Make your plans now to attend the 28th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre. From Friday,September 23rd thru Sunday,September 25,you will have the opportunity to make your way thru several hundred booths. From appliances to water and air purification you will be able to shop and/or educate yourself with some of Atlanta’s premier vendors and businesses.
by: Marla Renner
Making The Renner Companies a full-fledged, fully rounded provider of construction services has been a plan that culminated with the addition of Ian B. Jones, RA in January of 2011. Having offered services that include new home construction, remodeling and rentals since 2001 in the Atlanta Metro area, it seemed only natural to offer to clients the services of a Registered Architect.
Attached you will find the July 2011 newsletter. Please feel free to sign up for our communications as well as forward to all your friends. Knowledge is a wonderful thing!
By Ian B. Jones
I am often approached by potential clients that want to know the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a design/build solution over the more historically prescribed design/bid/build solution for their home construction projects. This is a very complicated conversation that has many conditions and variables to be determined before coming to a useful conclusion. But in many ways,the previous sentence somewhat defines and promotes the design/build process.
So,you’re looking for ideas for building your home and making it green. Green homes are healthy buildings for the occupants and the environment. They are also economical buildings,boasting reduced energy,water and maintenance costs. However,constructing or renovating homes in an environmentally responsible manner requires a great deal of planning and there are hundreds of building techniques and products to integrate into a green home. The most important consideration is balancing economic and time input with economic,personal and environmental benefit. Whether you are building your home here in North Georgia or any other climate,here are some specific ideas that may help you build your green home.
by Matt Myers
Prospective homeowners should give careful consideration to their decisions when planning to build a home. A great home is one that you are happy to wake up in every day,which is efficient in its layout and usage,that is interesting yet practical,and that brings joy into the very basics of living. These 8 steps will help to guide you through the process:
In the last two articles we gave a brief overview of what Universal Design and Aging in Place issues are all about as well as the differences between the two.
In Part One of this series,we gave you a very brief idea of what Universal Design and Aging in Place is all about. We would like to expand upon that in this installment. The term Universal Design (UD) has a fairly broad scope. Aging in Place really is a portion of UD. The definition of Universal Design is;“The design of products and environments to be usable by all people,to the greatest extent possible,without the need for adaptation or specialized design”. The intent is that anyone … tall,short,young,old,obese,blind,deaf,partially impaired,severely impaired,mentally challenged,etc.,can use the space or product without any special adaptation or special knowledge and so that in the future,no matter which of those categories someone fits into,the house will be suitable without major modifications. Flexibility of use is the main idea.