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Breaking Down Square Footage Costs

The square footage (SF) cost of any home is based on three things, which David Erotas explains.

Are New Homes Getting Smaller?

Ed Roskowinski of Vujovich discusses how home sizes vary based on the age of the neighborhood.

Pros of a Professional Designer

Design isn’t only about buying things. Find an educated eye to assess needs, solve problems, and possibly reuse items you didn’t realize you could.

Backyard Spas – The Stainless Steel Advantage

Dear Expert: What are the advantages of choosing a stainless steel spa over an acrylic one for my backyard? Answer: A stainless steel spa lends itself to more customization than an off-the-shelf acrylic model. You...

Sustainability + Design—Not a Compromise

There is no need to sacrifice elegant design in order to implement sustainable landscaping practices.


The size of a home should not matter; it is how the space is used within the home.

Selecting a Designer

You don’t hire an architect or designer just to sell you a product, but to provide you a service.

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Refinishing your existing kitchen cabinets at a fraction of the cost can achieve a stunning transformation.

Home Heat Distribution

Dear Expert: My house is 20 years old and for as long as I can remember, the spare bedroom has always seemed colder than the rest of the house. Why is that and how...

Choosing Your Contractor

It's much like choosing a good partner—make sure there are no warning bells.