A Des Moines Custom Home Builder Blog

Counter Productive: What You Need to Know About Marble, Granite, and Concrete

Posted by Don Brill on April 18, 2019

Choosing the right material for your kitchen counter can be tricky, especially with all of the options on the market. We’ll take a look at three common countertop materials and evaluate their pros and cons. Check out the following information to make sure you're "counter" productive! 

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Topics: Interior Features

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

Posted by Don Brill on April 05, 2019

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

11 Light Fixtures That Will Light Up Your Life

Posted by Don Brill on March 04, 2019

Choosing all of the features, design elements, and finishes for your custom home is a fun and exciting part of the custom home building process. Liven up your home’s interior with one of these stunning light fixtures. Here are 11 that will light up your life! 

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Topics: Interior Features, Lighting

Energy-Saving Features to Include in Your Custom Home

Posted by Don Brill on February 08, 2019

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 January 22, 2019

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

Missing Master Bathtub—Do You Need One?

Posted by Don Brill on November 28, 2018

Luxurious bathtubs used to be a given in master bath design. In recent years, a new trend is on the rise: the missing master bathtub. As you prepare to build your new custom home, only you can decide what is best for your master bathroom. Before you make up your mind, here are a few points to consider when deciding whether you need a master bathtub. 

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Topics: Interior Features