In colder climates, like Eastern Pennsylvania, winters are not getting milder. When we are exposed to several consecutive below-freezing days and nights that extend into weeks, the low temperatures can affect many of the exterior components of our homes. This includes shallow foundations that do not reach below the frost line. This is why you need to consider a frost protection foundation for your home.Continue reading
Remodeling for energy efficiency. While homeowners consider various home upgrades and remodels to add space and functionality, they also may want to consider improving energy efficiency in their home. For most homeowners, the idea of sustainability and eco-friendliness is very appealing. Additionally, these upgrades can help reduce energy bills and increase the home’s value. This thereby leads to a practical, and economical outcome.Continue reading
In-floor radiant heating is by no means a new concept. While many have this type of supplemental heating in their home, the idea has been prevalent since before ancient Roman times.
The idea of getting out of bed or the shower and stepping onto a warm surface can be very appealing. Especially during those colder months.
Are you considering in-floor radiant heating as part of your new construction? Or perhaps including it in a renovation of some parts of your home? Either way, you should work with an expert home designer. They can help you understand the installation’s costs and benefits.Continue reading
Time passes and life changes. What was suitable and desirable a decade ago may not be ideal today. May be time to think about adding an in-law suite addition.Continue reading
Remodeling for accessibility in homes has become a notable change in recent years. Here are remodeling ideas to make your home more accessible. Whether the remodel is designed to accommodate disabled residents or less mobile elderly, a few adjustments can allow homeowners to stay in their much-loved homes. Or in some cases, a few accessibility modifications may be needed for a new home being purchased.Continue reading
As life goes on, your wants and needs change. Whether your home has an outdated interior layout or the existing floor plan no longer fits your needs, you don’t have to move. A redesign of your floor plan can incorporate all your current requirements without exceeding your budget.Continue reading
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, working from home has become more commonplace. As companies and employees adapt, working from home may become a more permanent condition as productivity increases and costs go down. Workers, in many cases, are more efficient by eliminating their commute to and from the office.Continue reading
Whether in the early morning or evening, your master suite can be your sanctuary; a place to escape from the rest of the world. In truth, your master suite should represent a home-within-a-home, a comfortable personal retreat. Here you prepare your mind and body for the challenges of the day and quietly wind down and relax before retiring in the evening. So are you thinking about a master suite remodel?Continue reading
As the warmer months approach, our desire to move outside to relax or socialize emerges. In Pennsylvania, where winters can be difficult, the return of sunlight and warmth is always a welcome event. These ideas will help you create a functional indoor-outdoor flow.Continue reading
Sooner or later, many families encounter the dilemma of needing more space or, perhaps, a rearrangement of the existing rooms to be more functional. The desire for a new family room, bathroom, storage, or even an extra bedroom often triggers a need to sell and purchase another, more expensive home.Continue reading