Gaines Group Architects

“Your house needs to breathe” is a blatant lie

Talking with any experienced carpenter, you have probably heard the phrase “a house needs to breath, you don’t want to build it too tight.” This is common folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation. Your builder tells you he is doing...

Dayton Home

Establish a site. Identify the problems in the existing home that need addressed in the new design.   Construction Starts with a solid foundation.   Framing begins.       Weather tight. Brick installed Indoor air quality issues being addressed during...

Keys to an energy efficient home

I was at an event a few weeks ago that focused on making existing homes energy-efficient. One attendee pulled me aside to discuss what else she could do in her home. SO I asked the basic questions, “have you had an energy audit?” Her answer was immediate and...