Category: Home Design

The Cost of Remodeling

Everyone wonders what their project will cost. Will I be able to afford what I want to do? If I have a budget, what can I get for it? Will it cost more? Remodeling Magazine provides a great Cost vs. Value report every year that can give you a very good idea of what remodeling […]

Aging-In-Place for all of us

From the NAHB: “More aging homeowners (age 55 and older) are deciding to Age-In-Place, according to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodelers, 70% of remodelers report making universal design modifications, up from 60% in 2006. These homeowners don’t want to move or lose independence so they are increasingly asking for these […]

Greening your bathroom

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FROM GREEN AND MILLIGAN DESIGN Valentines Day is a good day to stop and think about loving our planet. Each of us has the capacity to be more environmentally concerned. But, you might ask: “Where are some guidelines for steps I can take to help the planet?” Today, I found this on […]

How Hiring Small Businesses Helps the Economy and the Community

An Opinion Article by Daniel Milligan Our government is struggling with the economy. It is trying to get people back to work and start the money flowing. The problem is that government can’t do it alone–the economy needs your help too. Wondering what you can do? Spend money on small businesses. You hear it all […]

Buying, selling or thinking about remodeling your home?

I just found out about EcoBrokers (certified RE brokers) – they can help you buy or sell your house with a “Green” emphasis. A link from a local EcoBroker took me to a article on website I haven’t seen for a while – the Sierra Club. The article reviews many steps you can take to […]

…and now, a little more on color.

On a street in Mazatlan It seems that January is the month to talk about color. Maybe it’s that we feel the need for brightness and color in the month that can be the darkest and dreariest. Pittsburgh Paints has come out with their “Hacienda Colors”. The colors are warm and evoke the sunshine of […]

Up-to-date or Over-the-top

I was watching Color Splash the other night. The host was taking a lovely pre WWII home and painting the moldings and built-ins lime green. The worst part of this was what I was thinking: “Wow! That looks really good.” Okay, to my own defence, it was not just the lime green, but the whole […]