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Blog Category: Design Ideas

Staircases for your Custom Home

Staircases for your Custom Home

Every multi-story house needs at least one set of staircases. They are an important part of the design/building process because staircases come in different size, shape and price. Typically, staircases fall in one of two categories: fancy or plain.

 

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Technologically Smart Homes

Technologically Smart Homes

One of the latest in innovations in modernizing one’s home is the application of smart appliances and utilities, which are devices and machines that can communicate electronically and wirelessly with a central device in your home, allowing you to remotely control and monitor your appliances and security devices from just about any device with internet functionality.

 

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Maximize Your Lot or Land With Outdoor Living Spaces

Maximize Your Lot or Land With Outdoor Living Spaces

In Arkansas, if you’re wanting to build on a bit of land, there’s plenty of acreage to be explored. Many of our clients have built on 5-200 acres. Homeowners can also find subdivisions with large lots from 1/2 an acre to 30+ acres.  If you’re searching for (or already have found) land or a large lot to build on, then we insist: create a house plan that maximizes your space for fantastic outdoor living areas.  Don’t be content with a single deck or small patio tacked onto the back of the home when you can do so much more to showcase vistas and create seamless indoor/outdoor living spaces. Of course, it’s your choice, but two or three well-placed outdoor living areas can create not only unique views, but also varying angles for capturing sunlight in a variety of seasons and times of day.

 

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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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Master Bedroom Closet Options

Master Bedroom Closet Options

In this blog, I want to talk with you about MASTER BEDROOM CLOSETS.  Here, I’ll discuss three closet storage options to explore when building your custom home: 

  • Wire,
  • wood and
  • built-in’s. 

Final choices are typically made based on space and budget. 

 

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TOP 5 HOUSE PLANS 0F 2014

We were intrigued to see what floor plans topped the charts this past 2014. According to BuilderHousePlans.com, here are five of the top-selling house plans for 2014. The plans below are not in any particular rank order, and they’re not an all-inclusive list, but we did find it interesting: most of the top-selling house plans had in a few characteristics in common. In a recent survey of house plan shoppers, home features that ranked high on the homeowner must-have lists: 78% wanted an open floor plan, 64% wanted the master bedroom on the main floor, and 61% placed outdoor living space amongst the top priorities. Not surprisingly, these were all features included in the top ten best-selling plans.

 

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