When it comes to building your dream home, every detail counts. Custom homes can be pretty pricey, so you need to make sure that every cent is spent wisely on the things that matter to you. You also need to think long-term and choose the features that will increase the value of your home should you ever decide to sell it.
The future doesn’t look too bright.
At the rate at which we burn fossil fuels, we’ll run out of them in just a few decades. Not to mention, the world’s increasing energy needs produce a corresponding amount of green gas emissions that hurt the environment. The planet has become a ticking bomb that will explode if we don’t take action.
In the hard-hitting documentary, “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio makes a staggering statement: the last time the planet dealt with such a high level of greenhouse gasses was in the Pliocene era, about 5.3 million years ago. Now, due to the rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions, we are approaching this point at a rapid pace.
The days when brick and mortar were the only suitable options for building durable homes are coming to an end. Nowadays, modern homes are built with energy-efficiency in mind, which allows contractors to explore and play with a variety of materials. As a result, due to the use cutting-edge materials and construction techniques employed, homes today are more energy-efficient than ever before.
With the costs of living on the rise, more and more people are looking for ways to cut down on their monthly expenses. They downgrade their phone plans, order less take out meals, and stop buying expensive lattes every morning. What most people don’t know is that their home payment and energy bills are their biggest costs.