It is common knowledge that solar panels offer a source of energy that is clean, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. But do the associated costs make solar energy a realistic choice for everyone? With the rapidly decreasing costs of solar energy, installing a solar-panel system for your home may be cheaper than you think. In fact, […]
Windows: Replacing your windows with double-sided glass helps keep your air or heat in while keeping the harsh summer or winter out. Low-flow shower head: Using a low-flow shower head will help reduce energy of heating water while also reducing the water bill Thermostat settings: During the winter setting your thermostat to 68 during the […]
The popularity of Mad Men has inspired the rejuvenation of décor from the 1950s and 1960s. Clean lines, pops of color, and a less-is-more mentality make the style of that era ideal for contemporary homes. Take a cue from living rooms of yesteryear, and accessorize with a piece from the mid-1900s.
Rarely does the Lowcountry see a home that exudes modernity; one brand-new Hollywood house, simply known as River’s End, exhibits a stark, contemporary style. In southeastern Pennsylvania 20 years ago, Johanna and Ted Swinnerton built their first modern-style home—a very updated rendition of the traditional barn house. When the time came to move to […]
One Sullivan’s Island closet packs a serious wow factor. There is a glorious scene in the film Sex and the City in which a ten-year on-and-off fling between socialite Carrie Bradshaw and the enigmatic Mr. Big peaks during a marriage proposal in a massive all-white closet fit for Carrie’s menagerie of Manolo Blahniks. This […]