Do you think it's safe to put away the snow shovels? Let's hope so (and let's hope we didn't just jinx everything!). It's been a looong winter, but that only means the spring and summer will be that much sweeter, right?
The Build Up Blog
Mother Nature can be as cruel as she is magnificent. Just ask anyone who lived through the Rhode Island Flood of 2010, when Mother Nature dumped upwards of eight inches of rain during an April storm. Rivers and streams flooded roads and structures of all kinds. The president made an emergency declaration for the state, which allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to step in and assist with recovery and rebuilding efforts.
So it looks like the calendar wants us to face the facts: we need to let go of summer and embrace the fall ahead. (Sigh.)
Well, Mother Nature has had a lot of fun with us this month (so far), hasn't she? From blizzards to the Polar Vortex to some unseasonably warm temperatures tucked in between, we've seen it all...or, at least, it feels like we have.
Summer is a popular time for home renovations...or for thinking about house remodeling projects that will get underway in the fall.
The colors we select when we decorate our newly renovated home -- be it the kitchen, bath, bedroom, or some other room -- relay subtle messages in addition to saying something about our general design aesthetic.
As the temperatures drop, people often cozy up to their fireplaces or wood stoves. And as people think about home renovations, fireplaces are often a popular topic, since the right style of fireplace can often take a room to a whole new level. At the same time, it's important to remember, however, that fireplaces and wood stoves are not merely decorative, and it's important to be aware of their inherent dangers.
At Hebert Design Build, we are known as "green builders." This means that we're committed to designing and building structures that are sustainable, energy efficient, and good for the environment. You can read more about our green building philosophy here.