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Green Design | William A. Ockenden, CGP, CAPS ~WAO Builders, Inc.

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Green Appliance Technology

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To our Clients, Readers. We all have embraced this new year with new expectations and room for new opportunities, It is our outmost wishes for a year full of success in your Personal, Family and Business Life. Positive changes bring growth to our business and to our bottom line. We at Orlando Home Renovation Magazine extend an invitation for you to join us, as we move forward in building our future together. We see new features, editorials and advertisers in our upcoming issues. Visit us at the Spring Home and Garden shows February 18-20th and April 15-17th. Greetings, Ozzie Cabrera


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IN MY LAST few columns I have written about Green remodeling ideas. In this article let’s look at some advantages of building or buying a Certified Green Home verses a non-green home. The first real question today when purchasing a new home is, can we get it financed? From my conversations with several mortgage loan officers the answer is yes, banks are lending. However they are looking more closely at one’s credit, down payment, debt to income ratio, and what total portion of the households net income will have to go to owning the home. For years that meant PITI, Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance. In the near future banks will be looking at PITI + E, for Energy. The lender will be asking for the anticipated or historical energy costs of each home. This information will also be considered by the appraiser, giving green homes a higher value than non-green homes. What this means to us as home buyers is that a resale or Certified Green Home will appraise higher than a non-green home of similar size and finishes. The savings in energy costs from living in a green home can run as much as fifty to several hundred dollars per month. Banks will consider the Green Home a better value for the buyer and a lower risk for them. Some buyers may find that they will be approved for a mortgage on a Green Home but may not be approved for a same priced non-green home. For example, if the energy calculations for the green home show a $150 per month savings over a similar priced non-green home. But that’s not all, when a home is built by an educated contractor, like an NAHB Certified Green Professional (CGP) the home will have additional assets as well. Most or all of the exterior finishes or elements of the home will have been selected to last longer than standard products. For example the doors may be fiberglass rather than steal or wood, the fascia, trim, and sidings may be cement based product rather than wood. These elements will last much longer and are not susceptible to rot or insect damage, thus creating sustainability. This further reduces long term home ownership. In addition, the plumbing fixtures will have been selected to save water. Plants and landscaping will have been selected to save or eliminate irrigation. A fourth value to a green home is indoor air quality as construction materials, paints, carpet, cabinetry, and the HVAC system are selected to eliminate or greatly reduce VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other harmful chemicals historically found in new homes. There are many cases where owners of green homes report reduction or the end of allergy issues for family members apparently due to the cleaner air in their new homes. Please feel free to contact me for any questions on green homes or remodeling and see the “Energy Smart Home Plans® ” on our web site www.WAOBuilders.com .

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GREEN APPLIANCE TECHNOLOGY

WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK about new technology they think of smartphones, iPads or computers. New technology, however, can apply to almost every aspect of life and your home … even in your kitchen. With the trend of ‘going green’ being the latest trend in technology, kitchen appliances have gone green as well. In today’s environmentally conscious world, energy efficiency has become more of a priority for the public. In a practical sense, energy efficient kitchen appliances are not just helping to save the planet, they are saving you money with your water, electric and gas bills. Dishwashers Gone are the days of waiting until you have a full load to wash your dishes. You do not have to worry about wasting water. New dishwashers can come with sensors that read how full each load is so that is only uses the necessary amount of water. Advances in dishwashers, such as Energy Star, will automatically run at slower use times in order to use the least of amount of power. Ovens and Microwaves Just like cooking food in the microwave, saving energy with you microwave can be as easy as the push of a button. By choosing and selecting convection technology for microwaves, you can cook faster and more efficiently.

