And over in the kitchen something is cooking

Last week we looked at House Styles such as Ranches, Capes, Two-Story Colonials, and vacation homes.

Every home, regardless of its style has a kitchen that again is as unique as the style of a home.  Today’s photograph points towards a Modern Look with white cabinets and black counter tops; the furniture seems to match the overall look of the kitchen.

There are several things to consider as you dream about your kitchen.  Probably the first question revolves around color:

It is time to design your new home.

Yesterday we talked about Open Concept vs. Traditional Living room.  Today let’s take a look at the various style of homes.

For starters, if you are interested we have a really cool e-Book that describes the various house styles along with a lot of photographs of real homes where people live and raise their families; it is an informative piece of literature and we will glad send it to you.  Give us a call.

The most popular styles of homes:

What are the advantages of a Modular Home?

There’s the saying that “….a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Take a look at today’s photograph, it was taken by a good friend of mine over in New York State a couple years ago.  Obviously, it is a building under construction on-site.  Did we mention the snow and ice that have engulfed the building site?

Isn’t that a fantastic photograph?  I so clearly points out why you wouldn’t want your new home built on-site.  If you stick-build a home one board at a time onsite it is guaranteed it will be exposed to all kind of harsh weather.

Energy Efficient Furnace.

Yesterday we talked about how Condensing Boilers had become very energy efficient and that in some European Countries the government was either requiring Condensing Boilers or strongly encouraging their use with financial subsides; the goal is to reduce Green House Emissions and to improve the environment.  Don’t forget that a Boiler makes Hot Water.

Today let’s take a look at how the Furnace has improved.  Boilers make hot water and the Furnace makes Hot Air.

What is a condensing boiler?

It seems as though Vermont Modular is talking about Energy Efficiency a lot!  Honestly, it is one of our favorite topics.  As a responsible Vermont company, we actively try to promote what will help our environment the most.

Today let’s talk about Condensing Boiler.  First, just a tiny bit about terminology;

Let’s take a trip back to the kitchen.

About a week ago we talked about a grease fire on the kitchen stove and how to extinguish the flames.  Check back to one of our earlier blog posts and check out the correct steps to take should if you have a grease fire at.  It really is important and deserves your close attention whether you live in Orange, Vermont or Orwell, Vermont, it is important!

We did more research and found that the overwhelming majority of house fires are caused by two things:

Danger lurks in your home!

Over many years we have worked with families that have lost their home in a fire.  Fortunately, in every case no one has ever been physically hurt. 

In today’s photograph you clearly see a rather large fire in a kitchen.  We don’t know but it seems probable that the fire erupted when a frying pan or something with a lot of grease and/or fat caught on fire.

Using spray foam in the basement

Yesterday we talked about insulating the basement and the conversation was active, thanks everyone for joining in!

In yesterday’s blog we limited the conversation to the use of Polystyrene Rigid Foam panels.  If you don’t know it by its real name (Polystyrene) then you probably know it as “Foam Boards” or “Foam panels.”  These are typically pink or blue in color and they are used everywhere.

What’s going on down in the basement?

So, is spring is around the corner?  Here in northern Vermont the temperatures have been rapidly climbing across most of the north country.  Much if not all of the snow is gone.  Let’s not forget that today it is the first of March and spring has not arrived!  This is still a great time to be thinking and working on keeping your home here in Vermont warm and comfortable in winter.

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