Design Ideas and Construction Information about Homes in the South. Florida and the Gulf Coast have unique climate and environmental conditions that have influenced the design of homes since long before air-conditioning was available. Lessons from “Olde Florida” vernacular design still apply today. With energy efficiency and a new green awareness on the minds of many in the industry, building systems and construction techniques are evolving forward with an eye on the past.
Lasting value starts with a good price. The lowest cost isn't always the best value, but it’s a good place to start. The term “value” can mean something a little different to everyone asked. Everyone defines good value a little differently, but to most it’s a balance between cost, performance and quality.
A home with Lasting Value should have these characteristics:
reasonable initial price and operating costs;
functional design and good performance;
low maintenance and durability, and;
timeless emotional and market appeal.
Value Strategies are techniques used to understand and obtain the best value on a project. Look for more posts on the subject of value coming up...