Convection and self-cleaning ovens are the best bet to save some green if you are replacing your ovens. Convection ovens use over 15% less energy and normally have more insulation, which results in less energy being used. Refrigerators If you are looking for the No. 1 culprit of energy use and expense in the kitchen, look no further than your refrigerator. The fridge, however, can also be a way your kitchen can become green. Choosing a refrigerator that does not have an ice maker or water dispenser in the door can save you almost 10% of energy use. If your freezer is on top of the fridge, your unit uses less energy than side-by-side units. If you are considering making your kitchen appliances ‘green’ or are just looking for that new refrigerator, please consider Ferguson.

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It is one of the largest rooms in your home. WHY SHOULD IT LOOK LIKE THE WORST?

According to industry experts, the garage is where the closets were 10 years ago. As one of the largest rooms in your home, it has gone largely neglected. As people of all income brackets look for more value in their homes, more and more are turning to their garage for additional storage and living space. Garage enhancement projects come in all shapes and sizes. However, no garage enhancement project is complete without considering the condition of the floor. Many people overlook this important item simply because they have never seen a garage floor properly coated. The difference between what they’re accustomed to and what can be achieved is surprising. Instead of oil stains, cracks and dust, you can enjoy a seamless floor that looks great, won’t peel, and lasts longer than most people own their homes. For the past 15 years Advanced Coating Technologies has been manufacturing, selling, and installing the highest quality floors at the most competitive prices. Since ACT is the manufacturer, they have cut out all of the middle men, both in the cost of the materials and support of their warranties. Here’s how the product is applied: • Preparation is key – They diamond grind the surface to remove any existing paint layers and the slick top layer of concrete. • Any defects (cracks, holes, and textured areas) are treated and a base layer in the background color of the floor is applied followed by the vinyl chips. • One or two coats of high quality polyurethane are applied as a top coat along with any texture additives. ACT has been using this same basic commercial specification for the

past 15 years. The product is designed to withstand heavy vehicle traffic and they use the same products in the home that they install in manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and commercial projects throughout the state. The kind of problems you may have experienced with lower quality floor coatings, such as yellowing, fading, and hot tire peel for example, are completely eliminated. There are many new types of seamless flooring systems on the market but none have as much time in place as ACT’s DuraFleck Pro® system. Here are some things to look for in ACT’s seamless garage floors: • 5 – 15 year warranty covering labor and materials • Easily cleanable – won’t absorb liquids • Large number of color and texture variations • Family room quality – in your garage! Enhance your garage today and make it as beautiful as the rest of your home with an Advanced Coating Technologies floor coating. The difference ACT floor coatings can make in your home will amaze you!

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Want to organize your kitchen, but don’t know where to start? ShelfGenie will help guide you through the planning stage by going over your customized needs. Owners should think about how they use their kitchen on a typical day to ensure they have easy access to the items they need, when and where they need them. If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about Glide-Out™ technology, please contact ShelfGenie. They are the only national franchise that custom designs, builds and installs Glide-OutTM Storage Systems in existing cabinets. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call ShelfGenie of Orlando at 888-491-6191 or visit our website at www.ShelfGenie.com.

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CUSTOM FURNITURE FIXES FURNITURE DESIGN GALLERY is the premier builder of custom made furniture and cutting edge and innovative designs. They have achieved a level of success that other competitors struggle to match, which is why Furniture Design has been serving the Orlando and central Florida area for a quarter century. Master Artisan Abe Hamzehloui, owner of Furniture Design Gallery, consistently delights his clients with high-quality, custombuilt furniture that reflects their tastes and personalities. Abe’s master’s degree in engineering from the University of South Florida, combined with his innate talent and unique eye for design, set Furniture Design apart from all other businesses in the field. The innovative pieces at Furniture Design Gallery are handcrafted by Master Artisans, who create works of art that are exceptionally appealing and durable. Their forte lies in the many aspects of home improvements, including entertainment centers, home office and home theater, wall units, book shelves, and specialized built-ins. Furniture Design Gallery’s specialty is home entertainment centers. People are cocooning trying, to save money by staying at home. A Furniture Design Gallery entertainment center might be the

