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Remodeling Industry Expected to Rise February 20, 2009

Filed under: Interior Design news — Teri Larsen, ASID @ 10:36 am
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As one could expect, more people are staying put during this economy, instead of purchasing new homes.  However, the home improvement industry is banking on the fact that homeowners will still want to make improvements, so they can enjoy their homes even more.  Energy efficient upgrades, such as new windows, furnaces and cooling systems, are expected to be the most popular, since they will offer the most return on investment immediately.  However, I have also noticed that people are interested in upgrading kitchens and baths – they will add value to their homes over the long term, and will be enjoyed in the interim.  

Do-it-yourself projects will also be popular for those looking to save money.  Do-it-yourselfers can enjoy the benefits of using an interior designer to help them make decisions on color, materials and products, which will help them save even more money in the long run – no more repainting those walls when you don’t like the color!  And who wants to fight with reinstalling tile when you find it doesn’t work in your bathroom?

How about you?  What home improvements are you looking to tackle in the next 6 months?


Hunter Douglas Rebate Program February 13, 2009

We are proud to be taking part in the Stop the Great Energy Giveaway promotion in conjunction with Hunter Douglas!  Energy savings is top-of-mind right now, and new window treatments are a great way to insulate your windows against cold and heat.  And, with rebates from $50 per window to $300 per window, now is a great time to get set for the summer heat!

Contact us for your personal consultation or for more information.  Or visit the Hunter Douglas website,, to start your shopping experience.  Feel free to stop by our showroom for a demo of many popular window treatment options, including LiteRise Duettes, PowerRise Silhouettes, and the newest product Pirouette.