Welcome to New Home-ology! 

This is where we share tips for building your new home, give you some exciting ideas for it, keep you updated on some of the coolest examples of innovation, and share some of our personal thoughts and ideas.

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing one or redecorating, we hope you’ll find great ideas that you can put to good use!  Enjoy!

What’s on your mind?

We know you feel passionately about your home, and we always want to hear what you have to say, so if there’s a particular subject you’d like to know more about, send us an email at and tell us what’s on your mind.

Who’s Writing?

Our primary blogger is Betsy de Parry, Vice President of Marketing and Sales (and the author of two books), but from time to time you’ll also hear from guest bloggers

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