Posts Categorized: Energy Star

Energy Efficient Homes for Brevard

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Melbourne, FL – July 14, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the leading builder of energy efficient homes for Brevard County, Florida. Our customers are reaping many benefits. First, our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes deliver significant family health benefits by cleaning up indoor air quality – responding to the fact that the […]

LifeStyle Homes – Cost Neutrality For You!

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Melbourne, FL – June 23, 2013 – When considering the purchase of a guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ or remarkable Net Zero Energy, Sun Powered, SunSmartPV℠ home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida, you would do well the keep the principle of COST NEUTRALITY in mind. The bottom line of COST NEUTRALITY is that you […]

LifeStyle Homes – Attitude Is Everything

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Melbourne, FL – May 19, 2013 – It has been an interesting and exciting week at LifeStyle Homes! With the departure of our wonderful CEO, our management team has been digging into their new tasks and have vowed to take the company to new heights. Positivism rules, and there is an even higher appreciation of […]

LifeStyle Homes: Free Electricity for LIFE!

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Melbourne, FL – April 21, 2013 – Free Electricity for LIFE is what you get with a Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida. How can that be, you ask? Actually, how it works is pretty simple. It’s also automatic, requires no moving parts and is completely silent. Best of […]

LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Homes

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – April 14, 2013 – Reasonably priced new homes that make as much electricity as they use are NOT a fantasy of the future. At LifeStyle Homes, we are building Net Zero Energy homes in Brevard County (Osceola County, also) today, and our wonderful customers are buying them. Those great people wouldn’t be […]

LifeStyle Homes: Two New Communities!

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Melbourne, FL – April 2, 2013 – You deserve a heads up for good news if you are a regular reader of this blog! LifeStyle Homes is excited to announce we’re on the way to building our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and our remarkable HERS 0 (zero) Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes in two […]

LifeStyle Homes: Congratulate Yourself!

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Melbourne, FL – March 28, 2013 – If you own a LifeStyle Homes Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV home, you have our permission to feel pretty proud about what you are doing for your family and for the environment also.  Your home makes enough electricity from the free power of the sun to provide all you […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Net Zero Energy Leader

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Melbourne, FL – March 12, 2013 – We reported in this blog last week that as a national leader in building Net Zero Energy homes, LifeStyle Homes has been invited to participate in a major conference focusing on getting more Net Zero Energy homes built in North America. This conference, to be held this fall […]

LifeStyle Homes: Invited to Energy Meeting

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Contest, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – March 03, 2013 – We are pleased at LifeStyle Homes to have received an invitation recently from the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition of Canada to attend a groundbreaking international energy summit in San Diego, CA, this fall focused on advancing net zero  energy home construction across North America. Regular readers of this […]

LifeStyle Homes – Elevate Your Profile!

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Melbourne, FL – October 07, 2012 – It’s not often you get the chance to own the very best of something without having to pay a premium for it.  If you enjoy the idea of stepping out by stepping up, read on. We are offering you an opportunity to establish genuine leadership and be admired […]

A Clear Focus on Ownership Cost Savings

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Builders Challenge Home, Building Science, Buying a Home, DOE Challenge Home, Energy Policy, Energy Star, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

A Statement of Energy Policy from LifeStyle Homes Melbourne, FL – July 1, 2012 – As regular readers of this blog no doubt know, the recent history of LifeStyle Homes has revolved around the Builders Challenge program from the Department of Energy in Washington. The Builders Challenge program led us to develop our SunSmart℠ Energy […]

It’s That Time Again for the Third Time

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Storm Readiness, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – June 24, 2012 – NUTS! Another storm! The third one of this very young season. Let’s hope that this time, all of you within range of significant summer storms are thoroughly prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings. Your writer could open a refreshment stand with the stock of sodas, sports drinks and […]

“Cocooning” Takes On a Whole New Meaning

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Melbourne, FL – June 10, 2012 – Coined by futurist thinker Faith Popcorn, in the nineteen seventies, “Cocooning” refers to the inclination of American consumers to seek a safe and secure refuge from the stresses of modern life in their own homes. The concept, as well as the word, have become part of our culture, […]

