Decorating with cork

While cork has been used as a decorative and building material for centuries, it has been experiencing a renewed popularity in the United States thanks to its use as a flooring material. Cork is becoming extremely popular, and for a number of valid reasons. Sustainability has been a hot topic among designers, who are increasingly … Continue reading Decorating with cork

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Basics of adding real curb appeal

It’s no secret that first impressions are important. So when it comes to your home, don’t overlook the impact of curb appeal on potential buyers and the value the exterior appearance can add to the sales price. Adding curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming or complicated. By addressing the basic curb appeal … Continue reading Basics of adding real curb appeal

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A Look at Tudor Architecture

Tudor homes are among the most recognizable style of architecture in the American residential landscape. With a number of specific and well-defined characteristics, Tudor homes were largely built during the first half of the 1900s and are still found in many well-established neighborhoods throughout different parts of the country. Tudor homes in the United States, … Continue reading A Look at Tudor Architecture

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Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Mid-Century Modern is an architectural style that generally describes modern designs that emerged following World War II and continued in development until the 1960s. Now recognized as a significant design movement, it is accepted as having several major influences that helped create its timeless style. Many consider the movement in America a reflection of the … Continue reading Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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Home builders, architects and home designers: What is the difference?

Perhaps you have already decided on a building project, but are far less clear on the differences between an architect, home builders and building designers to help get the job done. To start, you should know that there are many differences, and you’re paying to get a certain skill set and expertise for your money. … Continue reading Home builders, architects and home designers: What is the difference?

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Typical home seller repairs

Every home buyer should know that no house is perfect. Whether the property is old or new, a home inspection is likely to turn up issues that need to be repaired. So what can a buyer reasonably request or expect a seller to fix? And what are the factors involved? The first thing to know … Continue reading Typical home seller repairs

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Architecture style: Arts and Crafts

The “Arts and Crafts” style of architecture was the result of an early 19th-century movement that promoted traditional craftsmanship and simple forms, and left a lasting impact on homes throughout the United States. The movement made its way to America at the turn of the century and is reflected in home styles and neighborhoods that … Continue reading Architecture style: Arts and Crafts

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Architecture Blogs for Inspiration

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration when it comes to our latest building, renovation or design projects. Luckily, if you find yourself needing a push, there are vast amounts of online resources available, and literally thousands of architecture blogs that can serve as go-to places for inspiration. Blogs can be an ideal resource, combining … Continue reading Architecture Blogs for Inspiration

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Ideas for space planning

Figuring out what to do with the inside of your home can sometimes be difficult, because there are not always obvious choices or solutions. But, fear not frustrated homeowners. With a little dedicated space planning you can live in a more organized and comfortable space, one that best utilizes what you already have. Whether you’re … Continue reading Ideas for space planning

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Newest green building materials

Each and every year, new and intriguing green building materials that promise energy efficiency and performance hit the market surrounded by quite a bit of buzz. Technology drives much of the innovation when it comes to green building materials, and many of the latest products on the market increase the use of reusable, recyclable materials. … Continue reading Newest green building materials

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