Consumer Trend Watch: Wallpaper

Believe it or not, wallpaper is back, and it is making an appearance in a new, bold and trendsetting way. Don’t be surprised if your clients express an interest in wallpaper.  Wallpaper has been buzzing on the consumer’s home décor … Continue reading

Financial Incentives for Green Construction

With the demand for solar and energy-efficient home features growing, home builders can offer valuable resources for consumers to reap financial rewards for going green. Going green is more than just a preference; in many ways it is a necessity.  … Continue reading

10 Ways to a More Sustainable Home

It’s Earth Day and a perfect time to explore ways to meet the demand and need for more sustainable living. Happy Earth Day!  Today is a great time to look at energy-saving products and services you can offer your clients … Continue reading

Clients Come First in Alpharetta’s Home Services Portal

Homeowners who love to entertain alfresco are discovering that outdoor kitchen and living areas can increase their property values. Photo curtesy of Customer First Home Services. HBW subscribers in North Fulton County area will be interested to know about the new Customer … Continue reading

Remodeling Project? Eat My Dust … Please!

Second only to project cost overruns, the largest complaint homeowners have about remodeling projects is the amount of dust generated during the work.   Photo courtesy of Melissa at Bless This Mess Please Many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief … Continue reading

Austinites Protest Building Code Restrictions on Accessory Housing

Austin has been feeling a housing crunch for the past few years now, and as the tech explosion continues to bring transplants to Austin, it’s only getting worse. Many homes in Austin feature “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs)—also known as granny … Continue reading

KB Home Building Anti-Drought Houses

KB Home residences fight the drought with a Nexus eWater system. Photo Courtesy of Nexus eWater.  While opinions on the causes are diverse and divisive, there is little doubt that climate irregularity has left drought-ridden communities all over the U.S. high and … Continue reading

Cultivate a “Client-for-Life” Culture for Your Remodeling Business

One of the more difficult aspects of being in the construction business is that the product is very long-lived (if it’s built well) which seems to seriously reduce the likelihood of repeat customers. This doesn’t have to be the case, … Continue reading

Top 4 Signs That a Remodel is In Order

Sometimes it’s easy to know who needs a remodel. If there is shag carpet on the walls, chessboard linoleum in the bathroom, and a harvest gold refrigerator that hums like a riding lawnmower, then it’s certainly time for some updates … Continue reading

Don’t Drown in Unexpected Pool Installation Expenses

There are a number of good reasons to invest in a swimming pool for your backyard: they invite your family to spend more time together, provide a great backdrop for parties and gatherings, create a space for fitness and exercise, … Continue reading