LifeStyle Homes Ups the Quality Challenge

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, DOE Challenge Home, Energy Star, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, RESNET, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – MAY 13, 2012 – The phone calls and emails have been flying furiously this week between LifeStyle Homes in Melbourne, FL, and leading officials of the Department of Energy in Washington. Now that DOE has released the particulars for their second generation Builders Challenge program, they have been recruiting builders to commit […]

We’ve Been Counting Up Energy Efficiency

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – May 06, 2012 – We’re getting ready to introduce a new feature on our LifeStyle Homes website that will display up to date numbers for guaranteed HERS 60 SunSmart℠ homes and Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV homes built to date. Every time we complete another of these remarkable homes, we’ll update the numbers […]

Move Ahead Smartly by Focusing Your Mind

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Melbourne, FL – April 29, 2012 – At LifeStyle Homes, we genuinely care about your quality of life. Our principal contribution toward that is most likely made through building our guaranteed HERS 60 SunSmart℠ energy efficient homes and our truly remarkable Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes, which over a year’s time generate as much electricity […]

Demographic Shifts Bring Major Changes

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Custom Home Service, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Multicultural Respect, New Homes Brevard County, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, Town of Viera, Uncategorized.

Melbourne, FL – April 22, 2012 – Catering to multicultural buyers is becoming the new normal in American home sales, reflecting both the surging population of persons of Hispanic and Asian descent living in the United States and the relatively higher buying power their children bring to the home buying market when they become adults. […]

Early In The Morning 100 Years Ago Today

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Uncategorized, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – April 15, 2012 – Few events in history resonate with so many people around the world as the tragic loss of RMS Titanic, the pride of the White Star Line, which occurred 100 years ago today. Some of us at LifeStyle Homes will pause a moment today, and maybe say a small […]

Faith + Knowledge + Guts Bring Success!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – April 08, 2012 – This is a blog about the significance of the coming dawn. On this Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the risen Christ, many at sunrise services. The parallel is obvious, isn’t it? But in our secular business world, we can at last say with conviction that the […]

Brighter Days Just Ahead for Housing

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Economic Engine, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, New Homes Brevard County, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – April 01, 2012 – It is becoming clearer day by day that the national economic recovery is gathering momentum, and many of us would say, “It’s about time.” Understand two things please. Number 1: This is NO April Fools joke. Number 2: We at LifeStyle Homes have nothing to complain about. Sales […]

Dramatic Monterey I Design Plan Unveiled

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Melbourne, FL – March 25, 2012 – We think it’s high time to let you in on a great secret. LifeStyle Homes has completed a brand new model home in the exclusive Levanto neighborhood of the new town of Viera, FL. This very special home combines the best ideas we have learned from our many […]

Dreaming of a One-of-a-Kind Custom Home?

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Custom Home Service, Energy Star, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – March 18, 2012 – If you know LifeStyle Homes, you probably know us as builders of cutting edge energy efficient homes that save our customers boatloads (Yes, he meant boatloads) of cash on their energy bills while providing a higher quality of indoor life as well. We build these homes under the […]

March Madness, or is it March Magic?

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Melbourne, FL – March 11, 2012 – All of us at LifeStyle Homes are excited for our friend and leader, Jake Luhn, that his beloved Bonnies, from the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball team, won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship today and will be goin’ dancin’ next week in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Jake, […]

LifeStyle Homes Energy Efficiency Policy

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Town of Viera, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – March 04, 2012 – The buzz has been building for several months now about new and more demanding targets for high performance homes coming from the federal government. There are draft proposals out there, and final decisions are expected at most any time now. At LifeStyle Homes, we are grateful to all […]

LifeStyle Homes at Harmony, Florida – SWEET

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Fun Events for the Family, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL, February 27, 2012 – Truth be told, there are so many residential communities built around golf courses in Florida, they sort of run together. That’s why we are so proud to have been invited to build our remarkable LifeStyle HERS 60 guaranteed energy efficient SunSmart℠ homes and our Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes […]

