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Guest Post: How to Best Utilize Your Small Space

As a follow up to our previous post about The Tiny House Movement we teamed up with journalist and blogger Tina Hamilton for a Guest Post geared towards planning your downsized home. It’s important to tackle a small space smartly. And here’s how to do it: Many people today are making the choice to downsize

Going Small: The Tiny House Movement

Owning a house has grown into an integral aspect of the ‘American Dream’. This concept shared by generations of Americans was coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931 and pertains to the belief that anyone regardless of their circumstances at birth can pursue a better life by working hard. Becoming a homeowner symbolizes for many

Earth Day 2014: Ways to Celebrate

Earth Day is coming up next week! In 1970 April 22nd was established by former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Melson and has since been known as an annual holiday to celebrate our unique planet with environmentally conscious decisions. Next Tuesday we encourage everyone to find the time to get outside and appreciate the outdoors. While you’re

Shipping Containers in Our Modern Framework

You’ve seen shipping containers on commercial freight trains, lugging anonymous cargo across the countryside. Their colorful stacked grid work overflows the landscape of seaside shipyards, filled with electronics and fabrics from across the Pacific Ocean. Shipping containers are an essential component of our modern day transportation system. Did you know that it’s actually more cost

EPS: the Extraordinary Product Solution

InSoFast panels wouldn’t be nearly as effective and moisture resistant if they were not made from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam. This week on the blog the Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) will be taking us through the multi-step process of how EPS is manufactured, recycled and transformed into a variety of applications. Here’s your chance

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate National Energy Awareness Month

Since the first presidential declaration in 1991, the month of October has been designated as National Energy Awareness Month, “a national effort to underscore how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being”. As the month comes to a close we encourage you to be proactive about making your home as energy

Fast Pace in an Ever-Changing Industry

Construction is an interconnected industry. Architects, contractors, electricians, plumbers, and building code inspectors are all responsible for working together to create a successful finalized project. We recently spoke with Brian Conn, the Project Manager and Cost Estimator for The Corcoran Company, a Colorado based leader in commercial drywall contracting. Brian was part of the team

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