Radiant in Residential

New home in California to feature radiant heating, other modern amenities

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 10:55

A new home in Venice, California, was recently built with an adherence to both the latest design trends and sustainable technologies that are now available to homeowners. The combination of green and chic is becoming more popular in the Golden State, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The news source reported that Megan Schoenbachler chose to be green and modern in choosing the design of her house, a notion that she feels is one and the same. The homeowner also wanted to be able to be close to nature, but in a suburban setting.

To do this, Megan decided to install technology like a radiant heating system, added many plants to the main floor of her home and had doors installed that would provide access to several gardens that were outside.

"We wanted to create indoor and outdoor spaces where the boys could move freely," Schoenbachler told the Times.

The home is complete with vintage pieces of furniture, flea market glass lamps and old stereos and televisions, which she noted were a modern touch despite their aged appearance.
Schoenbachler told the news source that this type of design was what she was going for, helping to add to the character of the room.

A radiant heating system can help a homeowner adhere to the latest styles as well as providing unparalleled comfort, as it exists as part of a subfloor. This means that it is not visible to the naked eye, eliminating the need for the unsightly radiators, heating ducts and air vents that older systems required.

Because of its subfloor design, a homeowner can choose any type of flooring for their residence.