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A century of doing business and working closely with builders, homeowners, home designers, and architects has taught us a few things that some of the newcomers to the business may not have had time to figure out. We've learned that providing you with unequalled service, excellent technical assistance (we have experienced design professionals on staff to answer your questions and help guide you through the complex process of creating a new home), reasonably priced customization and modifications, and the best home designs in the world make our already great prices even more of a value to you.

BATHROOM MIRRORS

Looking Good Never Looked So Good By Reggie VanNostrand For nearly as long as there have been faces, there have been mirrors--of one type or another. Our first ancestors saw their reflections in calm pools of water. Later, they hammered metal smooth enough to reflect their faces (the Bible even mentions mirrors of brass). The [...]

BATHROOM LIGHTING

People should pay attention to the lights that surround their bathroom mirror "because it affects their own appearance... . Mirror lighting needs to be bright but not glaring, accurate yet flattering," say the people at Elflist.com (which stands for Efficient Light Fixtures, a non-profit lighting education group in Seattle that’s sponsored by local electric utilities). [...]

CHOOSING A BATHROOM SINK

Years ago, choosing a bathroom sink meant choosing between cast iron or vitreous china. But take a look at today’s bathroom sinks. They come in fired clay, brass, copper, stainless steel, marble, granite, soapstone, glass, nickel, solid-surface materials like Corian, and composite materials made of ground stone and polymer. These sinks also come in interesting [...]

Elegant Southern Style Country House Plan

Popular Southern Country Home Plan #92465 This home design is what we choose to call an “Elegant Southern Country” style. This 1-½ story home is a simple southern design but becomes irresistible with its full wrap around porch and symmetrical dormers. If you can bear to leave the delightful porch for a while to go [...]

How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort

(ARA) -- Heating and cooling systems account for 56 percent of energy used in a typical home, making it the largest energy expense for most households, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making smarter decisions about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can help you save money on your monthly utility bills. [...]

High-tech Innovations for Your Bath

(ARA) - Recent advances in technology are coming home to your bathroom. They can add warmth, improve hygiene and enhance your decorating style. The trend today is to mix high-tech with high style. One such innovation is the touch-free faucet. In your home, these faucets can help combat the spread of germs and conserve water. [...]

Winterizing Your Home for Good Indoor Air Quality

(ARA) - As the weather begins to cool, we start preparing our homes for the winter season. Closing up the house and using your heater can really have an impact on indoor air quality. The best way to keep the air in your home clean throughout the cooler months is to get your heating, ventilation [...]

Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

$200, $300, $500 a month! This is what millions paid last winter to heat their homes. Some paid even more. Experts say that this winter will bring even higher heating bills, with increases of about 15% to 80%, unless you improve the energy efficiency of your home now. Here are three steps toward lower energy [...]

How to Put the ‘Family’ Back into Your Family Room

(ARA) - Since families first moved out of caves and into houses, people have been looking to create the ideal room to bring family members together for quality time. In the beginning, there was the living room, and families - unaware of the coming joys of television - gathered there in the evening to spend [...]

Southwest Style Home Design

Search our Southwestern Style Homes collection Like the Florida and Mediterranean home, the Southwest style home is designed to thrive in hot climates.  A variety of looks are encompassed by this style, including Pueblo, Spanish Revival, Adobe and Mission.  Exterior walls are typically clad in stucco or stucco-like materials and/or brick.  Wood siding is also sometimes used, since [...]

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