How about all those really great ideas!

For the next several days we thought it might be a good idea to talk about what is trending in home design.  What are the various features that are available?  Oh, sure we all know about hard-wood floors and granite counter tops.  But, how about some of the things that are out there as being very cool.  We thought it might be fun to take a trip through trending and inspirational ideas.

So, what’s NOT to do?

We get a lot of calls and inquiries about building a new home and it seems as though many must first sell their existing home.  Granted, today here in Vermont it is most definitely a “Sellers’ Market” but it is to your advantage to sell your home for Top-Dollar so that you can move on to your new home.  Right?

So here are a couple things that we are going to suggest you do NOT DO:

Interior design question

The weather is crazy, one minute it snows, the next rain, and they are predicting 60’s for early next week.  Whaaaaat is going on?  Oh well, we can’t change any of it.

So, it remains a great time to plan for your new home.  And, here is today’s question – In the new plans, should you include a dining room?  When you design your new home it will obviously include:

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.

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