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Plaster Vent Grilles and Covers Installed in Spanish Homes
A plaster vent grille is today’s snapshot inside a Spanish-style home being built in Santa Barbara, CA. Follow me as I continue to share photos of the design and construction of this custom interior where many different classic Santa Barbara materials and finishes were incorporated.
A variety of sizes for this decorative plaster vent grille design were installed throughout the home. 6 x 12 and 6 x 14 are fairly common sizes for ceiling and wall vent covers. The large size shown here was custom designed for the two clean air return vents in the house.
Depending on the size of your home and HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), you most likely will need to consult with an air flow specialist who is familiar with plaster grilles. Your architect or General Contractor will help guide you in getting the proper sizing.
There is a mathematical formula that is used to figure this all out. For starters, it involves calculating the square footage of your home with the ceiling heights. This is the volume of air in your home.
The size of your FAU (Forced Air Unit/heater) is also reviewed. How much air flow your unit is capable of. Some plaster grille designs restrict air flow more than standard grille covers, so to be safe all of this has to be figured out on your behalf.
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Inspiring Spanish Home Experts: The Detailists
Here, the Artisan drywall expert touches up the walls before the interior wall painting begins. He is using a combination of tools to do this.
A standard putty knife to knock down any leftover rough or sharp edges, and the specialty sponges he is holding in his left hand.
The angled sanding sponges come in many different sizes and shapes. They can be used “dry” or wet, are used to literally sand the blemishes in the drywall finish. The soft grouting sponges are typically soaked in clean water, squeezed mostly dry and used to softly blend everything together.
Spanish-Style Plaster Vent Grille Alternatives on Amazon
If you unsure whether or not you have the budget (or bandwidth) to take on a custom plaster grille specification project, there are high quality alternatives readily available.
Today, a growing number of companies and manufacturers sell their products directly on Amazon. I personally have ordered Amazon products for Spanish-style homes and landscapes I have designed. Numerous Clients have also done so. Throughout this Photo Blog I introduce you to elegant products I have discovered, and include them in my posts now and then.
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Other Design Planning Resources for Vent Grilles and Covers
Since 2003, I have been recommending plaster vent grilles, as well as cast iron and aluminum floor, ceiling and wall vent covers. Dozens of Spanish-style home interior projects will be shared here. The Creating Spanish Style Homes PHOTO BLOG is peppered with stories and projects with grilles photographed in them. When you have time feel free to check them out in this direct link.
Intrigued with my Blog and photography, but looking for something a lot more specific to your project? Do a quick search, it might just be here among dozens of projects and hundreds of breathtaking photos.
Well friend, this wraps a brief site visit episode in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. A SNAPSHOT POST sharing a little bit of info about plaster vent grilles and covers. Scroll to explore more helpful links and resources for designing and building your own Spanish-style home and landscape. Many of the Full Episodes have 20+ images, each!
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