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The 30 Largest Metros Ranked for Walkable Urbanism

New York City tops the list as the most “walkable urban place”, but Detroit’s development potential looks promising after years of significant market absorption and economic growth.  The nations largest metropolitan areas are focusing on building walkable urban development, and for perhaps the first time in 60 years, walkable urban places are gaining market share […]

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How Cultural Shifts are Affecting Home Design

Popular home styles have always served as a sign of the times. Victorian homes, with their elegant and intricate details, are a monument of Queen Victoria’s reign (1840 – 1904). Colonial-style homes are living relics of the colonial period, when various European cultures had colonies scattered throughout the United States. The list goes on, but […]

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Outdoor Kitchen Must-Haves

In recent years, the practice of extending a home’s living area by adding an outdoor kitchen has become extremely popular. Outdoor kitchens are a luxurious addition to houses of any size, and they are especially useful if you enjoy entertaining guests in your home. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to planning this outdoor living space; everyone’s […]

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What is a Photovoltaic Solar System, and How Does it Work?

A photovoltaic solar system (also known as a PV system and PV power system) is a series of devices designed to capture energy from the sun and convert it into power that you can use. It’s a clean, quiet, and extremely reliable way to power a home or business. In recent years, solar power has […]

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The History of Modern Design in Boulder

Following World War II, the 1930s trend toward modern architecture swept through the United States at an astounding rate. In Colorado, and Boulder specifically, entire neighborhoods were developed with homes featuring modern design concepts. It’s easy to see why this architectural style, which originated in Germany, was so easily integrated into our state’s culture. Our […]

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Snowmelt Systems: The Latest Innovation in Snow Removal

To say that we get more than our fair share of snow in Colorado would be stating the obvious. While most U.S. cities get about 25 inches of snow per year, Boulder averages around 83 inches. So, if you have lived in Boulder for any amount of time, you understand the kind of hassle that […]

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Making Radiant Floor Heating Part of Your Green Home Renovation

It’s hard to explain the feeling of walking across a heated floor; it’s just one of those things that everyone should experience at least once. For so long, radiant floor heating was something that was only ever found in luxury homes, hotels, and spas.  That doesn’t seem to be the case now, however. Radiant floor […]

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Wood vs. Gas: The Right Fireplace for your Home

If you’ve built a home in the last ten years, you’ve probably been asked this question: wood or gas? Like many homebuyers, it’s likely you didn’t really know the answer at the time. From a value perspective, we already know that fireplaces are becoming an increasingly popular selling point for homes these days. Some families […]

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