A Guide to HVAC Units for the Amateur

When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.

Three Tips for Having Custom Cabinets Made to Use in Your Yurt

Construction & Contractors Blog

Many people are choosing to live off the grid as much as they can so that they can reduce their carbon footprint. A great way to live off grid is to live in a yurt. Yurts are structures that have rounded walls. They are designed to be eco-friendly and very affordable. When you live in a yurt, just about all of the fixtures in the home will need to be custom made to account for the curvature of the walls. The guide that follows walks you through how to have custom cabinetry made for your yurt.

Determine Where You Want the Cabinets to Be Placed

The first thing you need to decide is where you want the cabinets to be placed in the yurt. You want to be sure that they do not take up too much room while still providing you with ample storage space. Remember to consider the kitchen and bathrooms when choosing your cabinets. Consider where the walls will be placed to create the bathroom to ensure that your vanity cabinet will fit nicely into the space when everything is said and done.

Determine How Large You Want the Cabinets to Be

Next, you need to consider how large or small you want the cabinets to be in each room. Decide how tall, deep, and wide you want each cabinet to be. Don't forget to make the most of the open spaces within the yurt, as well. You could have a custom island created that has cabinet storage built into the bottom of it. The builders will also need to know exact measurements for the curves of the walls so that the cabinets can be created to sit flush against the walls when they are installed.

Choose the Design Aspects of the Cabinets

Finally, you need to choose the design aspects for the cabinets. Decide if you want to have intricately decorated doors placed on the cabinets or if you want a more sleek, modern feel. Also, consider the colors that you want to use on the cabinets. You want to be sure that they will match your backsplash and any color colors you plan to use in your home.

If you're thinking about living in a yurt, talk to a custom cabinet maker like Gerald L Scott Custom Cabinetry to make sure you have ample and fitting storage space in your home when you go off grid.


23 November 2016