It's high season for firing up that hearth, but before you do, you'll want to make sure its in perfect working order. Taking a little time to clean up your fireplace can mean the difference between a cozy evening making S'mores and a long night... View More
What's going to be big in 2019, interior-design wise? We're excited about 3 trends in particular, but there are countless others to be jazzed about, too. Every year, the home design industry makes some projections about what lies ahead, relying on a ton of market... View More
Spring is just a couple of months out, which means it's time to think about reviving your gardens and other landscaped areas. Once the warm weather arrives, you'll be ready to relax in the sun, chill by the pool, or enjoy still-crisp evenings around the... View More
Welcome to the concrete jungle.
If you're a fan of the use of concrete in home design, you might be interested in the origins of its contemporary use, a not-so-little thing called Brutalism. It was (is) an architectural style that appeared in the 1950s and flourished through... View More
Fireworks are synonymous with the 4th of July, but we love them on New Year's Eve, too. And while there are always great displays to see in town, many of us will be hosting our own. Depending on the laws in our state and city,... View More
How's your Dear Santa list coming?
We here at Permacast suggest you turn your attention to another kind of list, the kind that may have the word "resolutions" at the top. Only these aren't promises to eat clean and exercise more; these are commitments to improve... View More
O' Tanenbaum indeed.
Today, community Christmas trees are par for the course. You'll find them in shopping plazas and malls, at schools, churches, and neighborhoods. But who was the first to officially liberate the tree from the living room and into the public sphere?
New York City,... View More
Get out your calendars, concrete lovers! It’s time for the National Precast Concrete Association’s annual Precast Show, a smorgasbord of educational events, social opportunities and the precast world’s largest such trade show in North America. Here the industry’s key figures convene to talk shop, swap... View More
If you're anything like us, you'll be spending the next couple of Sundays decking out your outdoor space for the holidays. This will probably involve Santas, sleighs, poinsettias, bows and much more, and we're certain it will involve lights. We've rounded up the top types... View More
Heating expenses can get pretty high over the winter season, but there are some things you can do to keep your home warm, cozy and still running efficiently. With just this brief checklist in hand, you'll be on your way to ensuring that nothing is... View More