The emphasis today is on comfort and safety when building and designing homes. There are many examples of safety items that are required within all the various Code Regulations and most eventually point back to fire or fire prevention. That entire topic we will leave for another day.
It was only last week when we had a lot of snow, actually it came on April Fools’ Day, how clever was that! Actually, it was cruel.
We all know and are ready for summer and those precious moments by the water when we are alone with our thoughts, hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Or it is the time so share with loved ones and family as we build a life time of memories.
Today’s photograph shows the buttons for an elevator. Ok, ok, perhaps there are not too many of you that have twenty some odd floors to your home, I get that but none-the-less it shows an elevator.
Did you know that the installation of an elevator in your new home can be an ease job; but like many things it needs to be carefully planned out.
For those of you that want to thoroughly investigate today’s blog concept we strongly encourage you to dig deeper and find out more for yourself.
It is becoming increasingly possible that the cost of Lumber in the United States is about to take a significant jump upward, by some estimates as much as a thirty percent increase in the cost of Softwood lumber in the US.
Over the past couple weeks, we have been talking about kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, lighting and a huge variety of things for our new home that will make life better for us; well hopefully life will improve. That is the plan!
Someone recently mentioned to me, “….how about our dog, how can we make the home more accommodating for our dog?”
The other day we looked at bathrooms and how important they can be along with The Kitchen in making your new home POP as something so special.
Today look down at what you are sanding on, the Floor Covering can be equally important to making your home one of those homes that stand out.
Look carefully at today’s photograph that was taken in the living room of a Vermont Modular Home. In the main living room, there’s obviously hardwood floors. The kitchen has Ceramic tile and if you look carefully the adjoining room/den off the kitchen is carpeted.
Many people will make it very clear that “The Heart” of every home is the kitchen. And, that argument is very valid in the majority of homes.
Whether it is your family or while you are entertaining it seems as though activity revolves around what’s cooking in the kitchen; it is the place where everyone seems to hang out.
For the next several days I thought it might be fun to take a look at what American homeowners are looking for when it comes to styles, trends, and developments. Over the past several decades it has become fairly clear that there are several concepts that homeowners of all ages want. These trends can be built into brand new construction or included in older homes that are being remodeled.
When we are talking with prospective clients the question always includes all kinds of conversations about the kitchen. Many people will tell us that the kitchen is the heart of a home; it is the center place where a family congregates. We can easily all smell the aroma of something very special emanating from the kitchen whether it be cookies, meat loaf, steak, or hot dogs. Everything smells great.
But……., what cooks our food? Will you be using gas or electric:
Yesterday we mentioned the Better Buildings by Design Conference. So today let’s continue the discussion and take a look at how electricity if seen back then as compared to today.