Five Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Backsplash

Is your kitchen drab and uninteresting? You may not need to redo the entire room to give it new lease on life, but a fresh coat of paint and a new backsplash can do wonders. Consider one of the following materials for your kitchen’s mini-makeover. Tile Tile is one of the most timeless materials used for a backsplash. It can be found in everything from sleek white ceramic subway tiles to patterned Tuscan or vintage tiles to tinted glass and marble mosaics. The key to finding the right one is that Read more […]

Key Areas to check for Spiders in a Home

Spiders are tiny animals with eight long curvy legs that reside in and outside homes. Spiders enter homes through entry points like open windows, doors, broken ventilation, bad plumbing, cracks and crevices, and over dusty stuff for cases of relocation to a new home. After a good period of breeding, fully grown spiders are then visibly seen in the home premises.  A spiders’ special attributes, characteristics and pattern of their lifestyle make it so easy to identity them during an infestation Read more […]

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 […]

Vinyl VS Aluminum: Which is Better for Your Home?

While it is great to have choices, sometimes it can be confusing when you are thinking about improvements for your home. There are many options for any project that you want to do with your home and when it comes to siding, people often get stuck trying to figure out whether they want aluminum siding of vinyl siding. In this article, we are going to talk about whether vinyl siding or aluminum siding is better for your home. Which is Better? Vinyl or Aluminum? There are many factors that will 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 […]

Living Zero Homes Tour Coming Near You

Want to get a first hand glimpse of a net-zero energy home that generates all its necessary power from renewable energy? You may get a chance if you live in one of the areas that the Living Zero Home Tour is traveling through. Starting just a week ago in Chicago, the Living Zero Home Tour is showcasing a net-zero energy home featuring energy efficient appliances and building technologies. The home will continue to travel through November so you can experience and see for yourself how energy Read more […]

California Architect Thinks About White Roofs

If every building had a white roof, we would be able to cool the surrounding areas. That is the reasoning behind a California law about to go into effect next month requiring light reflective roofs on all new buildings. It is already the law for new flat roofs here. Here, architect Richard Meier and his partner Michael Palladino have apparently created a design to go one further. It’s entirely white; roofs, walls, and interiors. So this luxury design of a cool and airy Southern California 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 […]

Planes, Trains and Subway Cars!

It’s the ultimate way to recycle: reuse structures and adapt them for living and work space. Planes, cars, railcars, boats, subway cars, and trucks all have good bones that can easily be built upon and modified into something usable. We’ve been seeing a lot of these adaptive reuse projects popping up and wanted to highlight a few of our favorites. Sleeper Car Studio Apartment If you’re like us, as a kid you might have had an obsession with the Boxcar Children too. Their creativity and innovation Read more […]