The Air We Breathe

Most whole-home air purification systems utilize high-performance air filters installed in the home’s heating ductwork, which can be very effective at trapping airborne pollutants and allergens. Some systems go further, adding UV germicidal lights that can kill...

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Multi-Generational Living

Multi-Generational Living

By definition, multi-generational households have at least two adult generations living in the home. Today, about 1 in 5 Americans live in multi-generational households. Traditionally, in-law suites were the design solution -- in a pinch, mom and/or dad moved into one...

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Smarter Windows and Doors

Smarter Windows and Doors

The new Insynctive™ technology by Pella® is leading the way with smart window and door products that make life easier for your customers. Insynctive wireless Window and Door Sensors relay information to a compatible home automation system via the Insynctive Bridge....

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Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

There are many design elements that can be added to your home at a later date, but some things should be incorporated during the planning stages. Here we present two such items - one is an almost impossible change after the fact, and one will simply save you time,...

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What do you like to display in your home?

What do you like to display in your home?

About 13 years ago we did some remodeling. We chose a pleasant color scheme and then the art and decor to go with it. While I love the framed prints we have on our walls, sometimes I wish I could do something new or swap them out. But, to do that it takes time, money,...

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Separate Owner’s Bedrooms

Separate Owner’s Bedrooms

Having separate owner's bedrooms doesn't necessarily mean you don't get along. It could be your spouse has a job with frequent “on-call” sleep interruptions, you work different shifts, or a medical condition, sleep apnea/CPAP machine, or even loud snoring. When you...

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Value = Practical + Aesthetic

Value = Practical + Aesthetic

Recessed “can” light fixtures solved the issue of evenly-dispersed illumination throughout a room that a typical light fixture suspended in the center of the room could not achieve, and eliminated having to clean those suspended lighting fixtures. But, recessed can...

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More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling

Most model homes are a beauty to behold, designed to elicit all kinds of responses from visitors and prospective home buyers. But we have five senses. Are you marketing to all of them? Touch. Some surfaces, such as flooring, are going to be encountered. Plush...

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Shower Toe-hold

If you don't want a seat in your shower... Some people just don't like the looks of a built-in seat in their shower. But shaving in the shower is a reality. The solution may be the addition of a recessed toe-hold, elevating your leg a few inches off the shower floor....

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