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Design Tips for the Pack Rat

If you’re having a custom home built, it’s a great opportunity to keep your specific needs in mind while creating the house’s layout. One characteristic to keep in mind while creating your custom home design is your organization style — that is, whether you’re naturally good at keeping your space organized or whether built-in features could help facilitate keeping the place neat and clean.

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Location, Location, Location: Planning the Position of Your Custom Home

One poorly placed window can throw the lighting of a room off balance. Imagine sitting down to dinner and one beam of light comes shining in, directly where you’re seated. A better design plan could have prevented the one seat at the table no one wants to sit in. Home planning takes a lot of attention to detail.

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Custom Home Design Tips For The Perfect Entertainment Space

Custom Home Design - Entertainment SpacesIf you love entertaining, you are probably trying to find a way to turn your brand new custom home design into entertainment central. Of course, you are probably already thinking about features you’ll want to include, like your indoor movie theater, the cigar lounge, the gym, and even the wine cellar. You know what you love, you don’t need help there…

But you may be forgetting some of the key ingredients of a successful entertainment space.  Here are some tips to help you design spaces that are perfect for guests and (more importantly) perfect for you! Continue reading Custom Home Design Tips For The Perfect Entertainment Space

Make a Grand First Impression With Your Foyer in Your Custom Home

GG-Blog2-DecemberThe foyer of your custom home  is the first place that your guests will step into when they arrive. It sets the tone for the rest of the house’s design and feel.

Your foyer is also the first place that you enter after a long day at work, traveling, and running errands.  The foyer of your custom home should greet you with a sense of peace and calm.

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How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Home

custom windowsBuilding your new custom home is a process where your dream comes to life, and illuminating that vision can be a fun and creative step.

The lighting schemes and fixtures you choose set the mood and atmosphere for each individual room, but can be versatile enough to be functional all the while accenting the décor. Whether it’s decorative, ambient or task lighting on your agenda, you first need to know the different types of fixtures and their purpose.

Wondering how to choose the right lighting for your custom home? Here are seven examples to help you out.

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Design Tips for the Non Designer

design tipsBuilding a custom home can be overwhelming with all of the choices that you have in front of you to make. You have to select fixtures, paint colors, appliances, cabinets, flooring, counter tops, design plans and more.

If you have a full time job, a family, and other projects you are committed to your time might be a little on the short side.

Here are some tips to help you feel like you are creating a space that will look put together and cohesive without a lot of stress and fuss on your part. Continue reading Design Tips for the Non Designer