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.

Let's think insulation

For those of you that follow our blog you know that one of our favorite topics is Energy Efficiency.  For a myriad of reasons, we emphasize conserving Energy, it is the responsible thing to do in light of Global Warming and financially it just makes simple sense to not waste hard earned money by wasting energy.  It sounds like a no-brainer to me!

When Vermont Modular orders a brand-new home we consistently delete the insulation up in the attic.  We have several reasons for what might seem odd:

Does your road look like this?

Does everyone realize that tomorrow, March 20, is the Spring Equinox or tomorrow is the first day of Spring, 2019 ? 

Traditionally Spring has been a time of hope, encouragement, and the time of the year to look to the future.  Soon we will be seeing some early plants sprouting upward as they take us all to a place of plenty, beauty, and hope!  Yes, spring is a wonderful time of the year.

It can be a muddy time of year!

Does everyone realize that tomorrow, March 20, is the Spring Equinox or tomorrow is the first day of Spring, 2019 ? 

Traditionally Spring has been a time of hope, encouragement, and the time of the year to look to the future.  Soon we will be seeing some early plants sprouting upward as they take us all to a place of plenty, beauty, and hope!  Yes, spring is a wonderful time of the year.

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