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Green has been a buzzword in design for at least 25 years (I am going off of my Earth Day 1992 tote bag that was just unearthed from my parents home). What are some creative ways that you can use renewable materials in your home design?

Smart light bulbs, eco-mattresses, and a Tesla Powerwall that can run a 2 bedroom home on solar are some of the more obvious products available in the sustainable design market. For something less expected, you can also purchase a mushroom mycelium lamp that is painted with non-toxic paint that is grown instead of manufactured. Another unusual selection is

MushLume Trumpet Pendant (Photo credit: Nix + Gerber Studio)

When designing your new construction or remodel, here are some easy choices to make your home a little more green and a little more sustainable with items that you already need:

Trex Decking: made from 95% recycled wood and plastic. This company also employs practices right in their manufacturing facility like eliminating the use of harmful chemicals and reclaiming factory waste.

Milk Paint: “green paint” refers to any paint that is an alternative to petroleum based paints. Milk Paint contains no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) or additives that can be harmful to the environment. So you can breathe easy knowing that your walls, cabinets or outdoor spaces are working with you and the Earth.

Bio-glass backspash: recycled glass takes just 30% of the energy that would be required to produce it from raw materials. And there are stunning options to choose from!

LEED Certified Windows: these ensure energy efficiency is not compromised when embracing the views from your house.

Virtual Reality and 3D modeling: architect Michelle Kaufman has said “The most green material you can use is one that you never use.” With employing 3D modeling that allows you to go inside of your remodel or new construction, space planning is at a premium and every inch is accounted for. You can experience your home through VR and feel the space rather than just trusting or guessing what it the finished product will be like. Find a design team that will allow you to go inside your house and see your design selections well before purchasing or installation.

For more information on defining renewable vs nonrenewable materials, check out Karen S. Garvin’s article via LIVESTRONG.

Have you incorporated any green design selections in your house?

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Quartzite vs. Quartz: What’s the Difference?

by Marie Flanagan
Reposted from Houzz
The subtle differences between quartzite and quartz seem to befuddle everyone from design-savvy clients to industry experts. Some people even use the names interchangeably, which is a huge mistake because it only adds to the confusion. Each material has its pros and cons, so educating yourself on the facts is important, especially if you are considering either of these beauties for your home improvement project. A quartz versus quartzite showdown is well overdue, so let’s dive in.
March 15, 2018
Houzz Contributor. Marie Flanigan Interiors is a full service interior design firm that manages projects throughout Texas and around the country. Our experienced team has a comprehensive understanding of custom furnishings, antiques, textiles, and fine art. We specialize in high-end residential and commercial build-outs, sharing solid relationships with some of the industry’s most talented architects, contractors, and vendors.

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We are feeling the love this February and were inspired to share these “decorating with pink” design tips from Houzz‘s Lisa Baston Goldberg….
Pink is a bold choice when it comes to design, and it’s not for everyone. But for the color lovers among us, going with a powerful pink-inspired palette may be just what you need to infuse more vibrancy into your living space. Pink is happy. Pink is infectious. It can be bold or it can be soft, but regardless of the shade you pick, it’s sure to bring life and enjoyment into your home.

 

That said, in my experience as a designer, I find that clients are cautious about incorporating pink. They not only worry that it’s too bold, but they’re also unsure what to pair it with. But fear no more. Here are five of my favorite colors to use with pink, and tons of inspirational images that rock the combos.

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Five Simple Holiday Decorating Tips

In many ways, for many people, decorating for the holidays and Christmas can feel like embarking upon a home improvement project. Many people “go all out” when it comes to preparing for the holiday season, including Christmas. You may fall within the category of folks.

The reality is that you do not need to feel like you are mounting a massive home improvement or renovation endeavor when decorating for the holidays. Rather, there are five simple tips that you can utilize when it comes to decorating for Christmas this year.

The Sounds of Christmas

As is so often the case when it comes to preparing for events, functions, occasions, and even holidays, decorating focuses nearly exclusively on the look of things. In fact, one of the easiest steps you can take to prepare for Christmas is considering the sounds of the holidays. In other words, you really can bring your residence into the Christmas scene by considering the sounds associated with the holiday.

If you are like most people, you already have some sort of sound system availability in your residence. Similarly, you are very likely to have some sort of music app, on your computer or mobile device, already in operation.

