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How Flashing Valleys of Pitched Roofs Saves Headaches and Cost

With the onset of Spring, seasonable rain and floods are a reality many homeowners face. That in mind, simplifying a new home’s exterior architecture and finishes is a popular trend in the current economy. Reducing number of gables, trimming cladding varieties and not cutting roofs into a hodgepodge of angles and intersecting slopes are all part of […]

Designing His and Her Baths Takes Thought and Time

Other than kitchens, bathrooms are another main consideration when building and designing the interior of your home. Three main factors determine how you will design a bathroom for both genders: Routines Habits Physical Attributes Before you begin, identify all the activities that will be performed in the living space. Modern master baths tend to have more […]

How to Select the Right CounterTop for Your Home

Today’s kitchen countertop’s come in a wide variety of colors, materials and styles, so how do you know which ones to choose? Here’s what to consider when buying countertops in regards to function, look and style of your home and budget: Although granite’s been a common favorite in recent years, the latest trends in countertop surfaces include […]

How to Compare Home Insulation Options and Energy Savings

Key considerations when building your home are types of insulation and energy efficiency. Though there are many options to consider,geographic location, your budget and compliance with federal regulations for energy efficiency will be the primary factors involved in selecting the right insulation for your housing needs. Following are the main types of materials used for home insulation:

Should I Build a New Home or Buying An Existing Home To Remodel?

Purchasing a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding accomplishments in life. However, it can also become a difficult decision to make when setting out to build a new home or purchase an existing home in today’s market. Here are some variables to consider as you move through the decision making process: Before […]

Adopting Energy Efficiency: 5 Resources for Building a Green Home

Today’s homebuilders commonly refer to themselves as “green builders.” Toward the end of the home building process, many home builders install energy star appliances and light fixtures, which are available in myriad retailers. But that’s not enough to qualify them as a green home builder. A true green home involves a larger scope, from the foundation […]

Cleveland Home Builder Tips, How To Choose The Right Foundation

So you’ve found the perfect lot, and selected your home builder. It’s time to start planning the home of your dreams. A home, after all, is only as good as its foundation. Here are some fundamentals and tips for the various options and decisions involved as you build the right foundation for your new home.

How To Select A Lot: Tips From An Ohio Custom Home Builder

Selecting a lot to build a new home in Northeast Ohio can be a difficult task. Once you believe you have found the right lot, it’s best to confer with a professional, such as a qualified general contractor to avoid unforseen or unecessary costs. You also want to make sure you don’t purchase property that […]

Why Custom Home Square-Footage Costs are Often Misleading

AMHERST, Ohio – New home construction square-footage costs can often be misleading. This is because home builders typically showcase a cost-per-square-foot value using builder-grade products to build the home. For example, a home builder may use a noisy bathroom exhaust fan that moves the minimum amount of CFM air exchanges required.

Building A Custom Home Doesn’t Have to Cost More

AMHERST, OHIO – Property prices and the state of the housing market can be a depressing subject nowadays, especially for first-time buyers mired in a host of other economic challenges. Inflation. Continued spikes in oil prices and fragile consumer confidence. But the outlook’s stabilizing, especially in Northeast Ohio and locations where the cost of living […]