Custom Home Tips

Buying a Lot? Talk to Your Builder First

December 3, 2019

If you’ve decided to invest in a custom built home, you have the advantage of having a home constructed to your exact specifications. However, you may be faced with the dilemma of whether to choose the lot first, or select a builder? In reality, there are advantages to both approaches, and considerations to take into […]

Top 7 Countertop Materials

November 11, 2019

Many people understandably focus a lot of time and attention on kitchen décor, and choosing the right kitchen countertops can be overwhelming. The following list of seven countertops represents some familiar and unusual choices, along with pros and cons associated with each type of countertop. Natural Stone Natural stone surfaces such as granite, soapstone, and […]

When to Worry About Cracks

October 16, 2019

“Cracks happen in a variety of home building materials (stucco, drywall, mortar, concrete, etc.) and most cracks are simply a natural part of the expansion, contraction, and settling of the home.” However, there are times when a crack requires a more extensive evaluation. Before you start to worry, read the article, “Cracks? No Worries.” from […]

Steps to Building a Custom Home

May 2, 2019

Building a custom home can be exciting. You’re creating a dwelling to your exact specifications. However, if you’ve never experienced building a custom home, you may not know what to expect. The following nine steps provide a summary of the custom home building process. Prep and Pour This is the first stage of actual building […]

Time for a Design Workout – Creating the Perfect Home Gym

March 28, 2019

We all strive for a healthier lifestyle, including working out. But often we just don’t have the time in our day to go to the gym. Scheduling workouts at home is more flexible, efficient, and economical. If you’re ready to join the home fitness craze, following the five tips below can help you set up […]

Choosing a Kitchen Material Palette

January 24, 2019

Decorating the ideal kitchen requires making several critical decisions. “However, choosing a kitchen material palette influences every other kitchen decision.” The five tips described below can help you choose a kitchen material palette that reflects your style and fills the desired functions for your kitchen. Focus on the Large Surfaces Of course, appliances are essential […]

Ideas for Decorating Above Your Sofa

January 3, 2019

Your sofa may be comfortable and beautiful, but the large blank space on the wall above your sofa can detract from the look of your home. “Filling large wall spaces can be a real challenge, but that large expanse of wall space behind your sofa provides an ideal opportunity to reflect your personality without using […]

Creating a Home Office Space that Really Works

December 12, 2018

Far too often, a home office is little more than an afterthought – with kitchens, master suites, and even outdoor spaces receiving the bulk of decorating attention. “However, for people who work at home, the right home office setup can make the difference between productive time spent getting real work accomplished – and hours wasted […]

Kitchen Design Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

September 25, 2018

The kitchen is one of the most heavily used spaces in your home – and for many households the kitchen is also the heart of the home. The layout of your kitchen should maximize every inch of available space. “Adequate prep space is a must for gourmet cooks and for everyday kitchen food prep.” Avoid […]

Trends in Landscaping

September 6, 2018

Curb appeal is important whether you’re just moving in, thinking about a change, or getting ready to sell. “Your front yard is the first thing that visitors see – and your backyard is often the site for outdoor entertaining.” The five landscaping and gardening trends described below represent some of the freshest landscaping ideas. There’s […]