Master Builder

Winter 2019

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and fun, I like to add pendant and recessed lighting, as well as Bluetooth speakers to really put on the neighborhood party WRAPAROUND KITCHEN COUNTER Paul Kocharhook, Owner, Pathway Design & Construction One of my favorite features for remodels is the wraparound kitchen counter, loaded with cabinets that connect the kitchen and dining areas This feature can increase the sense of flow between two living spaces and adds significant storage and functional counterspace Wraparound counters can provide significantly more surface area than a kitchen island If you need ample workspace and storage, more surfaces for guests to use, or more open floorspace, wraparound bars are a great option A HIGH-EFFICIENCY, HEALTHY HVAC SYSTEM Laura Elfline, Mighty House Construction Mighty House Construction's go-to solutions apply energy efficient, low-to-no-toxin materials and techniques that facilitate low-energy consumption and healthy indoor environments for our clients' homes One of our favorites is a hybrid HVAC system We ditch the ducted furnace whenever feasible and introduce a one-two punch of ductless heat pumps with one or more of the three types of infrared radiant heat supplements supplied by Mighty Energy Solutions Combined with a through-wall heat recovery ventilation system, this hybrid approach allows for the most effective, efficient, flexible, and easy-to-install system and provides residents with the highest level of indoor health and comfort available It hits all the sweet spots one looks for in an HVAC system (Learn more about the comforts of high-performance HVAC systems on page 17 ) 31 WINTER 2019 master builder

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