High Efficiency Solar Panels for Homes: Costs and Comparisons

Most average monocrystalline PV solar panels for residential rooftops offer efficiency ratings between 17% and 19%, with a typical power output ranging between 250 and 300 watts per panel. High-efficiency solar panels bring efficiency ratings between 20% and 23%, with a typical energy output ranging between 350 and 400 watts per panel. Cost-wise, most midrange [...]

2021-05-31T06:59:32+00:00May 30th, 2021|Going Solar|0 Comments

Top 15 Solar Powered Home Designs, Plus their Costs in 2021

Fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal (used primarily for electricity generation), are no longer the sole sources of energy for homes today. The third millennium is becoming increasingly more focused on renewable energy sources as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. In fact, PV solar power is one of the cheapest and most [...]

2021-05-16T07:37:53+00:00May 16th, 2021|Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels: Costs & Solar Panel Options

Are you considering installing photovoltaic solar panels on your home's rooftop to generate clean electricity for your home? If so, read on to learn more about key advantages and disadvantages of harnessing solar energy by means of PV solar panels, thin-film laminates, solar thermal panels, and more! via Advantages The benefits of going solar [...]

2021-06-07T06:28:00+00:00May 2nd, 2021|Going Solar|0 Comments

2021 Outdoor Solar Garden Lights Costs, and Pros & Cons

You can Brighten Up Your Garden With Electricity-Free, Solar Garden Lights; here is how: Being able to make the most of your garden area, whether it is simply a small patio, or an extensive area of greenery and flowers, is something that most people would love to do! There is nothing better than relaxing and [...]

Top 10 Energy-Smart Home Improvements for Extreme Weather: Costs

Now is the right time to invest in energy-smart improvements around the house to make sure it’s ready to handle things like unforeseen power disruptions due to extreme weather, snowstorms, and other “unforeseen” surprises. 😉 Your imagination and your wallet are both screaming, “Go big or go home!”. So, what are some of the major [...]

Top 16 Kitchen Upgrade Ideas and Costs for 2021 – DIY Upgrades

Are you ready to create the kind of kitchen space that will really impress with its versatility, design, and style? If so, our guide to kitchen renovation and remodeling with focus on DIY upgrades will be a great starting point for you! Your kitchen may be the most important room in your home, especially with [...]

2021-02-07T00:04:26+00:00January 28th, 2021|Remodeling Ideas|0 Comments

Top 10 Home Addition Ideas, Plus their Costs: PV Solar Power Systems, In-ground Swimming Pools, Dormers, Kitchen Extensions & More!

Are you in the process of planning a home addition or major remodeling project for your home? If so, it’s imperative to know ahead of time just how much a new addition or a particular remodeling upgrade will cost and what value/property appreciation it will contribute to your home. By RNB Design Group Here is [...]

2021-05-02T09:37:16+00:00December 24th, 2020|Design, Going Solar, Home Additions, Remodeling Ideas|6 Comments

11 Best Green Home Improvements and their Costs for 2021

Some green home improvements make more practical and financial sense than others. The upfront cost is always an understandable concern. However, many green home upgrades will eventually pay for themselves through long-term cost savings and increased resale value of your home. Other eco-friendly updates may never justify the upfront cost of investment, however they can [...]

Do I Need a Building Permit for My Home Improvement Project?

Why are building permits required for home improvements? When are they needed? How can property owners best navigate the quirks of the permitting process? Building permits often rank right down there with doing your taxes, or going to the dentist. They are also just as important. It is essential for homeowners to understand the need [...]

2020-12-23T13:54:37+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Building Permits|3 Comments

What is a Site Plan? 12 Elements of a Smart Plot Plan, Plus a Floor Plan vs. a Site Plan — What’s the Difference?

Home and property improvements can result in significant changes to your residence and outdoor space including landscaping and backyard. Whether you do the work yourself or hire an architect, builder, or a contractor, the desired change to your property normally starts with a plan. And part of that plan is knowing the existing territory and [...]

2020-12-23T13:59:07+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Plot Plans|1 Comment