How Can I Create a Luxurious Yet Eco-Friendly Bathroom?

Posted On: March 10, 2018

Flow-Regulated Showerheads Many San Diego homeowners say that the number-one comfort feature they want in the master bathroom is a spa-like showerhead. No longer designed just to get you clean, showers have become one of the most indulgent features in the home. And fortunately, with the latest fixtures and features, you can achieve an eco-friendly…

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Green Remodeling Trends for 2018

Posted On: January 9, 2018

LED Lighting As the cost of light emitting diodes (LEDs) continues to fall, their sales remain on the incline. According to the US Department of Energy, LEDs are 75 to 80 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs, and they even outpace compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) by 10 to 15 percent. Plus, each bulb lasts 25,000…

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

Posted On: December 22, 2017

Rethink Wrapping Paper Most commercial wrapping paper is not recyclable because of the shiny coatings and foils it features. What a shame to buy and use something with the sole purpose of ripping it apart and throwing it away! A green alternative is to wrap gifts with recyclable paper, including the comics section of the newspaper, an…

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Why Choose Eco-Friendly Remodeling?

Posted On: November 26, 2017

Enhanced Air Quality While you have no control over the quality of the air outside, you can breathe easier inside your home by using eco-friendly building materials and practices, including: Minimizing VOC emissions –Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde, benzene, and other carcinogens are found in a number of everyday household products, furnishings, and…

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How to “Green” Your Home Remodel

Posted On: October 25, 2017

If you’re considering a big kitchen renovation or whole-house remodel, you might be worried about the effect this project will have on the environment. After all, traditional construction sites are messy, material-heavy, and wasteful. By choosing a custom home builder that takes the right approach, you can “green” your home remodel and lower your carbon…

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3 Fun Ways to Reduce Waste & Reuse Old Roofing Materials

Posted On: May 31, 2017

Choose a Company with Sustainable Roofing Practices   If you are choosing a roofing company with sustainable recycling practices, you are well on your way to helping out your community and planet. If you are still shopping around for a eco-friendly roofer, try to pick a general contractor that will order the least amount of…

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Feng Shui Design Tips – for Indoor & Outdoor Improvements

Posted On: November 23, 2016

What Is Feng Shui? (Pronounced Fung Shway) The word “Feng Shui” translates literally to “Wind Water.” Advocates of this practice believe that the feelings in our mind, body, or spirit are directly related to the positioning of the interior or exterior of the home. Taoists began to practice Feng Shui when they noticed that the land…

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Creating a Tropical Oasis at Home

Posted On: November 18, 2016

Go Green in Your Personal Oasis Go green–by bringing in plants, that is! Our landscape architects in San Diego and Orange County recommend layering various types of plants for a lush landscape, to bring a vacation feeling and relaxation to your backyard. Palm trees, stalks of bamboo, and vibrant flowers blooming with color make it…

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The 5 Benefits of Customizing Your New Dream Home

Posted On: October 27, 2016

When to Revise an Existing Home Design There are financial advantages to whole home remodeling and many customization options. There may be some features of the home that work well, while others don’t. Maybe you enjoy the view and the location, but you would like a larger, more user-friendly kitchen. Remodeling is the right choice for you when…

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Revolutionary Technology to Bring Your Home into the Future

Posted On: September 13, 2016

Futuristic Home Ideas for Inspiration By attending events and conferences throughout the year, we are sure to stay abreast of trending home technologies that will be useful for our custom home builders in San Diego to enhance projects.  In this video from the International Builders Show, we discovered dozens of appliances that are going…

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