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:
The geothermal trend is upsurging homeowner’s reliance on traditional heating and cooling systems; in this infographic, we will highlight why.
While “going green” may be trending lately, it’s more than just a buzzword. Green building initiatives that encourage builders to be eco-friendly and energy efficient are cropping up everywhere, and home buyers are eager to cash in on the cost savings that a green home can provide.
Green building has become mainstream in the last decade, expanding beyond the environmental community and becoming the hot topic among both commercial and residential builders. One major point of contention lies with the costs associated with green building regarding establishing the benefits of going green for both builders and owners alike.
location: S38 W27086 Cider Hills Drive
type of home: Single Family
area: Town of Waukesha
subdivision: Cider Hills Subdivision
lot number: 6
lot size: 1 acre
garage: 3 car courtyard-style
total sq. ft.: 2,369 Sq. Ft.