How Does a Smart Home Work?

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Smart homes are no longer far-fetched visions of the future. They’re here, and they’re more accessible than ever. While the uber-wealthy may use smart technology to transform their homes into futuristic dwellings, families on a budget can use smart technology to make their daily lives easier. The Rise of Home Automation Home automation products have […]

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Retrofit or Replace? How to Handle Historic Windows When Renovating

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Renovations of historic homes and buildings require special consideration for the windows. Although the original windows are an integral part of the architecture of any historic building, they are much less energy-efficient than modern windows and are often less functional. Here’s what those planning to renovate this type of property should know about striking a […]

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Cultivate Your Brand Experience Through Your Retail Design

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Retailers with brick-and-mortar stores know that the impression their retail space makes can stay with a customer forever. A retail space can be used to cultivate a brand image that makes a positive impression on shoppers. Here are three innovative ways to do it. Curate a Distinct Brand Personality Shoppers have an endless number of […]

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Statement Ceilings: The Right Choice for Your Renovation?

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In a grander past, the ceilings of beautiful homes were a status symbol unto themselves. Painted, vaulted, domed, or coffered, the more ornate the ceiling, the more impressive the room and the more prestigious the social profile. While notions of home luxury have evolved since the age of the Great Houses, history is cyclical and […]

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Historical Elements: What’s the Origin of the Clawfoot Tub?

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Bathroom renovations aren’t necessarily all about modern style, especially when it comes to the historic houses in and around the Isle of Orleans. Because the past plays such a large part in the present, many homes in the New Orleans area are tailor-made for retrofitting vintage luxuries, such as freestanding clawfoot bathtubs. Once de rigueur […]

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Deciding on the Best Time for a Home Remodel

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Among countless factors that go into the decision to renovate, it’s important to determine the right timing. Remember that there is no set-in-stone timeline that works for every homeowner, and personal finances, the decision to move, and lifestyle considerations like kids’ school schedules must all be factored into the decision. Not to mention, a bathroom […]

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Tips for Renovating a Small Kitchen

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Just because a kitchen is small doesn’t mean it can’t shine. Here are some simple kitchen renovations that can make all the difference. Keep It Open Believe it or not, when it comes to small kitchens, there’s actually such a thing as too much storage. Adding too many cabinets or cupboards can make the space […]

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Five Techy Gadgets to Upgrade Your Bathroom

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These days, there’s a gadget for every room in a home. But what about the bathroom? Here are five techy gadgets are bringing bathrooms into the modern age.  Shower Speakers Shower speakers have come a long way in recent years, and today’s speakers offer clear sound in a water-resistant package. In addition to making showering […]

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Pros and Cons of Turning Your Garage Into a Home Addition

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Although residential renovations are sometimes focused on aesthetic improvements, turning a garage into a home addition can offer some practical advantages and disadvantages as well. Here are some pros and cons to help make the decision easier. Pro: Affordability The obvious reason many homeowners choose to convert their garages into home additions is to have […]

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