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This cutting-edge technology is growing fast. Is it right for you?
With solar panels sprouting on roofs from sea to shining sea, their big weakness is hitting more homeowners where it hurts—in the wallet. A new technology aims to cure that weakness, and to make solar a more profitable investment.More
The trick is to choose the technologies you need, while ignoring those you don’t
For some people, a new custom home is a chance to get the latest digital bells and whistles. The problem is that home automation can feel like a daunting topic and the wrong choices can lead to frustration.More
Your home builder needs to navigate a maze of government regulations—homeowners can help make the process easier
A successful new-home build is a predictable one, with no unpleasant surprises. Predictability comes from good planning, as well-planned projects tend to stay on budget and on schedule. More
The short answer is no, and here’s why that’s a good thing.
Some builders are what one might call ‘order takers.’ They do anything the homeowners want within the constraints of budget, timetable, and zoning or code regulations. That’s understandable: everyone wants happy customers and positive reviews.
But the best builders understand that an anything-you-want approach really doesn’t serve customers. We would go further and caution people to beware the builder who never pushes back.More
Custom homebuyers have asked what we think about this popular flooring. Here’s our answer.
We don’t often talk about products in this newsletter, but when lots of clients ask about a specific one, we like to offer our thoughts. That’s the case with luxury vinyl tile flooring, or LVT. We’re not the only ones getting questions: according to some articles we’ve read, LVT is one of the world’s fastest-growing floor coverings.
Avoid the most common mistakes when searching for ideas on the web
We all love the internet. It’s a bottomless source of ideas and inspiration for any project, and most people wouldn’t think of starting a new custom home before spending some serious time online. The internet is also a valuable resource for builders: it’s where we start our research into new products, technologies and construction methods.More