The task for preparing your home for Christmas with a consideration of the sounds of the holiday is simple. You sit down and develop customized playlists for the holiday season. Indeed, you and each member of your family or household can plan and plot their own seasonal playlists.

You might want to consider planning the holiday playlists as early as Halloween. You might want to develop some fun soundscapes and playlists for the October holiday, and then move forward through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year. If you celebrate other seasonal holidays during this time period, you can develop an appropriate play list in the same manner.

Joy to the World

When it comes to Christmas, you may also be like many people and want to decorate the exterior of your residence. If you have seen the movie “Christmas Vacation” starring comedian Chevy Chase, you may shudder at the idea of decorating the exterior of your home for the holiday. You may think that there is some sort of requirement that you must go over the top when it comes to adorning the exterior of your residence for the Christmas season. In fact, the exact opposite is the case. You really make an elegant impact on exterior holiday decorating when you understand that less is more.

Your exterior decorating for your residence can be as simple as placing an elegant wreath on your door. Perhaps add complimentary wreaths in the front windows of your residence.

Decorate with Greetings Your Receive

Sadly, one of the unfortunate outgrowths of the digital age is that fewer people send Christmas cards. Fortunately, some people do still engage in the practice. Thus, you are likely to receive at least some seasonal greetings via the United States Post Office at Christmastime.

You can utilize Christmas cards received as part of your decorating scheme. You can display them in any number of ways. This effort not only adds a seasonal flair to your residence, but it shows those who sent greetings to you in this manner that you very much appreciate the thought.

Make It Cozy

If you are like many homeowners, you do have a fireplace. And you rarely use it.

Break out of the habit of having an idle fireplace. Have it checked out and ensure its safe and ready to go, and put it to use. In so many ways, nothing bespeaks the holiday season that a lovely, cozy fire.

Yes, there will be some cleanup when the season ends. However, no matter what you do to decorate your home for the holiday season, some cleanup is necessary. Nonetheless, in the end, nothing is quite as inviting as a roaring fire around which your family and friends can celebrate the holiday season.

Don’t Forget the Tree

A growing number of people are electing not to have a Christmas tree in their homes. If you really want to fully decorate for the season, that simply is an item you cannot and should not overlook.

Certainly, a live tree adds a perfect touch to your home. However, in this day and age, there are some utterly amazing artificial derivations. These include options that come fully and smartly decorated. You literally just need to take the tree out of the box and your good to go when it comes to adorning your residence with an ideal Christmas tree.

Jessica Kane is a writer for Silver Superstore, home of the internet’s silver Christmas ornaments.

 

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Five Things a Home Audio System Does to Enhance the Value of Your Residence

By: Jessica Kane

When a person begins planning a home redecorating project, a great deal of the focus is on how the residence will look when the endeavor is over. The reality is that people have more than the sense of sight. Perfecting a residence via a redecorating project needs to take the other senses into consideration as well. This includes the sense of sound

Sound, including music, can grealy enhance the livability of a residence. In fact, there are five ways in which you can improve the overall livability of your home by incorporating sound and music more thoroughly in your home. Embarking on a home remodel or redecorating project provides the perfect opportunity to enhance the sound and music availabilities in your residence.

 

Fully Realize the Potential of Your Living Space

As noted a moment ago, the typical redecorating or remodeling project understandably focuses intensely on what a residence will look like after a job is done. In that regard, consideration is made to the more ubiquitous, and yet vague, consideration of what your home will “feel like” when your project is over. Part of how your home will feels depends not only on sight, but sound as well.
Installing an up-to-date, dynamic sound system, capable of bringing music and interesting soundscapes, throughout your residence is the step to take when it comes to the audio element of a residential improvement project. This can be accomplished by selecting a system that fits your budget and meets the specific needs, goals, and objectives you have for your home.

 

It’s Not Just About Music

If you are like most people, you may immediately think that a sound system in your residence is just about music. Of course, that is a primary focus of a residential audio system for most people. However, a residence-wide audio system included in your home improvement efforts provides much more.

For example, a quality and yet affordable home audio system can allow you to implement different soundscapes for your residence. You can utilize relaxing soundscapes in different locations in your home, depending on your mood. Moreover, your family can take advantage of customized soundscapes in their rooms, audio presentations that have been demonstrated to enhance sleep.

