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Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"infloor heating (It's glorious!). New insulation, electrical, plumbing, and roof- Mostly... (plumbing, electrical, heating, roof, siding) well-maintained and up to date, but leave... plumbing and electrical systems. My last house was a craftsman style, circa 1920's with... plumbing and electrical. Although we are trying to keep the original elements as best as... adding new electrical/plumbing. I believe that owners of older homes are like stewards..."
6 Steps to Planning a Successful Building Project
"radiant heat on all or some levels - not just electric heat in bathroom floors). We... movement of electrical outlets/switches, door swing, vents). Some people are more visually... radiant heat on all levels of the house (hot water) is the most enjoyable, green heating... minimum heating Code - in Toronto, Ontario Canada. It is a building innovation. As... plumbing, electrical, and finish work. I spoke to more contractors, and the $20k started..."
What Is a Living Building?
Part philosophy, part advocacy, the Living Building Challenge is pushing designers and homeowners to rethink how we live
"we run electric heating for 6 months of the year, I think it was a worthwhile investment... The electricity generated by the panels is sold back to the grid. Our electricy... solar electric is too expensive for 'regular' folks to use. It is not. The best... solar heated!). We have to start looking at the bigger environment, and habitat... to the heating system of a building on the Syracuse University Campus, in a 3 year..."
The Perks and Perils of Reupholstering Old Furniture
Secondhand upholstered pieces can add character to a room, but beware of bugs, snakes and hidden costs
"killed by heat, but very, very hight heat. Heat that is difficult to recreate in a home... house heat treated, this means all three floors and every room has electric heat... says. The heat, yes, but they can handle freezing for weeks, even months. And they can... summer heat do the trick. The author mentions vintage chairs. I learned the true... of the heat we experience would do it! (If not actually 110 degrees, the temperature..."
My Houzz: Rustic Meets Refined in a Converted Ohio Barn
Intelligent reuse and innovative engineering create a modern family home that’s anything but typical
"about electricity/heating costs. No solar I evidence. This is so me. I love this... if any heating/cooling challenges have been presented with the high ceilings and open... about the heating and A/C. Apart from the fireplace, what did the owner choose? All I... floors are heated for cold Ohio winters. Below are pictures of the original barn showing... survival sans electricity. Superb! everything from top to bottom. Love the original furniture..."
Sew a Pair of Easy Sag-Top Curtains
"you have electric heating, what I did for a sister of mine was I applied tiny o- rings... we have heat ducts in many rooms that are placed right where floor-length curtains... cover our heat sources! Maybe now I will go ahead & just bring them up off the floor... clear the heating unit, so the hemline could be temporarily tacked up when the heating..."
Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale
"to get electrical, heating/cooling, plumbing, roofing and termite inspections done... obvious electric issues, roof issues, holes in screens, ragged front door hardware(first... type of heated market. When we sold that house we let it sit vacant for almost a year... reduce electricity bill, a remodelled main bathroom, a gas insert for one of two wood..."
The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Lifesaving Items and Niceties
Gather these must-haves in advance for a smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home
"had no electric, heat, or running water for almost two weeks after arriving, and I... if the heat or AC is not working! Take pics of EVERYTHING as it was in your old... crates from electrical cords, outlet expanders, light bulbs, and night lights. I also... finally got electric and running hot and cold water, I used U-haul again, going online..."
Houzz Tour: Teatime for a Tiny Portable Home in Oregon
"the home electric heating? Where is there storage for clothing? Love the Oriental... Owner's electricity? Is she using the Land Owner's water? Is she paying the Land Owner... Solar PV electricity, spring water, and grey water treatment systems on site. Todd... tent with electricity in it. As you said, these little houses would be a wonderful place... coiled heating element can be turned on and off with a switch. An alcove accented..."
Transition Time: How to Connect Tile and Hardwood Floors
Plan ahead to prevent unsightly or unsafe transitions between floor surfaces. Here's what you need to know
10 Real Ways You Can Help After a House Fire
Suggestions from someone who lost her home to fire — and experienced the staggering generosity of community
Houzz Tour: A Revolutionary Renovation in Connecticut
A 200-year-old farmhouse retains elements of its past, like reclaimed wood, yet feels decidedly modern. Yoga, anyone?
12 Studio Homes Offer Grand Small-Space Inspiration
These compact apartments and minihouses don't skimp on function or comfort. See how great design has made them enormously livable
Let’s Clear Up Some Confusion About Solar Panels
Different panel types do different things. If you want solar energy for your home, get the basics here first
"s for heating water and providing electricity to a home with solar energy, it’s necessary... store heat for days without sun using conventional heat sensors to draw from it on... water heating panels, I was talking about electricity producing panels. This article... extra electricity to the electric co? I live in Boston also. May I ask what solar... install heat pump mini split inverter technology to augment our heating system. Ideally..."
Small Solar: Big Home Tech Trend in the Making
"that heat water, power computer command centers and more. And they needed to transport... variety of electrically powered household appliances and gadgets will make a lot of sense... over-worked electrical grid, the better. Our household electric usage isn't high so converting... solar vs electric. Oh and if I want to go underground with electric I have to do all... New electric vehicle batteries change everything. Google lifepo if you are interested..."