WHAT IS AN UNHEALTHY HOME?

In today's fast food and rush world, shortcuts have become a way of life. More convenient materials such as synthetics flood our homes. Manufacturers use preservatives, petroleum based chemicals and pesticide to insure the lifespan of their products. These same products can create health problems by producing poor indoor air quality. They may cause sore throats, insomnia, headaches and depression in people with chemical sensitivities.

In the worst possible cases, studies show that unhealthy homes cause asthma and worsen ADD symptoms in children.

Let us assist you in discovering what makes "your healthy home" by reviewing your new home plans, exploring your existing home, introducing specialists and selecting materials to simplify your life.

 

HOW DO I GET A HEALTHY HOME?

Different people have different sensitivities. You can start by observing your reactions when you are in contact with man made products or in different environments. You can strive to use the most healthy materials and products available. Proper ventilation is one of the easiest tools for maintaining clean air.

 

 

HEALTHY HOME TOOLS


LOW VOC PAINT

Most standard paint brands have volatile organic compounds (VOC) and synthetic biocides in them. These compounds can cause allergic reactions and give off petrochemical stimulants in the air.

 

HEALTHIER CARPETING & PADDING

97% of all carpeting in the United States is made of synthetic fibers and colored with aniline dye derived from nitrobenzene. These carpets often outgas hundreds of different chemicals into the atmosphere, including methacrylic acid and ehtylbenzene.

The healthier alternative to synthetic carpeting and padding is using a product made of 100%-wool yarn. It is an undyed, non-mothproofed wool carpet without harmful pesticides and glue.

You may also want to explore other flooring alternatives such as bamboo, cork or natural stone.

 

IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

Ventilation issues are one of the worst foes of the healthy home. Poor design layout of windows and air systems in your home are the usual culprit.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

We shine in defining your needs and finding the most attractive non-synthetic flooring materials for your entire house.  We can help you select beautiful colors available in low VOC paints for your home.  We will review your existing architectural plans and make sure that your home is being built to assure the utmost air quality. We are all unique in our sensitivities. Some people do best in homes with closed windows and carefully filtered air, while others thrive in open windows with a fresh breeze.  You are the most important investigator in discovering the best solutions for your family.

 

WHAT ARE MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS?

Assisting customers in picking out all facets of the interior life of their home. From lighting to floor tiles, paint to carpet. Material specification aides you in assuring all little touches within your new home meet your standard of excellence.

 

WHAT IS PROPER VENTILATION IN A HEALTHY HOME?

All homes contain items that outgas pollutants into the air. Many new building materials outgas formaldehyde, preservatives, pesticides and other irritating chemicals. Proper ventilation can dilute the concentration of those chemicals. Older homes often have poor systems that do not get rid of the toxins in the air. Mold from hidden sources of moisture can affect your families health. Good ventilating systems and careful material selections will assure that your family is not breathing harmful pollutants in your home.

 

 

Earth-Friendly Homes,

Healthy Homes, and Green Design

Classical Home Design, Inc.

Design Me a Great House!

Beautiful Luxury European & Period Style House Interiors & Plans by Exclusive Designer Susan. P. Berry, ASID & Professional AIBD.   Original Luxury Home Interior and Exterior Designs and Plans for Spectacular Residences.  Ultimate Luxury Real Estate houses, Street of Dreams homes, Executive Homes, Vacation Homes, Historical Homes, Private Homes for interior detailing, interior home design, Interior Architecture, and/or complete construction plans for new and remodeled home designs and luxury condominiums.   Limitless design styles for Private Lives including Classical European, Tuscan Provincial,  Mediterranean Dream Homes, English Tudor, French Country, Victorian, Coastal Cottage, Chateaux, Florida style, Beach Homes,  Villa Estates,  Georgian Mansions, Contemporary Classics, Andalusia Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial.  Luxury House floor plans & styles per your specifications.  Builder’s plans and model merchandising.  Interior Decorating and Design.  Exclusive “To The Trade” resources, art, antiques, accessories,  fabrics, rugs, tile, stone, marble, wrought iron, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, sculpture, and anything imaginable.  Full turn key Design and installation or specification only.  Complete finish specifications for the interior and exterior of the home through purchasing and installation.  Commissions accepted in the United States, and serving an international market.  Susan Berry, of Classical Home Design, Inc., also Provides Healthy Home Design, Green Design, and ADA specifications and modifications for commercial properties and residential homeowners. 

