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sunroom 7 Great Sunroom Ideas
There’s nothing quite like a sun-soaked space to enhance energy, productivity, creativity, and overall well-being. Build yourself and your family a sunroom for all seasons—a place where the outdoors can be enjoyed year round. Whether you’re thinking about a porch sunroom, screened-in patio sunroom, or an entire addition, you can easily extend the existing heating and cooling systems of your Continue Reading
american-decor Best of: Red, White, and Blue Decor
With Independence Day coming up at the end of this week—and with all of the excitement from the World Cup!—we’ve been thinking about good old-fashioned American red, white, and blue decor. Whether you’re thinking about temporary decorations for your 4th of July backyard barbecue or planning on outfitting a patriotic room on a more permanent basis,  get inspired by this Continue Reading
Concealed ductless a/c by ways2design. Your Guide to Ductless Air Conditioning
Put all your ducts in a row… to be thrown in the dumpster! Thanks to ductless air conditioners, also called mini-splits, you can enjoy comfortable temperatures year round without needing a complicated, bulky duct system in your attic. These systems are whisper-quiet and very efficient, making them an attractive option to homeowners — especially those who are not fans of Continue Reading
By Vicente Burin Architects. Double-Hung Windows: All You Ever Wanted to Know
Double-hung windows are one of the most popular window types and have two sections that move up and down within the frame. Positioned one over the other, an upper and lower sash—the part of the window that holds the glass—allow venting from the top or bottom of the window. Advantages Because of their functionality and simple design, double-hung windows have Continue Reading
Windows the need to be replaced. By Jenn Durfey. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows
You can barely see out of them Even if you don’t live next to the beach or down the road from a majestic mountain, you still want to be able to see outside. Condensation, fading, and discoloration call all affect your view in a seriously bad way. Beautiful windows improve the look and value of your home. It’s a big Continue Reading
Solar Piggy Bank How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
It’s probably the first thing people want to know, and rightfully so. Up until recently, solar panels have been prohibitively expensive for most homeowners. In fact, the price today is almost half of what it was in 2008—and companies like San Mateo, California based SolarCity are working towards lowering the price even more by building their own panels on a Continue Reading
programmable thermostat 8 Tips for Lowering Energy Bills in the Summer
There’s a famous quote by Russian author Anton Chekhov that goes, “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” We’re thinking that maybe the second part of Mr. Chekhov’s quote was lost, because it was most likely, “Well, until they get their outrageously high electric bill in the summer and it ruins their mood. Catch you dudes Continue Reading
central air 10 Ways to Cool Your Home Efficiently
When the temperature rises, so does your electric bill. Check out these 10 ways to cool your home efficiently. Keep your A/C in good shape That big ol’ electric bill? Thank your air conditioner—it typically makes up the biggest chunk of the charges. One of the simplest things you can do is make sure your A/C is properly maintained so Continue Reading
freestanding-tub Cool 2014 Bathroom Trends
The year’s halfway over, but it’s not too late to add one of four of these bathroom trends to your space. Besides, we’re pretty sure these trends won’t be going out of style anytime soon—2014’s trends are a mix of timeless style, functionality, and high-tech convenience. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite bathroom trends this year. Freestanding Tubs Continue Reading

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