6 08, 2019

An Etch Above the Rest


At Nashville’s Class Glass, the art of sandblasting and etching takes on hew heightsBy Olivia McClureKaren Martin knew how to turn her design dream into a reality — and with her company, Class Glass, she helps other people do the same.Hailing from the Northeast, Martin lived out West for ten years, where she worked in America’s national parks system. After

An Etch Above the Rest2019-08-06T05:18:14-07:00
21 09, 2018

35th Nashville Home Show starts today


Tennessee’s largest home event, the 35th Nashville Home Show, hits the Music City Center September 21-23 with PBS’ “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor headlining and more than 200 home industry experts including remodeling contractors, kitchen and bath and designers to inspiring ideas for outdoor living, pool and spa. One of the year’s top home resource events, Eric Udler,

35th Nashville Home Show starts today2018-09-21T03:22:24-07:00
7 09, 2018

Interview: Kevin O’Connor of This Old House


As the 40th season of “This Old House” is set to premiere October 4, 2018, host Kevin O’ Connor preps for a trip to Nashville for an appearance at the Nashville Home Show Sept. 21-22. He took some time to talk to Nashville Interiors about the show’s upcoming premier, what to expect when you see him at the Nashville

Interview: Kevin O’Connor of This Old House2018-09-07T04:30:16-07:00
19 07, 2018

Finishing Touch


Designer doors complete a modern renovation Photography by Rachel Tenpenny Dr. Stephen Fesik took the interior of his decades-old, traditional Forest Hills house and transformed it into a clean-lined modern masterpiece. His style upgrade made his home the kind of place worthy of showing off, so next up was making it a hub of entertaining. The back patio and

Finishing Touch2018-07-23T04:07:42-07:00
3 11, 2017

Picture-Window Perfect


Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Rachel Tenpenny When Dr. Stephen Fesik first tackled a remodel on his 1989-built traditional Forest Hills home about five years ago, he completely renovated the inside, swapping out brass chandeliers, dated knobs and flowery wallpaper for a cleaner, more modern design. One thing he didn’t include in the project was new windows and doors,

Picture-Window Perfect2017-11-03T10:49:47-07:00
30 12, 2011

Exterior Doors


Exterior doors have three main functions; security, style and insulation. And unlike interior doors, they have to stand up to the ravages of sun damage, extremes of heat and cold, wind, and swings in humidity without warping, shrinking or swelling. They also have the added challenge of having one half subjected to exterior conditions while the other half is exposed

Exterior Doors2017-10-27T07:52:32-07:00
30 12, 2011

Window Materials


Wood and Clad Wood The most common material for windows is wood, either alone or clad. One of the great advantages to wood besides the incomparable beauty, is that it can be milled into virtually any custom shape. If you don’t want a standard window, wood is for you. Also on the pro-side, it has great insulation value and if

Window Materials2017-10-27T07:52:32-07:00
30 12, 2011

Anatomy of an NFRC Label for Windows


The US Department of Energy partnering with the National Fenestration Rating Council have developed the NFRC label. It summarizes all of the main points that are important in deciding which windows will work for your home and your climate. These ratings apply to the whole window, not just the component parts. NFRC labels gauge energy performance and provide a way

Anatomy of an NFRC Label for Windows2017-10-27T07:52:32-07:00
30 12, 2011

Insulation Materials


You mean there’s something other than the PINK stuff? For years, the standard material for insulation has been fiberglass batt. Think Pink Panther. And while fiberglass batt may be the right insulation for either part or all of your project, it’s worth taking a look at newer materials that are transforming the way we insulate.   Fiberglass Fiberglass insulation is

Insulation Materials2017-10-27T07:52:32-07:00