NanaWall homes: Go for the glass
Have you ever considered eliminating a wall of your home and leaving it entirely as an opened space? Probably not, even if you could easily reseal it whenever you wanted to.
Well, now you can do it with NanaWalls from NanaWall Systems. More smart homeowners are choosing to install NanaWalls to replace their traditional ones. By doing so, they get to enjoy open-air, unobstructed views as they please.
In the United States, it all started 25 years ago when NanaWall Systems was first to bring operable glass wall technology to our shores.
A NanaWall replaces the traditional wall. NanaWalls' ceiling-to-floor, 3-foot-plus-wide panels are precision-built to be folded up, accordionlike, and stacked on both sides of the opening in an outward or inward manner. Voila! Now you have an open-air plaza effect right in your home. There are even several NanaWalls that can be cleverly hidden in specially built parking bays.
NanaWalls give homeowners, their friends and guests a huge "wow" factor. It is an unmistakable feeling that comes from being more "at one" with nature, simply because a borderless state exists between the home's edge and the property's outdoor areas.
A "Nana-ed" room appears as if it was built without a wall ever having existed across that expanse -- until these precisely built, floor-to-ceiling glass doors are closed up and easily bolted tight.
Once a NanaWall is secured and fastened, the room is completely weather-resistant. That's why thousands of Nana homes are located where cold, blustery conditions are common, like along Seattle's island waterfronts or in the mountains and valleys Colorado. They are also suited for hurricane-prone regions, the main attraction of masterfully built oceanfront homes throughout Florida, the Caribbean and in Mexico. In these locales, the homes' NanaWalls are Miami-Dade County-certified for wind load, cycling and impact.
By the late 1990s, NanaWalls had begun changing the up-market window and door products game, especially for those folks who had visited homes that sported them or had seen and handled them in NanaWall showrooms.
Despite NanaWalls' luxury positioning in the window and door marketplace, spending the money to have a NanaWall these days is a down-to-earth type of expenditure. For instance, the purchase price of a Nanawall is about $700 to $1,400 per foot. That compares favorably to the cost of installing three pairs of quality French doors that still would not provide a large, clear opening. "Uninterrupted open space makes an enormous difference in the effect," says NanaWall Systems CEO Ebrahim Nana. "But, of course, the key aspect about using our products is the utter exhilaration ones feels by living the NanaWall lifestyle in that it distinctively integrates indoor and outdoor areas. ... Smart homeowners find that they never again have to build as big as they normally would have sought to do, whether for a new construction or a remodel job."
Today, NanaWalls have caught on mightily with architects who create what are simply the best and most progressive residences around. The same is true of forward-thinking builders who are familiar with what NanaWalls can do: dramatically expand a dwelling's living space, particularly if they choose to build smaller.
By designing a smaller dwelling, people naturally pay less for the building cost. Then they save plenty on the cost of their home's energy usage, not to mention that they can probably spend less on the yearly cost of their property's maintenance. And if those reasons aren't compelling enough, installing NanaWalls in most instances will increase a home's resale value over the project investment cost.