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AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Portella Steel Doors and Windows touched down in New York City this past June for the AIA Conference on Architecture. A’18 was one of the most anticipated conferences of the year for architects, with experts and icons coming together from all over the world to discuss what’s new and trending in design and architecture. The […]

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Shower and Sauna Design Trends of 2018

Bathrooms are often overlooked in the design planning, as they’re typically not the first place in a home to try something trendy. With these new design trends for showers and saunas emerging to the scene, your bathroom can experience a fresh, timeless makeover. Seamless Shower Seamless Showers are taking over, especially in smaller bathroom spaces. […]

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Health Benefits of Natural Light in Your Home

There is an abundant amount of research out there that discusses how natural elements, especially natural light, can positively impact your health. According to a study done by NC State University, natural light can be attributed to five key health benefits – most of you have probably not even considered. Get a Vitamin D Boost […]

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Visit Portella at the National AIA Conference, June 21-23 in NYC

Portella is very excited to be a part of A’18 – the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 where experts and icons in the field come together to discuss what’s new and trending in the world of design and architecture. With a phenomenal speaker line up this year – including Sir David Adjaye and Sheela Søgaard, […]

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The Beauty and Benefits of Steel Doors

A front entry door can be a featureless portal that is quickly unnoticed after stepping into a house, or it can be the beginning of a homeowner’s aesthetic, setting the design standards and artistic direction of what’s inside the home. Our homes allow us to create intimate designs that influence the flow of light, color, […]

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The Trend to BRONZE for Thermally-Broken Windows

You may have recently noticed the slow change in the hue of metal doors, windows, and equipment in hospitals and medical facilities across the world. The ever-increasing list of metal options is giving way to a variety of unique architectural finishes. The hard glare of stainless steel is slowly being replaced by warm and comforting […]

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Incorporating Steel Windows into Your Space

Steel-frame windows are becoming a favorite design trend of many architects and homeowners. The custom configuration adds an industrial element and luxurious feel to an otherwise traditional home. The thin steel framing of glass brings natural illumination into your home and can work as a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. With numerous […]

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Kitchen Trends for 2018

2018 has arrived in full force with new design trends on the horizon. Portella Steel Doors and Windows has predicted the top eight kitchen trends for updating your designs. Top kitchen design trends in 2018: Pops of Color Although white is a classic, go-to color for kitchen design, homeowners are beginning to expand their color […]

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How Smart Glass is Looking to Replace Curtains

To be seen, or not to be seen, the choice is yours…at the flick of a switch. Are curtains drawing to a close? Glass that switches from transparent to opaque may soon replace the need for blinds. Curtains have been used for hundreds of years – but new technology means their reign could be drawing […]

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