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Julie

  • Piecing it All Together

    One of the beautiful things about living on the water is the amazing waterfowl and wildlife we see right outside of our door. This eagle is one of several that frequent the shorelines of the C&D Canal, watching for opportunities to feast on fish.     We opted to install tile floors in our bathrooms. […]
  • Over the Top

     This picture is a shot from my camera phone of The World—a luxury cruise boat that travels the globe over the course of a year. The World passed by on a beautiful fall afternoon, and we were reminded of what a special location we have found here on the C&D Canal for our EverLife Design […]
  • Getting Stoned…

      We chose a few stone applications for the EverLife Design model home. For the exterior columns flanking our no-step entry on the front porch and our fireplace surround, we selected real stone veneer for finish material. We chose real stone veneer for exterior use because the colors do not tend to fade like some […]
  • Spray Foam Insulation

     Though unseen, one of the most important components of a structure is its insulation. Insulation can determine whether or not your home is quiet, energy efficient, and comfortable. We chose Demilec’s Sealection Agribalance insulation for the EverLife Design home. County Group Insulation provided the material and installed the product. Sealection Agribalance is a semi-rigid, open-cell […]
  • Roughing It!

    After the shell of a home is constructed, the rough-ins for the mechanical systems are installed, including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, security system, central vacuum system and surround sound system. Some consumers also desire in-home communication intercom systems and smart home technology systems. For some jurisdictions, sprinkler systems are required as well. This blog posting will […]
  • Heating and Cooling Using the Earth: Geothermal HVAC

    This blog post will cover installation of the geothermal heating and cooling system we installed in the EverLife Design home. Geothermal heating and cooling is a method that has been around for several decades, but has only recently gained popularity for its energy efficiency properties and reduced use of natural resources. In extremely abbreviated terms, […]
  • It’s More Than Just a Wrapper!

    This blog post will cover installation of the exterior siding on the EverLife Design home.   Every siding project starts at a beginning point. We installed a watertable at the base of the home, which acted as the starting point for building up the siding. We used Azek materials for our exterior trim. Azek is […]
  • Room With a View

      Some of the most important energy features of a home are the doors and windows. This blog posting will cover the windows and doors we selected to enhance our EverLife Design. Believe it or not, doors and windows impact EverLife Design not only for energy efficiency, but also the other component of EverLife Design: […]
  • Copperhead

    For the barrel roof features on the front and rear porches, we elected to use copper as the finish material for its durability, since it is a lifetime product, and for the special look it acquires over time. The copper here is being installed on the rear porch, which overlooks the C&D Canal. Copper is […]
  • Do a Little Dance…

    This portion of the blog will show our porches being installed using seamless concrete texturing techniques.         We chose a tinted colored concrete, which is mixed into the concrete in the concrete mixer truck on site. The pump truck then pumps the tinted concrete mix from the concrete truck into the prepared […]