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March 2015

There are 5 blog entries for March 2015.

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Lighting is very important in a new home. It allows you to make the most out of many other features. There are many different types of lighting fixtures to choose from. Here's some of the lingo about lighting you should understand before building a home.

Types of Fixtures

A number of different lighting fixtures are found in most homes. Some of the most common include:

  • Pendant
  • Sconce
  • Mini-Pendant
  • Chandelier
  • Close-to-Ceiling
  • Bath & Vanity

Each fixture is a bit different and can be used in a different part of the house. For example, you will most likely use a chandelier in an entry way or a dining room, while the close-to-ceiling lights may be found in the kitchen.

Light Measurements

The light and power used for

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Home Construction

Sustainable communities are a way of the future. Most people are becoming more interested in having a green home with economic, social and environmental features that are going to cut costs and not compromise the environment for future generations.

Sustainable communities believe in holistic features to maximize the environmental, social and economic benefit. Should you choose a sustainable community to build your new home? Here is what you should know first.

What makes a community sustainable?

A sustainable community includes major features like ecological protection, affordable and livable housing, urban infill and sustainable transport. Other features include water, energy, sewage and stormwater, local economy, village centers and density

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Moving to a new home means that you are in the exciting process of choosing a location, the style, the amount of bedroom and more to suit your family’s needs. Planned communities are great because you’ll have neighbors to interact with and you’ll be able to learn what the community is like before settling in.

You can also choose a neighborhood that is near attractions, schools and other city amenities that are important to you. You may be researching online and seeing builders and developers mentioned but you’re not sure what the difference is. Here is a look at what they mean.

Builder’s Role in the Community

Homebuilders are the ones that are actually building and constructing homes. Homebuilders will setup a model home to showcase floor

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There are a lot of things to consider as you are selecting your new home. Some of them are more heavily considered than others. There are even a few factors some people do not really think about. For example, how much thought do you put into the lot size of the home you are purchasing?

If you have plans of keeping the home forever, you may end up expanding and adding to it one day. This is going to be hard to do if the lot size is completely consumed by the house.

How Close do You Really Want Your Neighbors to be?

You also have to think about how neighborly you really are. Do you want your neighbors to be able to see inside of your house from their own window? Some people do not mind being right next door, but it is not for everyone. If you

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When it comes to space in your home, the kitchen is where you need to make the most out of it. You can easily find multiple ways to save space in your kitchen both will the layout of it and the types of things that you put in it.

Controlling the Cabinet and Counter Space

Another important thing to have in your kitchen is room in your cabinets and lots of counter space. The cabinet space is easy to obtain by organizing and using multiple methods of stacking and containers. When it comes to your appliances it can be a little tricky, but it is possible to save space with them as well.

The Best Way to Have the Best Space Saving Appliances

The best way to do that is to make sure you have the best in space saving appliances. There are several

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