Five Bedroom, Energy Efficient, Low Maintenance Home

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  • Fix It Friday- Unique Habitat Home
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Tom is a graduate of LSU College of Engineering and has worked in project and company management for more than twenty five years. Starting as a Project Engineer for an Energy company, Tom advanced through numerous levels of engineering and corporate management positions. In 1998, Tom fulfilled a long held dream of building homes and began his own construction firm.

Today, that firm, Southern Evergreen High Performance Homes, is Greensboro's exclusive builder of Southern Living Custom Homes and offers many services including Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate and Construction.  Tom is one of only 100 builders across America to earn the Southern Living Builder designation. In addition, he hold holds several certifications including an Unlimited North Carolina General Contractor License a North Carolina Real Estate and Broker License, a nationally recognized Certified Green Professional Designation and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certificate.   Tom joined the Good Morning Show team with the Fix-it Friday series in 2009.

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Greensboro, NC -   This is a five bedroom Habitat prototype house the only one like in in the country, and it's in Greensboro, NC.  Its design is to be a very low maintenance energy efficient home.

The front porch columns are fiberglass instead of wood, vinyl windows with energy efficient glass,  design to be maintenance free for the home owner, and never to rot.

As you enter the home one of the first things your are going to notice is how large the family room is, which is designed for a large family. The other thing you will notice is the great looking cherry floors. Now this is not a real hard wood cherry floor, it is a laminate, but it is very durable and scratch resistant.

Some of the other areas of the home where water is present, like kitchens and bath, they used sheet vinyl. This  type of product is extremely durable and will provide great wear for the home owners for a very long time.

In the bathroom there are cultured marble tops, solid wood cabinets and a fiberglass tube that will require very little maintenance.































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