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Year In Design 2022

Each year, as sustainable technologies and design evolve, we are impressed with the innovative and forward thinking of the Maine design build community. Many of our architects are looking toward passive house standards, meaning tightly insulated homes with no air leakage and made of sustainable materials. Others are conscious about paying back their carbon debt accrued in the process of building a home. Designers are working to complement a home’s landscape and bring the outside in through colors, textures, and patterns. We’re seeing bigger windows, light-optimizing spaces, and earthy palettes. Let’s toast in the kitchens with dual islands to making efficient homes with plenty of gathering spaces as we close out 2022.