Home designers and experts come up with so many new innovations that will improve the way people live and build their homes. This includes the new furniture designs that can transform to cater to the various needs of homeowners.
But that’s not all!
There are also new home appliances and equipment that are energy-efficient and could help save electricity. Aside from that, there are more ways to make a home environment-friendly like using rainwater through a green roof and solar panels. Isn’t it amazing that we can now energize the entire house merely by using power from the sun?
Did you know that many residences these days are already using solar panels? Yes, it is not just for commercial spaces but even for residential buildings.
We previously featured homes that use solar panels. And today, we are going to show you another one. This house is located on Capitol Hill, Seattle.
Let us take a look at this home:
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle
Designer: Dwell Development
Number of Levels: Three-storey
Unique feature: A beautiful contemporary house that features solar panels and a green roof.
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This is how the facade of the house looks like with wooden sidings on the exterior. The architecture of the house made use of simple lines and beautiful geometry that completed its contemporary appeal. The house has a balcony and an upper deck.
Aside from the sidings, the flooring is also covered in wood for the terrace and upper deck. It unifies the look of the home because of the materials it used. You can also see here the solar panels as well as the green roof. Although these are not seen from the street, it makes the home energy-efficient.
Seen here is the living room with a glass sliding door and windows. It is bright, airy, and very cozy. Notice that despite the simple furniture in the space, it looks stylish because of the throw pillows and the decors. The wooden coffee table gives the home a barnyard feel.
The house has an open floor plan which means that most of the areas are located in the same space as the living room. The image shows us the living area, kitchen and dining space as well as hallways that lead to the bedroom and bathrooms.
The kitchen used reclaimed wood adding a barnyard and rustic feel to the contemporary feel of the space. The kitchen cabinets are done in glossy white which is a good contrast to the backsplash and the wood.
Modern kitchen equipment is used in the space and it has stainless kitchen appliances. One side of the kitchen is lined with tall floor-to-ceiling cabinets in glossy white.
This is the dining area with a lovely wall decor. Gray dining chairs surround the wooden dining table. to define the space, a beige area rug is added to the dining room furniture.
There is also a small gaming area in the house. What makes this look interesting is its use of a sliding barnyard door. Also, the colors and materials used here are the same as the ones in other parts of the house.
The bathroom is spacious and it has everything one needs to feel comfortable. A large mirror makes the space appear visually larger. It is also nice that there are plants inside the space.
The other side of the bathroom is the shower and bath area which is enclosed in glass. One has the option to use the bathtub or just take a shower.
The terrace features an outdoor dining area with wicker furniture. It is the perfect spot to relax and dine with family and friends.
The house is indeed different from the rest of the homes in the area. Aside from the solar panels and green roof, the design is also unique because of its modern and contemporary touch.
A closer look at the 9Kw solar package of this unique home. Because of its raised solar panels, the owners were able to add a green roof to it. The roof helps to reduce carbon emissions and it is able to harness natural energy from the sun.
If you look at the house, which is a project by Dwell Development, its design is only simple. But the addition of solar panels and a green roof makes it very special! Only a few homeowners and home designers would think of adding these items into a home. Although it entails a huge amount to acquire solar panels and to install a green roof, everything pays off at the end. Apart from a lowered electricity bill, it also helps the environment a lot. Who wouldn’t want to own an energy-efficient house? Well, it is something that most of us wish for! And yes, the design of the house doesn’t need to be sophisticated in order to get a sustainable house. With the aid of design experts, one can get an environmentally friendly house design that is within the range of one’s budget. Would you like to use solar panels for your house?