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Design Glossary

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Sash

A sash pertaining to a window is the portion of the window separatw from the frame that holds the glass; it can be either stationary or movable.

Saxony

A tougher twisted heat-set cut pile usually dense in construction.

Shag

A long-tufted cut pile quite loose in construction; undergoing renewed popularity.

Sheet Panels

Large pieces of wood used as the base or backboard from which to create decorative panels.

Shutter

A window covering that is made of real wood PVC vinyl; comes with or without the centre rail.

Solar Outdoor Fixture

Mostly used for an ambient glow rather than a source of adequate illumination less expensive lights usually have only one bulb. New lines of solar lughts are sturdier and boast up to four bulbs which give off a much brighter light. Solar lights are environmentally friendly and require little maintenance.

Spindles or balusters

The posts supporting the handrail.

Stair Nosing

The front overhang of a step where the tread and riser meet.

Sunshade

A window covering that is made of vinyl; opacity depends on the weave. It is available in many colours.

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