Does your New Year's resolution have anything to do with savings? Have you resolved to save money where it counts, cut down costs, and look for ways to get a better value from your home? With easy tips like these, this kind of resolution won't go by the wayside come March 1st. This article outlines five of the simplest and best savings for homeowners this year. As a homeowner, you know the daily responsibilities you must undertake to preserve your investment. You deserve to get the most out of your investment at the same time. Read up to get your new year off to a great start!
It Ain't Easy Being Green
True. Being green involves further planning, can incur additional costs, and can sometimes take more time and certainly, requires a level of experience and the proper legal certification. As a Certified Green Builder, we understand the process and detail that goes into planning homes that rank high on the "Green Scale." This is why the new KC green apartment development caught our eye. Kansas City has rapidly become a forward-thinking modern marvel of a city in the past few years capturing national attention for everything it has to offer. With the construction of these new riverfront apartments, it looks like KC will continue to rival the best of the big cities in lifestyle amenities as well. According to national experts and the development team, the two buildings will comprise the largest U.S. multifamily apartment project using Passive House Institute-certified construction, a system that’s more energy-efficient than the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building standard! Set for a 2017 tenant move-in, this is certainly a development to watch over the coming year!
Sometimes, Less is More
There's been a recent trend in downsizing the American home. Downsizing used to have a negative connotation...no longer moving onward and upward but possibly backwards, lowering one's living 'spread.' In recent years, Moffitt Built believes that downsizing can sometimes be the best thing for your lifestyle and quality of life. "Less is more:" a quote I often govern my choices by, seems to be fitting here...we're always acquiring more and more but maybe, take a look and realize that what may give you more in the end may actually be less in the here and now.
New Homes Month
April is New Homes Month and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) is sharing the most popular features in new single-family homes for 2014. It seems that homeowners are opting for features that are practical and functional in daily life including a laundry room and walk-in closets. The priorities seem to be convenience, livability, and energy efficiency.
The great thing about working with a developer on a custom home is that you can include and customize as many or as little of these details as you'd like. Get started with Moffitt Built...we would be privileged to work with you on your custom project.
We're always looking to conserve. But sometimes, when working to create the idyllic landscape for our homes, conservation of water is dismissed for the sake of a picturesque yard. Houzz.com has offered some tips on great flora choices for lush, low-water gardens.
Take a look at the article here and get some inspiration that will do you water bill some good!
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