Should you move out while remodeling

Remodeling your home is an exciting process but it takes a lot of work and kicks up a lot of dust. Sometimes, it’s hard to lead a normal life in a home that’s being remodeled. We’re going to help you decide whether or not you should move out while remodeling your home to make the whole process easier. Reasons why you should do it The first thing you’ll need to consider about your remodeling is the size of the project. This is the main factor which will help you decide whether or not moving Read more […]

5 Home Improvements that Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It is where you will live and perhaps raise a family. You want to take care of it to the best of your ability and make sure it does not lose any market value. Regular upkeep and maintenance will take care of this. Whether you choose to live in your home for many years or decide to move shortly after you buy it, you would like to make money when you sell it. Property values can fluctuate, and this may afford you some profit when selling Read more […]

4 Home Improvements That Will Add Value to Your Home

Today more than ever, more people want to know how they can add value to their houses. They know we’re going through a real estate market slump, and they, therefore, have two options. One is on to hang onto their houses until the market improves. The other is to improve their homes and sell the house despite the slump. If you prefer the second option, here are house improvements that will add value to your home. 1. The Kitchen Families spend more time in the kitchen than anywhere else in Read more […]

Your Essential Guide to Planning and Creating the Kitchen You’ve Always Dreamt of

Having an ideal kitchen is the dream of many, and this isn’t surprising considering how important the kitchen’s function is in any home. In fact, it can be said that the kitchen is the most important room in a home, because it’s not only a place where you can cook and prepare food – it’s also a place where you can socialise with other family members, have nice chats with friends, do some important paperwork, and so on. If one of your dreams is to have the perfect kitchen, here’s your Read more […]

Less Is More: How to Work This Philosophy with Your Shower

When it comes to remodelling or designing a bathroom, there are two main ways that you can go about it. You can either go for all the amenities that you possibly can to turn your bathroom into a grand affair, or you can adopt a more minimalist approach as you would normally see in modern bathrooms. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but a lot of people go for the minimalist approach because they’re on a budget. However, wanting to keep things simple doesn’t normally mean that the Read more […]

Domespace Homes Rotate With The Sun

In passive solar design, a home is oriented with the main axis running east and west so that the home faces essentially south (or north if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). With this orientation and lots of south-facing windows, the home is passively heated by the sun in the winter. With proper window shading, the windows will stay shaded during the summer, minimizing heat gain. But what if instead of properly aligning your home for the sun, your home actually followed the sun? That’s the Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more […]

Hot Green Flooring Options

If you’re tired of the same old bamboo flooring, some wonderful flooring materials have come out in the last year or so. These relatively new products are exciting, beautiful, environmentally friendly and are certain to bring warmth and style to your remodel or new home. Here are our suggestions for some beautiful new flooring materials. Kirei Coco Tiles Kirei is well known for its interior finish materials, including the well-known Kirei Board, an engineered panel made from sorghum stalks that Read more […]

Dwell Tour of Energy Star Homes in Brooklyn

As part of BKLYN Designs 2009, a fabulous green design event that happens every May in Brooklyn, NY, Dwell Magazine toured five homes in the area to showcase innovative, contemporary and thoughtful design. Of the 5 homes we were so impressed with two of them because of their energy efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Sadly, we weren’t there first hand to tour the houses ourselves, but we may just have to make a trip to Brooklyn next spring to be there so we too can tour gorgeous homes Read more […]

Warren Buffett Company Debuts Line of Green Prefab Homes

Warren Buffett isn’t the world’s second richest man for nothing. He has an unsurpassed knack for picking good companies in strong industries at the right price. Most things he’s touched have turned into gold. So it’s exciting to see that a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary called Clayton Homes has just launched a line of green prefab homes (called the i-house) that start at under $75,000 (or about $105 / square foot) excluding site costs and shipping. Clayton Homes is one of the largest manufactured Read more […]