How to Choose Windows for Your Custom Home

custom windowsAn old proverb says that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Windows can bring soul to the  home in that they can bring tons of light, style and help to create an ambiance that you can enjoy for years to come.

When building a custom home or remodeling your existing home don’t overlook the powerful impact the right windows can have on your home. Think about what your specific needs are to help you choose windows for your home.

Here are 4 types of windows that will create beautiful, practical and high impact on your home.

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How to Get Your Lawn and Garden Ready for Spring

Lawn and Garden Custom HomeNow that spring is here you might be noticing that your grass is coming up in patchy sections and your lawn and garden might be looking like it’s in major need of some TLC.

Many things could be the cause of a bedraggled landscape.
winter rain damaged edges due to de-icer chemicals
matted down twigs and leaves
plants damaged by animals.

So what do you do to get your lawn and garden looking good again?

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How to Help Your Kids Transition Easier Into Your New Home

Family in front of new custom home

Moving to a new  home can bring an onslaught of a emotions both positive and negative. While parents are focusing more on the logistics of moving, we can sometimes forget the subtle apprehensions that children can face during the move.

It’s not uncommon to be moved into a new home and have a young child ask to go home and break down into tears. Older kids might react with regression, anger and frustration. It’s important to create a plan of emotional transition while making plans to make the actual move.

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Make Your Custom Home Fit Your Lifestyle

Custom Homes Rec RoomSo you’ve decided to build a custom home because you want a home that has everything you want and completely reflects you and your family’s personality. There are many opportunities throughout the design of your home to take full advantage of customization options. Basements are a great place to show your personality and reflect your lifestyle.

Here are three basement design ideas for your custom home:

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Set Yourself Up for a Good Night’s Sleep in Your New Custom Home

Custom Homes Master BedroomHaving a high quality of life, enough energy for the day, clear thinking and optimal health has been shown to be linked to the level of quality sleep over and over again. When building your custom home take the time to incorporate design elements into your master bedroom to support a good night’s sleep.

Babies and little ones usually have a night time routine to get their minds and bodies ready to wind down for the evening. We as grownups need to build in the same cues for ourselves so that by the time our heads hit the pillow we can easily drift off to dreamland.

Here are some ideas to get you in the mood for sleep!

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4 Ways You Can Add Outdoor Appeal to Your Custom Home

example of outdoor living spaceSpring is around the corner for those of us living in the Midwest and it’s a great time to start planning your outdoor living space for your custom home. Here in the Midwest we really embrace the warmer months and the best way to really get the most out of this beautiful time of year is to think creatively about ways that you can utilize your outdoor space. Having a luxurious outdoor living space is a great way to create a sanctuary for you and your family at the end of a long day; entertain friends and family, and create a comfortable and beautiful space for a casual business related get together.

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G&G’s Top 3 Favorite Features At Chatham Hills

G&G’s Top 3 Favorite Features At Chatham Hills

Chatham HillsIf you are looking for that perfect property for your custom home project in the Indianapolis area, listen up. The Club at Chatham Hills is a new community in Westfield that has people all over the Indianapolis area drooling. This luxury community has so much to offer that it’s hard to imagine building a custom home anywhere else.

If you are thinking about building a custom home, there are tons of reasons to consider Chatham Hills. We’ve scoped out the land at Chatham Hills, and we wanted to share our favorite features with you.  Continue reading G&G’s Top 3 Favorite Features At Chatham Hills

Why You Should Think About Building Green

Building GreenBuilding green is quite the catch phrase in the Indianapolis custom home building industry these days. That said, you should know that whether you are into saving the environment or not, building green should be a key consideration when planning your custom home.

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