000-square-foot domicile.

It’s so big, there’s even room for the mother-in-law.


What material options are there for decks?

There are many options that can be used for your deck.  Redwood is the old standard, composite decking has many new colors and texture options, and then there are exotic hardwoods. Redwood Decking: Redwood will be the most affordable, but will require the most maintenance. Composite Decking: Composites do not require maintenance.  The advantage of the top...
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Deck handrails

Options You can use wood, metal, or composite or a combination. Wood Railing: You can use the same decking materials and handrail.  This is a classic look an everything will match. Metal Railing: In metal there are many combinations you can do.  You can go with solid metal railing with metal posts, metal railing with posts that are...
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