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Window Covering Trends for Bathrooms and Indoor Spas

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Bathroom Spa WindowsWhile the weather is no longer ideal for outdoor spa usage, many homeowners will be relaxing in the comfort of their luxury bathroom spa or simply treating themselves to well-deserved soak in a designer tub.  Bathrooms require a high level of privacy and also come with their own unique challenges due to their floorplans as well as the shape and size of their windows. Read more »

How to Pick the Right Window Coverings for Your Next Remodeling Project

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Window coverings are one of the most noticeable design elements in any room in the home.  Ranging from the most high-tech, motorized systems that are used in home theaters to drapery systems that take their design cues from the world of fashion, custom window treatments attract much attention.  If you incorporate window coverings during the planning stage of your remodel, it is much easier to design the perfect solution. Read more »

Top 5 Window Treatment Trends for Your Home

Posted: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Home Design, Home Improvement, Remodeling, window treatments
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P1050337If you are moving into a new home, looking to change up the look and style of one, or replacing old shades, you would do well to keep these five window shade trends in mind.

Neutral colors are still “in.” Why are neutral colors like white and off-white still great options for window treatments? It is because they are timeless. You can absolutely change every other part of the room – the sofa, the center table, the rug, etc. – and a neutral colored shade will still be an attractive sight. One may argue that such colors are plain but you can vary the type of material and/or style of shade to give it that extra bit of pizzazz. Read more »

Homeowners Tips for a More Energy Efficient Winter

Posted: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: awnings, Home Improvement, Remodeling
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 Whether or not you live in a home or an apartment, there are a few simple steps that everyone can take to conserve a little more energy (and a little more cash).  We’ve collected a few of our favorites.  They are simple and easy, and can make a real, tangible difference to your heating bills in the winter months.

 

1.  Installing evergreen plants close to your house can help you save up to 30% in energy costs.  If you are going to plant trees as a windbreak, you should plant them on the north and northwest side of your home.  This way, they will block the winds, but not the sunshine (which travels lower on the southern horizon in the winter).  It is important to keep in mind that windbreaks work best when the evergreen trees you are planting are less than the length of two trees from your home. Read more »

Elements of Landscape Design

Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, Landscape Design, Remodeling, Uncategorized
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Landscape design can be thought of as an art form where the outdoor area is the painter’s canvas which needs to be filled with aesthetic value. One of the distinctions of this type of art is that it is in a constant state of change. The professional who does backyard landscaping in Monmouth County has to consider the area from several perspectives. It should be visually pleasing of course, but it must also have an element of function and be ecologically responsible in design. The goal is to incorporate all of the basic elements so that they collectively create a unified landscape design. There are four basic elements that must be brought together to form a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and matches the exterior design of the home. Read more »