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Smart Design Advice for Hot & Humid Climates (i.e. The South)

Smart Design Advice for Hot & Humid Climates (i.e. The South)

Architect Peter Pfeiffer talks about how to utilize smart design for a house in a hot climate zone. His green building advice is practical and following his advice will result in a house that's well designed for the rigors of a hot climate. If you want a comfortable, efficient, durable house and you live in the South then this video will give you tons to think about.

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Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

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Over the last year I've really been working on how to get my houses to the next level of greater energy efficiency and this video will show you my latest secret. We're laying down a thick layer of rigid ISO foam boards on top of the roof.

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Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Last summer we purchased a 10,000 sq foot lot with a carriage house and in-ground swimming pool. With this I restored the turn-of-the-century carriage house and built an 1100 sq foot house around it...

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Outdated to Outstanding:  A Fireplace Facelift

Outdated to Outstanding: A Fireplace Facelift

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The layout of the room and the off-center outdated fireplace made it difficult to figure out the best way to place the furniture or use the bland fireplace as a focal point.  Working with the...

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Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

I purchased this 10,000 sq ft property with an in-ground swimming pool and a 100-year old carriage house. The garage was still in excellent condition, so to preserve it and to best make use of the...

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