How to Choose A Front Door Color

Perhaps a sunny yellow one at a friend’s house makes you feel especially welcome at a cottage-style home. Or, that bright red front door on a neighbor’s house lends trend-forward detail to an updated ranch. Whatever the case, a well-chosen front door color makes an immediate impact, complementing a home’s style and improving curb appeal. …

The Modern Bucolic

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency. Architect Greg Wiedemann, who completed the project with his firm Wiedemann Architects, describes the house as “a modern interpretation of the traditional white clapboard farmhouse and red barn that populate the neighboring countryside.” In his take on the old standard, he …

Windows That Expose Your Bathroom To Light Without Exposing You

Windows offer up a practical and, depending on the size of the project, budget-friendly way to add attractiveness and extra light to your bathroom. See several window ideas that’ll expose your bathroom to light without exposing you. Are you ready to install new windows in your bathroom? Contact a pro today and get up to …

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

We may have year-round pool weather here, but building your dream pool might leave you underwater – they’re usually home reno money pits. Instead, here are the best fix-ups that almost always increase your home’s value. You might miss this focal point since, well, it’s hiding in plain sight. Front Door A replacement door, or …

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

We may have year-round pool weather here, but building your dream pool might leave you underwater – they’re usually home reno money pits. Instead, here are the best fix-ups that almost always increase your home’s value. You might miss this focal point since, well, it’s hiding in plain sight. Front Door A replacement door, or …

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Matthew Heimer, senior editor of SmartMoney magazine, explains that energy proofing a house can actually cut annual utility bills in half. Matthew covers breaking down home energy costs, how to monitor heating and cooling costs, how to reduce heating and cooling costs, how to reduce energy costs when using larger appliances, how landscaping can actually …

Why It’s Time To Go Monochrome

When redesigning a room, the first question is, which color? Design a room with a monochromatic color palette to bring elegance and simplicity to your interiors. Why go monochrome? Monochrome creates harmony because it’s all really one base color. Using a monochromatic color palette unifies the room from the start. Also, sticking to one color …

How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Front Door

Replacing your front entry door should provide good looks and value. An energy-efficient exterior door may trim 10% off your energy bills. How do you know which door is right for you? Compare the three main materials available for exterior doors:; steel, fiberglass, and wood. Steel Entry Door A steel door is great for saving …

2017 Marvin Architects Challenge & Latest Design Trends

The new and diverse group of Marvin Architects Challenge-winning projects offer a personal take on the home and design trends the industry is buzzing about. The winners of the competition brought a fresh perspective on some of the most popular design trends in the industry today. See the 8 hot trends below… White is the …

How to Feng Shui Your Home in 7 Steps

Feng shui is all about harnessing the positive flow of energy in our environment to live happier days in and out of your home. Follow these 7 steps to feng shui your home. Declutter your home Eliminate excess stuff to create balance in your space. Clutter overwhelms the energy of any room. Remove objects that …