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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Top Kitchen and House Trends for 2014: OPEN KITCHEN DESIGN



Open-floor plan kitchen renovation

As more homeowners plan on major home renovations, many have been designing larger, open kitchens to connect with an adjoining living area.  Kitchens of today are the new living room.  The open design supports a much more relaxed and informal way of living. This trend is here to stay because homeowners are increasingly pleased with the results.  Homeowners are even eliminating a formal dining roomsthat that space can be incorporated into the kitchen to create a space they will use everyday.

For 40 years, Lord Contractors, Inc. has provided complete general contracting services to residential, institutional, light commercial and architectural clients. These services include house, kitchen and bathroom renovations and remodels, additions, custom home building, design-build, PASSIVE HOUSE, modular and timber frame construction and land development throughout Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lehigh, Berks and Delaware Counties.Lord Contractors, Inc., also successfully achieved accreditation recently as a PHIUS PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFIED BUILDER.  A PASSIVE HOUSE is one of the world’s most energy-efficient homes, built to rigorous standards set by the Passive House Institute for air tightness and insulation.  It can consume 80% less energy for heating and cooling compared with a conventionally built house.  For more information and on how Lord Contractors, Inc. can work with you on any of your projects, contact Ken Lord, President, at or 610-489-0966.





Ultimate Casements featured in this award-winning home are certified passive.  US PRODUCT ACHIEVES PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFICATION:  Marvin Windows and Doors has received certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) for its Ultimate Casement window. Because their products are made in the USA, Marvin can offer builders a shorter lead time than international manufacturers. Clad Ultimate Casement… Continue Reading

Lord Contractors, Inc.: PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFIED BUILDER; High-Performance Living

Lord Contractors, Inc. recently achieved Passive House Builder Certification awarded by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), one of only 7 such builders in Pennsylvania. Built to meet the world’s most rigorous standard for energy-efficient construction, a Passive House uses about one-tenth the energy of a similarly sized code-built house, a feat accomplished by carefully harmonizing countless design… Continue Reading