solution if they want to create a special place to come home to. “We are experts at creating that unique design to accommodate all of today’s “special” media components,” Abe said. “Plasma TVs, surround sound stereo systems, Wii or Xbox are all integral parts of home entertainment system today. We design to enhance all of these components.” With the sizes of televisions changing so quickly, Abe keeps up with the trends by designing cabinets and decks that will accommodate larger flat screens. The detailing is impeccable when constructing entertainment units with design oriented use of crown moldings, impressive corbels, eyebrow arches, artistic accoutrements, coordinating speaker fabrics, and much more. With the enormous amount of overseas outsourcing taking place in the furniture industry today, Abe takes great pride in the fact that all his products are produced right here in the USA. Please stop by their 19,600 square-foot showroom in the heart of Sanford. Abe says, “We love our clients and they absolutely love our furniture.” Your are invited to visit our beautiful showroom 219 Hickman Drive Sanford, FL 32771 (Just past Cracker Barrel)

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“Where Elegance & Quality Are Defined on a budget” FORGET THE fancy jewelry, designer clothes, trip to Europe and that Italian sports car you’ve been eyeing. This year, give the gift that keeps on giving. Investing in your home, whether it be adding that outdoor fireplace you’ve always wanted or treating your wife to a brand new kitchen, home renovation is the ultimate way for homeowners to treat themselves to a lavish gift without any of the financial backlash they might otherwise experience with a monetary gift like a blouse or handbag. Here, we look at different home renovation gift ideas that not only add value to your home, but will have you and your significant other more than satisfied with your new addition.

For over three decades, PUnique Kitchen and Bath has been making homeowners renovation dreams into realities. Serving the Orlando community with their expertise knowledge and skills, Unique Kitchen and Bath have become the go-to renovators for everything to custom made kitchen cabinets to marble counter tops. This year, give your fellow homeowner and loved one the ultimate gift with a kitchen renovation from Unique Kitchen and Bath. Their craftsmanship is second to none and your new kitchen will be the envy of the neighborhood- and who doesn’t want the best kitchen on the block?

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Ideas for your home $100-$1,000 New Solar Attic Fan

Your Air Conditioning is running overtime. Save money by removing excess radiant heat that is coming down through the ceiling from a hot attic, causing your air conditioner cycle more often. You often have to set the thermostat lower to stay comfortable, but your electric bills go higher. A high wattage Solar Attic Fan, such as a 20 or 25 watt fan, can do the trick. These fans produce between 1300-1625 CFMs and will reduce attic temperatures significantly. They allow your insulation to work more effectively, resulting in your air conditioning cycling less often during the peak temperatures of the day. Everything Solar 407-545-3590

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The Gift of a framed memory

Preserving your most precious memories with a custom framed photo is becoming an increasingly popular gifting trend. Offering the best in custom framing, The Frameworks, located in Longwood, has everything from Roma mouldings to museum glass, providing their customers with premiere products and services. And you don’t have to stop at framing photos or artwork. Everything from sports jerseys to guitars and even golf clubs have become favoriteframed pieces, proving that no memory is too big or small to remember. The Frameworks -“Framing your world” 407 869 4394 2650 West State Rd 434 Longwood Fl. 32779

Noble Paint and Trim

Nothing quite captures the essence of your home like the colors you choose to don the interior and exterior of wall of your home. Reflecting your personal style as well as providing the backdrop to each room, choosing the right paint color can mean a world of difference between a well-styled versus a poorly designed room. Noble Paint and Trim offers the best in paint color options as well as interior and exterior painting services. Using Benjamin Moore paint products, Noble Paint and Trim is known for their impeccable approach to home interior and exterior home painting, crown molding painting as well as cabinet refinishing. Working with everyone from interior designers to homeowners, Noble Paint and Trim has mastered their craft, which has made them the go-to paint company since 2003. Noble Paint & Trim 407-376-6622 www.NoblePaintAndTrim.com

