Zihua I.D. and Maura Taylor provide rental property management, construction project management, interior design and consulting services to the Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo and La Costa Grande of Guerrero, Mexico.

· · · Maura Taylor writes frequently for local Zihuatanejo magazine, Another Day in Paradise. She draws greatly from her experience working through ZIHUA I.D. to inspire her articles and is happy to then pass the information she learns back to future clients. An archive of recent articles are included here while full digital copies of the magazine can be found at ADIPdigital.info.

Another Day in Paradise, April 2011

Exteriors, Water Features as Architectural Detailing

May 2011

Water has been used for thousands of years to add beauty and symmetry to architectural design. The simple pleasure we receive gazing upon water, taking a cool refreshing dip or listening to its gentle trickle makes it a desirable element in home design.   · · · Continue reading »

Interiors, Choosing Your Home Appliances

May 2011

Choosing the right appliances for your home is a matter of form and function. Whether you are looking for a utilitarian, modern, rustic or contemporary kitchen you can be sure to find a suite of appliances that will meet your style and cooking needs.   · · · Continue reading »

Another Day in Paradise February 2011

Interiors, Custom Built Furniture

February 2011

Mexico is home to some very talented and creative artisans and craftsman who turn wood, bamboo, stone, rattan and other natural materials into beautifully crafted furnishings to fit your individual style, taste, budget and more importantly; measurements. The beauty of custom-built furnishings you can build to fit exactly the spaces and contours of each room and area within your home.   · · · Continue reading »

Another Day In Paradise, January 2011

January 2011

Building Series, Interior Finishes: Flooring

Flooring may be the last thing you think of when it comes to building a home, but it’s usually the first thing to make an impression upon entering your home. The first step towards a beautifully finished interior is deciding on a floor that is both appropriate for your budget and fits with your interior décor.   · · · Continue reading »

Another Day in Paradise, December 2010

Home Building Series, Part II: Home Construction

December 2010

Assuming that the proper paperwork for your construction project (license, permits, insurance, etc) has been processed and approved, you are now ready to see some ground-breaking work begin. Here we’ve outlined the general steps you’ll encounter once the construction phase of your project gets underway. Having a better understanding of the overall process will help you manage your expectations and hopefully give you some piece of mind as your construction project progresses.   · · · Continue reading »

Another Day In Paradise, November 2010

Home Building Series Part I, Pre-Construction

November 2010

Congratulations! You’ve decided to go ahead with the building of your dream home!

The burning question is … what happens now?

Well, if you’ve already decided on an architect then half of the battle is already won. Assuming you are ready to move forward, here is a basic overview of what you can expect over the course of your home building project.   · · · Continue reading »