Pepperdign Homes is proud to work with some of the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the industry. This is Eric Wolf, our Pepperdign Homes Superintendent. With a background in finish carpentry, framing, and electrical Eric has spent years gaining knowledge and experience in residential construction. Eric started his career with a degree in construction management from Brigham Young University and a minor in business management. Soon after graduating he spent 5 years working for Alpine Homes building close to 125 homes during his time there; He then moved on to working with Wasatch Homes as a production manager. In this position Eric was responsible for purchasing, quality control, and management of the five other superintendents working with them at that time. In his time working with Wasatch Homes he managed the builds of another 350 homes. With all of this experience and knowledge Eric decided it was finally time to work for himself. After meeting and working alongside fellow Pepperdign Homes owner Trent Maddox during his time with Wasatch Homes Eric has been the driving force in charge of purchasing, quality control, and build management for the last 8 years. Eric is a proud husband and father of three boys and enjoys spending time with his family outdoors. An avid runner, Eric loves playing sports and coaching his son’s basketball team. We are proud to have someone with the relationships, knowledge, and in field experience Eric brings to each and every home we build!
Affordable Green Home Upgrades That Add Value By Tim Smith These days, “green” home updates are very popular, especially among new home buyers. Not only can green updates help homeowners save money on their energy bills, but they can reduce a household’s carbon footprint and add significant value in the process. Of course, environmentally-friendly home upgrades also tend to be more expensive than their conventional counterparts. Fortunately, there are some affordable green updates you can make to your home that will still add significant value. Programmable or Smart Thermostats One of the absolute best green home upgrades you can make is to install either a programmable or a smart thermostat in your home. A programmable thermostat can cost as little as about $35, but allows you to set your thermostat for different temperatures throughout the day, thus saving you money on your heating and cooling bills in the process. With a smart thermostat, you’ll pay more (typically about $100), but you’ll save the same features of a programmable thermostat with the added convenience of being able to control your home’s heating and cooling remotely. Duct Work Insulation Another excellent and energy-efficient upgrade to consider at your home is that of insulating your home’s duct work, if you haven’t done so already. Many homes have ducts and vents that are exposed, which reduces energy efficiency as air travels from the home’s furnace or air conditioner to various locations throughout the house. Duct insulation can be a DIY job, so it doesn’t need to be very expensive at all. Furthermore, homeowners may want to consider additional energy upgrades in the form of added insulation throughout the home. This may include adding insulation to attic spaces and rooms above garages that may otherwise not have very good insulation. Replace Windows and Exterior Doors Finally, you might be surprised at just how much of a difference new exterior doors can make in terms of energy-efficiency. This is especially true if your current exterior doors are made out of metal or steel, which don’t do a good job of keeping exterior air outside the home. Switching to a wood door or other energy-efficient door can help homeowners save money on heating and cooling bills while adding resale value in the process. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, replacing your doors and windows can lower your energy bill by 7 to 15 percent. So if you have drafty, old windows, you could be throwing money out the window every month. Making “green” updates around your home doesn’t have to drain your wallet. Give some (or all) of these three affordable energy-efficient updates a try at your home and see just how much of a difference this can make in terms of your energy bills and overall home value as well. To learn more about how to upgrade your home, please visit Modernize.com.
Pepperdign Homes is proud to work with some of the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the industry. This is Jessica Roberts, our Pepperdign Homes Designer. Building a home can be a stressful process and involves picking more colors, materials, and small items than one ever thought possible. This is where Jessica comes in to help, by narrowing down your style and color scheme preferences she turns this selection process back into an enjoyable and exciting experience. Jessica has a degree from Southern Utah University in Interior Design, as well as a bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the University of Utah. She has been practicing as a specialist in bathroom and kitchen design while working at Mountainland Design as there showroom designer, as well as independent client design projects for the last 8 years. Lucky for us and all our Pepperdign Homes clients we snagged us someone who can bring our home dreams to life through to-scale sketches and CAD drawings, and have been proud to have Jessica as our in house designer for the past 2 years. Jessica has been featured in many design magazines in the state of Utah as well as appearing on Good Things Utah multiple times, to read her current feature article in the latest Winter 2015 issue of Utah Style & Design click on the below link below. http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/12/31/modern-machine/
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A chef’s kitchen. A large master suite. A killer walk-in closet. A home office. When designing your new home, the focus is often on including everything that your current home lacks. While these must-have items are important – and go a long way in creating your dream home – there are many other features that often go overlooked. Without these features, the overall functionality can suffer, turning your dream home into a nightmare. So in between discussions of custom built hoods and double vanities, make sure that you discuss the following five items with your contractor. While they may not be fancy, each one will help you create a home that serves all of your needs.