From Iced Tea to Winter Ice, Porches Protect Your Home: Part 1--Design
The front porch forms the connection between a home and the outside world, and a well-designed porch enhances the home in terms of esthetics, functionality, and safety. In the first installation of our two-part series “From Iced Tea to Winter Ice, Porches Protect Your Home”, today’s blog discusses three key design considerations to keep in mind for any porch addition or remodeling project.
WarmlyYours Q2 Industry Report: Strong Spring as Radiant Heating Grows
Most experts predict that Q2 will produce stronger growth than the very, very slow thaw the U.S. economy experienced in the first quarter, declining at an annual rate of 2.9% according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). That trend should be reversed in Q2, most expect. That belief is reflected in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes.
Will Remodeling and Home Construction Sizzle or Slow this Summer?
At the beginning of the year, a Houzz survey reported that 90 percent of the home professionals surveyed expected their business’ revenue to grow in 2014. In April, a study by Piper Jaffray reported by Remodeling revealed half of surveyed homeowners said they intended to spend more on home improvement projects in the next 12 months versus the previous 12 months, and 20 percent said they would spend “significantly more.”
Passive Homes: Leaders in Energy Efficiency
As energy bills climb and awareness of eco-responsibility grows, finding eco-friendly options for the home has become a priority. Passive solar design and energy-efficient appliances and systems can reduce your impact on the environment, as well as your energy costs.