 

Enhance Your Other Entertainment Systems

Like most people, your residence is already outfitted with different types of entertainment systems. These likely include televisions and perhaps gaming equipment. The reality is that the addition of a home sound system as part of your residential upgrade endeavors can also work to enhance the functionality of other electronics in your residence. Television viewing and gaming can be taken to a whole new level when existing equipment is tied in with an audio upgrade available via a home sound system.

 

Sound Technology Provides the Ultimate in Control

Long, long gone are the days when you needed to fiddle with a turntable, tape deck, or CD rack. Rather, there is an abundance of technology that can render coordinating your residential music and soundscapes a breeze. Indeed, there are easy to use apps that aid you turning on or off music or soundscapes from offsite, from wherever you happen to be at the moment.

As part of your remodeling or redecorating efforts, you can add the latest in audio technology. Moreover, you can install this technology at your home at a highly reasonable cost. In other words, you will not break the proverbial bank by really brining your home into the 21st century when it comes to its sound system.

One point needs to be made in digression. You may be like many individuals and wonder why in the world would you care about regulating sound, adjusting music our soundscapes, when you are not at home. If you are a dog or cat owner, you likely do understand how sound in the residence during your absence can help keep your pets at peace. A remotely controlled sound system allows you the ability to accomplish this task with ease.

A more important consideration involves home security. You can significantly enhance the overall effectiveness of your home security endeavors when you have the ability to activate and adjust music and soundscapes from afar. With this type of access, you can really make your home feel as if it is fully occupied, even when you are traveling.

 

Up the Value of Your Residence

When a person like you embarks on a home improvement project, one of the objectives typically is to increase the value of a residence. In the final tabulation, adding a quality sound system to your residence is a solid way to increase the overall value of your residence.

 

Jessica Kane is a writer for SoundStage Direct, the number one online source for the best vinyl records and turntables.

 

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by Leo Wolfson| brought to you by Breckenridge Building Center

Fall is a time of transition and preparation in the High Country. As the leaves change color so turn the thoughts of Summit County residents to the winter (for better or worse) and six months of snowfall to come. This arctic onslaught is tough on almost any home and a few precautions need to be taken to ensure that yours is ready for winter’s grip.

Pipes: Preventing your pipes from freezing is an extremely important, cost-saving measure that must be taken before winter hits. Surrounding them with insulation or heat tape does the trick, as will heating the crawl space where the pipes are located. Jason Kompf of Antique Design Carpentry & Remodeling sees his fair share of poor winter prep in the High Country. “Wouldn’t be uncommon to have 20-something houses and (they are) flooded from         frozen pipes every winter,” he chuckled. Kompf recommends taking care of pipes no later than Thanksgiving.

Heating Systems & Furnaces: The last thing you’d ever want is to discover is that your furnace has given out when that first cold snap rolls around. Test your furnace now to make sure that it’s running effectively, which also helps with the frozen pipe issue. Often second-home owners will find out that their heating system has given out upon arrival, making for an inauspicious start to their vacation.

Close-up surfaces: Make sure all exposed wood is sealed up or caulked, which includes keeping paint up to date. “People neglect to paint up here. Every house should be painted on a three- to five-year cycle due to the UV rays and the sun and the weather,” explained Kompf. The extreme High Country elements do a number on the exterior of a house and the longer you wait to get it repainted the greater chance there’ll be wood damage. “I see that a lot — people calling me, they want (me to) repair siding or fix something. They haven’t painted in 15 years and it’s sunned,” said Kompf with a chuckle.

Keeping windows properly sealed is also important. This eliminates drafts and helps save on energy bills.

Gutters and other drainage fixtures: Make sure all leaves and other debris are cleaned out of your gutters. If you wait till spring it will likely be a muddy, moldy mess and could be harmful due to the weight that’s built up.

Decks: Kompf advises using a clear deck sealer on wood decks in the fall. The sealer protects from water damage and will help keep the color longer. Clean a deck frequently before applying the sealer and voilá! You’ll have a protected wood deck that even Old Man Winter can’t touch. If thinking of building a deck for your home this fall, consider a composite material, as it’s cheaper and less sensitive to nature’s elements.

The roof: As winter begins to ramp up, keep an eye out for the amount of snow that collects on your roof. Colorado powder may be light and dry but that hardly matters when 2 feet or more collects, often causing ice dams and structural damage. Kompf recommends shoveling a roof at least once a winter, but if Old Man Winter strikes with an early fury, a trip up to the top deck might be necessary in December.

