Monthly Archives: February 2011

Follow Up: Let Design Build Team Heat Your Path

Posted on February 28th, 2011 by

Here we are – same place as December 9, 2010, right after the concrete steps were set in place that we featured in our post, This Winter Let Design Build Team Heat Your Path. Dave, Maggie, Garret and Merejo in front of radiant heated steps and sidewalk.

Wow! There’s no snow on the heated side! However, without the ground underneath the steps Dave had to go back and put additional insulation underneath and behind each step to help hold the heat in better. The steps were built from galvanized metal pan poured in place with concrete over electric heating mats. They are switched together along with the sidewalk.

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If you are in the Kansas City area and would like additional information on how you can incorporate a heated sidewalk and steps to your home call Design Build Team today at 888-570-1828.

Get Inspiration for your Home Projects in Overland Park

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by

Johnson County Home and Garden ShowAre you lacking in the inspiration department when it comes to those home renovation projects you resolved to take on at the beginning of the year? If so we suggest you visit the Johnson County Home & Garden Show this weekend to get yourself on the right path. The Johnson County Home & Garden Show is number one in the area when it comes to trade-shows. There will be over 250 industry related business set up throughout the weekend detailing and demonstrating their latest upscale products and services.

And if the massive amount of vendors isn’t enough to get the wheels in your turning the guests speakers will. This year the home and garden show will a few national personalities and a local favorite. On hand from HGTV are Taniya Nayak, Brandie Malay and Ahmed Hassan. Our very own “Price Chopper Chef” Linda Stutesman will also be on the home stage sharing her love for cooking.

Once you get your dose of inspiration call Design Build Team for all your design and building needs!

For more information visit the Johnson County Home and Garden Show website.

The Advantages of Green Homes

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by
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Green home building and renovation is catching on more and more. Some homeowners are choosing to have their entire home built green, while others are selecting to make green upgrades as needed. Some people are still on the fence, mainly because they are not sure if a green home will pay off. They want to know is it really worth it to pay more for a home in the beginning in exchange for lower energy bills and environmental friendliness in the long run? We think so. The advantages of green homes include, but are not limited to:

  • You save energy, which in turn saves money. Traditional building practices allow energy loss from heating and air ducts, which aren’t found in green homes due to products providing thermal resistance.
  • Healthier living. Since indoor air can be polluted twice the amount as outdoor air many green homes feature low VOC paint, natural stains, formaldehyde-free glue and mechanical ventilation systems.
  • Less environmental harm. Green built homes leave a smaller footprint because of adequate planning to prevent wasted building materials, low water consumption and etc.

If you are in the Kansas City area and wish to discuss green building options for your new home or renovation call Design Build Team at 913-722-1443.