Chiapas Classrooms Build for the Future

Posted Dec 03, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Chiapas, Mexico is home to ancient Mayan ruins and one of the largest indigenous populations in the country. Situated in the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains and surrounded by lush rain forests, this tropical area is rich with natural resources and history, but the region is still developing modern infrastructure and buildings.Garbett Homes, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been building...More

3 Reasons Why Good Indoor Air Quality is Vital for Your Health

Posted Nov 12, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Most cities in the western world turn a deaf ear to reports of air pollution. After all, except for a few offenders such as Los Angeles and, at times, New York City, the air quality outside is okay. What many people don't realize is that the air inside their homes may be a bigger threat to their health. When you spend as much time inside as people do in the...

Ways to Stay Active in Salt Lake City

Posted Sep 09, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Fall is in full swing and it’s getting chilly for those summer jogs. If you’re struggling with staying active as the weather changes, check out these great opportunities that can be found in Salt Lake City’s unique community. If you’re in the process of relocating or have just moved into a new home, finding a balanced schedule can be tough. The most important thing is to carve out an hour...

Google's "Project Sunroof" Promotes Solar-Powered Living

Posted Sep 02, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Looking to make your home more energy-efficient? Hoping to transition to solar power for some of your utilities? Google’s latest search engine technology, Project Sunroof, allows you to start doing just that. Similar to its sister site Google Earth, Project Sunroof allows you to search your address and pull up a visual diagram, showing the amount of space you have for solar panels, how much... More

Celebrate National Dog Day: A Guide to Owning a Dog in Salt Lake City

Posted Aug 26, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Mark your calendars! August 26 is National Dog Day, dedicated to the furriest members of the family. In honor of man’s best friend, Salt Lake City provides a number of services to keep community canines happy, healthy and active. Check out the list below to see why Salt Lake City is the perfect place for dog-owners to relocate. Petpalooza Shortly after National Dog Day, Salt Lake City plays host... More...

Household Items That Can Be Run From Sun

Posted Aug 19, 2015 by Garbett Homes
One of Garbett Homes’ biggest draws is the energy efficient homes that are innovatively built with the purpose of being sustainable and affordable. The Promenade townhomes are an example of Garbett structures that incorporate solar-powered technology with a sleek and modern design. Solar-power, the ability to conceive energy from the sun’s rays, is a concept that has been applied to many utilities... More

Top Festivals Near Salt Lake City

Posted Aug 12, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Salt Lake City is a melting pot of diverse year-round festivals. As a city with beautiful landscape and a unique community, it is a location that has much to offer to all ages. Whether you’re looking for an exciting night on the town or a fun day with the family, there is never a dull moment in Salt Lake City. Check out a few festival traditions within the city and...

7 Ways to Make a New Home More Homey

Posted Aug 12, 2015 by Garbett Homes
So you have a new house (or maybe you’re thinking of buying one) and it’s just not saying “you.” The process of moving is an exciting time but can quickly be overshadowed by the stress of packing, unpacking, and (even more discouragingly) trying to make your new place feel like home. Here are a few simple tips to making that new home feel a lot more “homey.”1. Paintings, Murals, and...

Utah, "America's National Park Capitol"

Posted Jul 29, 2015 by Garbett Homes
Utah is home to beautiful and natural landscapes, attracting visitors from around the world. From the sheer cliffs and deep canyons, to the naturally made bridges and arches, there are many reasons that Utah boasts the title, “America’s National Park Capitol.” Learn more about the five national parks in close proximity to Utah, so that you can carefully plan your next “national park-hopping”...More

10 Interesting Facts You May Have Not Known About Salt Lake City

Posted Jul 22, 2015 by Garbett Homes
1. Snowy Mountains There are 7 mountains within an hour drive from Salt Lake City, four of which receive the most snow in state. Alta, which is just 25 miles away from Salt Lake City, is the recipient of approximately 560 inches of snow annually, making it the mountain with the highest amount of snowfall in the state. The other three, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude, also receive over 500 inches...More
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