Not building green? Some people buy into the misconception that high-performance buildings cost more money to construct. Others misunderstand the disconnect between capital costs and operating costs. However, by understanding “value,” and making smart judgments, the cost difference between conventional buildings and green buildings can be nominal; even cost next to nothing to implement.
Want a new look for your living room? Instead of jumping headfirst into redesigning or remodeling, consider the room’s layout.
Lately, it seems like everyone is ready to “go green.” But what does going green really entail? How are builders making the most of the latest green initiatives to preserve our earth’s natural resources and provide cost- and environmentally-efficient materials and components in design and construction?
Just like the noted architect, Jean Nouvel said, “Space is not automatically doing architecture.” There’s plenty of room to create a masterpiece within space, but there’s also room to create a disaster. In this article, we will discuss floor planning, explore different types of house plans, and address key considerations and terminology that prospective homeowners should know to make their design dreams a reality.
Future homeowners have a common objective: to keep construction material and labor costs down. This is not necessarily because they undervalue the home building process. Instead, rising costs and shrinking budgets, along with a desire for more simple living and sustainability, are leading homeowners in the direction of a new trend. The solution? Small home floor plans.
Green building isn’t a passing fad. In fact, green building is a megatrend that’s quickly becoming a mainstay of building construction and design globally. With that said, why exactly are so many builders and owners looking to incorporate green design ideas and measures into your buildings and facilities?
The housing market in Wisconsin is booming with less than 4.2 months of inventory on the market. A typically healthy market has 6 months of inventory. Low supply has fueled a 6% increase in the median sale price. Reports of multiple offers on the first day of listings, with accelerator clauses and personal letters selling…
Today, it seems that everyone is talking about “going green” when it comes to home construction, but not everyone knows what it means to be truly eco-friendly. Often seen as a costly, complicated home building solution, the current advantages of green building design are at an all-time high.
property type: Parade of Homes
style: First Floor Master
1st floor sq. ft.: 1,693
2nd floor sq. ft.: 841
lower level sq. ft.: 673
total sq. ft.: 3,208
It seems that you can’t turn on a home improvement TV show or open a home design magazine today without seeing the words “open concept” repeated over and over. And it’s for a good reason: