10 home remodel no-no’s…
getting it right

home remodel

Whew! You’ve weighed all the options and finally decided to remodel. Whether you’re adding a room for that home office or new baby, or updating your home to be more energy efficient and functional, a remodel is a big undertaking. There are all sorts of lists of things you need to do before tackling a remodeling project; we’ve got a list of things not to do. Continue reading

the illusion of size…
making a small bath feel larger

Small Bath

A compact powder room is a wonderful thing. A compact master bath is not so wonderful, but with the trend toward smaller homes, designers are moving away from cavernous bathrooms. How can you open yours up and bring the illusion of space without a full renovation? Oh, it’s surprisingly easy! Continue reading

benefits of a green home

Green Homes

Green is the big buzzword in homes right now. From renovations to new construction, everyone is talking sustainability. A cynic could say it’s all about marketing, and in truth, the wise consumer should be on the lookout for greenwashing. But that’s not the whole picture. The fact is, going green is not only good for the environment, it’s good for you as well.

Buildings account for a large percentage of carbon emissions, and it’s easy to see their impact on the environment. Green homes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional construction and provide benefits like lower operating costs and better indoor air quality. Continue reading

countertop revolution…
a look at the green options

Kitchen Counters

We’ve been talking about renovations quite a bit, and it makes sense. So many home owners are opting to renovate their existing homes rather than sell and relocate. The other current trend, of course, are home owners selling their larger, family homes and moving into smaller digs. Either way, with a renovation or new construction comes the opportunity to go green from the ground up. Continue reading