A Des Moines Custom Home Builder Blog

How to Stay on Budget When Planning to Build Your Dream Home

Posted by Don Brill on Apr 5, 2019 2:34:00 PM

Building the home of your dreams is a fun and exciting process, but going off budget can quickly turn it into a nightmare. As you’re planning to build your dream home, it’s helpful to develop a few guidelines to keep you on track with your project. In the end, you’ll have a home you love without the stress of unwanted expenses. 

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Topics: Design, Home Construction Process, Interior Features

Energy-Saving Features to Include in Your Custom Home

Posted by Don Brill on Feb 8, 2019 2:42:00 PM

As you plan your custom home, there are plenty of energy-saving features to choose from. When you design your home to be energy efficient, you're benefitting both your wallet and the environment. Here are a few energy-saving features to consider in your home design. Consult with your custom home builder to find out what energy-efficient features they recommend. 

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Topics: Design, Interior Features, Energy Efficiency

Have Home Design Trends from the 70s Made a Comeback?

Posted by Don Brill on Jan 22, 2019 2:25:00 PM

The 70s were an iconic time period in American culture, and the design trends of the era were no exception. Now, many of the trademark features of the 70s are making an appearance in modern interiors, and we can’t say we’re upset. Put the cozy nostalgia of the 70s to work in your home with these design elements. 

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Topics: Design, Interior Features

Ranch vs. Multistory Home

Posted by Don Brill on Dec 28, 2018 3:20:00 PM

Before you build your dream home, you’ll need to decide on its layout, including, whether you want a single story or a multilevel home. Both options have pros and cons, and only you can decide which will best suit your family’s needs. To help you choose, check out our rundown on ranches versus multistory homes. 

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Topics: Design

Luxury Home Planning Tips

Posted by Don Brill on Oct 2, 2018 2:25:00 PM

Building the home of your dreams can be a daunting process. Without guidance, it’s difficult to know where to begin! Here are a few tips to help get you started on planning your luxury home.

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Topics: Design, Home Construction Process

Fun Custom Home Features You Can Incorporate into Your Design

Posted by Don Brill on Sep 19, 2018 5:58:00 PM

Your custom home is custom for a reason. Don’t just settle for ordinary; make your home unique. The sky is the limit when it comes to designing your custom home. Here are some fun features to get you started.

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Topics: Design

Design a Home You Can Live in Forever

Posted by Don Brill on Aug 23, 2018 6:21:00 PM

Custom homes are a huge investment. They require time, planning, and money from you as the home buyer. With a little extra thought, though, your dream home could stay your dream home…forever. Here’s how to design a home you can live in for the rest of your life. 

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Topics: Design

How to Build a Healthy Home

Posted by Don Brill on Jun 12, 2018 8:01:00 PM

If you’re embarking on a home building project, then there’s never been a better time for you to plan for a healthy home. For decades, most people didn’t know about potential health hazards caused by common building materials and how to avoid them in home construction, but that is no longer the case. Here are our tips for building a healthy home from the beginning.

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Topics: Design

Checklist for First-Time Home Builders: During and After Your Build

Posted by Don Brill on May 30, 2018 7:03:00 PM

If you’re a first time home builder, then you won’t want to miss out on part two of our “Checklist for First-Time Home Builders.” We know that building your first home can be intimidating, so we’ve designed this comprehensive checklist to help you on your home building adventure. Here’s what you need to know during the building process and after construction is complete.

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Topics: Design, Home Construction Process

Top 7 Custom Home Building Trends in 2018

Posted by Don Brill on Apr 19, 2018 8:04:00 PM

If you’re eager to begin your custom home building project but don’t know where to begin, check out these top seven custom home building trends for 2018!

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Topics: Design