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Top 10 Energy-Smart Home Improvements for Extreme Weather: Costs

2021-02-28T10:31:13+00:00February 28th, 2021|Energy Efficient Homes, Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Home Energy Systems|

Now is the right time to invest in energy-smart improvements around the house to make sure it’s ready to handle things like unforeseen power disruptions due to extreme weather, snowstorms, and other “unforeseen” surprises. 😉 Your imagination and your wallet are both screaming, “Go big or go home!”. So, what are some of the major [...]

11 Best Green Home Improvements and their Costs for 2021

2020-12-24T13:44:47+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Going Solar, Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Home Additions, Home Improvement Costs, Net Zero Energy Homes|

Some green home improvements make more practical and financial sense than others. The upfront cost is always an understandable concern. However, many green home upgrades will eventually pay for themselves through long-term cost savings and increased resale value of your home. Other eco-friendly updates may never justify the upfront cost of investment, however they can [...]

Small House Movement: The Cost to Build a Tiny House – What to Expect?

2019-02-19T01:58:28+00:00February 18th, 2019|Design, Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Tiny Houses|

"Yea, I know what a tiny house is, I live in one." Many people who wake up every day in cramped living quarters feel like they ARE living in tiny homes. But there are folks, more and more as the years trickle by, who seek out smaller spaces, wanting a simpler, more efficient life. These [...]

Top 20 Big Ticket Home Improvement Ideas and Their Costs

2019-11-29T18:29:20+00:00February 13th, 2019|Architecture, Decks and Porches, Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar, Green Living, Home Additions, Home Improvement Costs, Remodeling Ideas|

Spring is just around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to start planning to tackle your next major home improvement project! 😉 With that being said, here the top 20 big ticket home improvement ideas, plus their costs including materials and professional installation. 1. Building a Garage: Detached vs. Attached There [...]

Cost to Build a Net-Zero Energy Home

2019-02-19T02:00:53+00:00March 11th, 2018|Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Home Construction, Net Zero Energy Homes|

Every year, net zero homes are built across North America at costs about 10% higher than the price of energy-hungry homes built to code. That is a fact. Components of a net-zero energy home via Heartland Homes With energy savings of $125-$200 per month, zero-energy homes quickly recoup the extra [...]