The glittering sea, sandy beaches stretching endlessly into the horizon, bustling nightlife – Marbella conjures up images of a thriving coastline where the majority of visitors spend two cherished weeks in the sun.
Since its founding, iDDomus has definitely made a name for itself among the cognoscenti who value beautifully finished bespoke villas with solid eco-credentials. Our technological know-how has ensured that we are able to deliver homes, which while aesthetically stunning, are also environmentally friendly and efficient to run. Using state-of-the-art materials and techniques, we are proud to say we are at the vanguard of villa design on the Costa del Sol.
As a successful builder and developer of modern Marbella villas, iDDomus has built a reputation for quality, style and innovation. As a result, its homes are highly sought after among especially Northern European buyers, and in particular among people who wish to combine style, comfort and practicality with cost-efficient maintenance, the latest technical amenities and top environmental credentials.
Many companies like to vaunt their eco-credentials, however few go as far as IDDOMUS in carrying out their stated objectives. From recycled paint to repurposed railway sleepers, every avenue is explored to ensure that wherever possible, materials and methods employed are environmentally friendly.
One important focus in modern-day construction is that of clean energy. Energy wastage on either cooling or heating is no longer tolerated; in fact, it is now the law that houses are sold with energy certification to inform potential buyers of the energy efficiency of the property.
It is no longer sufficient, or indeed conscionable, for a developer to simply design and build homes with no thought to the environment. As a property development directly impacts upon the landscape, we must now look at ways to reduce our imprint upon our surroundings, during design, construction and crucially, for many years into the future.
For this reason, we seek out approaches and materials that reduce the burden of pollution and improve our sustainable credentials. Recently we introduced the products of an innovative Dutch company that supports this objective through the innovative use of recycled paint.
Lighting as one of the vital elements of homes, offices, schools, shops and other manmade structures has long since transcended the simple practical need for illumination. We no longer live in a purely functional world where light had only the purpose of allowing us to see what we were doing in a factory, a school or a kitchen. Soft lighting has done much more than that, creating a welcoming, cosseting setting that in itself is the very definition of homeliness, and where this was once limited to ornamental table lamps and spotlights, today we have a whole range of wonderful tools at our disposal to create fantastic settings for home, work and entertainment venues alike.
You’d think that fitness exercises accompanied by rousing music have always been a part of health-conscious people’s lives, yet in reality group fitness classes are a relatively new phenomena, entering into the public consciousness with the arrival of Jane Fonda and her ilk in the mid-1980s, when suddenly everyone became crazy for spandex and lycra. Since those days, the fashion for fitness has grown exponentially and there are now more methods of getting fit than there are days in the year. From stationary bicycles to zumba to weird and wonderful methods – goat yoga anyone?! – there is a way to tone those muscles and get that heart pumping that will suit even the most dedicated of couch potatoes.
In our last blog, we looked into the origins and availability of Smart Home technology, or domotics. No longer a sci-fi dream, we are seeing a rise in the use of this technology in our homes – the huge popularity of Amazon’s Alexa this Christmas being just one example of how we are embracing machines that make our life easier (“Alexa, call my Mum!”) without even realising how carrying out simple tasks have changed over the past few years.
The rise to ubiquity of the internet has produced many advantages and with the advent of smart phones we are now seeing the development of smart homes. The word ‘domotic’ derives from the Latin ‘domus’, meaning home, and is used to describe all aspects of the smart home.