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Skylights Vs Sun Tunnels

Many homes have areas that feel dark and unwelcoming because they lack natural light.  This situation can be easily remedied with the inclusion of skylights and sun tunnels.  These devices are installed on a home’s roof and allow sunlight to filter into areas that would not receive it.  It’s important to understand the qualities of…
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Four Trees You’ll Regret Planting In Your Yard

An enduring American fable is that on George Washington’s sixth birthday he was gifted with a hatchet.  As the story goes, young George took it upon himself to try out his new gift on his father’s cherry tree.  While the cherry tree in the story didn’t deserve that fate, there are several species of trees…
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Six Steps To Designing A Tranquil Home

The six leading causes of death in the US are heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.  While their symptoms may manifest themselves in a variety of ways, a commonality between them is that chronic stress is associated with all of them.  As a country, we’re less anxious than we were during…
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The Worst Bathroom Design Mistakes….EVER

If you added the amount of time that you spent in the bathroom over the duration of your life, it would average out to 18 months.  This figure really puts into perspective how crucial it is to thoughtfully plan a bathroom so that it is as comfortable and functional as it can be.  While many…
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Designing For Dementia

The aging in place movement continues to be a largely discussed topic within the remodeling industry, especially as more and more members of the Baby Boomer generation retire.  Initially the conversation revolved around physical home improvements, such as grab bars and widened doorways.  However, it is now evolving and interior design elements are being paid…
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