Spend a Moment With OUR TEAM

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – February 19, 2012 – At LifeStyle Homes, we pride ourselves on being all about our customers. We live by the idea that as long as we focus on satisfying them, our needs will be taken care of, both as a company, and as a professional family of individuals. It takes an extraordinary […]

A Better Alternative to Value Engineering

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Florida Trend, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – February 12, 2012 – At LifeStyle Homes, we pride ourselves on building beautiful homes that are extremely efficient; not only in providing significant energy cost savings, but also in providing maximum useable space with minimum waste. Larry Hufford, our founding partner and continuing design guide, is almost rabid about not including any […]

Excellence Will Build Our Bright Future

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Melbourne, FL – February 05, 2012 – The LifeStyle Homes family is most likely enjoying the Super Bowl right about now; a true presentation of excellence in football. And, Madonna was pretty excellent herself in her halftime show, wasn’t she? All well and good, we say, and let’s hope everyone enjoyed both shows. But truth […]

LifeStyle Excitement Building in Harmony

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Melbourne, FL, January 29, 2012 – It’s getting really close now – the much anticipated completion of the LifeStyle Homes brand new Tustin model home in the new Town of Harmony, FL. Designed by the renowned team at Canin Associates, Architects and Planners, of Orlando, the Tustin will bring cutting edge thinking about enjoyable and […]

We Also Have a Dream at LifeStyle Homes

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Melbourne, FL – January 15, 2012 – This weekend, we at LifeStyle Homes will join in remembering the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of us know Dr. King primarily by the signature phrase of his address delivered on August 28, 1963, to the multitude gathered in front of the Lincoln […]

Remembering Elvis, and Other Lightbulb Matters

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Melbourne, FL – So what do Elvis and light bulbs have to do with one another? Probably nothing unless you believe Elvis Presley brought a whole new idea to Rock ‘n Roll music, and light bulbs have long symbolized bright new ideas. Yet, we the people of LifeStyle Homes cannot let January 8th pass without […]

FLASH! Breaking News on Lightbulb Changes

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Melbourne, FL – Over this past weekend both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the massive spending bill that will prevent government shutdown, with a measure added which would suspend the ban on manufacture of 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs presently slated to take effect January 1, 2012. We first reported on this issue on our LifeStyle Homes Blog […]

LifeStyle Homes: For Net Zero Energy Homes

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Melbourne, FL – LifeStyle Homes is your source for affordable Net Zero Energy Homes in Brevard County, Florida.  We can say that for sure because no other builder of popularly priced homes in this area has attempted a Net Zero Energy Home. We might not have attempted our first one either, had it not been for the […]

LifeStyle Homes Family Enjoys a Party!

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Melbourne, FL – Last evening, we renewed a longstanding tradition that is very important to the LifeStyle Homes family. We got together for our annual Christmas party at the home of our late founding partner, John Luhn. Our employees and spouses enjoyed too much fabulous Italian cuisine, lots of adult beverages and our annual exchange of funny gifts. Needless to say, […]

Consumers Say Housing Market to Recover

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Melbourne, FL – In a national survey, an overwhelming 72 percent of people say now is a very good time to buy a home. Bargain pricing on new and used homes and historically low mortgage interest rates are making people anxious to grab their piece of the recovering real estate market before it’s too late. At LifeStyle Homes, […]

We Know What We Are Thankful For!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Town of Viera, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – We have more to be thankful for at LifeStyle Homes than we could ever mention in a Blog post, but let’s start by saying we are thankful for you. Since you are reading this, you have an interest of some sort in the homes we build and maybe in our company itself. If it […]

Major Lightbulb Changes Coming: Oh My!

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LifeStyle Homes, Melbourne, FL – It seems that effective January 1, 2012, lightbulb manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs – the number one favorite kind and wattage of lightbulbs consumers have preferred for generations. If we’re correct on this, as soon as stocks of these bulbs run through the distribution chain […]

Recession Spikes Home Energy Costs

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Melbourne, FL – New information from The Economist indicates consumer spending on home energy costs increased the most between 2007 and 2010 of any spending category tracked. Measuring annual real (corrected for inflation) consumer spending per household during the period, spending on household utilities, fuels and public services was up by 22 percent. Next in line for […]

LifeStyle Homes: WOW! We Win Again!

