…And remodel their homes the right way
I've heard it in all shapes and forms from our homeowners. "I regret ever using the phone book to find a contractor. Anyone can place an ad there." Or even worse, "My neighbor's contractor buddy turned out to be a huge mistake, had no idea what he was doing."
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We're so excited we can hardly contain ourselves! Today marks the official launch of our new and improved Home Remodeling Library, a section of the site devoted to everything remodeling. You name it, and it's there. Or if it doesn't answer your question, shoot us an e-mail and we'll write a new article just for you.
Why Everything is Better Now
Using Wikipedia as our inspiration, we've made our remodeling universe perfectly logical and straightforward. Say you want to repaint your kitchen cabinets creamy white for a rustic cottage look, but aren't sure what type of paint to use or how long the project would take. A quick search brings you to Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets, where you can get:
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Websites and blogs are filled with ideas and inspiration for DIY projects—but not always with prizes and a greater humanitarian goal in mind. Our friends at One Project Closer are holding their annual summer-long Before and After Contest, and it not only offers weekly prizes and one grand award, but also raises money to support Habitat For Humanity.
To enter, simply send in before and after pictures and a story about a project you’ve completed in your home. ...read full post →
"Green design is not enough; a deeper connection between self and place is required to create truly sustainable spaces." -Kevin Hackett
Design-builders love to talk about clients' needs—how they’ll take your vision, your desire for your home and turn it into reality. But few, if any, have shrinked your psyche to do so.
But don’t be nervous. Kevin Hackett and Jessica Weigley of San Francisco’s Siol Studios are no lab-coated therapists. They’re researchers, artists and educators, and they’re working to change the face of sustainable home design.
I spoke with co-founder Kevin, a very polite and insightful architect from Limerick, Ireland, about Siol Studio’s “architecture of self and place,” and especially this connection between the brain and the home—or your home as a formed representation of your psychograph. Here’s what he had to say. ...read full post →
Surprise, surprise. World-famous design mogul Martha Stewart has landed herself in a media-circus controversy once again.
Kayla Albert with the CalFinder Report has the scoop:
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