Radiant Floor Heat

One of the most cost effective ways to install a radiant heating system is to embed the tubing in a concrete slab. Here you can see the hydronic lines over the insulation boards. After the lines were placed it was time to pour the concrete. The concrete will be smoothed and prepared for a polished finish.  A polished concrete floor is a gorgeous alternative to other floor coverings allowing our homeowner to make the most of their r ... Read full post »

Should I add a sunroom?

Sun room additions often can change the entire feel of a home. By opening up a space to provide full views of a great outdoor area, these rooms can not only provide a beautiful new living area, but make the entire home feel more open and connected to the outside. One of the main questions we hear about these projects has to do with the window details, and the impact of a sun room on the energy efficiency of the house. Here is a quick a ... Read full post »

Painting a Brick Exterior

The custom renovation of this historic home in Chapel Hill is almost complete. The painters have been hard at work. Looking back to these pictures of the house prior to our renovation you can really see the difference made to the exterior of this brick home. Before: After: To read more about this project click here! ... Read full post »

Synergy Building in The Chapel Hill News!

Check out the article in The Chapel Hill News, September 27, 2009, on the front page of the Real Estate section. Correspondent, Sally Keeney, has written a wonderful article about Tom Howlett’s new house. Hacienda Under the Oaks: Bold colors say ‘bienvenido’ at builder’s personal residence By Sally Keeney Correspondent If you’ve ever tasted the mango salsa at Flying Burrito in Chapel Hill, then you know the intensity of flav ... Read full post »

Moving Day!

Move-in was on the 15th and it went well. Being in feels very good. The colors work. The floor finish is impressive. The stained finish on the interior doors is beautiful. The kitchen countertop goes very well. It’s been neat starting up all the new appliances. I’ve cooked several meals already. The Zephyr range hood is striking. The built-ins by the fireplace, after getting the books and handicrafts on the shelves, lend that homey ... Read full post »