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For the latest in home design, ideal-LIVING has it all. From universal design to green living tips to paint color choices, these articles will help you create a fresh new home  (or remodel) complete with the latest gadgets and technologies. Want to know about energy savings or passive solar design? Top kitchen & bath trends? Eco-friendly flooring?

The Draw of Green Communities – 10 Environmentally Sensitive Communities

Posted on Dec 28th, 2007 - By David Heck - 2 Comments

According to the National Land Trust Census, more than 37 million acres in the United States are protected through land trusts. Increasingly, those…

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Listening Leads to Innovative Design

Posted on Aug 26th, 2014 - By leeh - 0 Comments

It is often said the best things come to those who wait. While often overlooked, the same holds true for those who listen. After eight years of…

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Green Homes that Make a Difference

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2008 - By David Heck - 2 Comments

“Green” is a hot topic and a major sales incentive in everything from organic food to hydrogen-powered automobiles to recycling product waste.…

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South Carolina Community Ahead of The “Green” Curve

Posted on Jan 30th, 2009 - By leeh - 1 Comment

AIKEN, SC --- In his opening days in office President Barak Obama has called for a national commitment to saving energy, producing alternative forms…

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Top 10 Hot Home Products for 2010

Posted on Dec 17th, 2009 - By admin - 1 Comment

By Don Logay As the unofficial “What's New Guru” of the home improvement industry, I attend numerous trade shows throughout the year and scour…

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A Master Makeover: Rejuvenate Your Master Bedroom

Posted on Mar 19th, 2014 - By ashleys - 0 Comments

by Randy Skidmore/Wordwright Publishing Your busy schedule doesn't stop at home. Where will you go to rest, relax and rejuvenate? Is there an…

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Designing Your Dream Home—It’s Easier Than You Might Think

Posted on Aug 18th, 2010 - By ashleys - 1 Comment

You've cut out the pictures from the magazines, looked at countless home plans and maybe even purchased the homesite at the perfect community. But,…

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Zero Energy Homes—Affordable Zero Energy and Net Zero Homes Are Now Available and Viable.

Posted on Aug 19th, 2010 - By David Heck - 1 Comment

Energy… that magical thing that illuminates our world. Few of us actually consider what it takes to generate the power to turn on our lights, run…

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The Word at Your Fingertips

Posted on Sep 6th, 2010 - By sswart - 2 Comments

The future is now. Well, not the future that promised flying cars and jet packs. While ‘the future' seems to be lagging in the flying…

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Winter 2011 Styles

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011 - By ashleys - 0 Comments

1. View Internet Videos on Your TV in Less than Five Minutes If you're not sure how to connect your computer to your television so you can stream…

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