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home design: Current Home Design Trends - 07/14/09 11:22 AM
Trends in home design are moving away from specific rooms and space to materials and energy efficiency. This delightful (and beneficial) competition between neighbors, communities, and states to become more energy conscious and less dependent on fossil fuels has resulted in thousands of people reducing their carbon footprint.Here are some of the current trends in home design:1. Reduce, reuse, recycle: More and more homeowners are looking to purchase recycled building materials to use in their new home. Timbers, siding, decking, trim, doors, brick, and stone are all great materials to reuse. Simple, bio-degradable materials are replacing resources that harm the environment.2. Here comes (2 comments)
home design: ENERGY STAR Homes - 06/11/09 12:05 PM
There is a lot of talk about energy efficient homes and ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that provides information, training, and certification of products and practices to help homeowners save money and protect the environment. By making a green home compliant with ENERGY STAR standards, homeowners enjoy a savings of at least 20%-30% in energy costs (more if structural insulated panels are used), and create a healthy indoor environment for their family while reducing air pollutants, dust, and drafts, and increasing the value of their home. (0 comments)
home design: When is the Best Time to Start the Home Design Process? - 12/23/08 02:56 PM
Is it ever too early to begin the design process? I've been asked many times over the years by clients, "I don't own my land yet, but I'd like to have my architect start designing my home. Is this wise?" The advice I've always given is to wait until you close on your land, because starting the design process too soon could end up costing you more money. For example, the site you decide to purchase may have the potential for a walk-out basement, which could allow for more usable square footage, such as a recreation room or extra bedrooms for guests or (6 comments)
home design: NH Seminar 2/7/09 – Building a Green Home - 12/04/08 12:12 PM
Tell your clients! Attend a FREE SEMINAR with area professionals to help you get started on building an energy efficient home! Topics include green home design; building a home with SIP panels; timber framing; solar and geothermal heating systems. Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge (right across from Mt. Sunapee ski area)1403 Route 103Newbury, NH 03255 Saturday, February 7, 2009 Seminar: 10:00 AM – NOON Lunch on your own Timberpeg Open House: 12:30 – 2:00 PM Open House: Timberpeg Timber Frame Home by Old Hampshire Designs, 2100 square feet with SIP panels, solar, and geothermal heating system. For additional information and to (0 comments)
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