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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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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Before, During, After: The Most Important Renovation Questions To Ask

Have you wanted to give your house a facelift, but felt that the process was too overwhelming? We understand your reasoning. Depending on the project, renovating your home can be a pretty big deal. With all of the time and money you’re investing, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions during the course of […]

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Understanding LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an organization dedicated to environmentally conscious architecture and construction. USGBC developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, a voluntary green design certification system for residential, business, and municipal buildings. LEED for Homes provides a great guideline for builders and homeowners invested in sustainable building design.

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Floors: Choosing the Right Option for Your Home

Floors are an important factor in home design and renovation. Whether you are building a new house or remodeling your current one, you will discover that there is a wide selection in interior flooring. Here is a comparison of several different materials to help you choose the best option: 

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Kitchen Renovations: Countertops & Backsplashes

The kitchen is often referred to as “the heart of a home,” serving as the epicenter of activity in many private residences. Most homeowners desire a welcoming and functional space, since it is where they cook and share meals with loved ones. Regardless of personal taste, it is possible to revamp your kitchen with a […]

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