Custom Home Tips

How a Smart Home Will Increase Your Home Value

June 13, 2018

Even if you aren’t in the market to sell your home now, there’s no harm in employing measures to increase its value. Installing smart home and home automation equipment can perform double duty – enhancing your quality of life now while increasing the value of your home if you decide or need to sell at […]

Ready to Renovate? Things to Consider

May 31, 2018

  Ready to Renovate? Things to Consider Renovating a home is not a simple process. It’s taking a small idea and nurturing it to life. No two home renovations are alike, and the challenge of crafting a unique and innovative renovation is a process. There is a lot to consider when starting a home re-design. […]

Questions to Ask Before You Design a Custom Home

May 17, 2018

As you get more and more serious about your custom home design, you should consider the various ways the home design will impact your life. It’s important to cover all of your bases before you jump in. Here are some questions that will inevitably streamline your home design process. you also need to explore material […]

Understanding the Roofing Options for Your Home

April 19, 2018

Flat versus pitched. That’s an essential roofing decision you need to make when building a home. Your choice of roof should match the style of your home, but quality and longevity are even more important to consider when deciding on a roof. Once you decide between a flat or pitched roof, there are even more […]

Choosing the Right Stucco for Your Home

April 4, 2018

Stucco is a classic exterior for homes in the Southwest. If you’re planning to build your dream home in true New Mexican style, opt for stucco. Even though stucco is usually more expensive than vinyl siding as used in other markets, it can provide a wealth of benefits. Stucco homes are more energy efficient. The […]

Ask Your Builder This Question about Your Home’s Foundation

March 22, 2018

The pouring of the foundation is the first major milestone of a home-building project. It’s an exciting time, because it’s when you start to see your home take shape. You will begin to see the outline of rooms, and even visualize yourself living there.  The foundation is an incredibly important part of any home-building project—for obvious reasons. […]

Tips on Choosing Which Insulation for Your Home

March 8, 2018

Insulation is one of the most important elements of your home that you’ll probably never actually see. It lives between your walls and ceilings, and can affect many things: ventilation, air sealing, sound, and energy efficiency.   When you’re building a home, you have so many decisions to make. Before choosing insulation, you need to consider its […]

Aging in Place

February 22, 2018

The huge Baby Boomer generation is now well into middle age, and either entering retirement or already retired. The majority of Boomers are determined to remain in their own homes, which means that aging in place has become an emerging trend. But aging in place is not just about comfort, it also allows homeowners to maintain their independence […]

Turning Your Home into a Smart Home

January 16, 2018

During the 1960s, George Jetson, his wife Jane, daughter Judy and son Elroy lived in a futuristic space pod where everything was automated. Today, that cartoon scenario is closer to reality than ever. You may not be able to live exactly like the Jetsons, but it is possible to automate and regulate quite a bit, […]

Track the Day to Day Progress of Your Custom Home with Sapphire Software

January 4, 2018

At John Mark Custom Homes, we take the saying “your home is your castle” to heart. We pride ourselves on building custom homes precisely to our clients’ preferences and specifications. One way we accomplish this goal is by providing our clients with day-to-day updates on every phase of the home construction process. Sapphire Viewer As […]