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While traditional in-ground watering systems can be a bit finicky to say the least, the AllPro Irrigation offers new designs in water efficient sprinkler systems. The new systems uses micro technology to save water and simulate rain droplets for a more even coverage. Our system will allow you to water more than two days a week because the system meets the requirements of the Saint Johns Water Management as micro irrigation. At All Pro Landscape & Irrigation Tec, we make sure your landscape is looking its best! We pride ourselves on offering you the highest quality landscaping and irrigation products and services. make sure your landscape is looking its best! All Pro Landscaping & Irrigation, Inc. 407 696 2226 Office

A Shaded Place to Relax

Nautilus Homes offers a great way to add outdoor living space by including a custom-built pergola in your backyard area. A pergola provides an economical permanent shade/shelter area, defines an outdoor kitchen or casual gathering area, and compliments any landscape plan. Spend more time outdoors entertaining your family and friends or just relaxing after a stressful day! Consider adding such features as patio pavers, custom bench seating, fireplace or fire pit, or custom-built outdoor kitchen. The first three readers to contract with Nautilus Homes will receive a 10% discount on their custom-built pergola. Nautilus Homes 407-865-9125 Office/Showroom

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Ideas for your home $7,500-$15,000 Siding for your home

For the fourth year in a row, re-siding your home with James Hardie Fiber Cement Colorplus Siding has proven to be the number one return on exterior home investment. The most popular brand of siding in America, Hardie plank lap siding is available in different styles and textures as well as a range of trim and Soffit products. The James Hardie Colorplus technology range offers colors that were professionally developed for James Hardie. Colorplus products are amazingly resistant to scratching and because the color is actually baked on, it will resist chipping, peeling and cracking for years to come with a 15-year warranty. It doesn’t matter if you are building, putting on an addition or just replacing the siding on your current home, the siding you choose is one of the biggest decisions and investments you can make for your home. You have to get it right, so let Creative Remodeling of Orlando LLC be the company that gives your home that distinctive look and gives you that peace of mind. Mark McGrath 407 660 6000 Office/Showroom 407 697 8458 Mobile www.crorl.com

New Outdoor Kitchen

As outdoor kitchens are becoming trendier and trendier among Florida residents, the investment value alone is reason enough to gift your loved one with a new outdoor kitchen. While prices can exceed $25,000 or more depending on size and desired components, Outdoor Kitchen Creations offers custom designing in the $10,000 to $15,000 price range, which include a stainless-steel grill, large sink and refrigerator, all set in your choice of stone, stucco and other natural finishes. Wonderful for entertaining and a guaranteed way to turn your casual outdoor patio into a stylish and convenient second eating area, your new outdoor kitchen will have you and your family enjoying hot-offthe-grill meals for years to come. Outdoor Kitchen Creations 407 877 2350 www.outdoorkitchencreations.com

An Outdoor Waterfall

The perfect gift can come in many forms. In Florida where we can enjoy the outdoors year-round, why not give a gift where you can sit outdoors and enjoy a calm and peaceful day? A waterfall can create a serene and tranquil environment in your garden or backyard. A custom designed waterfall can anchor your landscaping and create an outdoor lifestyle. Call Artificial Environment for a free estimate and allow us take you on a 3D virtual tour of your dream outdoor oasis. Artificial Environments 407-260-5654 www.artificialenvironmentsinc.com


