30 Dec '16, 8pm

5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel from Eco Architect Sarah Susanka...

5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel from Eco Architect Sarah Susanka...

Remodeling is often associated with building an addition onto a home. However, Susanka is a strong advocate of re-evaluating the space that your home already contains and working within that original floor plan whenever possible. As she says, it’s important to ask yourself how you can make your existing house more tailored to the way you live. Instead of jumping ahead and planning a structural addition without any thorough thought, take a moment to consider whether or not you could work within the space you already have available. Ask yourself these questions: Do you really need more space? How much space do you need to be comfortable in your home? Can you borrow from the adjacent space to conjure the extra square footage you need? Then, as a last resort, consider a bump out or a small addition.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/5-tips-for-a-green-home-remodel-from...

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