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.
Home buyers today are bombarded with options and advertisements on prefabricated homes and neighbourhoods. Clients are able to see plans of their home before even really thinking about what their own needs are. Home buyers are taught to think: “Yes, I could probably live in this home” instead of “Yes, this is the home for me”. Clients are not encouraged to have independent thoughts and are encouraged to accept designs given to them rather than those they have thought out for themselves.
Steel is becoming an increasingly popular material to be used during construction of modern homes. In addition to being trendy, steel homes come with a plethora of benefits that would meet any and all needs of an eco-conscious home owner.
Looking to buy a steel home? Here are 5 reasons why Steel Buildings are eco-friendly and the right choice going forward.
May 24, 2016, TEDx Laval
Watch Marc Bovet’s TedX talk for his vision on the housing industry and the issues that need to be addressed in order to stop building disposable houses and start building long-lasting homes.
The long awaited moment has arrived: you start building your home! Firstly, know that the quality of your house plan is crucial to the success of your project. A good plan must specify each architectural detail of your future home, both internally and externally.
With so many building options today, it’s hard to choose which one is the right one for you and your family. Pre-fabricated homes and various versions of these homes seem to be making considerable headway in the housing market.
Personal projects and overseeing their completion creates a strong sense of pride and ownership for all parties involved. People will choose to build their own homes, as they have previously lived in a home that is no longer serving their specific needs. Generally, their experience with this old home will dictate and inspire the flow and layout for a new home.