So, what's trending in residential design?

Across all residential designs there are a series of features that are trending where homeowners are constantly selecting as something they want included in their new home.

In the next several days or weeks, we will try to touch on some of the most popular architectural characteristics that are widely trending. 

Look what’s trending at Vermont Modular

Every once in a while, we have an individual style home that is enormously popular.  Just this week we’ve had numerous inquiries about The Banff style Vacation Home.  The Banff is named after a world class resort in Alberta Canada, that’s out in the Canadian Rockies on the shores of Lake Louise.  I’ve never been but the photographs are spectacular.

And, so is this vacation home!  The Banff from Vermont Modular Homes has beautiful lines that harken back to a modified Cape Cod with that contemporary flare. 

What powers your home?

Weather your home’s electricity is generated in a fossil burning power plant, renewable hydro power, solar energy, or Hamsters running around turning a generator it will eventually enter your home via the Power Panel.

Take a look at today’s photograph of a 200 amp. power panel it shows many wires coming out of the panel that then go on up into the house.  So, what are we looking at:

Family Portrait

Does your family have a portrait drawn that shows mom, dad, the kids, maybe a dog, and of course their home?

Sometimes the eyes of children see things that are so obvious.  Take a look at today’s photograph and you see a young boy drawing a picture of his family and I’ll guess that is his sister looking over his shoulder.  He even has grass, a tree, and the sun beaming down on his family.  Is that beautiful or what!

Rapidly finishing up.

Yesterday we talked about finishing up the basement Family Room and today I thought you might like to look and see the outside of this handsome home.

Take a look at today’s picture, you are looking at:

Finishing a basement

A week or so ago we showed you pictures of a brand-new basement where the floor had just been poured and we went on to say how everything was going to be finished off.  Take a look at today’s picture and you will see how far things have progressed.  The following has been accomplished:

Here's an Energy Efficient Home

For all of you that follow our blog regularly you already know that one of our favorite topics is Energy Efficiency.  And, today is going to fit right into a well-established pattern surrounding well-built homes that are Environmentally Friendly because they are Energy Efficient.

Take a look at today’s photograph that shows one of our homes during construction in the plant.  Something you should notice almost immediately is that the color of the house is very unconventional, it not down right weird. 

Everyone loves the kitchen

Numerous times we have written about the kitchen and have had tons of responses all indicating that The Kitchen usually is one of The Most Important rooms in the house.  Your kitchen is many times where the family congregates either as the immediate family each night for dinner or in the mornings for breakfast before everyone bolts out the door for their day.  I would venture to say that the kitchen is where the entire family spends more time together than any other room.

Isn't it beautiful out there today!

The weather report for today is somewhere between beautiful and spectacular, especially if you want to build a site-built home.  The sun is shining, it is not cold, but it is also not hot like in the summer, this is perfect construction weather.  The crew can work without getting cold or sweating.  Today is perfect.

So, given that perfect weather report I thought it would be a good time to show you why it is still better to build inside in a controlled environment.