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Our Guide To Home Elevators

An Elevator Can Make Your Home More Convenient, Safe, And Functional

The main function of an elevator is to simplify the task of moving between floors in a home. Whether you need to get heavy bags of groceries from the garage to the kitchen or transport a family member with mobility issues from one floor to another, an elevator can make your home more convenient, safe, and functional. 

There are...

26 Feb 24

The Pros And Cons Of Open-Concept Design vs. Traditional-Style Floor Plans

Which Type Of Layout Is Right For Your Lifestyle?

If you are planning to remodel your existing home or are thinking about building a new custom home, one of the first decisions you will have to make is whether to go with an open-concept design or a traditional-style floor plan. This fundamental choice will impact how you live in your home and utilize the space. 

To clarify, an open-concept design...

31 Jan 24

The Most Popular Types Of Home Heating Systems and How They Work

What's The Best Fit For Your Home?

All home heating systems are designed to increase the temperature inside a living space to make it more comfortable, and they operate by harnessing energy from a fuel source such as natural gas, electricity, liquid propane, oil, or solar power. Some heating systems only warm the interior of a home, while others share components with cooling equipment and are...

17 Jan 24

10 Mistakes To Avoid When Designing and Building A Custom Home

How To Ensure Your Project Goes Smoothly From Start To Finish

When you build a custom home, it can be designed to your exacting specifications. There will be many decisions to be made as you move through the various phases of your project, from choosing the lot location to the type of tile you want in each bathroom. Avoiding the 10 common mistakes we've outlined below can ensure that your custom...

07 Nov 23

Exquisite Fireplace Design Ideas

How To Choose A Fireplace That Fits Your Decor And Your Lifestyle

A beautiful fireplace can be a striking architectural feature and focal point in a room. During the chilly fall and winter months, a roaring fire warms your home and provides an inviting, cozy gathering place for your family and friends. Incorporating a fireplace into the design of your new custom home or your newly remodeled home...

11 Oct 23

Designing And Building A Custom Home: What You Need To Know

Making The Entire Process Easier To Understand

Living in a custom home that has all of the amenities that you’re dreaming of is an exciting idea. However, designing and building a custom home can seem like a daunting prospect. In this article, we detail what to expect from the earliest phases of planning through completion of construction of your custom home, and take you step-by-step through the...

31 Aug 23

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