Blog :: 03-2016

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10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that are designed to be more resilient to bad weather.

More than 500 residential architects offered their insights into what will be the most significant home design elements over the next 10 years. From the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey, here are the 10 residential design trends to watch for over the next decade:

1. Smarter homes: Technology will become more prevalent in the operation of homes, including via automated controls for temperature, security, and lighting.

2. Healthier homes: Consumers are becoming more aware of environmental health issues that will likely lead to greater use of low or no volatile organic compounds of paint and composite wood, natural fiber upholstery, carpets without polyvinyl chloride backing, and air purification systems.

3. Disaster-proof: Homeowners will call for homes that can hold up better against natural disasters, which may mean elevating residences, windows with impact glazing, dedicated safe rooms, and backup power generation.

4. Energy efficiency: Sustainable design elements that increase a home's energy efficiency " such as solar panels, water reclamation systems, and tankless water heaters -- will likely grow in demand.

5. Age-in-place: Universal design elements will grow in popularity to help an aging population stay in their homes longer. These design elements will likely include wider hallways, added handrails, and one-level living spaces.

6. All about the kitchen: Kitchens will be the focal point of the home, fueled by open design concepts that allow it to stay front and center.

7. Outdoor living spaces: More homeowners will look to invest in sprucing up their outdoor living spaces, beyond just outdoor grills or decks. Instead, look for more homeowners adding outdoor kitchens and fully furnished outdoor rooms.

8. Home offices: Homeowners, due to changing work patterns and a growth in telecommuting, will likely place a greater emphasis on the need for a space devoted to a home office.

9. Smaller but better designed homes: As homeowners demand to be closer to jobs and public transportation, architects will have to build in more accessible locations that are typically more pricey. This will likely bring about smaller but more innovative designs and more personalized design features.

10. Urban influence: With growing calls for an urban lifestyle from younger adults, architects will adopt some of these urban characteristics into their projects, such as with a focus on higher-density development that offer more amenities to residents and offer closer to commercial.

 

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Squam River Landing uses Green Building Techniques

 

 

Custom Energy Efficient Homes at Squam River Landing

Custom Energy Efficient Homes at Squam River Landing

 

For information on green building / energy efficient home in NH or lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

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Hermit Lake Waterfront Available Sanbornton NH

Hermit Lake Waterfront Available Sanbornton NH

Turnkey, peaceful, impeccably maintained waterfront cottage. This family has finally agreed to share the memories after 22 years of ownership. Sandy beach, level lot, huge screen porch. 3 good sized bedrooms, large modern kitchen with great room concept. The screen porch adds loads of extra square footage and living space to this property. The location is easily accessed from Route 93. I could go on and on raving about this perfect cottage, or you could just come see it for yourself! I have seen a lot of cottages, and this one really impressed me. Hiking - Golf - Shopping - Attractions are all just a short drive. You will not be disappointed! Easy to show.

 

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Hermit Lake is 200 acres

 

 

NH lakefront Cottage

3 Bedroom open concept cottage $215,000

 

For information on this home or NH lakefront homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley specializing in NH Lakes Realty  #nhlakesrealty

 

Custom Squam Energy Efficient Homes in the Squam Watershed

Custom Squam Energy Efficient Homes in the Squam Watershed

The views are stunning. The quality of construction award winning. If you are looking for a professionally managed high-end community thoughtfully planned to take advantage of the natural undisturbed beauty of the Squam Lake area this is the spot for you. Several homes already sold or under construction. Come take a look at this magical setting with a Marina on-site giving you access to the Squam Lakes. The Shepard offers 3700 square feet on three levels of living with 2 car garage. This property showcases our Entertainment Package with sauna and BOAT SLIP at Riveredge Marina. All homes will be sustainable green and will have the Old Squam Vintage Look but will be built with modern energy efficient building practices. Turn-key year round living where recreational activities abound. The Development abuts hundreds of acres of conservation land and has walking trails and many vistas offering lake and mountain Views. Riveredge Property Management Concierge Services Available.  Major Ski Resorts and Golf are just a short drive. Airports in Manchester and Boston are close by.

 

Custom Home Just Completed Squam Views

Custom Home Just Completed Squam Views

 

Call 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com. to begin your search
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Are You Ready for the NH Boating Season? Trailering!!

Is your boat ready for the 2016 New Hampshire boating season?

Basics: Wax - Clean - Check Hoses - Change Fluids - Check Battery - Check Electronics - Wiring - Trailer Grease and Wirings - Impellers - Safety Equipment Review - Registration - Lines and Fenders - Anchor - Check Engine

Your boat is ready to go and the adventure begins.  Trailering your boat is a hassle!!  It takes time to launch and getting your boat back on the trailer you may have to wait in line enjoying all the antics at the boat launch area.

Why not purchase a dock for your boat on your favorite lake.  I enjoy fishing, not trailering.  I purchased a dock 5 years ago and will never look back.  My morning goes so smoothly, pick up a coffee for the boat hop on. Start the motor, untie and head out for the morning or evening event.  Tying up is just as easy!

Boat slips are available on Winnipesaukee and slips and boathouses on Squam.  A boat slip is an investment just like any other real estate purchase.  You own the space to enjoy or rent out.

Pricing - 24 foot slip on Squam $65,900, boathouse $129,000 for 23 foot boat, Winnipesaukee 30 foot live aboard slip for $65,000.

 

Squam Docks - Boathouses

Squam Docks - Boathouses Available

 

 

Winnipesaukee Dock you can overnight on.

