How Smart Do You Want Your Home to Be?

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Smart home technology, also called home automation technology, is exploding. Consumers are now able to automate and remotely control lighting, HVAC, security for their homes, as well as drop the shades, start the dishwasher and get dinner started. Sounds like the Jetsons. Nest may have started it all. Its learnable thermostat was one of the… Read more »

Power Down the Road

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Solar energy technology just keeps getting more amazing all the time. The solar panels on buildings and homes have become ubiquitous in Northern California. But what may lie ahead may lead to a world where a great percentage of our energy comes directly from the sun. I came across an application of solar technology that’s… Read more »

My House Is In A Tranquil Green Mood Today

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Someday soon you’ll be able to apply wallpaper that changes color. More than a novelty it will allow homeowners to change the actual mood of their home. It is well known that color affects mood. For awhile now we have been able to control the color of LED lights. And without getting super technical, (which… Read more »

To Draw or to CAD, That Is the Question

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  Most people would admit nowadays, that architects and computers go together like brick and mortar. Believe it or not, it was only 30 years since computer aided design software, (CAD), revolutionized the way architects design their projects. An online article from last year caught my eye.┬áThe Computer vs. The Hand In Architectural Drawing: ArchDaily… Read more »

Stone Wood

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Advances in engineering and manufacturing have given us some really interesting materials to work with. One that has rapidly gained popularity with architects, designers and homeowners is faux wood porcelain tile. Scanner technology that can image the intricate grain and color of natural wood, coupled with the latest techniques for making porcelain tile, have led… Read more »