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Building it Green

I read a good article this morning about sustainable building practices for new homes. They mention some great tips, but don’t mention the “greener” aproach of not building, and remodeling instead. You can incorporate all the things they reccomend for a new building in your existing home. It will make your house more energy effiecent, […]

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Remodeling Now Can Save You Money Later

I have two thoughts on why you remodeling now is a good idea. First it can save you money in energy costs. An Atlanta paper wrote an interesting article about how clients have saved money in the long run by spending some money up front. Another good reason to remodel right now is that home […]

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Making a Home to Sell, a Dream to Buyers

With the current housing market there is an overflow of houses to choose from, so if you are planning to sell your home how can you get an edge up? Do some design work! The first thing a person sees when they pull up to a house is the yard–if it has been sitting on […]

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The Sustainable Tree

Often when it comes to sustainable design we get all wrapped up in the building and forget about what’s right outside the window. Trees can be a huge way to conserve energy when it comes to home design. A properly located tree can provide shade in the summer and still allow light in in the […]

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Being Green is Tough

The New York Times had an article talking about all the hype when it comes to green products and projects. All the hype is causing an information overload for people looking to do sustainable remodels on their home. I figure the best thing they can do is call a designer. The next best thing is […]

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The Housing Market and Remodeling

I have talked to a few potential clients recently that have decided to place their projects on hold because of the current housing market. I understand their fears, but I just want to comment on some of them. To start with, if you think your house is worth what it was last year, you’re probably […]

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5 Tips for Sustainable Design

How to Easily Incorporate Being Green into Your Next Project Sustainable design is in concert with the planet. When we feel good in our spaces, work and home, we are more productive, healthier and happier. It sounds hippie-dippie, but spending time in a beautiful, sustainably designed and built space is more than saving the planet; […]

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