Susan P. Berry is currently known for the interior details and design of the following:  Vacation Home, Second Home, Waterfront Home, Vineyard Properties,  Property, Golf Club Homes, Country Club Homes, Mountain Home, Summer Homes, high-priced home, Fractional Living, Green Design, healthy Home, Island Home, Tropical Home, Golf Resort, Private Home, Bella Collina, Lake Butler Sound, Palazzo Del Lago, Moonshadow, Coo Coo Ka Choo, Street of Dreams, Parade, Orlando Magazine, Lodge Home, Private Spa, Gated Community Home, Georgian Home, historical Preservation, Remodeling, Restoration, Unique Home, Upscale Amenity, Upscale Home, luxury community, Luxury Home Builder, Mid century modern, Secure Home,  Home Security, home theater, ranch home, tropical home design, green home design, billionaire home, and celebrity home.  Susan currently provides the following:  personalized design service, interior house design, has won multiple aurora awards, eco-conscious home,  sexy bedrooms baths spas, simplicity, turn-key furnish, historic proportions, 17th, 18th, century French architecture, private sanctuaries, supreme luxury, palm beach style, ritz carlton , retreat, majestic, casita, vintage, new home, equestrian home, intimate,  expensive properties, colonial, family friendly, and adult destination.  Susan’s current clients are internationally based, including, Europe, European, Saudi Arabia, India, and many others.  Susan currently provides design services for the Orlando, Central Florida area.

 

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Beautiful Luxury European & Period Style House Interiors & Plans by Exclusive Designer Susan. P. Berry, ASID & Professional AIBD.   Original Luxury Home Interior and Exterior Designs and Plans for Spectacular Residences.  Ultimate Luxury Real Estate houses, Street of Dreams homes, Executive Homes, Vacation Homes, Historical Homes, Private Homes for interior detailing, interior home design, Interior Architecture, and/or complete construction plans for new and remodeled home designs and luxury condominiums.   Limitless design styles for Private Lives including Classical European, Tuscan Provincial,  Mediterranean Dream Homes, English Tudor, French Country, Victorian, Coastal Cottage, Chateaux, Florida style, Beach Homes,  Villa Estates,  Georgian Mansions, Contemporary Classics, Andalusia Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial.  Luxury House floor plans & styles per your specifications.  Builder’s plans and model merchandising.  Interior Decorating and Design.  Exclusive “To The Trade” resources, art, antiques, accessories,  fabrics, rugs, tile, stone, marble, wrought iron, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, sculpture, and anything imaginable.  Full turn key Design and installation or specification only.  Complete finish specifications for the interior and exterior of the home through purchasing and installation.  Commissions accepted in the United States, and serving an international market.  Susan Berry, of Classical Home Design, Inc., also Provides Healthy Home Design, Green Design, and ADA specifications and modifications for commercial properties and residential homeowners. 

Elements of GREEN MATERIALS for your GREEN HOME

 

· Promote good indoor air quality through reduced emissions of VOCs or formaldehyde

· Durable & low maintenance (life cycle analysis)

· Incorporate recycled content in product (post consumer or post industrial)

· Salvaged from existing or demolished buildings for re-use

· Produced using renewable resources

· Low embodied energy (the energy required to produce & transport materials)

· They do not contain ozone depleting substances in the manufacturing process

· They do not contain highly toxic compounds & their production doesn’t result in highly toxic by-products

· Obtained from local resources & manufacturers

· Support “sustainable harvesting” foresting stewardship

· Easily reused whole or through disassembly

· Easily recycled in a preferred closed loop system

· Frequently biodegradable

· Third-party certification such as LEED points gained.

Quick Green Kitchen Facts

 

 

· Lighting, Refrigeration& cooking 41.5% of homes energy consumption… Kitchens have most energy consumption in house

· Small space efficient kitchens are smart

· Reuse & recycle materials whenever possible

· 90% of our time is spent indoors

· 9/10 people do other things than eating and cooking in the kitchen

· 69% enjoy time in kitchen

· 40% of energy & 60% consumption used in buildings

· 1/3 people spend 3-4 hours in the kitchen each day, 20% said 5 hours or more in the kitchen.

Classical Home Design, Inc. provides Residential Building Design, Residential Interior Detailing & Decorating Services in the State of Florida.  CHDI (Classical Home Design) does not practice Commercial Interior Design or Commercial Architecture in the State of Florida.

Susan P. Berry, ASID

Classical Home Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 940746—Maitland, Florida 32794
Phone: (407) 331-4855

SusanBerry@ClassicalHomeDesign.com

Professional Member, American Institute of Building Design

Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers

NCIDQ Qualified

Professional Member, Institute of Classical Architecture

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Classical Home Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 940746
Maitland, Florida 32794
Phone: (407) 331-4855

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