Change Orders!

Whether you are in construction, tech or retail… change orders always seem to be a touchy subject. There are two schools of thought; plan it all out ahead of time and hope for $0 change orders, or plan for a percentage of cost in of change orders and enjoy! Without a doubt throughout the construction process, you will ask us to make a change, largely why you chose to build a custom home, so you can get it exactly how you want it! A change could be as simple as moving a light fixture 3ft to the left or as […]

Do you have to be a millionaire to build a custom home?

HGTV, whether its rebuilding an old home or starting from scratch, focuses on customizing all the rooms of your home, specific to your family. Although you may daydream about having a home like the ones you see on TV, you might have asked how anyone could afford these beauties. The good news is that you don’t have to be rich to build a custom home. The path to a unique and affordable custom home requires careful planning and opting for affordable, yet high-quality, materials in place of other, more expensive materials. Here’s how: Where is the inspo coming from? When […]

2020 Residential Building Trends

We are nearing the end of Q1 2020 and the styles of the year have made themselves known! Mixture of Materials While paint can always create a unique feel in a room… 2020 is the year of the textures. Mixing natural woods with metal, or painted cabinets with unpainted cabinets. In kitchens, with an island use a concrete top or butcher block instead of granite or quartz as the wall cabinets. Around fireplaces, use of stone and wood give a rustic warm vibe. In the entryway, use of tile and hardwood create unique floor designs. Sun Rooms Sun rooms have […]

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will save energy and improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. NAHB surveyed nearly 4,000 home buyers, both recent and prospective, on the types of features they prefer to have in their home, including eco-friendly components and designs. To achieve their energy efficiency goals, buyers would most like to have windows and appliances rated ENERGY STAR, efficient lighting (using less energy than traditional bulbs), and insulation higher than required by code. More […]

Difference between a Custom Home and a Production Home

Custom homes stand out from the crowd. They are one-of-a-kind, upscale creations that come with luxury upgrades and unique architectural design. In addition to flexibility in home design and architecture, buyers typically choose their ideal location and environment. As a result, custom home design often incorporates elements of the local landscape, whether that is a view of the ocean, a natural stream, or the distinct colors and plants of a desert landscape. While production builders build communities by restricting design to a group of preselected home types on lots they have picked and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build […]