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How well does your home perform for you and your family? If you've experienced uneven temperatures, drafts, or high energy bills, there may be room for improvement."Home performance" is a holistic approach to home energy management that embraces the connectedness of the house as a whole. For instance, uninsulated recessed lighting can be an energy drain, and a well-insulated roof can stabilize bathroom temperatures.Nate Adams from Energy Smart explains how this approach can result in a more comfortable, safe, durable, and efficient living space.
To see more from Energy Smart, visit their HGExpo exhibit.
ProVia, an Ohio-based company, are industry favorites for their premium, customizable, lifetime warrantied doors, and our HGExpo team spent the afternoon with ProVia dealer and Middlefield Windows and Doors manager Rick Glembocki. When I asked Rick if a dark mahogany entry door with customized glass was ProVia’s top-of-the-line product, his response was, “It’s ProVia, it’s all top-of-the-line.” Middlefield Windows & Doors is one of only a couple Northeast Ohio companies that carry ProVia products. According to Rick, there are really two things that separate these doors from the competition: durability and customization. Rick explained that, tr ...
By Jane SnowThe last time I bought a tomato in January was probably in college. Or maybe high school.
Although everyone ate winter tomatoes back then, I knew in my bones it was wrong. I hated the tough texture and bland, watery flavor. I took a summer-only tomato stand and never looked back.
Now you’re all catching up with me, eh? Didn’t I tell you that eating fresh, in season, was better?
I was an “eat local” proponent before it was trendy. In the 1980s as food editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, I asked all of the Northeast Ohio supermarket bigwigs why they bought California strawberries in June, at the height of our local strawberry season. ...
The landscape design team at Uncle John's is a well-qualified one—and we mean really well-qualified, boasting formal education in architecture and plant sciences, plus decades of experience with plants and homeowners. Here you'll meet Uncle John's veterans Jessie and Zak (we lovingly call him "The Hosta Man"), who are the architectural and organic advisors that ensure projects go off without a hitch.In a variable climate area like Northeast Ohio, Zak recommends a balanced approach and is thoughtful about the landscape design year round. While blooming flowers are beautiful when it's warm, evergreens can give your surroundings rich flavor in December and January.
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By Jen DulacMost of our filming projects find a home on HGExpo.com, but we'll occasionally film (non-online) TV commercials for our exhibitors, too. We got that opportunity this summer with Fred, Pat, and Patrick Moran of Window World Cleveland.Our sides were sore from laughing when we wrapped this in-studio shoot with the Moran clan. And some of our favorite moments ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor. So please enjoy a blooper reel—devoted entirely to the three generations of Window World men. Here's the best of the not-so-great.
We refined that down into these 15 and 30 second spots that you'll see if you live in Ohio or western Pennsylvania.
Long-time residents of Northeast Ohio know to expect the unexpected when it comes to local weather. Triple-digit highs and sub-zero lows makes heating and cooling your home a costly endeavor.Raj Rai from WeatherKing showcases two of his more popular units that prioritize efficiency. By capturing and reusing heat in the surrounding area to warm water, WeatherKing's electric heat pump saves energy and homeowner dollars.
Raj is the expert. For more information, or to set up an appointment, visit WeatherKing's HGExpo exhibit.
on 07/22/2013 - 03:13 pm
Category: Décor & Lighting
By Penelope Derethik
As impossible as it sounds, 2013 is already half over, but there is still plenty of time to explore the home decorating color trends that have been popping us this year with the most celebrated local, national, and international designers.
The calming colors of nature with a bit of bright fun and a touch of Hollywood elegance make up the color palette for 2013. Perhaps with the anticipation of a royal baby, 2013 is about royal colors.
This Akron-area living room with orange purple accents was designed by Dan West of Dan West Interior Design Inc.
Here’s a list of some of the color trends and their Feng Shui meanings:
Blue: It is a defining color this year ...
on 07/22/2013 - 12:57 pm
Category: Windows & Doors
Upgrading your windows can add value and aesthetic appeal to your home. (And you can find a professional perfect for your window project by visiting our Windows & Doors category.)But once you make that investment, your windows need some clothes. The right window covering sets the mood for the space and provides privacy, design depth (through pattern, texture, and color), and an outlet to express your unique style. Our window gurus compiled this visual guide to kick-start the window covering creative process. So after you find the perfect window for your space, don't forget to dress it up.
on 07/22/2013 - 05:56 pm
Category: Décor & Lighting
"The house looks great during the day, and we want it to look just as good at night." —Tim Bickett, Owner Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesOutdoor Lighting Perspectives' 24-hour approach to curb appeal is what makes homes look engaging—even after the sun goes down.After a personal demonstration (link here) and design approval, the next step is implementation. Owner Tim Bickett walks through his crew's extensive design and thought process for each element of the home's exterior.Additionally, a lighting control automation system was put in place so the homeowners don't have to turn the lights off and on manually. The internal computer adjusts for the time of sunset each night, as well ...
Have you ever tried to explain what a window looked like without knowing its name? "It's a big window with rectangular things and a half-circle on top. Know what I mean?" That's a lot more difficult to understand than: "Palladian. I'm interested in a Palladian window."That's why we made this window cheat-sheet. You might be able to spot a vinyl, single-hung replacement window with your eyes closed, but how about "clerestory windows"? To help, here's a guide to the top 19 types of windows: