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mjlb

In future articles, I would love to hear more about how "stretch" energy codes are applied to remodels. For example, when renovating a kitchen, is only the kitchen required to have greater amounts of insulation, etc. Or, might renovating a kitchen have the effect of requiring the entire house to meet the more stringent "stretch" energy codes.

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jays1975
@mjlb, when we redid the bathroom in our 1886 house, we did not have to insulate the whole floor or adjacent rooms, just the room we were having renovated. This is in MA, so YMMV.
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hayleydaniels
Peas stop growing when it gets over 70 degrees, and tomatoes won't grow until it reaches 70 degrees. I learned that years ago when we were having a particularly cold summer. Everything rotted in the garden, except for the tomatoes on the covered deck that we had put plastic around to keep warm.
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Where do you live Hayley? That seems quite cold for a summer.

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Ann Guss

I live in the Northwest, and I'd like to paint my cottage exterior yellow with white trim. I think it would be "sunny" even in our rainy winters. Can you recommend a yellow paint for exterior?

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nnigrt

shannon, i don't totally disagree, these are cool yellows. i had a hard time finding the right yellow for my kitchen, the first two samples i painted on posterboards looked under ripe. BMs "squish squash" has a terrible name but it gave me the warmth i was looking for. but these do have a place, for sun porches used in summer to bring the temperature down a bit, visually.

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Shannon Moloney
Very interesting house, looks expensive, but I could not live there. Seems too modular, too angular, and too open to the outside. But I appreciate the article and the view of such an interesting small house.
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vikingdriver
Absolutely brilliant use of space! Hard to believe it's only 645 sqft.
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