“No matter how well your roof was done, water can get in there,” said Kompf. Before winter arrives look for loose or broken shingles. These small trouble spots can become large problems during the winter. On the interior, look for stains or damp spots in the crawlspace or top ceiling of your house which can lead to mold and roof damage if not taken care of.

Beware of the south: The south side of a structure may receive the most sun during the winter but this doesn’t mean it’s less exposed to the elements. The location actually creates a vicious melt/freeze cycle that chips away at paint and deteriorates the wood. Extra attention should be paid to this side regarding all previous preparations listed.

 

Article from Summit Daily courtesy of Breckenridge Building Center | 13445 Hwy. 9, Breckenridge (970) 453-2372 |http://www.breckenridgebuildingcenter.com

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Trilogy Partners is proud to be producing a forum as part of the Breckenridge Film Festival on Saturday, September 23!

“Merging of Entertainment and Design” brings together top industry leaders from tech, design and film to discuss how technology advances from 3D Modeling to Virtual technologies are reshaping their careers and our lives. Screen the Colorado-based short film “Who I Am” about immigrant and first generation students in Ft. Morgan, CO. Try out the brand new, not even on the market yet (!!) HP Z VR Backpacks and tour a home through Augmented Reality.

If you are interested in technology, home design and construction, filmmaking, 3D modeling and visualization or the impact that we can have on our community development planning, then this is the place to be on Saturday, September 23.

Location: South Branch Library in the Hopeful and Discovery Rooms at 103 S Harris Street in Breckenridge, CO

Date: Saturday, September 23 from 4-6pm

Email virtual@trilogybuilds.com to reserve your VIP spot as seating is limited. RSVP and share the event on Facebook.

Panelists: 

Amy Hoeven is from a small rural town on the eastern plains and is a fourth generation native of Colorado. After she graduated from CSU in 1995 with a degree in Liberal Arts, she used her Communications and Technical Journalism training to pursue a career in communications and community outreach in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. In 2010, Amy was named Young Professional of the Year by the Fort Collins area Chamber of Commerce. Amy understands the importance of storytelling and believes everyone’s story adds value to their communities. In 2017, she was the Executive Producer of Who I Am, a Virtual Reality documentary film showcasing the work of first-generation CSU students mentoring immigrant and refugee high school students in Fort Morgan. Her ability to observe the environment around her, interact with people and recognize human connections allows her to be a compassionate and active member of society.

Jim Zafarana was with HP as Vice President and General Manager, Global Head of Workstations, Thin Clients, and Commercial Immersive, part of HP’s Personal Systems. In this role, he was responsible for business, innovation, and product strategy and execution, including Product Development, Product Management, and go-to-market strategy across the Workstations & Thin Clients worldwide. Prior to this role, Zafarana was Vice President and General Manager for the Workstation Global Business Unit, responsible for HP’s Workstation business in all market segments worldwide. Jim also has served as Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for HP’s Workstation business.

Kaden Strand is the CEO and founder of Blue Penguin VR, a custom solutions company blending software engineering, creative design, and practical problem solving to impact enterprise adoption and novel research for modern virtual and augmented reality technologies. Previously, Kaden led the cross-disciplinary Virtual Reality Initiative at Colorado State University to utilize immersive technology across research, curriculum, and outreach efforts under the CSU Vice President for Research.

Kyle Rasmussen had a dream to use his skills in journalism and media production to tell stories that could make an impact by allowing people to step into the shoes of others around the world. Kyle decided if BlueShoe Media was going to be telling stories around the world, that is exactly how it should start. He assembled a team of passionate students at Colorado State University to join him on a mission to film a full-feature documentary in India. This documentary about widows, would open the doors to a tremendous journey and make way for the dream to allow creatives with a passion to tell stories to have a place to create freely. Kyle has a heart for telling great stories and a passion for connecting with people through empathy. His dedication, commitment, and vision to tell meaningful stories is unparalleled.

Lindsey Stapay’s entrepreneurial spirit has guided many small and mid-size companies and not-for-profit organizations to not only realize their goals, but surpass expectations on many levels. Stapay has a wide-reaching vision for developing and delivering organizational messages and projects that, combined with her boundless energy and innovative ideas, makes her the perfect moderator for our discussion. Stapay graduated from Colorado State University’s 1st Construction Management and Built Environment Green Home Certificate Program. Since then she has been apart of some of the largest real estate development deals in Downtown Denver through her real estate brokerage firm of 10 years.

