INSIGHT INTO DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
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October 8, 2015
What kind of home you are going to live in AND where that home is going to be could be the two biggest decisions you make for your family. It is hard enough to choose what the house is going to look like and have as amenities, much less choosing where to put that home. Have you ever asked yourself what really drives that decision for you and others? What makes you like one thing and hate another? We deal with these questions every day with working with clients. They are tough decisions and it is tough for us to provide guidance sometimes because we don’t always have a clear sense of what the clients want. So, we did a little homework for ourselves and found an unlimited number of options to try and answer this question. What we did find is that there is a real psychological reason behind the question. What we found was a great article that helped answer some of the questions for us and we thought we would share that with you. You can find the article here – http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12/the-psychology-of-home-why-where-you-live-means-so-much/249800/
October 8, 2015
Which room is the house makes for the biggest “WOW” effect when you walk in? Now, this is our opinion, but I can tell you after 25 years of building new homes that no room carries more influence than the kitchen. Of course, this depends on if you are talking with the male or female buyer….. but again which of those two carry the most influence in the new home process? All kidding aside, the kitchen is the focal point of the house and now days is the center point for traffic and time spent for families. Everything seems to revolve around the kitchen, so it would stand to reason that you want to really have a beautiful and functional space the meets your needs. For those of us that are design-impaired, please refer back to the two options of buyer above and I will let you decide who I am referring to, it is virtually impossible to envision what that dream space will look like. Even those with a sense of design become overwhelmed trying to articulate to the designer or builder what they want. To help, we decided to find a resource that will put you on track to help everyone understand your vision. Thanks to the folks over at Reader’s Digest who have already created that list we thought we would share with you. You can find the list here – http://www.rd.com/home/improvement/top-10-kitchen-design-tips/.
October 8, 2015
Even though we are consistently passing out our credentials and resume to win new clients we get asked constantly about what things people should look for when hiring their builder. Now, we have all heard the horror stories when it comes to contractors or builders, in fact, there are numerous TV shows born out of the concept. So we thought we find a great checklist that every new potential client should follow when choosing their builder. Instead of just recreating the wheel we have found a great article over at NewHomeSource that pretty much covers things. You can view the checklist here – http://www.newhomesource.com/resourcecenter/articles/questions-to-ask-your-builder. Once you have had a chance to review the article just bounce back over here and contact us so we can show you how we meet those requirements and how we can help build your new home.