Month: January 2019

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Comment un architecte résidentiel peut aider à ajouter de l’espace de stockage

Un problème commun à de nombreux propriétaires est l’espace de stockage. Beaucoup de gens accumulent une grande variété d’articles. Cependant, ils n’ont pas d’endroit approprié pour les stocker. Certains préfèrent louer un logement pour stocker des objets, tandis que d’autres, qui souhaitent un lieu plus sûr, recherchent différentes options. Grâce à leurs compétences et à leur expertise, les architecte lyon peuvent vous aider à ajouter de l’espace de stockage à votre maison.

 

Puisque vous voyez votre maison tous les jours, il est possible que vous ne voyiez pas les différentes utilisations possibles. Un architecte résidentiel peut venir apporter un point de vue différent sur l’utilisation de l’espace de la maison. L’un des meilleurs moments pour penser à l’ajout de stockage est le moment de réaménager votre maison. Vous pouvez toujours l’ajouter même si vous ne reconstruisez pas votre maison. Cela vous aiderait si vous pensiez à combien d’espace supplémentaire vous serait nécessaire.

Si vous avez des escaliers, pensez à placer un espace de stockage sous et autour d’eux. Cet espace est souvent négligé et reste inutilisé. La zone peut être utilisée pour des étagères ou une place pour des armoires. Ce peut également être un excellent endroit pour un affichage.

Le grenier est une option pour stocker des éléments. Beaucoup de gens font l’erreur de simplement empiler des boîtes dans un grenier et de ne pas maximiser l’espace. Si la structure de la maison le permet, le loft peut être transformé en un espace fonctionnel et utile avec l’aide d’un architecte résidentiel. L’architecte peut vous aider à identifier les meilleurs endroits pour installer des rangements dans le grenier et à choisir les meilleurs matériaux.

Plusieurs alcôves et coins de votre maison peuvent rapidement devenir des espaces de rangement. Des armoires peuvent être ajoutées aux bords de différentes pièces. De plus, les baies peuvent être transformées avec l’aide d’un architecte résidentiel en postes de travail ou zones de projets.

Avant de travailler sur votre maison, assurez-vous de vérifier vos codes de construction locaux. Même une construction mineure d’une maison peut nécessiter un permis de construire. Un architecte résidentiel sera en mesure d’aider avec le processus de permis et de s’assurer que tous les projets sont conformes au code.

Ajouter de l’espace de stockage à votre maison présente de nombreux avantages. Votre maison sera plus bien conçue et aura un attrait supplémentaire pour les acheteurs quand il sera temps de vendre. Ajouter plus d’espace de stockage dans votre maison est un investissement important. Avec toutes les fonctionnalités ajoutées, vous aurez plus de style et de valeur dans votre maison.…

4 Renewable Energy Options for Your Home You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Solar power is the most popular form of renewable energy in the market right now. Between Elon Musk’s stunts to promote Tesla’s solar panels and the growing demand for renewable energy, solar power is quickly becoming the go-to solution for home and business users alike.

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However, installing solar panels on your roof isn’t the only way to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are actually more options you can now consider, and we are going to take a closer look at some of them in this article.

Home Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are traditionally gigantic, so it may be difficult to picture one designed for home use; who would want to have a towering turbine in their back yard? The newer iterations of wind turbines have changed that with smaller and more efficient turbines that are perfect for home use.

Wind energy offers a good return on investment (ROI). Aside from using the energy yourself, you can choose to install a grid-connected energy generation system for the purpose of reducing your energy bills. HVAC engineers in Chicago are already working together to achieve this with the Chicago Renewable Energy Challenge.

Solar Air Conditioning

Speaking of HVAC engineers, there are new ways to power your air conditioning system using solar power. The principles are very similar to how a solar-powered water heater works, but instead of producing hot water, the system produces cool air.

Yes, you read that correctly. Companies like CSIRO are developing ways to control the interior climate of the house using desiccant and evaporative cooling technologies. You are eliminating the need for fossil fuel-powered air conditioning entirely with this new system installed.

Micro Hydropower

Hydropower is not a new source of renewable energy. Some of the largest dams in the country have been producing electricity for many years. That said, trying to generate energy using hydropower at home may not seem possible at all, even when your property is situated right next to a large stream.

Micro-hydropower is designed to change that. Using a combination of turbines and pumps, even a small stream can be converted into energy that can power the entire house. This is an approach worth considering if you live near water because both the ROI and efficiency level are quite high.

Hybrids

With the technologies available today, you don’t even have to rely on a single source of renewable energy to power the house and lower your energy bills. You can combine several wind turbines with solar shingles (or solar panels) using efficient power storage and a management system.