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Melbourne, FL – We interrupt your regularly scheduled Blog to bring you this FLASH BULLETIN. We have just received word that LifeStyle Homes has won the North American Net Zero Energy Production Home of the Year Award from the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We can’t tell you how wonderful this is […]

LifeStyle Homes: Third Serving of Alphabet Soup

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Melbourne, FL – This is our third serving of information concerning the efforts being made to bring home building into the rising energy efficiency economy. A lot of hard work is being done by a lot of good people to bring this about, but it has generated a lot of confusing program names and measurement standards as the […]

LifeStyle Homes: Alphabet Soup – Part Two

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Melbourne, FL – It is becoming ever more clear that the new economy in the U.S., when we get a new economy, will be based on clean-renewable-sustainable energy. A lot of work is going on at a feverish pace to get the CRS Energy movement started and remarkable progress has been made already. The media […]

LifeStyle Homes: Alphabet Soup of Green

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Melbourne, FL – If you have been following this blog at all, you know LifeStyle Homes is very proud to have been the first home building company in Brevard County and only the 41st in the nation to qualify as a Builders Challenge Partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program. Confused already? […]

LifeStyle Homes: Labor Day Special

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Melbourne, FL – This is the weekend of the year when we pause to honor the contributions made by American workers to our collective well being. This year, our attention will no doubt be drawn to our need to create jobs to fuel much needed economic recovery. We will hear all sorts of pronouncements from political candidates about their wonderful […]

LifeStyle Homes: Badge of Honor

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Melbourne, FL – Every one of the SunSmartSM HERS 60 homes built by LifeStyle Homes, and every one of our remarkable Net Zero Energy HERS 0 SunSmartPVSM homes proudly displays a special badge of honor awarded to it by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is known as an EnergySmart Home Scale placard, and it displays that home’s independently-tested and […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Way Forward – Chapter Two

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Melbourne, FL – Two weeks ago, this Blog recounted the decision made three years ago at  LifeStyle Homes to build energy efficient homes as a way to preserve the company in what was predicted to be tough economic times ahead.  That prediction surely turned out to be correct!  The success of our SunSmartSM HERS 60 Homes and now our SunSmartPVSM […]

LifeStyle Homes: Some Excellent Photos for You

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Melbourne, FL – For the last several weeks we have been reporting on LifeStyle Homes winning the Aurora Award for Best Solar Energy Home at the recent Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando. In the best traditions of Ed McMahon, I have been filling time using words to describe what happened at the Award ceremony until some […]

LifeStyle Homes: More of the Aurora Award Story

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Melbourne, FL – Last week we shared the great news of LifeStyle Homes actually receiving the Aurora Award for Best Solar Energy Home at the Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando, recognizing our St. Croix Net Zero PhotoVoltaic powered sales mode home in Tralee Bay estates. This is the remarkable home that generates as much electricity as […]

LifeStyle Homes: We're Building in Viera!

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Melbourne, FL – Yes, it’s true! LifeStyle Homes, arguably Brevard County’s most reputable home builder, is now bringing it’s industry-leading SunSmartSM and SunSmartPVSM energy efficient homes to  the fabulous New Town of Viera.  “We are extremely proud to be associated with this premier master planned community,” said Jake Luhn, CEO of LifeStyle Homes, “and are very excited that we’re […]

LifeStyle Homes: Coming to Harmony, Florida

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Melbourne, FL – We are immensely happy to announce that LifeStyle Homes has been selected to construct an idea home of innovative design and technology in Harmony, central Florida’s largest Green-Certified master planned community. Located along U.S. Highway 192 near St. Cloud in southeast Osceola County, midway between I-95 in Melbourne and I-4 in Celebration, Harmony is an award-winning, forward-thinking home […]