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.
It was a while back I was reading about powder rooms, I know that’s weird. A long time ago, before the 1920’s mostly, proper women never went to bars or taverns or those awful places where men gathered to drink “adult traveling beverages.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.