Anatomy of a Gut Remodel
Behind the scenes of a three-year, award-winning LEED for Homes remodel in California.
Behind the scenes of a three-year, award-winning LEED for Homes remodel in California. [continue reading]
North Americans have quickly become the most-housed people in the history of humanity. The average detached single-family house built today has almost 2,500 square feet of floor area, and fewer than three people live in it. ... [continue reading]
The value of home remodeling in 2003 was $233 billion— 40% of all residential construction spending and 2% of the U.S. economy. ... [continue reading]
The EarthCraft House Renovation program gives existing homes the green treatment. [continue reading]
The passion for passive solar is not what it used to be; enthusiasm peaked sometime in the late 1970s. Today, even energy-conscious builders focus on improving insulation and air tightness more than on how the remodeled house will interact with the sun. [continue reading]
Ever notice how houses seem to grow with time? As the family gets larger, so does the house. [continue reading]
People remodel more than 5 million bathrooms every year in the United States. Sometimes this just means replacing lighting and plumbing fixtures. More extensive remodels involve building an addition or gutting and redesigning an existing bathroom. [continue reading]
The kitchen represents a concentration of household energy use--anywhere from 20% to 40% of a home's consumption. [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...