Designing Your Modern Kit Homesby Rich Blogger Blogger By Profession
The advent of kit homes has certainly changed the real estate landscape in more ways than one. People can now actually brag that they built their home on their own, with their own two hands without sounding like they've taken one drink too many. The fact that kit homes are also thought to be the best solution to the housing shortage problem has only added to its appeal.
As far as design goes, kit homes offer a wide flexibility, something that most homeowners appreciate about it. While there are basically just five types of kit homes - geodesic, log homes, panelized homes, timber-framed and steel-framed homes, you can easily design these according to your preferences and requirements, without paying too much for the alterations you make.
Talking of design, one of the most popular designs homeowners go for nowadays has nothing to do much with aesthetics but more on their health and well-being. We are of course talking about going green or opting for home designs that are sustainable, environment-friendly and energy-efficient. With everybody today being concerned about the planet and how to save it, very few have been able to actually go ahead and do something about it but that has all changed with the rising popularity of kit homes.
In the old days, having a green home was something unheard of and thought to be a concept for those who lived in hippie communities that were so popular then. These days, however, if you didn't have a green home, it would be out of the ordinary, especially with everyone designing or building their home to be specifically sustainable and energy-efficient.
To have an eco-friendly home requires the homeowner to be diligent in terms of researching for the best ways to have and maintain a sustainable home. While your home can certainly adapt to any weather or climate conditions, you will also need to make sure that it is also practical in addition to being environment-friendly. It also doesn't mean that you have to incorporate every known environment-friendly method known to man.
One example is design your kit homes to be earth-sheltered. This means you take advantage of the energy-efficiency of the surrounding soil and plant life by building your home partially below ground or completely above ground. In fact, the Department of Energy has confirmed that homes that are built partially below ground with a south-facing orientation are the most affordable kit home-building options since they are easier to build.
Another popular option in green home designs is using recycled materials for either décor or building. Recycled beer cans and bottles, empty cans and old tires, as well as shredded plastic water bottles and old denim/jean materials for insulation have time and time again been recycled and completely made up some of the most unusual but beautiful houses. When you go online you will usually find sources for reconstructing and deconstructing and ones that preserve these materials to be reused.
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