The conundrum about how houses can be mass producible yet personalised is nothing new; making good architectural design and build accessible to the ‘middle class’ is a foundation of the modernist movement.
With 11,000 homes built in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay area between the mid-1950s to 1966, property developer Joseph Eichler enjoyed a measure of financial and critical success.
Born in New York to an Austrian father and German mother, Eichler initially earned a business degree. Later in life, after two years living in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, he developed a passion for modernity and, in the mid-1940s, started a business selling prefabricated houses.
Ten years later, he hired architectural firm Anshen & Allen who designed a standardised prototype: the first Eichler Homes. His building system meant designs were simplified so that they could be produced with near assembly-line efficiency. Yet they were still … Read the rest
When you are looking for a landscape company to take care of your property, there are a few questions you should ask before making your decision. Here are four important questions to ask any potential landscape company:
What experience do you have?
If you’re thinking about hiring a landscape company to work on your property, there are a few things you should consider before making your decision. One of the most important factors to consider is the experience the company has. You’ll want to ask them about the types of projects they’ve worked on in the past and what their success rate is. This information will help you determine if they’re the right fit for your needs.
It’s always a good idea to ask a landscape company about their experience before hiring them. Here are four reasons why:
1. You’ll be able to get a sense of what they’re capable … Read the rest
When it comes to repairing foundation issues in your home, there are many different options. Some repair processes are less expensive. Depending on the severity of the foundation problem and your financial circumstances, you should carefully evaluate each option to find a repair method that works best for you. If you have a minor issue, you are able to tackle it yourself at a low cost. If the issue is more serious, you may be able to repair it at a low cost. Or, if repair is impossible, you may want to consider expensive repairs that will not only make your home safe but last a long time. There are 4 types of foundation repair methods. Let’s explore each one:
Sneaker foundation repair
Sneaker foundation repair is the least expensive repair method and the quickest and easiest way. If your home has a concrete slab foundation, you can repair a … Read the rest
One in ten of us admit to just hiring a professional to tackle even basic home repairs according to a new survey – but around 67% of Brits say they would try and give it a go first.
The survey comes from online retailer Chums, who polled 1000 UK residents across different generations to understand how confident each age group feels in tackling home repairs and finally put to bed the idea that young people are hopeless at DIY!
Chums analysed over 100 common home repairs and took the respective average Google search volumes of each one in order to narrow down which specific tasks.
In order to determine which DIY jobs people generally find the most challenging, Chums analysed over 100 common home repairs and took the respective average search volumes of each one using phrases such as ‘how to….” or “tips for…”.
So which home repair tasks have … Read the rest
Our plumbers are everything to us especially if we have an issue at our business or home. The pipes can go down or it could be something a lot more serious. Either way, you will be faced with making the grand decision of who you want to bring on board to do the job. The job could be something minor or it could be big to be the plumber and his crew need to dig up your yard. You can list a few things that you would need done to tell your plumber quite easy, so you have something to go by. That being said, you might find yourself still trying to find the right fit for your professional plumber. Here are some ways to find the best plumber to work for you.
Plumbers can work in a lot of areas of expertise. It’s not only just residential as … Read the rest
As new homes are springing up around your city, they are showing up with new and improved homes needed for your everyday living. Having a tankless water heater is one of them. They are better than the old water heaters and if you have one, you know why. It’s good to change things up when newly constructed homes are coming up to make life better for people wanting something different. If you are one of those people looking for a better way to live in your home with the latest in what technology offers, a tankless water heater just might be for you.
The Tankless Water Heater
When dealing with the standard water heater in most homes today, you will find that if someone turns on the water in one area, it will turn cold while you are in the shower or rinsing dishes in the sink. Another issue is … Read the rest