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Small Homes, Big Value

Small Homes, Big Value 0

Not all home buyers are looking for a house with a massive floor plan and a massive price tag. In fact, a wide variety of lifestyle changes are motivating many home owners to downsize to something more manageable. Furthermore, many first-time buyers are seeking something other than the traditional “starter” home. Their reasons may vary, but their goals remain consistent: find a home that fits well, maximizes space, and offers value....

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Builder

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Builder 0

Though builders might generally use similar tools and materials when building custom home plans, not all are alike when it comes to things like technique, training and customer service. Finding the right home builder whose business approach aligns well with your personal preferences is essential to a pleasant home-building experience. Questions for Your Home Builder The builder will be asking you plenty of questions during your initial meeting to discuss...

Retirement Home: Building to Age-in-Place

Retirement Home: Building to Age-in-Place 0

Building a new home is an investment, and like any other investment its one we want to enjoy for years.  According to the NAHB, over the past five years there has been an increased desire to incorporate design elements that will serve owner's lifestyles now and many years down the road. Retirement Home Features Curb-less Showers There are many advantages to incorporating a curb-less shower into your new retirement  home...

Top Customer Pick: Open Floor Plans

Top Customer Pick: Open Floor Plans 0

Home owners looking to build a new house continue to be drawn to the feelings of spaciousness, easy flow and welcoming togetherness evoked by open floor plans.   Open floor plans Pioneered in the early 20th century, open floor plans remain popular today, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders. The survey found that 70 percent of buyers want a kitchen-family room area that is...

Multigenerational House Plans: A Growing Need

Multigenerational House Plans: A Growing Need 0

After increasing dramatically during the Great Recession, the need for multigenerational house plans shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, a record 60.6 million people lived in multigenerational homes in 2014, according to Pew Institute analysis of census data. The Pew research center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about issues and attitudes trends shaping American and the world. This means that nearly 20 percent of...

  • Joanne Loftus
Kitchen & Bath Trends 2016

Kitchen & Bath Trends 2016 0

Kitchen Trends 2016 Clean lines and bright whites prevail in traditional, contemporary, or transitional designs. Turn your pantry into more than just food storage.  When possible, add a window, small sink, and ample storage for appliances.   Built-in floor toceiling shelves will maximize storage space and organization. Incorporate energy-efficient task & accent lighting under cabinets and around circulation paths. Age in place by moving more storage down, rather than keeping all...