Kitchens are the most remodeled room in the house. Typically the kitchen area is also the center of activity, the conference room of the home, the dining area, the absolute hub. The kitchen is the most viewed area in your home and for that matter the greatest investment in a remodeling project.
People remodel for numerous reasons including design, functionality, resale value, entertaining, and style. Whatever your reason may be, here are a few ideas that may contribute to your ideal kitchen remodeling project.
When addressing the kitchen from a complete remodel or custom home build, design the kitchen facing east to catch the morning sun. But remember to use UV protection windows to protect wood flooring and furniture from fading.
Appliances – A few brands really rise above the rest. Stick to Energy Star Rated Appliances for efficiency
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To earn the Energy Star, a home must meet strict guidelines set out by the U.S. EPA. In meeting these guidelines, a home will become 20-30% more efficient than standard homes built to code. A series of energy efficient improvements that could be included, but not limited to, in the home design are:
Effective Insulation Systems – Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use, and increased comfort.
High Performance Windows – Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frames, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.
Tight Construction and Ducts – Sealing holes and cracks in the home’s “envelope” and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, … Read More »