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Landscape Design

Landscape Design


7 Fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor patio or deck this summer

7 Fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor patio or deck this summer

Learn 7 fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor deck, patio or garden this summer.

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Commercial landscape lighting

Commercial landscape lighting

With landscape lighting, not only can you illuminate pathways and add an element of safety and security, you can artistically call attention to things that may be over looked at night, adding a new dimension to your space. TerraCast®'s line of landscape lighting options are ideal for both commercial and residential application because of the beauty, durability and longevity of resin.

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Modern Heirlooms - Historic Urban Mixed-Use Developments

Modern Heirlooms - Historic Urban Mixed-Use Developments

What is old is cool again! Mixed-use development had fallen out of favor during the twentieth century with the rise of the automobile facilitating widespread suburbanization in North America. Now the pendulum of style is swinging back.

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Connect with Ancora

Connect with Ancora

Bring people together where ideas, insight and inspiration can be shared with the new Ancora table by Maglin. This bar height table is available in 6 FT and 8 FT lengths and pairs well with Bar Height Foro and Kontur Stools. Available in steel and recycled plastic, this modern table leaves a lasting impression.

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These custom outdoor planters are the most durable on the market–find out why!

These custom outdoor planters are the most durable on the market–find out why!

There are two fundamental reasons TerraCast Products is known for making one of the most durable custom outdoor planters on the market: 1) Materials, and 2) Process.

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Educational design: Connecting people and place

Educational design: Connecting people and place

Cal Poly Dexter Patio Design - Educational design is evolving and a trend to more flexible learning spaces is evident. The learning environment is moving beyond the classroom walls and emphasis has been put on the quality of and access to outdoor spaces, to create balance between the indoors and out.

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Your Guide to Salt Resistant Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Your Guide to Salt Resistant Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Salt resistant outdoor lighting fixtures are life changing, especially in coastal environments with high salinity levels. Moisture and salinity are incredibly harsh on lighting fixtures and other outdoor furnishings, especially those made of porous materials. Moisture creates enough issues for lighting fixtures, but add salt to the mix and corrosion sets in even faster. Without salt resistant outdoor lighting fixtures, you’ll be replacing lighting poles and other fixtures in no time.

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7 Types of landscape lighting your property could benefit from

7 Types of landscape lighting your property could benefit from

Complete landscape lighting should include a variety of fixtures with unique intended purposes, including path lighting, up lighting, shadow lighting, and so forth. We offer every type of landscape lighting you could think of—plus, our fixtures are durable, long lasting, and made right here in the USA!

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Using security bollards and barriers to protect property and pedestrians

Using security bollards and barriers to protect property and pedestrians

Traditionally, bollards were reserved for military or other high-security facilities. More and more, however, popular tourist destinations, parks, bike lanes, educational and business campuses, hospitals and more are using bollards for added protection.

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Railing color: a hidden choice

Railing color: a hidden choice

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Brick Stairways

Brick Stairways

It is a well-known fact that first impressions are lasting. Belden Brick adds an elegant touch to your project's entryway and represents a classic look of beauty and grace.

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Custom outdoor furniture that reflects your vision

Custom outdoor furniture that reflects your vision

Your project requires more than generic, mass-produced site furnishings—it yearns for handcrafted custom outdoor furniture products that are as innovative and unique as your vision. Let Thomas Steele help make your vision come alive.

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5 Innovative Public Square Design Ideas

5 Innovative Public Square Design Ideas

Innovative public square design can improve neighborhood morale, increase home values, generate more retail sales, plus so much more. TerraCast played a role in the development of all projects listed below. TerraCast durable planters were used to complete each picture-perfect public square.

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Ogden by Maglin Site Furniture offers flexible straight, curved or circular bench options to suit any style

Ogden by Maglin Site Furniture offers flexible straight, curved or circular bench options to suit any style

Ogden offers flexible curved, circular or straight bench options to configure any style that you visualize. Available in a variety of radii, various seat material and leg options for you to design your individual creation.

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Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete resurfacing systems open the door to wide range of design and decor options. There are purely functional concrete resurfacing products that will look and feel similar to standard grey concrete floor, but for those who want to take their concrete flooring to whole new level, decorative concrete systems should be considered. Here are some common concrete resurfacing systems with overviews of what the look and design can be expected from each.

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Bike lockers: The right bike parking for your site

Bike lockers: The right bike parking for your site

Keep your bicycles safe from thieves - and other threats you may not have considered.

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Modular Seating - Volare™

Modular Seating - Volare™

If you’re looking for comfortable, durable, and beautiful seating, look to Thomas Steele for a wide selection of handcrafted outdoor benches. Pick the perfect piece for your project from a variety of styles, finishes, and customization options. Browse our current selection of commercial and outdoor park benches, or contact a Thomas Steele site furnishings expert at 608-849-1080 or at sales@thomas-steele.com with your questions and unique design needs.

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Lake Avenue light poles restoration - Pasadena, California

Lake Avenue light poles restoration - Pasadena, California

This light pole was originally installed in the City of Pasadena in the early 1920s. Its design consists of intricately detailed cast iron sections. After 85 years of service the need for additional light poles down Pasadena's famous Lake Avenue Drive became apparent. Representatives with the city expressed a desire to duplicate this early design and provide a period luminaire cast in solid bronze. Our in-house pattern and machine shop recreated the cast iron foundry tooling needed for an exact replication. Each section of the iron casting was sand blasted and several layers of paint removed revealed the raw iron casting.

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TerraCast Step Planters Bring Innovation to Reclaim Public Spaces in Major U.S. Locations

TerraCast Step Planters Bring Innovation to Reclaim Public Spaces in Major U.S. Locations

TerraCast Products dazzle reclaimed public spaces with installations of planter pots across various pedestrian plazas in New York City. Following in the wake of the NYC Department of Transportation’s success, other municipalities have taken to tactical urbanism utilizing the loose guidelines which help their citizens safely hang outside more.

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Transform your yard, patio, or outdoor cafe into majestic gathering places with these beautiful brick outdoor entertainment pieces

Transform your yard, patio, or outdoor cafe into majestic gathering places with these beautiful brick outdoor entertainment pieces

Transform your yard, patio, or outdoor cafe into majestic gathering places with these beautiful brick outdoor entertainment pieces. Crafted from quality and made to stand up to the elements, these distinctive furnishings are meant to be enjoyed season after season.

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