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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Building Green

By David Porter AIA – Consulting architect to the Garlinghouse Company since 1989

By now, you have probably heard loads about everything “green” – building green, living a more “green” lifestyle, and on and on.  “Green” is the new, overly used, buzzword thrown at you from twenty directions each day.  What is this new-fangled movement, […]

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

By Julie P. Hawkins

It’s a tough real estate market. Finding a good agent will make all the difference.

When the time comes to sell your home or purchase a new one, the amount of information to sort through can be overwhelming. It is worthwhile to have a licensed professional on your side to help you navigate […]

Being Well Insulated

You know it’s there, but you rarely give it a thought-unless the temperature inside your house won’t stay at a comfortable level.

We’re talking about the insulation in your home’s walls, attic, and beneath its floors. If there’s not enough insulation, it can be added to an existing home. However, the best time to […]

Trends We Are Observing In Home Design

by Bruce Arant, Editorial Director for The Garlinghouse Company 
Talking with Jarret earlier today, I was reminded that you had asked about trends we are observing in home design. 
Here are my current observations. I am sure they are far from profound, but hopefully they will be of some help as you continue to develop new […]

BACKYARD DECKS THAT LAST

View The Garlinghouse DIY Deck Plans collection.

This two-tiered, ground-level deck is made entirely out of ChoiceDek, a composite material created by mixing wood fibers (red cedar or some other type of softwood) with polyethylene, which comes from recycled consumer waste. Photo courtesy of ChoiceDek. Backyard decks are great because they offer level and stable platforms for […]

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

by Bruce Arant, Editorial Director for The Garlinghouse Company

I’ve lived in “Tornado Alley” all of my life. That being the case, wailing tornado sirens, along with the chirping of birds and the buzzing of bees, have become just another familiar sound of springtime (although, not quite as calming). At 2:30 am, on the night […]

OUTDOOR FURNITURE

If you think your living room furniture takes a beating, imagine what your outdoor furniture goes through. The “elements,” as we call them, will really do a number on any unprepared thing left to their mercy. Outdoor furniture has to take this beating, remain useful, and still look good.
 
Creating Backyard Comfort
As we turn more […]