A few days ago we stopped in to visit Wil and Sara and their twin daughters, Marlee and Paige. We first met this family back in 2014. At that time they were excited to build their dream home in Ryder Lake near Chilliwack, BC. They really wanted to build a High Performance Home. Clean, fresh indoor air was a high priority for them as allergies were a concern in their family.
Building a Family’s Dream Home
We designed and built a two story home with a basement. The large open kitchen and great room are ideal for sharing meals together and family time. A spacious laundry room contains a wide bench with plenty of hooks for hanging sports gear, jackets, and back packs. The girls were thrilled to have their own bedrooms and were allowed to choose the paint colours. The open space in the basement has space for indoor sports and lots of storage.
Energy Efficient and Low Cost to Operate
Their home is very energy efficient! It is built to the R-2000 Standard making it 50% more efficient than homes built to the standard BC Building Code. In the winter, the warm air stays in the home and in the summer, the home is cool and comfortable. Wil and Sara shared a story about a power outage that took place a few months after they moved into the home. It was below freezing outdoors and after several days of no power, the home dropped one degree! They are very pleased with how cost effective the home is to heat and cool.
We completed their home in 2016 and it was fun to catch up with them at their home to see how they are doing.