Improving Your Custom Home’s Energy Efficiency

Did you know that the energy used by homes in the U.S. accounts for almost one-quarter of the country’s overall energy consumption? Or that the average household spends upwards of $2,200 a month on utilities? Improving your custom home’s energy efficiency can be accomplished in several...

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Eight Paradise Worthy Elements for Your Custom Home Patio

Mother Nature is the ultimate exterior designer, and she shows off her chops every spring and summer when backyards come alive with colorful flowers, birdsong, warm breezes and the lush aroma of newly mown grass. Is your custom home deck, patio or other outdoor entertaining...

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Attic to Bonus Room Conversion Tips for Your New Custom Home

Open floor plans, mini-mansions, micro homes — some home design styles and elements shift with the currents of consumer tastes. However, others stand the test of time because they’re enduringly useful. Attics or lofts, for example, are a staple of American custom home design, remaining...

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Fresh, New, Design Ideas for Your Custom Home

There’s no season like springtime to design the interior of your new custom home—and one of the simplest ways to breathe life into it is with a fresh color palette. “Spring embodies the saying ‘Out with the old, in with the new,’ and provides the opportunity...

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Kitchens and Bathrooms Remain Primary Focus for Custom Homes

Kitchens and bathrooms remain the primary focus for custom homes—and many are introducing cutting-edge features into their designs. These modern appointments, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), are mostly centered in the kitchen. “Because kitchens are so central to the home, people feel it’s...

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New is Number One When It Comes to Buying a Home

If you're in the market for a home this year, don't be fooled by the brisk chill in the air - the spring house-hunting season is actually closer than you think. That means now is the perfect time to start your planning. Space requirements such...

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