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Modern and Creative Interiors that will amaze you.

The following modern interior designs will amaze you.  They are meant to provide a unique look of elegance that creates stunning contemporary illusions in your home.

 

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The major phases of the custom home building process

The major phases of the custom home building process

Here's what to expect during the major phases of construction.

Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works. The following overview outlines the typical steps your builder will take in the construction of a home and will help keep you abreast of what happens at key stages.

 

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Historic Home Remodel - Downtown Bentonville, AR

Historic  Home Remodel - Downtown Bentonville, AR

During this extensive home renovation, we worked with our clients to take a home that was built around the turn of the 20th century and bring it back to life. While we did add 21st century utilities and functions, we tried to keep the home authentic to the original era and design.

We added just over 400 sf, including a two-car garage, a breezeway to the kitchen, and a transformation of the attic into a third story with guest bedroom and bath. We created an all-new kitchen, including new appliances, cabinets, a large island, and a deep farmhouse sink, finishing it off with trim that matched the rest of home.

By using custom craftsmen, we were able to match to the new hand-railing on third-floor stairwell with the antique handrail (original to the home) on the first floor stairwell. We also matched the siding on the garage to that of the original home. Outside, we added a new backyard deck and a new second-story balcony.

The mechanicals and electric were updated. We refinished all the hardwood floors, and repainted everything both inside and out to freshen the space. The homeowners chose to keep the original, antique fire mantel, and it adds exquisite detail to the finished home.
 

 

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What kind of decking material should I use for my home’s deck?

What kind of decking material should I use for my home’s deck?

This is a question we get once it’s time for our custom home clients to decide what material they’d like to use with their outdoor living space. The three most common decking materials are: cedar, pressure-treated wood, and composite lumber. They all share similarities, but the choice comes down to cost, maintenance and appearance. Take a look at the pros and cons here:

 

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Are You Planning to Build a Custom Home?

Are You Planning to Build a Custom Home?

Hello GB Group Friends and Fans! I hope you’re all having an awesome Spring. Here on this blog, I’m including a list of items to consider as you start the process of building a new home.

A big misconception when building is that the prep time for starting your custom home is much like buying a new car. You pick a lot, pick a house plan, sign a contract, and off you go. Nothing is farther from the truth. Preliminary preparations can sometimes take just as long as the construction of the home itself.

One or two years out is a great time to start working on logistics. This is not to say that we can’t speed the process up and make things happen a lot faster, but two years is a nice leisurely pace for you, the homeowners, to get your ducks in a row. Here are some things to think about as you start down the path to build your custom home.

 

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How do I know the lot/land I’ve picked will work for a particular house plan I have in mind?

How do I know the lot/land I’ve picked will work for a particular house plan I have in mind?

There are plenty of factors to consider when searching for the right land or lot. Let’s, for a minute, assume you’ve narrowed it down to something you like. It’s in the right area, at the right price, and includes the amount of space you want. Now, it’s time to start dissecting the land from a builder’s perspective. Here are a few things to consider before you make a purchase: ground/soil quality, slopes, position of your home in conjunction with the sun. Will extra foundational work be needed? If so, what level of cost involved? Where/how will water drain on your land/lot? What’s the prime location for your house, taking into consideration neighbors, water, soil, and topography?

The good news is, you don’t have to know the answers to all these questions! Jacob regularly meets out on potential land/lots with our prospective clients and provides his contractor perspective and recommended approach. In essence, he will help answer the above questions for you, and can make some of your decisions easier!

 

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