Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating
Intelligent home devices allow you to control your home remotely, and send you notices of problems
Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it.
DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix.
Design and furnishing ideas to make the best use of empty spaces in a home.
Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see them popping up in Ottawa back yards.
Dense materials hold more heat than light fluffy stuff does. This can work for or against you.
When a substance melts or solidifies, it absorbs or releases energy. Materials that do that at room temperature can help regulate temperatures in homes.
Just as a regular battery stores electrical energy, a thermal battery stores heat. Solar heat can be collected, stored and distributed later as needed.
Homes are often over-insulated in some parts and relatively under-insulated others. Balanced insulation means applying your insulation dollars where they are...
Compact housing is a great trend but there are tiny house issues that should be considered before you commit to life in one.