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ColorforTrendS 2011 THIS YEAR ADD BRIGHT AND BOLD hues to your home with colors like mustard yellow and touches of coral. Whether you choose to paint your dining room, foyer or master bedroom, these bright colors will be sure to accentuate your home’s molding and floor designs. And while you don’t want your home to look like a rainbow threw up all over it, striking the right balance between neutral and bright tones is key in maintaining a classically modern living space. Color Wheels is using color influence different parts of the country and ideas from around the world to create the color trends for 2011. Mexico, Canada and Central America bring unique and original palates that you would not ordinarily consider. Coral: While raspberry reds are a thing of the past, spruce up your dining room with rich coral colors. Thanks to coral’s bold hue, you don’t have to worry about adding bright décor to your coral room of choice. Rather, your accessories should contrast the walls. Go for black, white, gold or silver tones. They will be sure to accentuate the coral, while each accessory will add its own flair to your beautifully bright room. Stick with this color trend by choosing coral colors that are closer to orange than red in order to achieve a modern aesthetic in your home. Golden Mustard: Who says you can’t have a golden

room? While gold and mustard hues have been a popular clothing color, they have now made their transition into the home, becoming one of the trendiest wall colors of the year. Pair your golden walls with gray and blue accessories; giving your golden walls the attention they deserve. Stick with warmer yellow tones in order to achieve the mustard color that has become this season’s hottest home color. Purple Orchid: While many teenage girls choose to solidify their independence with their self-style bedrooms, sometimes their colors of choice can come off as shocking and even overwhelming. Appease your trend-hungry teen this year with purple tones that both satisfy your little interior decorator and won’t cause you (or them) to go blind. Purple orchid is a beautifully bright color, yet does not overwhelm your visual senses. Opt for neutral toned décor and bedroom accessories that will tone down your bright color choice, and allow your teen to grow into her bedroom color over the next few years.

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PIONEER CONSTRUCTION NEW KITCHEN & BATH DIVISION Franco Scala discovered his love for design at a young age. His passion coupled with his creativity helped him carve out a niche early in his career. His determination and attention to detail brought him to Pioneer Construction Services. The company has grown into a multi-million and multi-faceted business specializing in Commercial headed by Jobathan Acosta and Highend Residential for many years, and now with one-of-a-kind Kitchen and Bath Remodeling. For many years Franco has been building many beautiful kitchens in all the houses he has built ranging throughout the Butler Chain of Lakes as well as many subdivisions in the Windermere area and others. Pioneer Construction Services continues to evolve, and now under the direction of long-time team member Ana Palacios, they are ready to introduce to you their new Kitchen and Bath division. Ana is a young, driven and talented interior designer who brings her vision & passion for beautiful spaces to the mix. “A kitchen to me is so much more than just a place where food is prepared, it’s more like a living space; it’s where you gather your love ones and entertain with friends. It’s where memories are made.” Together, their creative talents and experience is expected to bring a fresh approach to Kitchen and Bath renovations. Pioneer has worked diligently to retain elegance, style and function in all remodels without breaking the bank. Whether your project is big or small they will work with you and guide you to make the best choices for the kitchen or bath you have in mind Its former clients consistently call Pioneer’s work “grand” and “luxurious” but at a cost they can afford to smile about. They are dedicated to the client and their attention to detail is what separates them from

the competition. The company’s Kitchen and Bath remodeling services include: Full kitchen or Bathroom Design, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, cabinet re-facing, Flooring, Painting, lighting, as well as design consulting services and more. Their team of talented experts with over 35 years of experience in the field welcome you to stop by and visit their new showroom and take advantage of all they have to offer. Their Showroom is located at 124 Terra Mango Loop. Orlando, Fl. 32835.

PIONEER CONSTRUCTION KITCHEN/BATH DIVISION

407-816-6331 407-298-4446

to schedule appointments: apalacios@pioneer-construction.com Lic.# CGC1505243

Style Redefined KITCHEN/BATH DIVISION

124 Terra Mango Loop Suite A Orlando, Florida 32835

407-816-6331 407-298-4446

to schedule appointments apalacios@pioneer-construction.com

*$1,000.00 Pioneer Bucks FREE Interior Design Consultation for any project

view our portfolio at:

www.pioneer-construction.com *Pioneer Bucks to be applied to any kitchen or bathroom Remodel, please contact us for more details.) Offer valid thru- March 2011.


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