Township of Langley Green Building Permit Rebate Program

Are you considering building a new home in the Township of Langley? If so, you might want to consider the Building Green Rebate Program offered through the Township. It involves having an evaluation of your plans done by a Certified Energy Advisor. A rebate of $750 from the Township is available for a single family dwelling achieving EG 80 and above. Additional rebates may also be available from BC Hydro or Fortis.

The 15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz

This article offers some great ideas on making the most of kitchen space and storage.

“As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. The never-ending accessories and endless food cans, boxes and bags easily fill up every nook and cranny, especially in a not-so-big kitchen.

Houzz users have been finding and creating innovative organization techniques to help solve their kitchen dilemmas, from storing pots and pans to organizing a messy walk-in pantry. The favorite solutions below, pulled from our list of most popular photos on Houzz, have been added to tens (and in some cases hundreds) of thousands of users’ ideabooks. See if one of them will inspire an idea for your own kitchen.”  continue reading…..

Kitchen Evolution: Work Zones Replace the Triangle

Updated kitchen design and layout strategies for today’s homes and lifestyles 

When I began studying kitchen design many (many!) years ago, I learned all about the much-venerated kitchen work triangle — in which the refrigerator, range and sink are placed 4 to 9 feet apart, forming a roughly equilateral triangle. This design principle was developed back when most people had smaller, closed-off kitchens, where only one person prepared and cleaned up meals. It’s an efficient way to lay out appliances and the sink in a small closed or semiclosed kitchen.

The work triangle is still useful today, but with kitchens that now run the gamut from tiny single-wall galleys up to large open-plan kitchens, it’s more useful to think in terms of work zones instead.