The thing I love about technology is that is constantly changing. New advances render old ones obsolete and inventive companies are always putting new spins on how solutions are implemented. This is also why tech can be incredibly frustrating. For someone that doesn’t have the time to keep up with the undulations of latest and greatest innovations, it can be a daunting task to figure out which offerings to choose. The poor people slated with choosing technologies to put into buildings have it even worse. The only thing that they can be sure of is that the structure will be around long after the tech has become outdated. Continue reading “Keeping Up With Emerging Workplace Technology – Improve Your Culture”
American technology company Tesla has launched sales of its new solar roof.
The roof is made of glass tiles that can collect energy from the sun. The tiles were designed to make the roof look similar to those on traditional homes. Continue reading “Tesla Launches Sales of Amazing ‘Invisible’ Solar Roof”
Along with faux finishes and hygge, renovations are trending. After surveying more than 100,000 of their registered users a few months ago, home renovation and design platform Houzz just released its 2017 Houzz & Home Report, and the company announced homeowners spent 11 percent more on room makeovers in 2016 than they did the year before. (Even more impressive: This number excludes kitchens and baths.)
Some home renovations yield a 100% or higher return on investment, such as replacing a dented garage or front door with a new, insulated and more durable model. Many home renovations like finishing a basement offer more than a 50% return on the investment. At the other end of the spectrum are home renovations that return only a fraction of the cost when you put your home on the market, and there are a few home renovations that actually have a negative ROI. Here are nine renovations that won’t necessarily add value to your home and may even hurt it. Continue reading “Renovations that Won’t Necessarily Add Value to Your Home”
Are you expecting a tax return and want to improve the value of your home? Most people would say yes, but often times homeowners dread the idea of tackling a home renovation. If finances are a worry, it’s important to keep in mind that renovating just a few key spaces in your home can add significant value. Continue reading “4 easy tips to raise your home’s value”
Home improvements can really help bring out the best in a house. Adding some French doors, new kitchen cabinets, or maybe knocking down a wall to make a room bigger are all ways in which you can dramatically improve the look of your home.
However, these improvements, if not done right, can end up causing you more issues than they are worth. The motto “if you want something done right, do it yourself” doesn’t always apply in these situations. Continue reading “Home Renovation Nightmares: What NOT to Do (plus Tips to Do It Right)”