• Practical Advice for Homeowners

    This Spring and Summer we’ve noticed a big jump in construction costs compared to 2017 winter estimates and bids. Usually our estimates are within 10% of actual competitive bids. But with a steady increase in building, the slump of the previous 8 years has finally …

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  • Tips to save money on energy costs

    Here are some tips to save some money on energy costs by pairing window treatments with tinted windows.   The cost savings from maintaining a comfortable interior temperature can be enormous. Change Your Bulbs Many people still use incandescent light bulbs. Save money and energy by switching …

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  • Energy Saving Products

    >  Do you have trouble getting your children to turn the lights off?  Now you can install designer switches with occupancy sensors.  Lutron’s Maestro Occupancy Sensor-Dimmer saves up to 60% in lighting energy.  The sensor turns lights on when someone enters the room and off …

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  • Bathroom Jewelry

    No space for a Powder Room?  Dress up your Hall Bath with sleek chrome shower door hardware (modeled after barn-door hardware).  It’s jewelry for your home!

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  • Interior Doors

    I recently visited the TruStile Door Company in Denver and realized how much of a design statement can be achieved by installing new interior doors and hardware.  They also own Wood Harbor Doors.  Both companies have an interactive website allowing clients to explore panel and …

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  • PlayGuard Safety Surfacing

    PlayGuard Safety Surfacing was originally designed for outdoor playgrounds to minimize injuries from falls.  For residential use, because it’s designed to be outside and the installation is adhesive-free, it is also an excellent, attractive surface for second floor balconies and rooftop terraces.  It is made …

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  • Happy New Year!

    We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on our new website. Good News!  Housing purchases rose in the 4th quarter of 2011. Diana

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  • An Interesting New Sound Item on the Market

    For people who already have a sound system in their home, there are new MusicLites that don’t need to be hard wired.  These speaker-LED lights can screw into existing recessed light fixtures (4, 5, or 6-inch cans).  They are controlled by a transmitter which communicates with …

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    According to McGraw-Hill Construction Forecast and Trends, single-family housing construction has held steady as the pattern of recent months suggests that activity is stabilizing at a low volume after the decline shown earlier in 2011. On the home front, we have noticed in our Bid Meetings for …

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