Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Users can easily try different color options, create custom palettes and share results in a variety of ways.

Plan your eco friendly home remodel the right way

Plan your eco friendly home remodel the right way

When you remodel your home, you don’t have to throw everything out and start from scratch.

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Like the foundation of a building, a floor is only as strong as its core.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Four Tips for Eco-Friendly Carpeting Installation

Four Tips for Eco-Friendly Carpeting Installation

You can make environmentally friendly choices so your carpeting is safer for you and the planet.

Renovation Projects That Return the Best ROI

Adding space or comfort, or getting rid of problem areas like a leaky roof may drive upgrading your home. If that's the case, you may not care as much about resale value. But home renovation projects can also pay off...

UL Wellness Certification Links Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard

UL Wellness Certification Links Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard

UL's Wellness Certification mark will signal to architects, designers and specifiers that certified products comply with requirements of the WELL Building Standard and can help their projects achieve certification.

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

Solve Kitchen Headaches with High-tech Fingerprint-resistant Surface

Solve Kitchen Headaches with High-tech Fingerprint-resistant Surface

Troublesome fingerprint marks have been the enemy of super-matte, silky-soft surfaces in countertop installations.

Secrets Behind the Psychology of Color in Interior Design (Infographic)

People have a natural, instinctual reaction to color. And it may change over time or from one group of people to another, but the power of color cannot be underestimated. Most of the time people are afraid of colors, not because of the color but because it is difficult to see how it incorporates with the rest of the design aesthetic.

Wise Wattage: 5 Ways to Lower Your Power Bill This Summer

Wise Wattage: 5 Ways to Lower Your Power Bill This Summer

There are ways to diminish your energy expenses while keeping your house cool.

Is Zero VOC the Same as Being Green?

Is Zero VOC the Same as Being Green?

Most people know that Zero VOC products are better for health and indoor air quality.

9 home upgrades that pay you back

The April/May issue of AARP The Magazine discusses 9 home upgrades that increase the value of your home the most. Here's a look at the best places to invest in your home. If you're like many people 50 or older, your biggest asset may not be your 401(k) or IRA.

Natural paints offer low VOC performance

Natural paints offer low VOC performance

While many paints on the market today have less VOCs than in the past, some still have odors that compromise indoor air quality. While we want to shape the home interior to satisfy our aesthetic sense, homeowners must be cautious...

Next generation of low VOC paint is quick-drying and low odor

Next generation of low VOC paint is quick-drying and low odor

For homeowners and builders concerned about indoor air quality, there's a new choice for low-VOC paint for interiors and exteriors.

 Does your home have these top household airborne chemicals?

Does your home have these top household airborne chemicals?

Airborne chemicals from a range of household products—soaps, detergents, perfumes, cleaning supplies, and even building materials like paint and varnishes—can linger in the home.

Production builder adds solar system for low HERS ratings

Production builder adds solar system for low HERS ratings

A new model by Stanley Martin Homes recorded a HERS index of 29, the lowest ever for the company.

Colorado Zero Net Energy Home also built for low maintenance

Colorado Zero Net Energy Home also built for low maintenance

Recently built in the mountains of Fraser, Colorado, the home is situated at 8,000 feet with an average annual temperature of 34 degrees F.

Get inspired with 2016 paint color trends (photos)

Get inspired with 2016 paint color trends (photos)

20 brand-new captivating hues feature four designer palettes that bring impact and dimension to any living space.

Spray coating gives the looks and feel of granite and stone

Spray coating gives the looks and feel of granite and stone

Natural stone is usually considered as a premier building material because of its unique character, elegance, and stability.

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