How do well built homes get fresh air?

The other day we concluded that people breath but, homes do not breath.  A breathing home is one that is constantly losing heat that is replaced with Cold Air Penetration.

A super insulated home that is truly Energy Efficient home reduces Heat Loss to a minimum, this saves on energy costs and reduces your Carbon Foot Print.  This is the correct thing to do!

Do houses breath?

Most of the people that read our blog are folks looking to either build or improve their home.  And, one of the more problematic aspects of deciding who to work with is knowing their qualifications.

For example; my niece is building a home far away from us but none the less she calls all the time asking question about how to???  Or, what to???  Or, should I??? and so on.

We’d like to offer a couple tips on what to listen for when you are talking with a prospective builder:

Design idea that everyone loves!

A while ago it seemed as though grandma would always be doing the laundry in the basement.  Down there was the washing machine and as all know families can generate a mountain of dirty clothes.  By the way, how is it that infants and toddlers can get so many clothes where they need to be washed?  They are so small yet generate so much.  But, regardless the laundry was almost always in the basement.  And there was seldom ever a dryer; that is a fairly recent invention.

Looking for a two-story home to retire in?

Let’s pretend that the home you really want to build is a Two-Story colonial where typically the bedrooms are upstairs.  Having the bedrooms and family areas on the second floor is a HUGE advantage as it creates that private space for yourselves and your family; guests don’t go upstairs.  Your guests will stay on the first floor where the living room, kitchen, dining room, and perhaps a den are all located.

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.

Staying in the kitchen

It seems as though everyone agrees that The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home, it is that place where family and friends gather to share moments, prepare meals, talk, and share hopes and dreams.  The kitchen is normally where entertaining begins and in many homes, it is where dinner is served.

No Blog Post yesterday

We try to post a blog every day Monday through Friday but yesterday we were over in The Adirondacks of New York State visiting with some of our Vermont Modular Homes homeowners as a result there wasn’t time for a post.  But there was time to take a picture which I’ll share with you now.

Floor coverings are important!

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.

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