Michael Brightman has gained major industry recognition with his  book, “The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture” — a guide that outlines his proprietary techniques and processes for using SketchUp Pro in every phase of the professional design process. Mike also created the highly popular ConDoc Tools for SketchUp Pro extension, which expedites the creation of construction documents in SketchUp Pro. At Brightman Designs, Mike’s goal is to provide his customers with core support services based on real-world design expertise, advanced visualization resources, and collaborative training.

Michael Rath is the CEO of Trilogy Partners and has been designing and building homes in the high country and beyond for over 20 years. His Project Management Modeling process is becoming nationally recognized as revolutionizing the design and build experience for clients by giving them back creativity, power and cost control through visualization and precise project management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We didn’t think that we would be here again so soon after Harvey….talking about another catastrophic hurricane that is affecting millions in the United States and the Caribbean. The islands of Barbuda, the United States Virgin Islands, Cuba and the British Virgin Islands were hit with a frightening Category 5 during Irma and the desire to help is just as strong as how we felt a few weeks after Harvey.

There are strong Trilogy ties to the Caribbean, particularly the Virgin Islands and Haiti. In addition to the great non-profits that we listed on our blog a couple weeks back, we wanted to share words, photos and rescue group resources that come directly from an islander. We hope you find inspiration and empathy with these words from Virgin Islander Andrea Durham Niermeier.

Photos from Andrea Durham Niermeier

You can find the original post from Andrea here: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.niermeier/posts/10159181797925580

“I need your help. Read for a moment and IMAGINE. Imagine knowing that a huge storm is coming but not being able to the get the supplies you need: you can’t just get in your car and keep driving until you find it. IMAGINE wanting to get off the island before the storm but you can’t. There are only so many seats on a plane, and you don’t have the $3000 a ticket to get one of them. IMAGINE being huddled with your family in complete darkness in a small corner of your house for hours with water pooling around you and the roof disappearing above you. Hear the deafening sound of the wind: ears popping and the banging and clanging of debris—your belongings—being tossed around. Imagine the first thought upon seeing the devastation around you being, “Thank God. We made it. We are alive” because for many moments you just weren’t sure.

Now IMAGINE a world with no power: no refrigerator, no air conditioning, no running water. Imagine this for MONTHS. IMAGINE no escape from mosquitoes. IMAGINE being 37 weeks pregnant or having a son with a serious medical condition and hearing that the hospital has been destroyed. IMAGINE that after 72 hours you still can’t get past your street because it is too blocked by debris: that the only aid has been if you can somehow make it many miles to pick up a few meals and some bottled water. IMAGINE thinking that no one is coming for you. IMAGINE the desperation this breeds and the wrong turns this can take. IMAGINE being largely ignored by media because you are yesterday’s news. This is happening NOW in the U.S. in the Virgin Islands. These are the stories of my friends.

I vouch for each of these initiatives as I personally know the persons involved or fully trust the organization. These are islanders who personally know the needs of islanders helping islanders.
1. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been around for 25 years and has started The FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS to provide monies for critical needs in the Virgin Islands. Note that 100% of the proceeds go directly to the cause with no fees being charged. More info here: Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
2. This GoFund Me was created by two bad-ass business women of the Virgin Islands. I know Sarah personally, and she is one of the most charitable women I know. She has always done so much for the island. Their efforts have already brought at least one load of supplies to the island.  Go Fund Me Irma Relief Fund
3. This Adopt-a-Family was created by another group of awesome women. Pam is organized and gets shit done. You can lift up an island family in their time of need by putting items directly in the hands of that family once the post office is up and running. More info here: Adopt-a-Family
4. Do you like basketball? VI native Tim Duncan wants you to help him raise funds for the VI here: Tim Duncan VI Relief Letter and fund that he started with a $250,000 and will match up to $1 million
5. Do you like country music? Part-time VI resident Kenny Chesney asks for your help here: Kenny Chesney’s fundraiser for USVI

If you have $5 to spare, please help by donating to an organization that speaks to your heart. If you don’t have $5, please share this post.

