Understanding HVAC Energy Efficiency Ratings

When you step out to buy the latest electronic equipment, you are bombarded with a series of acronyms, with each brand claiming superiority over the other. While it may sound like Greek and Latin to begin with, it really...

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5 Imperative Features of Energy-Efficient Homes

Designing a home is something that calls for a lot of considerations. These range from the colour of the interior walls to the number of rooms. Saving money is one of the primary objectives for most people when undertaking...

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Fluorescent Lightings

You may be used to your standard watt light bulb. But nowadays it seems that fluorescent lightings are really gaining popularity. Unfortunately, over the years fluorescent lightings have carried the negative stigma that they provide flickering, sickly, green-tinted, institutional-like, headache-inducing,...

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Builder?s Dust ? Removing It

Have you ever had renovations or alterations done to your property? Then you are fully aware of the amount of fine dust that is generated and manages to get absolutely everywhere even in places far removed from the actual...

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Mantle Clocks – Great Deals And Huge Selection

Nothing gives the appearance of traditional style like a mantle clock that you display with pride. For centuries mantle clocks have been a prominent part of any formal room. The mantle clock is still a timeless statement of grace...

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Preventing Mold In The Home

As a proud homeowner, you can probably understand the basic aesthetic reasons for preventing the growth of mold in your home. Mold can create an unpleasant visual sight in your home, most frequently around windowsills and doorframes as well...

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Home Painting Tips

Remember, everyone starts as a beginner at painting. Just because you have never painted a house doesn?t mean you shouldn?t give it a try. The money you save by painting your own house is money you can put into...

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7 Tips For Buying An Outdoor Fireplace

Before buying an outdoor fireplace, there are several factors to take into account. Always remember that the safety of your family and property is the most important consideration. 1. Size matters When comparing fireplaces, look at the size of the...

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Keep That Kitchen Sink!

Have you ever heard that expression, ?They threw everything out but the kitchen sink!?? Do you know why they didn?t throw out the kitchen sink in that saying? It is because the phrase originated when the average kitchen sink...

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Don’t Build A House Without Bathtubs

As an architect, of course I have strong feelings about elements that should never be left out of any home building project. For example, I believe that no home should be built without bathtubs. I know, bathtubs sounds like a...

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