How NOT to Design Your New Home

Research almost any how-to topic, and you’ll find limitless information on how to do it. That’s thanks to the great information highway known as the internet. You’ll find far less, however — online or anywhere — on how NOT to tackle a how-to topic.

If it exists, it’s usually tacked on the end of a post, article or video, or couched as “tips.” Since there are few greater how-to undertakings than buying, planning and designing a new custom home, we’d thought we’d have some fun and turn our how-to advice into how-NOT-to tips.

Creating a royal mess you’ll regret is easy […]

Why You Need Hybrid Water Heaters

If you’re considering buying a new Florida home, a certain mechanical system could sway your choice of home builders. It’s a hybrid water heater — also known as a heat pump water heater — and it can trim your power bill. What makes a hybrid water heater special? It utilizes heat in the air, rather than nonstop mega-kilowatts of electricity, to produce on-demand hot water. For the non-mechanical among us, a hybrid water heater transfers heat from the air to the water.

It’s a process. But it’s also at least twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater — some […]

The Things that Make a House a Home

Sounds like a cliche, right?

It certainly could. However, acclimating to a new Florida residence involves more than admiring your granite countertops each time you flip on the kitchen lights. If you’re considering a move here, design choices are merely the first of many important considerations that can help create a truly livable home. Let us enumerate them.
Energy Efficiency
It’s a major factor in today’s home-buying industry, as professional builders and consumers all look for ways to be kinder to our planet and to our wallets. Home buyers increasingly insist on environmentally friendly building materials and techniques, which together, yield high energy […]

The HERS Index Score Explained

Owning an ICI home not only provides better air quality and a healthier living environment for you and your family, but it also increases your comfort level as your monthly energy costs are dramatically lowered.

Every home that we build features what we call the EQ Factor – a home that is both Energy-wise and Quality-built.

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