Building a New Home

Investing in a home is typically the largest investment you will ever make. You’re sure to have many questions while making a decision. Is it cheaper to buy or build a house? If I build – How do I choose the right builder? Where should the rooms be located? Is this still in style? Don’t worry – that’s normal. We’re here to help you make better-informed decisions concerning your dream home. Check out some of our articles below to find some of the answers to your questions!

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Abilene exterior color choices

How to Choose Exterior Colors For Your New Home

When building your new home, how do you choose exterior colors so that all elements work together, the exterior looks cohesive and is pleasing to the eye?  While this article doesn’t pretend to give you ALL the answers to a very broad and complicated topic, we wanted to provide an introduction to the key elements to consider and include some links that give you more detail on specific topics.     One thing we know is that when it comes to colors, some people are very deci... [Read More]
Abilene exterior color choices

 
Building New versus Buying Used

Building a House vs Buying a Home: Key Points to Consider Before Deciding

Are you looking to own a home? If yes, chances are, you might be open to a couple of options. You may be wondering whether to build a new home or buy a new used house. Is it cheaper to build new or buy a pre-existing home? If you live in the U.S., statistics reveal that the average price of buying a house in 2018 was $385,000. With the costs of buying a new home increasing, making your home decisions can be a daunting task. So, which is a better investment? Should you build new or buy a new... [Read More]
Building New versus Buying Used

 
How to Choose a Home Builder

4 Key Steps to Choosing a Home Builder

As Millions of Millennials enter their prime home-owning age, the home building industry could be headed for better times. According to Statista, an estimated 37.5% of Millennials owned homes in 2016, but the figure is expected to rise to 58.1% by 2025. With the latest homeownership craze among millennials and the tight supply of used homes for sale on the market, many are looking at building new versus buying existing.      Given that your home will reflect your personality, ... [Read More]
How to Choose a Home Builder

 
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Build a House or Buy a Used Home: The Economics

Investing in a home is typically the largest investment you will ever make. Buyers often rigorously research location, marketing trends, price, taxes and more during the pursuit of finding the perfect home to fulfill a unique set of wants and needs. One of the first decisions you will encounter during the process is if you should shop for an already existing home or build a house from scratch. Is it cheaper to buy or build a house? What’s the cost to build a house for your zip code in 2019... [Read More]
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House Design

Choosing a House Design for Your Future and Family

Congratulations on taking the exciting step towards building your new home. Between running around the backyard to cooking dinner over the stovetop, the house design you choose will help form a lifestyle for you and your family to create long-lasting memories.  If you’ve begun to research portfolios and floor plans, it can become overwhelming knowing that the design plays a major role in your future experiences. Where should the rooms be located? How big does the master bathroom need ... [Read More]
House Design

 
modern floor plan

What to Include in a Modern Floor Plan Design

Here’s the thing: there’s a massive world of difference between “antique” and “outdated.” “Antique” implies something chosen because it was old and tasteful, while “outdated” means something was left in the dust by time. If there’s one thing we don’t want our homes to be, it’s outdated. However, unless you’re constantly reading home design magazines and websites, it’s difficult to stay up on modern trends. Are we still doing shag carpets? Slow down. We’ve got you covered in o... [Read More]
modern floor plan

 
Flooring

Be Floored By Flooring: A Complete Guide to Choosing Flooring for Your New Home

When choosing flooring, a lot goes into the decision. This includes function, budget, location, lifestyle, and durability. With the variety of different types of flooring available today, it can get quite overwhelming. Here is a guide to help you pick the best floor type for your home.   Types of Flooring and Things to Consider When Choosing Flooring The flooring you choose will determine among other things the maintenance frequency and the aesthetic appeal of your home. The followi... [Read More]
Flooring

 
Get Organized to Move Into Your New Home

How to Get Organized to Move to Your New Home

Make Your Move to Your New Home Easier by Preparing Early Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Make it easier by using these organizing tips.   Determine the Essentials We all tend to keep more things than we actually use. From clothes we’ve outgrown or never wear to that kitchen gadget we just had to have but never use, our homes are cluttered with too much stuff. Decide what you actually use and pack up those items. Donate or sell unwanted things.   Color... [Read More]
Get Organized to Move Into Your New Home

 
online design tools

10 Innovative Online Design Tools to Help Create Your Dream Home

Creating your custom home is a snap—or, more accurately, a click! An ancient Chinese proverb says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Simply stated, it means goals start with simple actions. Thanks to modern technology, it now seems like almost everything can begin with a single swipe—including your dream home. Yes, you’re just one flick of a touchscreen or click of a mouse away from exciting online design tools. Your new, custom home is literally at your fingertips. ... [Read More]
online design tools

 
bonus room

Bonus Room Ideas: That Little Something Extra

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” –Jimmy Johnson Who doesn’t love a little something extra? An unexpected gift or bonus added to an already good thing makes it even better — think sprinkles on a sundae. Well, in custom home building, a bonus room is the “little something extra” that takes your new home from ordinary to extraordinary. In this article you will learn: What “bonus room” means Why flex spaces are so popular How flexi... [Read More]
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