In general, most large conventional homebuilders build to code and no more. In most states, building to code means the home won’t fall down, but this is not the same thing as being excellent. In fact, it means that most homes are only built to the very minimum standard required by law.
Home automation tools used to control everyday items around the house with your phone are making serious headway in the modern housing market. Having a sleek, attractive house only increases in its allure with what today’s technology has to offer.
If there is anything Canada is more famous for than its maple syrup, it’s the frigid winters that chill the country from coast to coast. All homes built in Canada are done with the knowledge that they must be able to withstand winter’s chill as well as summer’s heat. Constructing a home in Canada is a unique challenge that is often overcome by ensuring that the home is insulated beyond the standards set out in the National Building Code of Canada. Read below to get inspired by these Canadian homes and how their owners decided to take on the chill of winter!
The perfect floor plan is not an easy task to accomplish – families are dynamics, and how we interact with our space changes a little year by year. Though the dimensions of a floor plan may be set in stone, how we play within this outline is variable. Read more for tips on how to optimize and design a floor plan that fits your needs!
Saving money on energy bills has never been easier than with the rigorous standards and concepts presented by Passive Houses. The Passive House was introduced in 1991 by Dr. Feist in Germany and is a concept used more and more commonly in construction of homes and buildings today.
Net Zero Energy homes – words you are sure to have heard in combination, but what does it mean?
The words “modular” and “modern” are two words that have never preceded each other in the past, but are now finally starting to make headway in the custom build modern housing market.
Minimalistic, flooded with natural light and functionality are the three keys to any modern home. These homes have consistent design aspects, such as an extreme aversion to pitched roofs, straight lines on the exterior and large windows. They are inspired by the need to be functional. They are also notorious for making great use of the surrounding environment and how they use natural sunlight to their benefit. Each room is designed with a distinct purpose and no space is considered wasted in a modern home.