Have you found Houzz yet?

If you are a home designer/builder/architect/interior deisgner etc. or a homeowner planning your future dream home, and have not heard of Houzz, you need to check it out! I can already tell this is going to come off like Houzz put me us to writing this. That isn’t the case, but we have …

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Weekend Reading List

By Jessica Furniss, July 10, 2015 | In Green Home Design,Home Design |

Welcome back to the Frusterio Design Blog! Today I wanted to share with you some fun weekend reading. As I have mentioned before, I enjoy reading light and easy pieces over the weekend as I relax in my garden with a cup of tea. I base these weekend reading lists around that concept.

This week I …


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Green Not Always an Easy Sell to Skeptical Consumers

By Lindsey Walta, August 6, 2009 | In Green Home Design |

Although “green” is now very much in the nation’s vernacular, green builders should not assume that consumers are sold on sustainability, Suzanne Shelton, president and CEO of the Shelton Group, told the NAHB National Green Building Conference last month in Dallas.

Shelton said that prospective buyers of green homes are more concerned about what sustainable features …

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Be Smart When You Build a House

By Lindsey Walta, September 29, 2008 | In Green Home Design,Home Builders |

Find a great local builder. If you are building in a new location or if you are building a vacation home, find a local builder. Doing this gives you a lot of advantages. Builders oversee the house, while sub-contractors do the actual building, and a good local builder will have the best subs because of …

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Going Green in Alabama

By Lindsey Walta, September 25, 2008 | In Green Home Design |

It’s a common joke that we are behind the times here in Alabama. I personally like to think that we move a little slower here because we allow ourselves to stop and smell the roses every once in awhile…but that’s beside the point. The rest of the country has been slowly “going green” and now …

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