Homeowners who want to expand their homes need to learn that the most important ingredient in the design of an indoor or outdoor addition is their own dreams, says Chris Noe, president of Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami.
Good designs for sunrooms or screen enclosures incorporate a lot of imagination, Noe said.
Venetian designs and installs aluminum sunroom additions, insulated patio roofs, patio covers and pool screens in all South Florida communities, including West Palm Beach, Pembroke, Davie, Pinecrest, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall, Coconut Grove, Homestead and the Keys.
Everything we install gets the designers touch, Noe says, from the smallest screened entryway to the most elaborate patio or pool dome. No two designs are the same, he said.
The key is meeting the homeowners needs based on their lifestyles, he says. If you can dream it, a sunroom and screen enclosure builder with creative designers and the proper engineering can bring those dreams to life.
Noe offers these tips to homeowners considering an addition:
Know your needs: Knowing your actual need may be more subtle than just recognizing the symptoms, Noe says. For instance, if your childrens bedrooms are crowded, it may not be a bedroom you need, but a play space, hobby room or a study area. And if you cant find the space for company, it may not be a kitchen or dining room that you should add, but an indoor or outdoor entertainment center.
State your goals: Fill in the blank that comes after I want to be able to Noe says. Maybe its not have to clean homework off the dining room table before dinner, or be able to hold a holiday celebration without leaving people off the list, or exercize without having to trip over my equipment. Weve built aluminum sunroom additions as home gyms. The open, bright space adds to the workout experience, and the ceiling fans and climate control ensure comfort.
Describe your tastes: Sometimes just talking about your tastes will do, or showing the designer your home, Noe says. But its a good idea to use photos magazine illustrations or snapshots taken at a resort or a friends home. Photos can be a roadmap for the designer to follow.
Be honest: If your designer suggests something you dont like, tell him, Noe says. And when hes on the right track, encourage him.
Embrace your dreams: Dont hold back because you think your idea is silly, Noe says. If you long for elegant evening soirees by the pool, your designer ought to be able to combine design elements that help you make them happen
All customers have individual needs, and in keeping with the goal of continuing to be one of the most customer-responsive companies in yacht building, Kadey-Krogen Yachts announces the splash of a very singular Krogen 58′. The new trawler yacht, Destiny, is complete with a wish list of custom and semi-custom features to accommodate her owners who have extensive sailing, fishing and diving experience and who plan to cruise the Mediterranean this summer.
Thanks to the prototypical livability of the interior and the superior capability and efficiency of the exclusive Pure Full Displacement (PFDTM) hull design, the handsome raised pilothouse design of the Krogen 58′ has become a real favorite especially among experienced yachtsmen. From the beginning, the Krogen 58′ has been available with many choices in special featuressingle or twin engines, and multiple stateroom and office arrangementsbut the twentieth Krogen 58′, Destiny, brings a new level of one-to-one collaboration with customers to bring a dreamboat to fruition.
Destiny is a three-stateroom arrangement with a queen master forward, a VIP queen guest quarters to starboard, and a den/office/cabin arrangement to port. Among the special features aboard Destiny are a custom swim/fishing platform, livewell and extra freezers to accommodate the owners fishing interests, underwater lights adding ambiance for al fresco dining on the back porch, as well as plenty of extra fuel storage for the tender for more exploration off the beaten path. The vessels professional quality galley also has a customer-specific appointment. Up top, the radar arch is integrated with the hardtop that supports a mast containing dual radars and FLIR, adding to her all-weather capability. Universal power converters and a gangway complete the go anywhere features.
This new Krogen 58′ with all of her special features will be on display both at Kadey-Krogens Stuart Open House January 24-25, 2014, in Stuart, FL, and at the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, FL, Feb. 13-17, 2014. Please contact Kadey Krogen Yachts at http://www.kadeykrogen.com as you make plans to see this spectacular yacht.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts currently builds trawler yachts from 39 to 68 feet. The company’s headquarters is located in Stuart, FL, with additional sales offices in Annapolis, MD, and Seattle, WA.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the International Hot Tub Association (IHTA) have agreed to work as a single entity to unite and strengthen the portable spa industry in North America and abroad.
The Board of Directors of both organizations unanimously voted to combine forces to speak with one voice on all technical and governmental issues related to hot tubs. The agreement calls for combined financial resources to gain operating efficiencies and membership.
To facilitate the transition, the APSP Hot Tub Council will be dissolved and replaced with a new entity to be known as the IHTA under APSP. A new strategic leadership team comprised of seven to nine members will be formed to govern the affairs of the hot water segment including advocacy, research and promotion. These members will be put forth and agreed to by the existing IHTA Board and APSP Hot Tub Council.
“This agreement between APSP and IHTA means that the full force of legislative, regulatory and promotion activities are unified, targeted and efficient giving the manufacturers, distributors and retailers and others involved in the hot tub business the opportunity to be more profitable while preserving the appeal of hot tubs as a viable and attractive product,” said APSP CEO & President Rich Gottwald. “We welcome IHTA members with open arms and look forward to jointly advocating and promoting hot tubs.”
“This is the right time and the right place to forge a new path for the entire hot tub industry,” said IHTA President Bob Lauter. “Both organizations realize there is strength in numbers and we are ready to speak with one voice on important issues that impact hot tubs.”
Lauter explained that IHTA members will now become APSP members and are entitled to the same benefits. “IHTA members will receive information in the next few months about renewing under the new arrangement.”
“Both organizations have strengths and collectively, its our job now to maximize opportunities. For example, with the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, we now have a terrific opportunity to get favorable, uniform and reasonable hot tub residential building code requirements into law at the local level where it means the most to members,” Gottwald added.
For more information please contact IHTA@APSP.org.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the worlds oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.
Since 2008, the International Hot Tub Association (IHTA) has consisted of hot tub manufacturers, suppliers and retailers along with associated companies whose products or services relate to the hot tub industry. It is the mission of the IHTA to protect the industry and to promote the benefits of hot tubs in order to increase awareness and sales throughout the world. Manufacturers will seek to only sell products that meet safety and energy standards, suppliers will assure that the products they provide are free of harmful substances, and retailers will provide their customers the support and service necessary to promote the goodwill of the industry.
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