Mid-century modern houses have consistently been a favorite of mine… For house flippers appreciate me, mid-mods are a sure bet. Buyers love their clean, sophisticated design: glass walls that bring the outdoors in, enclosed courtyards, and smartly flowing floor plans. Mid-mods in their original state used to be plentiful. The lack of tall staircases and open floor plans made them easy homes for people to grow ancient in without having to do a lot of modifications. As a matter of fact, I used to routinely find these houses on the market with little or no replaces done to them at all… Of course, that’s not the case anymore. Most owners now do home office and washroom renovations as a matter of course. Even for hardcore design purists who never want to change a thing, mid-century modern houses just aren’t functional with their original heating and cooling systems still in site. Energy efficiency was not a priority in that era. Heating systems of the afternoon, usually boilers and heating systems, were massive. I’ve seen heating systems that were three times the size the house required. If there was an cooling system method installed, it’s usually complete junk. The air duct and pipes that carry the cold and tepid air leak appreciate sieves. I don’t know why the original builders couldn’t manage to seal the air duct back in the afternoon, but they didn’t. The nice news is that installing a new heating and cooling system, including air duct, is an investment that pays owners back with immediate energy savings. Even a top of the line Heating and Air Conditioning method will pay for itself in just a few years.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020