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In our last column we discussed saving energy around the home and saving money as a result. We touched on ways to reduce costs contributed by lighting and appliances; more specifically, the refrigerator and washing machine. In a previous article we talked about the home office. Today we provide a few tips on reducing energy...
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Is your home and environs damp? Dampness can result in the formation of mold on your walls, furniture and window frames causing them to get rotten. Mold is a type of fungi developed from airborne spores. It usually grows in damp, warm conditions with little airflow. This can have adverse effects on the body causing...
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Right in your own home, you have the power to save energy and money. Maintaining an energy-efficient home will save you money. Saving energy will also contribute to the reduction in our nation’s overall resources needed to produce and provide energy. An average household dedicates about 5% – 6% of its energy bill to lighting....
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hummingbird house plan
$3,810.30 with Drawings Only $5,764.30 with Drawings and Cost Estimate Floor Area 1,954 sqft Stories 2 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 1/2 Exterior Dimensions 36′-4″ x 34′ Entering this design accentuates magnificent windows and glass doors which grace the interior walls with an instant and irrevocable synergy that connects the interior and exterior spaces....
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A recent article revealed that the size of a typical home from the 1970’s has grown from an average of 1,600 square feet to now 2,500 square feet while family sizes have in most cases lowered in numbers over time – with two working parents in the home – a statistic to which most of...
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A nursery is a bedroom within a house or other dwelling set aside for an infant or toddler. The nursery is designated to the housing, care and well-being of a baby, and is generally the smallest bedroom in the house. However, the room in many cases could remain the bedroom of the child well into...
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Laundry rooms used to be hidden away in the basement, washer and dryer side by side on concrete floors. These days, they’re moving upstairs and going upscale. From walk-in closets to craft rooms, laundry machines are finding new, brighter and inspiring spaces in the house. Some look almost like kitchens, with high-end cabinetry and countertops....
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You only get one chance to make a first impression therefore it’s always wise to make it great. First impressions are important in all aspects of life, from the first time you meet someone, your first day at a new job, and the first time someone visits your home. Whenever someone visits your home they...
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Today we are indoors and in the kitchen. How often do we really put thought into the layout of our kitchen?  The layout greatly affects the experience.  The main element of this layout, the work triangle, makes all the difference in the world.  The kitchen is typically the most used room in any house, and...
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After several months away, preparations for a new school year can be overwhelming and intimidating. Whether you spent the summer relaxing or working, transition to the routine of the school week can be a challenge.  Some adjustments to personal habits, mental preparation, and simple organization of supplies can boost confidence of both the students and...
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Keeping your home, its contents, and your family safe is top priority for most of us. The time to consider the steps that need to be taken to safeguard your home is not after it has been burglarized but before an individual even thinks of doing so. Today we share tips that you can use...
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Water is life. We use water for many different aspects of our daily lives, from bathing, cooking, drinking, and much more. Think for a second what would happen if all the water from the face of the Earth simply vanished without a trace. The comfortable life that we are currently living would be no more....
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In our previous article we discussed a few low budget improvements that can be implemented to add greater appeal to your property while it is on the real estate market. Today, we head outdoors as we take a look at some exterior improvements. As expressed in our previous article the home in general should be...
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One of the most exciting milestones in an individual’s life is building their own home! Choosing the right home design that both suits your personal taste, and meets your functional needs can seem difficult, however when you know what to look for, you realize that it is not as hard as you thought. The size...
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$2,324.07 with Drawings Only $3,515.90 with Drawings and Cost Estimate Floor Area 1,140.50 sqft Stories 1 (on pillars) | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 Exterior Dimensions 42′-6″ x 29′-4″ Ideally designed for a sloping lot and an economical budget. The entrance of this home is through a wooden framed glass double door which leads to...
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After you’ve decided to place your home on the market it is wise and extremely beneficial that it looks as presentable as possible so that is appears more attractive to prospects.  After all, a clean home is a happy home, and that results in a happy buyer! Today, we share a few cost effective ways...
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The saying goes, “First impressions are lasting ones.” Most, if not all of us, have heard this common saying which simply means that people will remember the way you appear when you first meet them, so it is important to look and act your best when you meet someone for the first time. While a...
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Protect your home and your family with these 4 essential home fire safety tips: Create multiple fire escape plans for your family to adhere to in the event of an emergency. Having an escape plan is a critical and proactive step to keeping your family safe. As part of your family’s escape plan, designate a...
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Whether you are planning on selling your home or you are simply interested in updating your home for your personal enjoyment consider implementing these home improvement tips that will increase the market value of your property. Ensure that your home’s exterior is appealing and inviting. Planting trees or a flower garden, keeping a well maintained...
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The typical construction systems are primarily cast in-situ (on site) often slower pace concrete and CMU (concrete masonry unit) construction systems that often fail to meet the strict scheduling requirements of employers. Therefore, it is worthwhile to consider adoption of other construction systems which can fast track and deliver quality construction without compromising functional and...
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When painting the interior of your home it is important to stick with a cohesive color scheme throughout the entire home (remember to keep the exterior in mind as well). Before selecting paint colors it is also important that you consider what the individual rooms will be used for since color has been proven to...
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As an employer or business owner have you taken the time to consider how the layout of your office affects your employee productivity and work experience? Having an effective office layout enables productivity, and also makes workflow efficient. Different office layouts work best with different types of businesses or organizations. If you are searching for...
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The saying goes, “First impressions are lasting ones.”  Most, if not all of us, have heard this common saying which simply means that people will remember the way you appear when you first meet them, so it is important to look and act your best when you meet someone for the first time. While a...
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Guests or potential buyers should enter your home and see functionality. The living room is an important room in a home so any person who has the intention to one day sell their home should bear this in mind when planning any renovation works for their living room. Here are a few tips to consider...
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EC$2,264 Drawings Only EC$3,523 Drawings and Cost Estimate Floor Area 1,258sqft Stories 1 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 Exterior Dimensions 46′ x 38′ This plan appeals for its Economy of space, and Pacific Theme. Open but Cozy: The kitchen, dining and living room flow into each other as a continuous open space but the...
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Deciding between building a one, two or three storey home can be a difficult choice. In a previous article “7 Advantages of a Single Storey Home” we discussed a few benefits that building a single storey home can offer homeowners. Today, we look at the advantages of building with additional floors. Size: One of the...
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rachel frampton
My home is located near a factory which is quite prone to fire accidents; that's...
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Hi Bernard, the photo featured in this article is from our Barbadine house plan. You...
Bernard Hurtault
Am interested in a plan. What is the name of the plan shown here in...