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AMICUS GREEN BUILDING CENTER
4080A Howard Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
301-571-8590 | email@example.com | www.amicusgreen.com
Imagine a wonderfully designed space reflecting your style and your values, plus it
doesn’t smell. A great thing about building green is that it does so many key things for
you: fosters healthier air, water and materials; avoids dangerous chemicals; consumes
less energy; spaces are quieter and more comfortable; adopts the latest technologies;
is gentle on our environment and raises property value. In whatever your style is. Talk
about hitting a home run.
People often ask if building green costs more. Costs more than what? No, green
does not cost more than other well designed and built projects. Of course, you can
spend more on high-profile features and fancy brands. And, you can build cheaper with
inferior materials and designs. But, with a well-executed plan and materials selection,
you can enjoy a beautiful, high performing “green” space and keep your budget intact.
GLICKMAN DESIGN BUILD
15757 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855
301-444-4663 | www.GlickmanDesignBuild.com
There’s a perception that universal design is reserved for the elderly or those with physical disabilities, but this is simply not the case. In fact, universal design is now the hip
way to remodel and is all about blending functionality with flair. Not only can universal
design components make your home more comfortable, safe and adaptable to any
lifestyle changes, but they offer beauty, luxury and convenience as well.
Contemporary universal design features are aesthetically pleasing and if done right,
blend in seamlessly with your home. They offer stylish and cutting-edge solutions that
often incorporate high-tech functionality that is nearly invisible. Some of the popular
universal design components: designer grab bars, no-step showers, pull-out drawers,
and motion sensor thermostats and lights. Energy efficient considerations are also playing a big role in maintaining a comfortable home.
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You don’t have to do it all at once – but have a plan for it all! Have a number of different projects on your renovation wish list? Before doing any major work to your home,
develop a master plan for the whole house first. In doing so, let yourself dream big,
move walls, build additions and imagine every aspect of the house as you wish it were—
regardless of what your current needs or budget may be. Having a master vision helps
effectively stage renovation plans and will prevent costly design pitfalls along the way.
Too frequently homeowners rush to renovate a specific portion of their house without
considering how the current project may affect the home’s future potential. No one
wants to find that the new bathroom they installed today is poorly located for access to
the new family room addition of tomorrow! By developing a whole-house plan, you can
avoid this type of oversight, identify priorities to tackle now and give your future self a
leg up on the next exciting project.