The recent renovation of a 1927 apartment building in the Upper East Side of New York City has gained significant attention.
Warmboard, Inc has teamed up with Blu Homes to construct a one-of-a-kind house for Sunset Magazine's 2012 Idea House. Blu Homes has constructed its latest and largest design - a two-story prefab structure with the latest in energy efficient designs.
Gleaming hardwood floors often entice Americans to purchase a home or rent an apartment.
Americans are increasingly turning their focus toward investing in green technology.
An increased attendance at this year's National Wood Flooring Association Convention highlights the growing use of the floor covering in homes across the U.S., and the potential for people who are investing in the material for their residence.
There are a number of different housing styles in the U.S., and some of the trends that emerge in the interior design industry are linked to the locale and can be classified as regional practices among homeowners.
The flooring industry is constantly changing, as like the top styles in many areas of fashion, there is intense competition between the top talent and consumers often have trouble keeping up with the latest trends.
There is an increased number of people that are making green investments for their home and there are myriad reasons for why they are making these upgrades.
The bathroom has become one of the main areas that both homeowners and designers have focused on in recent years, as this spot in a residence has become increasingly important to family members and the real estate industry has done its best to keep up with the growing demand.
While the younger crowd and renters may prefer to hop from one location to another in order to upgrade their living situation, more established people are beginning to prefer significant renovations and retrofits to moving their family from place to place.