Embrace the Summer Oasis in Your New Custom Home

Summer’s here, and with it comes the desire to embrace the season through the décor in our homes. “This time of year offers an opportunity to create your perfect summer oasis by bringing sunny shades from the outdoors into your new custom home,” says Nathan Fischer,...

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Make Your Custom Home Comfortable and Safe for Your Pet

For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly custom home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive. These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a safer,...

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The Doorbell Finally Gets Smart

It’s hard to believe our front doors could hold so much potential for technology—but automated door locks, cameras, facial recognition, intercom stations, lighting, motorized shades, peepholes and smart doorbells are all making the front door a new entry point in the smart custom home. CEPro.com, a...

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How to Choose the Right Appliances for Your Custom Home

Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher or dryer for your new custom home? The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM.org) recommends the following tips: Get the specs. Ask your dealer for specifications from several manufacturers offering the type of appliance...

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Simple Steps to Be Your Own Mosquito Fighting Squad

Despite recent news that Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can carry Zika, chikungunya and other viruses has spread to 30 states, the majority of Americans have yet to embrace basic recommendations to help reduce the mosquito population at their own homes. That's the result of a new...

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The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, getting ready takes lots of pre-planning. From Real Simple magazine, a moving checklist: Two Months Before • Sort and Purge – Go through every room in your home and decide what you will take and what you will get...

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Metal Roofs Equal Tax Credits

Metal roofing has many advantages when it comes to energy efficiency—including a recently-added $500 credit for homeowners. Those who are planning to install a metal roof atop their primary residence in 2016, or installed one in 2015, can capitalize on the tax break. “Consumers are making...

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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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