In Depth Look: Costs You Can Encounter During Custom Homebuilding

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Affordability is consistently ranked as the top concern for people shopping for a new home. It’s no surprise that homebuyers like you want to ensure that they are getting a good deal, regardless of whether you’re a first-time buyer or a more seasoned homeowner who is looking for your dream home.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Costs

Why a Multigenerational Floor Plan Is a Perfect Fit for Your Family

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 5, 2017 7:30:53 AM

Multigenerational living has become a significant trend in the U.S., and it’s probably going to be for decades to come.

An estimated 60.6 million people—or nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population—now live in homes that include two or more adult generations. Clearly, this type of living offers a variety of benefits, such as lower housing costs and simplified child care.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Featured Floor Plan: Cashmere

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When you think of a cashmere sweater, you think of cozy luxury that will always be classic. Cashmere is comfortable and elegant and never goes out of style. You get all of the same characteristics with our Cashmere floor plan. No matter which style you choose, the classic exteriors and carefully considered layout will stand the test of time.   

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

7 Best Floor Plans For Entertaining

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Today’s homebuyers have much different priorities than those of only 10 or 20 years ago. These days, most buyers are looking for open-concept homes, state-of-the-art kitchens, and inviting outdoor living spaces, among other features. A love of entertaining is part of the reason behind this shift in priorities. Today, homeowners want flexible, open floor plans that allow for all types of get-togethers.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

5 Signs You Need a Bigger Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 7, 2017 7:36:00 AM

When it comes to our homes, Americans are all about having plenty of space. In fact, more than 40 percent of homeowners say they wish they lived in a larger home.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Craftsman-Style Home Upgrades: 6 Features You Need in Your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Craftsman-style homes emerged from the architecture world in the early 19th century as lifestyles shifted away from the Victorian era to one that we can still relate to today. Servants no longer lived exclusively in their employers’ homes, and families were likelier to take care of their own children. This led to larger and fewer bedrooms on the second floor and a more open floor plan on the first, often with an eat-in kitchen in addition to the dining room. Some other common features of a Craftsman-style home are:

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Build a Custom Home

Adjusting to Multigenerational Home Life: Part 3: How to Make Your New Guest Feel Welcome

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 2, 2017 7:46:08 AM

Having parents move in or welcoming adult children back into your home can require some adjustment. Your daily schedules and living preferences might not always align, and unexpected privacy issues might occur if you didn’t plan for them in advance. Fortunately, with a short adjustment period and some forethought, you can make the transition to multigenerational home life go more smoothly.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Adjusting to Multigenerational Home Life: Part 2: Prepping Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 28, 2017 8:13:19 AM

As we explored in our last blog, a growing number of families are embracing multigenerational living. While fitting multiple generations under the same roof might sound like a stressful scenario to some, with the right preparation, it can actually be a positive, fun experience that offers benefits to every family member.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Adjusting to Multigenerational Home Life: Part 1: What to Expect

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 26, 2017 1:54:36 PM

Whether you have aging parents or young adult children who have moved back home, it’s not uncommon for multiple generations to live in the same household these days. While this living situation offers many benefits, it can be a difficult adjustment, especially during the initial transition period. Knowing what to expect can help reduce any potential stress and allow you to prepare in advance as much as possible.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Pros and Cons of Multigenerational Home Living

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Since the most recent economic downturn began in 2008, the number of Americans living in multigenerational homes has risen steadily. Today, 60.6 million U.S. residents live with multiple generations under one roof, according to Pew Research Center. That’s nearly 20 percent of the nation’s entire population.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan