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Find a Certified Remodeler

Love your home but ready to make some changes? Our directory of professional remodelers will help you find a remodeler in your area. Find Now>

Find a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

A certified aging-in-place specialist can help you live in your home comfortably, safely and independently for as long as you want. Use this directory to find remodelers and contractors who specialize in the aging-in-place market. Find Now>

Creating A Sense of Community through Open Space and Street Design

July 29, 2016

Ahhhhhh, the great outdoors! Who doesn’t enjoy being outside on a beautiful day?  Everyone enjoys visiting public parks, playgrounds, ballfields, plazas, and beautifully planted gardens. But whether we create new or rejuvenated communities, how are developers and builders integrating open space into their planning? Most jurisdictions require dedicated open space […]

Color Psychology

July 28, 2016

Ever since the infamous experiments of John Calhoun which studied the effects of space and environment on rats, it’s been acknowledged that poor surroundings can have a negative effect on a community. What’s been less explored is the impact of environmental specifics on the individual. Recent experiments in street design aimed at […]