Winnipesaukee Dock you can overnight on 30 ft

 

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For additional information on docks call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake docks in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com look for the dock link on the page. 

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Winnisquam Waterfront on 2.6 Acres Lot

This beautiful lakefront home is all about quality and convenience. Located just 2 minutes drive from Exit 20 on I-93 and all the shopping you could ever want, coming up for a weekend on the lake could not be any more convenient. Gunstock Ski Area and Golf are just a short drive from this lovely home.  The quality of this home shines through everywhere: from the stunning hand-scraped hardwood floors, architectural details, cabinetry and granite in the kitchen, to the sturdy, expansive deck with great lake views. The home features open concept living, fireplace, 3 beds and 3 baths and a laundry located off the bedrooms. Central air, radiant heat and automatic whole house generator are extras not usually found in lake homes at this price point. The walkout basement is partially finished, is plumbed for another bath and would make a great family room or guest suite. The home sits on a large grassy lot sloping down to the water. Over 400 ft. of water frontage on Lake Winnisquam, with a current 30 ft. dock in place and a permit for a second 40 foot dock.   Listed by Dean and Kellie Eastman from Coldwell Banker RB.  

 

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Lakefront Home on 4000 acre Winnisquam $649,900 - March 2016

 

For information on  lake homes in the greater lakes region call  1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

Winnipesaukee Compound with 6 acres of land & 700 feet of shoreline

Winnipesaukee Compound with 6 acres of land & 700 feet of shoreline

This Vintage Winnipesaukee Compound has 6 acres of land and 700 feet of shoreline. This dream location on Smith Point in Alton has multiple possibilities. Enjoy as a family or business gathering location with 5 cottages and the main residence or as an investment to subdivide and build dream homes. The site has staggering open water views to the Ossipee and Sandwich Mountain ranges. Picturesque sunsets, sandy swimming, deep water docking including a 2 Bay Boathouse. Camp Fisher was established in 1912, the main house with nostalgic porch has been tastefully updated keeping the theme of classic lake house we all long for.  Camp Fisher includes, the main residence,  4 seasonal cottages and a year round home nestled in a natural setting. You have many options for this historic property you will want to explore when your visit. It is a peaceful, quiet setting but minutes to Gunstock Ski Resort, NH Motor Speedway, golf courses, shopping, attractions, Wolfeboro or Meredith. Major airports are less than 1-hour drive or you can fly into Laconia.

 

Boat House - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil - 5 cottages & main residence

Boat House - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil - 5 cottages & main residence

 

For additional information luxury lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty  2016 priced at $3.9    November 2016

 

Squam Lake Building Sites, Sustainable Energy Conscious Development

Squam River Landing is the perfect location to build a four season custom home with big open views of Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains. The community is an award winning residential community woven within the Squam Lake watershed surround by 900 acres of conservation land. Community amenities include over two miles of walking trails, a clubhouse with outside patio and a shower house at lake level. Access to Squam is available through deeded boat slips, or boat houses via Riveredge Marina, an affiliated company of the Squam River Landing Developer.

Plymouth State University, Holderness Prep School, Speare Hospital, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley and Cannon Mountain, Golf, Hiking, and snowmobile trails are all close by. Boston, Portland and Manchester Airports are less than 2 hours. Riveredge Property Management Concierge Services Available.

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For additional information call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley specializing in NH Lakes Realty  #nhlakesrealty

 

Winter in NH! Any ideas of what I can do?

Skiing is the major winter recreation in New Hampshire. Every weekend Interstates, 89, 93 and 95 are packed with enthusiastic die hard skiers running up to catch a few runs at their favorite resort.  What if I don't ski?

A short list of to do's this winter.  We still have a month left of this cold weather 

Snowmobiling: You can explore the outdoors and travel around the state. The trails lead you from town to town, gas, restaurants and also can be used as a tool to enjoy ice fishing in remote locations. If you don't own one, rent. 

Snowshoeing: An inexpensive quiet way to get out and enjoy the winter wonderland. One benefit of snowshoeing is you do not need any type of trail system. Park, put your shoes on and get out into the woods, not much chance of getting lost you can always follow your tracks back.

X-Country Skiing: Touring centers are located around the state or you can create your own trail. If you don't have your own equipment rent!

Sledding: Just ask your neighbor with kids and they can direct you to the closest hill!

Dog Sledding Adventures: Yes there are kennels that can take you out on the trails to enjoy an adventure of a lifetime.

Ice Fishing: If you have never been find one of your fishing fanatic friends and ask them to take you along. For a family adventure concentrate on yellow perch, flags will be flying!

Mount Washington Snow Coach: Head up to Mount Washington and take a trip up the auto road in winter comfort.

Sleigh Rides: Experience the excitement of gliding through the snow being pulled by majestic work horses.  Snuggle under a blanket and enjoy the scenery.

Winter Hiking: Yes you can hike in the winter, experienced well-equipped hikers only. Special equipment and clothing are required.

Ice Climbing: Special Equipment and training are required. Yes, lessons are available to learn.

Skating: Check the ponds around your area or with your town, many towns have in town rinks

Maple Syrup: The maple sugar season is almost here. Visit one of the many sugar shacks around the state.

If your not into an adventure you can sit in front of your fireplace with a good book, shop until you drop, go to a movie, visit a new restaurant or an evening at one of our bed and breakfast locations.

Winter in New Hampshire is ever changing, dress for the worst conditions and leave an itinerary of where you will be and estimated time to return.

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For information on four season lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty