Prefab homes offer value and upgraded amenities

St Louis Park, MN. Contractor This article promotes modular and mobile homes or simply called “prefab” homes. “Prefab Homes” or Prefabricated Homes said to be convenient, Earth friendly, and low cost but efficient. It was first introduced by Clayton’s I- House and acquired by Berkshire Hathaway. They do not intend to replace the traditional homes, it only promote...

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Basement Bonus Rooms

St Louis Park, MN. Basement Finishing. This is a series of descriptions and pictures of what you can do with your unused basement. Various architects and designers show how you can turn the unused basement space into a wine room, family room or office space. basements present various challenges and these rooms demonstrate how to overcome them. “Creative thinking turned these five...

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A place to park your ride

St Louis Park, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. For some, the man cave has moved from a dark basement to … the garage. At least for those who love their cars and motorcycles. Lee Klancher has been compiling stories and images of amazing garages and telling them on his blog and in his book. See some of the excerpts here. “The best garages, Klancher says, tell a story about their owners.” See...

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Slaying energy vampires

St Louis Park, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. Small appliances that are always on such as chargers, printers, speakers, etc. continue to draw energy until we unplug them. The number of such devices in each home has grown 10 fold over the last 30 years. If you simply unplug or put these devices on a power strip to cut the power to them when not in use, you’ll save about 4% on your annual energy...

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Tactics to increase your homes energy efficiency

St Louis Park, MN. Home Repair Contractor. Use your windows to facilitate cross breezes and ventilation, the low window openings on a house let in cool air and the high window openings allows hot air to escape. Air conditioning and major appliances account for most of a home’s operating costs; you can reduce the systems sizes by properly insulating and sealing your home. Your refrigerator is...

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