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Ultra-Efficient Cottage Design

Nature’s colours, airtight construction and luxury envelop this Energy efficient cottage in Muskoka It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago, this ultra-efficient cottage in Muskoka was a vacant plot of dirt. Even harder to believe is that my friend, builder Colin Hunter, built this home from scratch, oftentimes working on his own. Colin and I began working together eight years ago on HGTV Canada’s series, Summer Home, a project that’s still near-and-dear to our hearts. Of course, when Colin asked me to help him decorate his dream home in the country – a home constructed using Passive House building principles – I was on board. Energy Efficient Cottage Uses Passive House building principles What exactly are Passive House building principles? Airtight insulation, top-quality, energy-efficient windows, and concrete floors that keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Of course, it’s a lot more complex…

Enjoy Superior Outdoor Audio Performance Canadians are spending more time and money on their homes than ever before, and that includes outdoor entertaining areas.  Paradigm’s Garden Oasis speakers and…