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Because it is made from a combination of a wood waste and recycled plastic, composite decking yields superior strength, longevity and dimensional stability. It won’t warp, crack, splinter or rot like wood. Read more
The Home for Life tool integrates design principles that enable aging in place
by Rich Binsacca
The vast majority of boomers — 84 percent — want to stay in their current house during retirement, but only 16 percent have taken any steps to adapt their home for retirement, a new survey by AARP finds. The Home for Life, an online virtual home produced by Remodelingmagazine, showcases subtle yet effective universal design principles that enhance convenience, comfort, safety and value while lowering monthly costs and maintenance chores. Here are the top five tips for aging in place in style and with confidence. Read more
The best bathroom remodels start with a thoughtful floorplan. Consider these important tips when designing your new bathroom layout.
by Alicia Garceau
Because a bathroom layout is jam-packed with required elements, a shoehorn might seem like an essential tool when remodeling. But with a little creative space planning, it can not only fit in requirements, it can also fit in a few (or more) luxuries. Remember the following functional and code requirements when developing your new-and-improved layout. Read more
Four architects share their favorite new trade secrets — from home technology advances to innovative building materials
by Ingrid Abramovitch
“For a Manhattan loft, we used wood from dilapidated farm structures. Elmwood Reclaimed Timber removes nails and bolts and pressure-washes the wood to reveal its natural patina. Instead of using chemicals or varnishes, Elmwood kiln-dries the planks to eliminate shrinkage and splitting.” Read more
Tips for deciding what changes you want and need to make in an existing bathroom and cost considerations.
Before rushing to draw floor plans and choose fixtures, step back and determine exactly what you want and need in a new bathroom. You probably already have general ideas, but the more thorough and specific you can be from the outset, the more satisfying the final results will be. Read more
Here are five key advantages to using the design-build method of construction over the classic design-bid-build method.
Single source of accountability – The design build approach provides a single source for your entire project. In the classic design-bid-build method the owner must; select an architect / designer, finalize the design, bid the project, select a contractor, and then act as an intermediary. The design-build method fosters teamwork and lends itself to cooperation. The relationship built during the design phase helps to ensure that the stage is set for a successful construction project. Read more
Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team - works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. Design-build is also known as design/construct and single-source responsibility. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, transportation and water infrastructure projects with superior results. Read more
What sets us apart and ensures our longevity, is our relentless pursuit of projects that cannot be easily duplicated. Our goal is to continually bring unique products to the marketplace. This does not mean new and obscure, or leading edge concepts that are unproven. Rather, we want to be the only developer in a market with a new project of a proven type. We listen to the market and study the trends, then provide needed product in excellent locations. This does two things, it controls supply and demand, and provides the end user with a unique product they can be proud to own or occupy.
We are a San Antonio Remodeling company that creates custom designs and then builds unique projects specific to each client. Our projects include residential and light commercial new construction, additions, modifications, and remodels. Watch this video to find out more:
What is a Design Build firm, you ask? It’s the perfect, convenient combination of the designer and the general contractor. It’s one phone number to call to get updates on your home renovation. It’s the right hand and the left hand actually talking to each other. Watch this video featuring the NKBA’s Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD, for more details.