Future-Proofing Your Home

Here in the Catskills, we’ve seen a huge rise in the numbers of people building their dream vacation homes. They rent them while they’re not using them, with the long term goal of having it as a retirement home. If that’s something you’re thinking of, there are a few things you should keep in mind. CONTINUE READING

Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Many of our clients are looking to include eco-friendly, green features into their homes. As you’re planning your new custom home (or just getting ideas for your current home), here are a few tips and ideas to reduce your carbon footprint and stay healthier in the process!

Kitchen

Use natural cleaning products. Vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol make a fantastic window and glass cleaner. Lemon juice can help remove stains from countertops (and is fantastic as an adhesive remover too!) Baking soda freshens up carpets. Not only are these all extremely effective, they are cheap and almost always at hand! Vinegar and a bit of dish soap is also quite effective as a weed killer. A great option especially if you have pets or small children around. CONTINUE READING