Main Floor Master Suite?

Even if you don’t initially use your Main Floor Master Suite as your main bedroom, it still may make some sense to opt for this design. Having an extra first-floor bedroom can come in handy for a number of reasons — especially if you’re planning on staying in your home for a long time. Lets call these the PROS! Guest Room: A nicely appointed primary suite (bed & bath) can be great for friends and family; provides both comfort and privacy for your guests. The only trick is, don’t make it too nice, they may never leave Caring for Parents: […]

Carmel ranked No. 1 Safest Midsize City in America

Carmel makes it to the top of a national list yet again! AdvisorSmith shares that the study on the safest cities in the United States was conducted based upon data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Data Set from Return A. This data set contains crime reports from cities, counties, metropolitan statistical areas, and other jurisdictions around the country. Specifically, monthly crime data for violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, and property crimes such as burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft are provided for each jurisdiction in the data set. Read more here: […]

Mudroom – How to Make the Most of Yours

Maximizing and utilizing the space in your home creates a space that works for you and your lifestyle. We’ve previously highlighted customizing spaces in your home such as creating custom charging stations for the family or setting up the perfect laundry room. Another space that can be customized to increase the efficiency of how your home works for you is your mudroom. Here are some ideas to implement in your custom mudroom. 5 Ideas to Get the Most from Your Mudroom Install a utility sink Customize an area for your pets Install a small rinsing area/pet shower Built-in individual lockers […]

Lumber Prices Continue to Break New Records, Home Prices Soar


Lumber, lumber, lumber… lumber. We find ourselves discussing lumber now more than ever before with prospective clients and industry partners. So what’s going on today?   Why are Lumber Prices High? There are a variety of factors coming together all at once to affect lumber prices. Over the past few years, demand has increased dramatically while supply has tightened. For starters, growth of gross domestic product in all major economic regions of the world is fueling something of a world-wide construction boom. In the U.S. alone, single family home construction increased 7% between January 2017 and January 2018. With the […]

The Three Bid Rule – Custom Home Builders

As the housing industry becomes more sophisticated and conscientious about achieving genuine and lasting homebuyer satisfaction, the level of professionalism among builders continues to reach new heights. As a result, potential clients searching for a builder to design and build their dream home have a much deeper pool of talent from which to select. Today’s professional builders are not only skilled in construction and client relations, but also highly competent in terms of their business expertise. This new and more professional breed of builder deserves to be evaluated by homebuyers in a new way. Namely by dropping the age-old practice […]