Unity Homes recently completed a home located in a beautiful part of southwest Connecticut. Last week I visited the owners, Amy and TJ, in their new home to discuss what worked well during the planning and construction of their home, and what could have been better. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are sharing some of their feedback in this blog post.
Amy started off our conversation with an encouraging statement: “If I were to build a house again, I would use Unity,” but then she added with a smile, “with caveats.” As I toured the house with Amy and TJ, they pointed out what they liked and what did not work so well, and they also had suggestions for improving our process.
“The Intus windows are great,” said Amy. These triple glazed tilt-turn style windows from Europe are relatively new to the North American market. I was pleased to hear that she appreciated their function and performance.
As we approached the closet where the mechanical systems were located, Amy remarked that she loved the mini-split heating and cooling system, but she felt that it would have been better if we had allowed for more space in the mechanical room. Because we are trying to optimize the floor plan for every Unity home, finding space for the water heater, the fresh air system and other mechanical equipment is sometimes challenging. (more…)