Friday, June 3rd, 2011
PCBC, the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, is happening later this month. Â It will be great fun to see what is next for homebuilding, including new technology for homes.
We are excited that The Enclave at Waverly Park in Mountain View has been selected to be featured in the Best of the Bay Tour. Â The community is being recognized for the combination of green and sustainable features.
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
I came across this video from a company that makes high tech glass, advertising how their products can be incorporated into all aspects of our lives.
With the continued explosion of technological advancements, being â€œconnected 24/7â€, and the blurring the lines between home and work I have had a real interest in recent years on how to better integrate technology into the design of homes. (more…)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Here’s the latest in technology, some new and some just fun to share!
As Mashable shares, January has become the month to watch for what is coming up in technology, be sure to check out theirÂ 8 Gadgets to Watch in 2011 – looks like 2011 will be the year of the tablet.
EcoHome Magazine shares the latest in Green Products and Technology, my favorite article was the sustainable farmhouse. Â The New and Notable section is also pretty cool!
CES: ThinkEco smart plug lays waste to wasted power from CNETÂ - Cutting down on wasted power? Â That sounds good to me.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Gallery: Crazy Space-Saving Designs for the Homes of the Future -Â Read More
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
It’s been awhile since I shared what’s new in technology for your home, so here’s the latest on home technology.
Friday, July 9th, 2010
‘Smart’ thermostats to get test run in Texas – would you like a thermostat that adjusts based on the weather?
Want to deck out a media center in a small space? Â Check out these ideas from Wired: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/06/ff_makeover/4
Ideas for maximizing kitchen space: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/06/ff_makeover/3
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
A few weeks ago, we got to attend the VikingÂ®Â Experience at The GSC. Â It was tremendous to check out all of the innovation in kitchen appliances. Â They have many distinct kitchens to show the array of design options available with Viking Appliances. Â I am still trying to pick my favorite kitchen. Â With over 23 color finishes to choose from, your can really customize your kitchen. Â Here’s a photo of the VikingÂ® representative showing us the finish options:
And, they offer Brunch dates for you to enjoy a product demonstration and a scrumptious brunch prepared by Kathryn, their culinary director. Â If you’re a SummerHill homebuyer, our design team can arrange a private appointment at theÂ VikingÂ®Â Experience at The GSC for you to learn about your new appliances available standard at Satake Estates and as options at some of our other communities.
Oh, there are a few more innovations in technology for your home that I couldn’t resist sharing…
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
An article in Fortune Magazine recently, Green Myths Debunked, talkedÂ about everything from bottled water (tap water is safer) to CFLs (make the switch from incandescent today!) to Christmas trees (yes it is better to have a real one than a fake one) and many more. Â This got me thinking about our own communities and what really matters about green.
There is a lot of talk about green in homebuilding. Â We are proud to have had high standards in our homes that were initiated with sustainability in mind long before sustainability was trendy. Â (more…)
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
What would it be like if the invention of the telephone came after email?
Recently I was talking with someone about technology. Â We were trying to figure out how much is too much of a good thing?
And this led to a conversation about a conversation that they had with someone else about would happen if the order of technology changed? Â Their friend shared that if the telephone came after email, it might go something like this Â ”cool, I can talk to someone live!”
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
A few weeks ago, I wrote aboutÂ The next frontiers of technology. Â Technology and what is new in technology is particularly relevant to the homes that we build and our prospective home buyers, so I thought I would make this a regular piece to highlight what is out in the market place. Â As always, we want your input, is there something that you want to see? Â Let us know in the comments or send us an email by clicking on the name of author of the post.
Here’s what’s new in technology for your home and real estate: (more…)