Green Home Building has become a staple type of construction for the efficiency and environmentally friendly conscious across the U.S. When deciding to build your new home there are many considerations you and your contractor must make to not only keep it green, but make it comfortable as well. With careful planning and the use of some innovative construction products, you can build the green home of your dreams.
Hopkins & Porter’s architectural services are far superior to the competition. This is because we believe a skillfully designed environment inspires both the clients and the people that build it. With that inspiration comes a healthy, open, and safe, working environment where people can feel acknowledged and appreciated. The end result is the customer’s goals and aspirations being brought to life.
Restoration of the five senses is accomplished by knowing gardens are for all five senses, not just sight. Then planning or designing the garden with each sense in mind.
While we have previously touched upon the benefits of driveway pavers, they are such a great option for driveway creation/replacement that it is not possible to go over all the benefits they provide homeowners with in just one blog post. Therefore, we will now expand on a few more of the numerous benefits this versatile driveway creation option provides.
With careful placement and manipulation, patio lighting can change the entire mood of your outdoor experience. Creative installation and a knowledge of how to exploit the combination of lights and landscaping can transform the essence of being outside from boldly dramatic to softly romantic with the turn of a dial. You can even use patio lighting to give the area a creepy sensation come Halloween. Outdoor lighting can take advantage of landscaping elements and the type of light fixture you install to create multiple emotional sensations from the interplay of shadow and light.
Metal work is a craft and each piece is a unique interpretation of a specific vision. When choosing a specialty fence to truly accent your home or commercial building, consider wrought iron. As with woods and other fine materials, ironwork needs a finish that brings out its true beauty and depth and also displays the craftsmanship that went into the piece. Finishes for ironwork can range from the industrial to the delicate. Here are some ideas and suggestions on which finishes can truly bring out the best appearance from your ironwork fence.
“The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I’m searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.” Galen Rowell
What is the personality of your landscape?