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Home Renovation and Addition Tips: Take Time, Reflect, Collect, Do (Part 2)


Another very important consideration is looking closely at the needs of the people living in your home over time. Your kids might be one age now, but will your home support their needs and yours over the next few years as you all get older? Will you be remaining in your home through retirement or is this a shorter term relationship? Think about designing for forward flexibility and change.

Additionally, are you comfortable in your home? Is it drafty, hard to heat or conversely heat up too fast with the sun making it hard to be in certain spaces? Did you know that if you weatherize your home, improving your wall and roof insulation while sealing drafty gaps between windows, doors and other weak links in your building enclosure, you can save a lot of money in years to come on energy bills while making your spaces more comfortable to live in?

I have some weatherizing tips coming soon!

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