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The Elements of Craftsman Style Homes

The Elements of Craftsman Style Homes

The craftsman style home was born in Britain out of the Arts and Crafts Movement that celebrated handicrafts and promoted the use of natural materials to celebrate the work of the craftsman­­­­­—handmade over machine made. The style was adopted in the United States during the early 1900s.  

 

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10 clever ideas for the space under the stairs

10 clever ideas for the space under the stairs

The area under the staircase can be useful for many different things, you just need to be a little creative. Think about what your house needs more of and put the area to good use. For instance, if you need more storage space, shelving is the obvious option. However, there are numerous ways you can use this little area. Take a look at these 10 great ways to use your under stair space and to give your house a distinctive look.

 

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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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