May is a good month to start remodeling

May is a good month to start remodeling. Why, one might ask, is May a good month to start a remodeling project? Any month is good, of course, depending on one’s life and resources but May ¬†also happens to be National Home Improvement Month, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, or NARI. […]

Robots on construction sites

Robots on construction sites will become increasingly more common in the next few years as we turn to them more and more for simple and complicated tasks. Drones, 3-D printers, manually operated and remotely operated robots are all part of the commercial construction industry’s very near future. A semi-automated mason called SAM can, for example, […]

Saving water on our outdoor spaces

Saving water on our outdoor spaces is one of the most effective – and cost effective – measure we can do to ensure the resilience of our environment. While we have yet to experience in Southwest Florida the extreme drought experienced in some regions, we are so dependent on good water resources here that we […]

Commercial construction grew modestly but steadily

Commercial construction grew modestly but steadily at the end of 2016, according to the most recent data released for 2016 Q4. And while everyone hopes that trend will continue in 2017, the consulting firm JLL – which compiled the Q4 figures in its Q4 U.S. Construction Outlook – said some unknowns exist, mostly based on […]

Remodeling industry is surging nationwide

The remodeling industry is surging nationwide, according to the latest figures. We certainly feel that trend, too, in Southwest Florida. “Four out of six industry sectors reported optimism for the first quarter of 2017 in line with one year ago,” writes Erin Carlyle of the Houzz editorial staff, reporting on the Houzz Renovation Barometer. “Notably, […]

Light touches for your home

Light touches for your home to make it easier, even more livable don’t have to be expensive, nor complicated. They can be simple, functional, easily built or added and, yet, far more valuable than they cost to make home life more of, well, home! Fortunately for us, Houzz contributing writer Cheryl Freedman was thinking about […]