How's the humidity in your home?

As fall approaches and winter is around the corner it is that time of year when we close the windows and try to seal our homes from winter’s harsh weather.  Before you go ahead and close everything up for the winter it might be time to consider moisture control.

Ask yourself a couple questions about winter in your home:

Let’s hang around in the basement again.

Today we continue our quest to significantly cut down on Heat Loss and one of the easiest ways is to stop Cold Air Penetration.  That’s why we are still down here in the basement. 

Yesterday we fixed our basement windows and I mentioned that there are probably huge holes for cold air to penetrate into the house.  I am talking about a genuinely huge hole; not quite big enough to drive a truck through but a big hole for a ton of cold air.

Let’s stay in the kitchen for today!

This week we have talked about our kitchen and we mentioned:

  • Induction Cooking – very energy efficient!
  • Convection ovens – also very energy efficient!
  • Microwave Ovens – fast and efficient
  • Impingement Ovens – mostly commercial

Let’s stay in the kitchen one more day and look at how much Hot Water is used.  Throughout your home the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry are probably the biggest users of Hot Water.

Subway Tiles or not!

Egad, where has the time gone, this is the last day of June 2017.  This weekend is my favorite holiday, the birthday of our country, so Happy Birthday America!

The other day we talked about how Subway Tiles are such a decorating favorite.  Let’s face it, the ubiquitous subway tile is readily found in kitchens, bathrooms, and the laundry.

Staying your home for a while – showers

New homes have great attention paid to Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Floor Coverings.  Let’s look at one of the most accident-prone areas of all homes.  Yup, that would be the shower.

The shower is that place in the house where we are standing on a slippery surface and it is a simple fact that more falls happen in the shower than anywhere else.

What's the mood in your home?

In the past couple days we have looked at:

  • Floor Coverings
  • Kitchen design
  • Bathroom design

Lighting is the fourth significant area that will make your new home POP as an extraordinary home.  If you are buying or selling people always look at what makes an individual home standout as something very special; lighting is an important factor.

Mood and ambiance – any room’s mood or atmosphere is many times determined by the amount or lack of lighting.  Think carefully what type of feel you want within a room.

Interior Design and Style.

Yesterday’s blog talked about the use of vibrant colors and how the newer bold look of color can create that inviting and warm atmosphere.

Tomorrow we will take a look at the changing use of color in the kitchen which many will say is the heart of every home.  Today let’s look the new designs for a modern bathroom.

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