In addition to contributing to some of these efforts, I’m personally working on something that will address the future of the Virgin Islands: the children. My hope is to put together trauma bags for children and families so that they can process what they’re experiencing in the days, weeks, and months ahead in the healthiest way possible. These will include items popular in play therapy as well as information for families. If you think you may have some resource or connections to help, please message me. More details soon…..

Finally, leave a message on this post when you donate. Let’s show the VI #wegotyou #VIstrong.”

 

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Sitting in the mountains of Colorado watching skies grow light as the sun starts to rise over the Continental Divide, our hearts and thoughts are with those in Texas and Louisiana. It is easy to feel helpless during dire times but there are things that we can all do to help from anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, August 29 Which Wich in Frisco, CO will be donating 20% of their proceeds all day long to Harvey relief efforts. They are also taking collections of diapers, clothing, baby formula and other necessities for people who are in shelters.

Some other charities that you can donate to:

RED CROSS: Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: “Our emergency responders are working around the clock to provide family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. A gift of $100 can provide a secure crib for a little one living in a shelter, help supply a safe space in shelters for 20 displaced children or many other items that are needed to care for the littlest survivors.”

PORTLIGHT INCLUSIVE DISASTER STRATEGIES: 501(C)3 that provides emergency assistance to people with disabilities. “We have been working closely with the Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, disability organizations, TX state government, the FEMA Regional Disability Integration Specialist and Partnership member organizations from across the country. Portlight has also joined forces with the Cajun Navy to optimize our shared commitment to rescuing people and with Trach Mommas to begin the process of getting disability supplies to people who need them to maintain their health and independence. We are also partnering with Anthem, and appreciate their generous assistance for our hotline and disaster relief efforts.”

TEXAS DIAPER BANK: Texas Diaper Bank supports the basic needs of babies, children with disabilities and vulnerable senior citizens.

GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK, CORPUS CHRISTI FOOD BANK, HOUSTON FOOD BANK: Online cash donations can be made to support the immediate need that these food banks will be fulfilling for hurricane victims.

SPCA of TEXAS: “The SPCA of Texas is putting every available resource behind assisting pets and people who have evacuated the Gulf Coast to the North Texas area. We are deploying staff, volunteers and supplies to support evacuees housed at the mega shelter opening today in Dallas, working with city and county disaster officials to care for the pets of evacuees.” You can also donate in-kind through their Amazon Wish List.

ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS: “We provide positive and productive volunteer opportunities, assisting communities affected by natural disaster. Come help us as we muck, gut, construct, sanitize, demolish and repair homes, schools and hospitals around the world. Not to mention all the other amazing stuff we’ve done – education and training programs, fundraising initiatives, tree planting, well building and more!” All Hands Volunteers’ Response team has reached Texas and is currently in a staging position in San Antonio. All Hands are in contact with emergency management officials, to determine where services are needed most.

Be cautious of who you donate to. Times of need bring out the best in people, unfortunately they can also bring out charlatans. You can research any charity through Charity Navigator before making a donation.

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SketchUp is the cornerstone of our Project Management Modeling process. When they learned about what we were doing up here in Summit County, they came up with some cameras to see for themselves what this PMM thing was all about.

One of the best ways to understand what it is like to intimately know your home before construction starts and to have an active part in the design of your dream home, is to speak with people who have experienced it from the client end. Enter Donna and Bruce: Trilogy homeowners, retired professors and full-time Summit County residents in the Silverthorne neighborhood of Hamilton Creek.

Much of this home was designed during “real-time design sessions” in the Trilogy office. This is where everyone’s imagination runs wild and Michael sketches in the computer to give these ideas life and show what they would look like in a real world application. Donna’s water feature was dreamed up during a real-time design session at the Trilogy offices. Bruce’s office built-in’s were also done in a real-time design sessions. There was space in the lower level that could have been wasted in a lesser thought out design, that became a hidden office with a sliding bookcase for when their son visits. Bruce has a workshop space to fix his bikes. Every inch of the home was examined for efficiency and owner approved before we broke ground.

One of the most beautiful design aspects of their mountain modern home in Hamilton Creek is the chartreuse and yellow colors that pop throughout the home. When the aspen leaves turn gold in the fall it looks like Donna and Michael went for a walk in the woods to pluck the colors right from nature. You can see a few of those shots in this video.

Thanks to Donna and Bruce for graciously opening up their home to the SketchUp video crew, and to our friends at SketchUp for always being curious about how their product impacts industries and lives around the globe.

Enjoy!

 

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