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10 Hot Trends in Kitchen Design for 2011

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 4, 2011

Many of our customers look to books, magazines and even HGTV,  for ideas about remodeling their kitchens. Often they’ll talk to us about things they’ve seen or ask us for our thoughts about kitchen design. Here is our top 10 list of kitchen design trends that you may want to consider if you’re planning to remodel your kitchen in 2011.

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Topics: Green Building, Kitchens, Lighting, Kitchen Design, Designs, Cabinets, Storage, Appliances, Energy Star

New Home Siding Products

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Apr 27, 2010

Today's technologies have produced new products for home siding that are both attractive and durable. Two popular options for home siding are fiber cement and vinyl siding. Both products have been around for a while and innovations in manufacturing have improved the performance and look. If you're thinking about siding your home, here's some information to consider. 

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Topics: National Association of Home Builders, Green Building, Home Renovation, Construction, Siding

Soaking Up the Sun: Solar Water Heating Systems

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

Home owners often ask me about technologies that can be installed in their homes to reduce both energy costs and their carbon footprint. Installing a solar water heating system is definitely an affordable way to "go green."

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Topics: Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Home Remodeling, Cost vs. Value, Tax Credits

Let There Be Light! The Facts about Skylights and Sun Tunnels

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 16, 2010

Skylights and sun tunnels provide daylight and warmth to a home, especially in dark rooms with small or few windows. New designs now give homeowners a wide variety of options for adding natural light and ventilation. No leak skylights have now replaced the dripping units of the 1960s and the acrylic bubbles of the 1980s. Today's skylights have added layers of water protection and better flashing design. New glazes help to improve energy efficiency. Venting can be done at the touch of a button.

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Topics: Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Skylights

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