Pro/Cons using Insulating Concrete Forms for Custom Homes

Back in the mid-1990s at Myles Nelson McKenzie Design, we started developing foundation designs for our custom home projects, using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). They worked exceptionally well for our custom home projects in Park City, Utah. The Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) were used for the projects … Continue readingPro/Cons using Insulating Concrete Forms for Custom Homes

Eldorado Stone for Interior and Exterior Fireplaces

At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design in Orange County California, we use and recommend Eldorado Stone. We recommend Eldorado Stone’s stone products for their elegant stone veneer facings. Which are a great product for interior and exterior fireplace facing. Also, the product works really well for … Continue readingEldorado Stone for Interior and Exterior Fireplaces

NanaWall Hurricane-Resistant SL73 Performs Beyond Miami-Dade AAMA Certification

NanaWall Systems, the pioneer of the opening glass wall category, announces the NanaWall SL73 as one of the industry’s toughest hurricane-resistant folding systems. The glass walls feature reinforced structural posts (or astragals) down each panel side that enable the SL73 to meet and exceed Miami-Dade … Continue readingNanaWall Hurricane-Resistant SL73 Performs Beyond Miami-Dade AAMA Certification

What is Hurricane Home Design?

In short, hurricane home design is a residence that is designed with appropriate structural design, in order to with stand very strong wind forces. At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design in South Carolina, we know that hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, and other storms with sturdy winds are known … Continue readingWhat is Hurricane Home Design?