Modular Homes Give All Kinds Of Opportunities For Leisure And Business

Modular Homes Give All Kinds Of Opportunities For Leisure And Business

Whenever anyone is considering home construction plans, they normally figure out how many rooms they need and what size they should be. Of course, the construction plan can change with the discussion but normally people have a general idea of what is necessary when they begin this kind of project.

However, what a lot of people may not realize is that there are some modular houses which can be designed to fit all the criteria that are necessary for the family to enjoy. It is not necessary for this style of building to be only used in and around the family house and garden either since many of these buildings are used on sites remote to this kind of place.

Many companies will put up a cost-effective structure and use it as offices or overflow space for those times when they have large consignments to deliver which may need extra personnel working on the paperwork etc. Or they can use it as the only office space they need such as on a building site. After the work is done, they just pick it up and set it up somewhere else.

These modular homes are so smart that all they need is a few household appliances and a few hands to build a complete building, sometimes in less than a day! Prefabricated houses are not new, naturally, but those made with modern materials are worth seeing.

Of course, everyone will have an idea of what the perfect design would be. Manufacturers of this kind of building also understand that some people just want to choose one from stock. But there is room here for maneuver and they will alter the building to the specs of the buyer if it is at all possible.

Since everything is made before it being erected, …

» Read more

Design-Build – What it Really Means

Design-Build - What it Really Means

So would you choose a two-legged stool over a three-legged one?

Okay, maybe that’s a silly question. But figuratively speaking, two-legged stools are awfully prevalent in the design-build realm these days.

There’s a common misconception out there that “design-build” equates to contractors that handle all design work in-house with staff designers or architects. Not so. While this inflexible model works for some projects, it’s poorly suited for others and can serve clients pretty badly.

Why? Because it reduces the three-legged stool of project development – client, designer and builder – to two. The result? Lack of balance.

Don’t get me wrong;

the problem is not inherent to design-build. It’s with the warping of what the term really means.

“Design-build” actually refers to a project development strategy in which one entity brings architect, contractor and client together to foster collaboration. Done right, it’s a streamlined process that facilitates timely, meaningful input by all three “legs of the stool” resulting, ultimately, in a stronger final product.

Put another way, it’s about setting the conditions for effective advocacies. For a project to meet its full potential and really shine, it requires healthy, empowered advocacies from all three realms of project development:

The Designer:

Advocates for the way a project’s spaces work and interact with one another, its volumetrics, and its aesthetics.

 The Builder:

Advocates for safety, efficiency, cost containment, and longevity of the building envelope.

 The Client:

Advocates for their needs now and in the future, financial realities, and for all the ways they want the building to serve them.

A good project development process brings all three of these advocacies around one table to work together, advocate for what is important to them, grapple for joint solutions, and ultimately craft a plan that is greater than the sum of its parts. We’re …

» Read more

Home Builder Questions to Ask – Top Five

Home Builder Questions to Ask - Top Five

When you hire a home builder, you want to make sure you find someone who will build your dream home. When you decide to hire a builder, you have to ask various questions to make sure the builder will build a house that you can like. So, what are the top five home builders questions that you should ask to keep your home building experience from becoming a nightmare?

1. Are you insured and bound?

This is very important because you want to make sure that if there is a problem with building a house, you are protected. If someone is injured, the builder needs to be insured so you can make sure you are not responsible for the injury. Also, having someone insured and bound shows you that they are more legitimate, which is important with home builders.

2. How was your crew experience?

If the build crew is inexperienced, the work will be seen in your home. You want to make sure your house is built to your specifications and that means having an experienced crew. So, if the home builder has some unskilled workers, the quality will be seen. Make sure that the crew is experienced and you have to find that the quality of the work has improved.

3. Can I see your reference?

This is what you want to get from builders because it allows you to talk to former builder clients, as well as to see the home projects they have been working on. Seeing what builders have done in the past shows you how they will do in the future on your project.

4. What is your policy on change?

If there will be changes to the work plan, you want the builder to let you know in advance. If there will be …

» Read more

Plan Carefully The Types Of Tiles You Need For Your Home

Plan Carefully The Types Of Tiles You Need For Your Home

Before you make an aesthetic choice regarding the color, shape and placement of the tiles you are to use in your home, it is a must to know at least the fundamentals about the types of tiles existing on the market and about their basic properties.

When speaking about types of tiles, we have to use a strict criterion for classifying them: the constructive criterion, that is, how or what they are made of, indicating us their durability, so that to be able to match them to the traffic, heat or water they can bear without deteriorating. According to this criterion, without going into further detail given that the resulting properties are the ones you should be interested in, tiles are ceramic, quarry and stone.

What is good about the ceramic tiles is that they come in a wide range of colors and shapes, being able to meet virtually everyone’s tastes and homes. Another advantage of the ceramic tiles is that they are cheap, resistant, don’t stain easily and are also fireproof. They are not ‘pretentious’ either: anyone can install them with a minimum training. Porcelain tiles, a variety of ceramic tiles, are almost waterproof, which make them ideal for swimming pools and bathrooms. Though those used for homes are usually glazed, they may be made anti-skid to be fit for floors as well. They have a modern look, are easy to maintain and, although ‘cold’, in tropical climates people use them for floors even in living rooms or bedrooms.

As far as quarry tiles are concerned, they seem ideal for flooring, having two qualities to this effect: they are basically non-slip, and you’ll not see them worn out. The disadvantages are their limited color range and the fact they are very porous, a property that limits their use. But, …

» Read more

New Faucets – A Small Thing For a Big Change

New Faucets - A Small Thing For a Big Change

We always want to remodel and redecorate our homes but many times, we fail to pay attention to small details that can make a very substantial difference. We bypass simple features of an appliance or a décor that can actually give our homes a much more elegant and sophisticated touch. Let’s take for instance, choosing our faucets.

Silver taps are so common that everyone thinks taps should always be silver. Not a lot of people take the risk of choosing something new for fear that their wash areas would not look normal. But why don’t we give it a try, and set our eyes to an oil rubbed bronze faucet for a change? Far from a common valve, it gives a new contrast to our interior and it definitely boosts the classiness of our homes.

It comes in different designs and you can choose from a variety of styles. There are single or double valves that may have a waterfall or shower effect. Some are mountable on the wall or may be installed conventionally.

They do not only come in different forms, but, prices too. Their worth varies and you may choose the one which goes well with your budget. You can get one as cheap as $40 or as high as $500. A wide range of selection is available at any appliance store near you and you can easily decide on which to pick at your convenience.

If we really want to make some change and turn our homes into something more stylish, then it’s time to start on small things. They may be small, but their effects are big. Check your tap now.…

» Read more
1 2 3 4 34