Many houses are already using this type of setup, and they start selling energy back to the grid thanks to the constant production. This means the system generates more than enough power to support the house and your entire energy consumption.

We are seeing more and more renewable energy options are coming to the market, particularly the home user segment. Look into these four ways we discussed in this …

Five Profitable Uses For Land In Kentucky

The beautiful state of Kentucky is known for its horse racing, beautiful parks, bluegrass music, and college basketball. Kentucky is a place of abundant resources and a very diverse environment. The beauty of this state makes it an ideal area to purchase land for business or residential use.

Solar Farming

The abundant Kentucky sunshine makes it an ideal place for solar farming. Renewable resources are gaining more attention and Kentucky has jumped on that bandwagon. More solar farms are cropping up in the state. Many solar developers are looking for additional land use. Usually, areas with more than five acres are ideal. Landowners can rent their land out to developers who want to build solar farms. The developer sells the solar power back to a utility and the utility uses the solar energy to power homes, and businesses. The developer takes responsibility for building the solar farm, maintenance of the property, and pays the tax bill. The landowner is not entitled to any profits from the farm but is paid rent on an annual or quarterly basis. The rental contract is normally for 20 years.

Wine Vineyards

The United States commercial wine business got its start in the bluegrass state. Kentucky’s winemaking industry is robust and expanding every year. There are several wine vineyards in the state, but there is room for even more. The scenic views of Kentucky, along with the good temperatures, sunshine, and rolling hills make it an ideal place for new wine vineyards. Just a few acres are needed to start a small vineyard. There are many beautiful acres of land for sale in Kentucky. There are many winemaking companies that are looking for quality grapes from vineyards. Additional income could be earned from hosting tasting rooms on the property.

Many vineyards also host weddings, and business conferences to add to the bottom line of the vineyard. Some established vineyards have built mini villas and cabins on the property. They then market the property as a vacation spot. If you’re into thinking big, a small vineyard could be expanded into a large enterprise. There are also many winemaking companies that look for vineyards to rent. The winemaking company will take over the daily operation of your vineyard. You will no longer be entitled to the profits of the vineyard, but you will be paid an annual rental fee for your property.

Market Gardening

More and more people are becoming health conscious. This means people are becoming more aware of the foods they are eating. An ideal use of the land would be market gardening. Market gardening is usually gardening production on a small scale. The garden produces your normal fruits, vegetables, and some flowers. The owner of a market garden sells direct. Some market gardeners sell their produce at farmers markets. Other farmers market their products to chefs at local restaurants and deliver to them weekly. Some market farmers cater to local supermarkets where they deliver micro greens and various flowers. Some farmers open their …

Home Buying – When What You See Is Not What You Get

One thing that every house hunter notices when they look at an open house is neatness. Buyers are so confused about how a perfect house should be in this busy world. They equate neatness to solid structure and faultless condition. Neatness is what they see at the first glance and think to themselves that this is what they want in a house. Because they are insecure in their purchase, anything that is out of place will make them nervous and break the deal. On the other hand, if the house is neat-looking, they will assume that the owner is very meticulous in repair and maintenance.

The truth is, a good house doesn’t have everything to do with how it looks on the outside. The foundation counts, the material used counts and the condition of the plumbing system running around the property counts. Of course, most buyers don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty details during their first few conversation with the seller or agent. However, it is the responsibility of the seller to convince the buyer that the house is structurally sound to survive a tornado and the lofted storage barns are able to withstand the weight of all animals from the local zoo.

If the buyer is still nervous, and as required by the mandatory clause on every contract of sale, a house inspector should be called as soon as possible. The house inspector’s report will reassure the buyer, as it will contain the entire detail of what is going on in the place. These days almost all buyer agents require that the contract include a contingency for complete house inspection paid by the seller and the report be satisfactory to the buyer. The report should be detailed and questions answered, not just the superficial ones. Note that this is a win-win move for both the buyers and sellers. The cost of such inspection will be anywhere from $250 to $500.

Sometimes, the lender will cover the cost of this estimate as a complimentary service. Other times, it is the seller who pays for the inspection plus any action that the inspector suggests that the seller take in order to bring the house to move-in condition. Buyers want to see that the seller takes equal or more trouble in prepping up the house than themselves. Again, they are paying for it, they want to get the best value for their money spent.

As inferred earlier, a house inspector’s report will shed light about any and all-important issues with the house. It will tell you what the sellers wished the buyer didn’t hear or see. The buyer on the other hand should make sure that he or she understands what the report says. A buyer may still be interested in the house in the presence of any fault but may want to negotiate the price. The seller can make the repair and increase the asking price or not repair but agree to reduce the price. In essence, it is left …