Custom Home Design – Inside/Outside – Part 5 – In our last blog, Custom Home Design – Part 4, we asked a number of questions about the proposed kitchen and owner’s suite. Throughout the upcoming Preliminary Design task, we often revisit these rooms as necessary since the client’s ideas often evolve once we begin discovering.
What is a True Net-Zero Energy Home? The term Net-Zero is used so frequently to describe any energy-efficient home today, that the term is becoming watered down to simply mean “green whatever.” The term Net-Zero Energy, has a precise meaning, which basically is, the home produces as much energy as it consumes over a 12
Custom Home Design – Kitchens & Baths – Part 4 – In the previous Custom Home Design blog series we discussed providing the “must have” view if available from the public space, the great room, kitchen and perhaps less important, the dining room. The owner’s suite must also be included. As soon as the home’s
Custom Home Design – View Design – is it natural or man-made? – Part 3 In Parts 1 & 2 of this Custom Home Design blog series, I wrote about the importance of the identifying the budget, a recent survey of the property and the benefit of having the customer prepare a comprehensive wish list