An Omaha Custom Home Builder's Blog

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building a Custom Home

Posted by Holly Jones on Jan 21, 2018 9:48:18 AM

Taking the leap to build a home is a big decision. Getting to this point means you’ve likely weighed whether building or buying an existing home is the right choice for you. If you’re leaning towards building a custom home, there are some questions you should be sure to ask yourself prior to taking the plunge.

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Interviewing Custom Home Builders

Posted by Holly Jones on Nov 29, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Finding a builder you trust to build your custom home isn’t easy. Properly vetting potential builders ensures you’ll find a construction partner who fits your needs. In our last blog post, we discussed the pre-construction phases of home building. Today, we’re digging deeper into the home builder selection process by walking through questions to ask while interviewing.

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Before You Build: A Pre-Construction Home Building Checklist

Posted by Elise Kloster on Nov 21, 2017 2:27:00 PM

While construction is a key phase of the home building process, a lot happens before it’s time to break ground on your custom home. We’ve put together a checklist to help you navigate the decision stages of home building.

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How to Design the Perfect Mudroom

Posted by Elise Kloster on Nov 14, 2017 11:59:00 AM

Mudrooms have become a staple in new homes. They’re especially handy as the wet winter months approach to serve as a transitional space between the harsh outdoor elements and your home’s interior. They also provide a convenient area to store miscellaneous items that you may need as you enter and leave your home, like shoes, jackets, umbrellas, bags, sports gear, and dog leashes.

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Building a Home That’s Like No Other

Posted by Holly Jones on Nov 8, 2017 6:28:00 PM

We’ve all seen the neighborhoods with the cookie-cutter houses. You drive through and every home looks the same. Who wants a house that looks just like its neighbors? You may decide to go to the other end of the spectrum—designing a house that’s nothing like the others in your neighborhood. But is designing a home that looks nothing like the others around it really a smart idea? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

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Is Alternative Power a Good Choice for You?

Posted by Holly Jones on Nov 2, 2017 3:13:00 PM

Have you ever thought about transitioning to a renewable energy source? Using alternative power can save you a lot of money, potentially eliminating your utility bills altogether. In addition to lower, fixed energy costs, renewable energy offers undeniable environmental advantages. Let's explore some viable alternative power options.

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Artistic Touches to Personalize Your Home

Posted by Elise Kloster on Oct 25, 2017 4:55:00 PM

Congratulations! You’ve taken the leap and decided to build a custom home for your family. You’ve chosen a layout that’s perfect for your needs, but the personalization doesn’t have to stop with a custom floorplan. Adding artistic touches will give your home character and style.

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Ranch or Multilevel: Which Is Right for You?

Posted by Elise Kloster on Oct 18, 2017 11:14:00 AM

When thinking about building a custom home, the first thing many people consider is the layout. And when it comes to layout, the biggest question you have to answer is whether to build a single- or multi-story home. The answer to this question isn’t as black and white as folks would like it to be. Many factors should be taken into account, and the right answer depends on your individual situation. Weighing the positives and negatives of a ranch-style home and a multi-story home should help you to choose the best option for you.

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Brighten Up Your Basement with These Expert Lighting Tips

Posted by Elise Kloster on Oct 12, 2017 11:29:00 AM

If you’re like many prospective homeowners, one of your must-have items is a spacious basement. Basements are wonderful spaces for guest suites, family rooms, theater rooms, home offices, game rooms, home gyms, and laundry rooms. The exciting possibilities for a finished basement are virtually endless. When constructing a finished basement, selecting the right types of lighting is crucial. To help you accomplish this important task, carefully consider the following four factors.

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Custom Build Your Home to Fit Your Unique Tastes

Posted by Elise Kloster on Oct 2, 2017 11:10:00 AM

To fit your unique style and needs, a cookie-cutter home simply won’t do. Talk with a custom home builder rather than a real estate agent, and consider incorporating one or more of these fun, enchanting spaces into your new house’s design to make it truly your own.

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