Archive for Green Remodeling

Renovating your Kirkwood, MO Home

Posted September 5, 2014 in Residential Articles

An important factor in the home buying processes, especially when you have a family, is the school district where you would be living. The Daily Beast recently shared an article of the 25 Best High Schools in the Midwest, and Kirkwood High School was named number 13 on the list! They have a 100% graduation […]

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Affordable Energy Efficient Home Maintenance Tips

Posted June 28, 2013 in Residential Articles

Today, homeowners are looking for ways to create better energy efficiency in their homes. As temperatures continue to rise, taking steps towards going green will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but will put money back in your pocket! As Certified Green Professionals, we truly understand the importance of creating an energy efficient home. While […]

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Remodeling the St. Louis Area

Posted October 12, 2012 in Residential Articles

Do you remember when bathroom floors were layered with shag carpet? Wait! What?! You don’t! Oh, we really feel old now! Back in the 1970s—for some crazy reason—home builders were installing shag (yes, shag!) carpet in many bathrooms across the country. The idea: to help reduce the cold and damp feeling a majority of bathrooms […]

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That’s Hot – Dual Flush Toilets

Posted August 30, 2012 in Residential Articles

When one decides that the time has come to spruce up the old abode, it is important that you choose features that are not only easy on the eyes, but that also incorporate “green” solutions. One area of the home where we’re seeing homeowners think green is the bathroom. Over the past few months, many […]

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Save with quality home appliances

Posted July 31, 2012 in Residential Articles

Many homeowners look for ways to save money when budgeting for a remodeling project; however, there are times when going the cheaper route can be quite costly. For example, opting to go with an inexperienced contractor simply because their bid is the lowest could not only impact the quality of the final product, but your […]

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How to Keep your St. Louis Home Cool this Summer

Posted July 5, 2012 in Residential Articles

As the mercury level rises, so does the cost of cooling our home. While our first reaction to the sweltering summer sun might be to crank up the AC, there are other ways to keep cool without breaking the bank. In this blog entry, we will offer up a few tricks that will lower your energy […]

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Home Remodeling: Recycling your kitchen cabinets

Posted March 29, 2012 in Residential Articles

At the conclusion of any remodeling project, one question always remains: “What are we going to do with the old stuff?”  You could follow the classic method and send everything to the landfill or you could find ways to utilize these old items in different areas of your home. One of the more common pieces […]

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The Misconceptions of Building Green

Posted March 26, 2012 in Residential Articles

In recent years, sustainable building has become a real hot topic for not only the consumer, but home builders alike. At Riggs Construction & Design, we are proud to say that we have been practicing responsible building techniques since 1959. We know how important “going green” is and what is takes to get there… but […]

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Home Energy Efficiency – Saving Money Before the Holidays

Posted December 1, 2011 in Residential Articles

Jack Frost is on the doorstep and Santa will soon be coming down the chimney soon. This means two things, higher energy bills and the need to buy gifts for family and friends. This year the average person is going to spend an average of $715 on holiday gifts and around $1,900 on the year’s […]

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Green Remodeling Myths – Christopher Columbus Edition

Posted October 10, 2011 in Residential Articles

As we all learned in grade school, Christopher Columbus discovered America. He bravely climbed in his ship and sailed across the Atlantic, despite popular (or not so popular) belief that the world was flat. If he had been wrong, he might have sailed right off the edge of the world and straight into space – […]

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