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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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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Traditional v. Contemporary Design

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 […]

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Balancing Budget and Sustainability in Home Design

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.

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