For many people, the difference between a traditionally designed house and contemporary one is a matter of taste. Traditional residences are influenced by more historic styles like Victorian, Spanish, Colonial, or Neoclassical, while contemporary homes are fashioned from modern 20th Century architecture. Popular contemporary elements include sleek lines, square or rectangular shapes, heavy use of […]
In recent years, sustainable design has been gaining popularity with architects, builders, and homeowners; individuals (especially in Boulder County) are concerned with energy conservation and sustainability now more than ever. 2015 has been a great year for innovative green houses, as designers continue to focus on energy efficiency and natural or reusable materials to create […]
One of the most important aspects of green design is using sustainable materials during construction. Any house that aims to be eco-friendly should focus on using natural, recycled, or durable resources. Here’s what you need to know when choosing green building materials:
Poor air quality inside your home can have a negative impact on both your health and comfort level. Indoor pollutants and allergens, as well as excessive moisture or heat, can make for potentially hazardous living conditions. Luckily, there are a variety of options for preventing poor air quality before it ever becomes a problem.
Many people are quick to demolish old properties when they’re falling apart or in need of serious work. However, deconstruction is a great alternative to demolition and should be considered by all homeowners. Rather than tearing down an entire building and wasting potentially reusable materials, deconstruction allows materials to be salvaged and recycled or reused; […]
Photo © TreeLine Homes Environmentally conscious homebuyers often assume that sustainable design is expensive and beyond their budget. But many creative individuals and design organizations are helping debunk the notion that green homes are unaffordable.
During the winter, it’s easy for pipes to freeze. As the pressure builds up, pipes can easily burst. According to State Farm, the average claim for flooding from burst pipes is $15,000. So what do you do when your pipes freeze? First, find out if it’s all the fixtures in the house or just one […]
When deciding to invest in a new home there is, of course, the allure of building your own — it’s customized for you. Don’t, however, overlook the upside of buying an already established home. In most cities, all the new developments are on the outskirts of town. If being close to things like stores and […]
When you’re looking to sell your home, the bathroom deserves more than a bit of attention. It is the second most dreamed of remodel. In most cases, the bathroom is far from the biggest room, but it scores very high in importance to buyers. You don’t have to do a huge renovation, just making it […]
As spring approaches, homeowners are looking to remodel. Here are six tips to spruce things up: Inspect and repair the systems you already have. Energy tax credits. See if adding a few minor green features can help out with a nice tax credit. Pick the areas that will give you the most return on investment. […]