Home design can play a part in home remodeling or you could be designing a home from the ground up. Whatever your case, you want the best home for your needs. Look here for articles, videos and radio shows that will help you design the home of your dreams.
Housewares manufacturers are listening to consumer preferences, expectations and focus groups. Savvy buyers do Internet research and want sophisticated housewares products, like toasters, that are also green. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment for more information on how buyers influence what is hot and new in housewares products for 2008.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of a home, and kitchen design helps make your kitchen appealing and affective. Kitchen design revolves around functionality. Learn about kitchen design from architect Sarah Susanka.
Finding a good architect doesn't have to be hard. You can find a good architect on the Internet or by asking around your own neighborhood. Once you find some architects you like there are a couple things to consider before you hire. Architect Sarah Susanka offers advice.
Architect and author Sarah Susanka offers tips on home remodeling and the home design process. Susanka's home design process tips can help you get what you want out of a remodeling project or new home design. The home design process tips involve communication with your architect.
The U.S. government's ENERGY STAR program provides standards for energy efficient appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances have passed tests to prove they are more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR appliances help reduce the amount of energy used in homes.
When you're designing your home you should design the garden at the same time. Architect Sarah Susanka talks about the interplay between home and garden. Often people consider home and garden separately but they should be treated as one unit.
How long does the home design process take? Architect Sarah Susanka describes the home design process and how long it can take. Susanka says not to rush the home design process to meet a deadline.
Green home design used to be popular because of tax credits. Green home design includes energy efficiency and designing for your climate. Green home design is sustainable and can be a reflection of the self. Learn more about green home design from author and architect Sarah Susanka.
Learn about some green home products that companies displayed at the 2008 International Housewares Show. Green home products consume less energy and are made with environmentally friendly materials. Green home products may also come with less packaging. Handpresso and Aladdin both released new green home products.
At the 2008 International Housewares Show, Dirt Devil showed off its latest vacuum cleaners. Dirt Devil partnered with designer Karim Rashid to develop several new designer vacuum cleaners which can add to home design. The Kone, Kurv and Kruz are so stylish and add to home design that you may feel comfortable openly displaying these vacuum cleaners in your home.