The Light and Dark Sides of Skylights

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Anyone who has ever looked through a skylight at night can appreciate the beauty offered by this window into the sky, with its clear view of the stars above. But before jumping into a residential renovation project to add skylights, homeowners should be informed of both the benefits and drawbacks of these windows. A Look […]

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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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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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