Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
I can not tell you how grateful I am that spring is here. For some reason winter just seemed to drag on too long. I've been outside weeding, planting and enjoying the warm weather. The Midwest is still in a drought, but we seem to be getting lots of rain and I am hopeful that we will be out of the drought by summer. The spring also brings strong storms to the Midwest. Keep an eye on the storms for our area this weekend and pray everyone stays safe. Posting a few pictures to bring a smile to your face.
My daughters horse enjoying the green grass.
Sunset with our canoe
One of our roosters
The lunar eclipse on 4/14/14
Monday, April 21, 2014
Spring is here and CH Construction is very busy! They have a crew working on a ornamental mill work installation. The project is projected to last 4 weeks. Follow their progress on the "Our Current Project" slide show next to their blogs. They have another crew working on re-decking a deck in Johnson County, Kansas. They will keep you posted on the progress of the job as well. To keep up with the latest projects CH Construction is doing stop by their blog page on a regular basis.
Framing for beam work installation.
Taylor Hall framing for beam work installation.
Taylor framing for the beam work installation.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Recently I've come across sites promoting smaller living spaces. It seems to be a popular trend these days and then my sister in law suggested I write a blog about it to share the information with those who may not be informed about small living spaces.
Small living spaces are a trend with those committed to sustainable living and focusing on off the grid living as well. Empty nester's are interested in downsizing and debt free living. For those of us growing up in the 80's and 90's and even into early 2000, we were use to everything being big. Big hair, big cars and big houses. For many reasons people began to downsize and there are a lot of benefits to a more simplistic lifestyle.
Small living spaces have a positive effect ecologically. The estimated size to a small living space is approximately 500 square feet. With less heating and cooling that small spaces require many people choose solar energy. Small living space cost less to build and use less building materials which is another bonus to our ecology.
With the high cost of living and for those who are tired of paying too much for rent. These tiny homes would solve those problems. The cost to build a small home can be built for less than what a new car cost. Investing in a small home can create a debt free lifestyle for those trying to make ends meet.
As I mentioned before empty nester's are looking to downsize and simplify their lives. Others are purchasing movable small living spaces. These tiny houses on wheels are replacing motor homes and travel trailers. The homes are typically 8' x 20' and have a living space of 120 feet for easy towing and to exempt it from building permits. Some people are choosing small living spaces as a second home for vacations.
As I have browsed information pertaining to small living spaces I would have to say that the multi-purpose features and furniture are a highlight to me. The space saving concept and vertical optimization appeal to my practical mind. If you have the chance, look into small living spaces. If you choose to pursue building a small living space, give CH Construction a call to help you fulfill your tiny living lifestyle.