The Smart LED lights by Cree Lighting use just 10.5 watts and are listed as the highest luminaire efficiency of any Energy Star residential lighting product. Cabinetry by Studio Marler provided a low-VOC, recycled content wood option from managed forests with no added urea-formaldehyde. It’s worth noting that all the of structural wood members of the prefab home were FSC certified. Last but not least, the bonus of added Water Hogs garnered a lot of attention as people saw firsthand how reclaimed water from the tiny structure’s roof could nourish plants without ANY municipal water.
In keeping with the ‘off the shelf’ design approach, a variety of in-law cottage floor plans can be perused at www.houseplans.com. Once a specific floor plan is chosen, a variety of rooflines, exterior siding options, and interior finishes can be customized to suit the occupant’s lifestyle. Modular Inspired In-Law units vary in price by location, but typically range from $50,000 to $80,000, depending on model and features selected. For more information about the Inspired In Law cottages, you can contact architect Carrie Shores.