Category Archives: Building a Custom Home

The Must-Have Elements to Include in Front Porch Plans

What says Southern style more than anything else? Many would say it’s a classic front porch gracing the entryway. And we agree.

After all, we may endure a couple months of sultry summer heat, but it’s worth it when we’re relaxing outside come fall; the start of when the front porch becomes our mainstay. That’s why you’ll find front porches on many of our floor plan designs.

You’ll also find it’s one of the most customizable “rooms” we include to accommodate for families just like yours.
The Must-Have Elements to Include in Front Porch Plans
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5 Steps to Take Before Buying a Custom Home

Before buying a custom home, there are a number of steps to take. You want to make sure you put yourself, and your family, in the best place to succeed moving forward, both financially and without worry. Buying a home is no small decision, and since you’ve already decided on the area in which to live, you now need to know exactly what you want and exactly what you need to get there. Here are some factors to keep in mind before you buy a custom home.

  1. Choose Your Plot of Land

If you’ve already inherited a plot of land, that is terrific! In that case, you can skip this step. However, if this is still on the todo list, ensure you’ve secured your land before seeking out someone to build your new home.

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What to Ask for When Designing a Custom Floor Plan

Few things are more exciting than constructing your own custom floor plan for building your home. In fact, you can design a home to your exact specifications. Do you want your windows facing a certain way? That’s possible. Do you want to make sure your bedroom is in the quietest spot possible? That can be done as well.

When it comes to designing a custom floor plan, anything is possible. You will, however, have to make sure that you go about the process intelligently. When you begin thinking about creating a custom home, here are a few questions you should ask first.

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New Construction Doesn’t Always Require a Construction Loan

Picture in your mind your dream home. What do you envision? Maybe it’s a palatial mansion on a sprawling estate? Perhaps it’s something more traditional and understated, or a cottage home nestled along the lake. Or maybe you’re looking for something contemporary and modern instead. You could spend months viewing existing homes on the market trying to find something that remotely resembles what you’re looking for. Or you could build your dream home from the ground up. What’s stopping you? Is it the upfront hassle and expense of building a new home?

If you answered yes to that question, we’ve got a few solutions to some of the most common expenses associated with building your own home.

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How to Stay on Budget When Working with Custom Home Builders

The time has finally come. You’ve found your dream home! What an exciting moment. Can you picture it now?

Reading in your custom librarynook. Enjoying large family meals in your dining room surrounded by the beautiful molding you’ve always wanted. Sipping coffee in your open concept kitchen. Parking your car in the garage and still having room for storage. Ah, that’s the life!

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