New York builder Anthony Aebi found his net-zero inspiration after building his own house. Using traditional stick-built techniques, he realized he was done building “like the second little pig.” The next home he built would use insulated concrete forms (ICFs) and would be the first zero energy-rated home in the Northeast.
Our general recommendation is to inspect your exterior doors once a year. If you live on the coast, it’s actually a good idea to check them once a month just because of the corrosive nature of salt water and ocean air.
Contemporary design is perennially popular, in part because it can evolve and change with the times. But at its foundation resides a love of straight lines, natural elements, and a strikingly sleek aesthetic that draws you in. Done right, a contemporary look can transform a home into something truly special. Here are six things to think about when embarking on your contemporary journey.
The climate of the planet is changing, and designers, engineers, and builders must change along with it. No matter what coastal region you call home, you’ve undoubtedly had to learn to anticipate and manage new environmental challenges in recent years. Windows and doors are a big part of that.
You won’t be surprised to learn that the process of finding the right door usually starts with color. It can make your exterior pop, complement your home’s architecture, and generally bring new life to a tired look.
Today’s wood windows include option-rich, high-quality solutions that elevate projects of any budget size.
Long ignored as wholly utilitarian, the interior door is increasingly considered a great canvas for expressing one’s personality and style. This is especially true when you consider the average home boasts some 14 interior doors.
There are so many decisions that go into the energy efficiency of a home. Every detail and design element can contribute to or detract from the home’s overall sustainability. Windows play a big role.
Old World is all about high style. It’s a blend of grand and comfortable elements. Every piece in an Old World-style home is purposeful, from ornate detailing in archways to textured walls and distressed finishes.
As builders implement digital technology into day-to-day operations, they’re seeing improvements in communication like high-touch customer service and efficiencies like onsite virtual inspections.