Best Architects and High Performance Custom Homes Builder in Dallas, Texas – Clean a Rug: Area Rugs, Oriental Rugs, and More

The Best Architects in Dallas (Residential)

The most common feature of new Dallas homes are glass exterior walls surrounding courtyards or protected by privacy fences. New construction artfully blends the region’s traditional design with new modern touches using gorgeous local stone, sloped roofs, and minimal ornamentation. The following list ranks the best custom home architects in the Dallas area. You’ll find their designs listed among the AIA Dallas small project award winners and on the prestigious AIA Tours of Homes and Modern Home Tours, as well as on the pages of Luxe Interiors and Design, which features the best new homes in the area…

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The Philos – Bauhaus Design + Build Custom Home Dallas, Texas

The Philos is a Bauhaus Design + Build custom home located in Dallas, TX which aims to redefine modern luxury through the use of clean materials, black framed glass, and a true integration of indoor/outdoor living. The property as a whole is bound by a solid 8’ tall steel fence while opening up to the street with vertical steel slats. Upon passing through the front gate, a giant red heart, which this project is named for welcomes its’ visitors and provides guidance to the next visual marker, the 12’ tall wood entry door which rests under a long cantilevering overhang. The interior of the home is almost completely white except for the marble tile accents and contrasting black window frames, so that the homeowners have a gallery-like environment to display their expansive art collection…

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Best Architecture Dallas

Dallas Architecture Tour. Steep yourself in great design spanning throughout the ages as you explore Dallas’ collection of architecturally significant venues. From newer marvels like the Perot Museum to Dallas skyline icons like Reunion Tower, the magnificent builds will keep you looking up for hours…

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What to see Weekend in Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas – Architecture and Arts

 

How to Clean a Rug: Area Rugs, Oriental Rugs, and More

Your area rug may bring the room together, but it also takes a beating, from foot traffic to pets and spills. After a while, vacuuming just isn’t enough to get it truly clean. But unless your rug is gigantic or extremely delicate, there’s no need to hire a professional for the task. Once you know how to clean a rug, this project is one you can easily take on yourself. Read on to find out how to refresh those well-worn area rugs so they look as good as they did when you first unrolled them…

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High Performance Custom Home Builder Dallas Texas

What is a high performance home builder? We live in a world of high performance products like automobiles, appliances and communication devices. The phrase “high performance” can inspire thoughts of taking something efficient and sought after and bringing it to the next level. It speaks to a place that is modern, innovative and quick, while making things easier and better for the consumer.

High Performance Homebuilding is raising the standard for how homes are built. It is the very definition of how Desco builds custom homes.

We are a High Performance Custom Home Builder in North Texas (Dallas, Lakewood, Highland Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper and other surrounding areas). We raise the standard for how homes are built…

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How to Clean Oriental Rugs and Carpets

The best way to keep a rug clean is to keep it from getting dirty in the first place. Removing outdoor shoes when entering the house (as people do in most rug-weaving countries) is a good idea if this accords with your lifestyle. Bare-foot or sock-foot traffic is much gentler to a rug than a hard outdoor-shoe sole (or spike heel), and leaving your outdoor shoes at the entrance to the house tracks in much less dirt…

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The Oriental Rug Cleaning Process

 

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Carpet Cleaning Tips and Caring For Your Area Rugs In Your Home

Carpet and Rug Cleaning

Cleaning Your Carpet

To keep carpets looking nice, Paul Iskyan, owner of Rug Renovating, suggests taking off your shoes when you get home – but leave your socks on because walking around in bare feet leaves natural oils that attract dirt.

Try to vacuum every day and use a top-load vacuum, so the dirt falls inward, and HEPA filters. Change the filters often, so you don’t blow pollutants back into the air.

For less-trafficked areas, you can get away with cleaning the carpets once or twice a year, and every 18 months for a bedroom. For higher-traffic areas, the most often you’d need to bring in professionals would be three or four times a year, although once you see that your carpet’s dirty, you probably should have it cleaned for health reasons.

Did you know that one of the best ways to maintain your carpets is to prevent dirt and debris from collecting in them? One of the easiest ways to prevent the amount of dirt and debris that collects on your carpets is to take your shoes off before walking on your carpet. Vacuuming your carpets at least once a week is a great way to keep your carpets looking and smelling fresh.

If you have pets and are getting new carpeting, ask the retailer or installer to use a carpet pad that has been treated to fight pet odors, in the event of an accident.

To ensure you have the most success with steam cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholsteries, it is important to vacuum your home rigorously. This removes excess dirt and debris from these materials and reduces the amount of muddy mixture that results from applying hot water to your carpets.

Did you know that one of the biggest problems pet owners have is pet odors in their carpets? Pet urine can soak through the backing of your carpet and create a multi-layered problem that can be very difficult to get rid of.

If you want to clean your carpets and rugs without using potentially harmful chemicals, you should ask a professional about chemical-free cleaning solutions. These use ingredients such as sea kelp, distilled water, and vinegar to clean your carpets and are completely safe for the environment.

Caring for Your Area Rugs

Philip Costikyan of Restoration by Costikyan says you should clean your area rugs every four or five years – or every 10 years if a rug is not walked on much. Overcleaning contributes to wear and tear. Really fine silk rugs need be cleaned only every 20 or 30 years.

For treating stains at home, keep a bottle of club soda on hand. Stains caused by pets, coffee, orange soda, red wine, and anything with dye or an acid base are the hardest to remove, and the key is to act quickly. Pour club soda directly onto the area, let the soda absorb into the yarn, and the salt in the soda will neutralize the acid. Blot again and again, until the residue is gone.

For bloodstains, you should use milk instead, and for soil and grease-based stains, mix 1 part Ivory soap detergent with 16 parts water. If you still see residue when it dries, call an expert.

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