Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Which Type of Ceiling is Right for your New Custom Home?

While the ceiling might not be the first thing you think of when planning custom home construction, the right ceiling design can make a beautiful statement. Today, you have many different options to choose from among ceiling designs.

The standard option is a conventional ceiling, which may have a textured or a flat appearance. While standard ceilings are often 8 feet in height, a custom home may feature a ceiling that is at least 9 feet in height. If you are interested in an option other than a standard ceiling, you might consider a cathedral or vaulted ceiling.

A cathedral ceiling features a high sloping line, while a vaulted ceiling actually extends the room in an upward manner. Both options can make a room feel larger. Tray ceilings have also become quite popular today in custom home construction. This type of ceiling features a cut out that looks like a tray. The tray may be raised or dropped, depending upon your preferences. Decorative lights or mouldings may also be incorporated in a tray ceiling. Paint can also be used in order to accentuate the look of a tray ceiling. This type of ceiling is most commonly used in master bedrooms and dining rooms.

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Look at Custom Home Designs for 2014

Considering building a new home in 2014? If so, you may be interested in some of the latest custom home trends that are likely to grace homes built in the coming months.

One of the most popular trends that many custom home builders in Austin have been reporting is the request for eco-friendly cabinets. The use of sustainable materials is nothing new to Austin homeowners. In the coming months; however, there will be an increasing move toward earth-friendly cabinets that are constructed without formaldehyde. This trend, in part, stems from clients with chemical sensitivity.

Although trends last year tended more toward contemporary design, custom home construction this year will often focus on more relaxed and classic designs. As part of that trend toward traditional design, many homes will now feature dual-sided fireplaces. While temperatures around Georgetown do not often get low enough to actually require a fireplace, a dual-sided fireplace is a great way to create an open feel to adjoining spaces. During those rare days when the temps do drop, a dual-sided fireplace is also a wonderful way warm up multiple rooms. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Master Closets Take on a New Design

If you are considering home construction, you may naturally want to correct some of the issues you have with your current home. One of the issues that many new homeowners plan to resolve is a lack of closet space.

In fact, while other areas of the home are growing smaller, many people are increasing the sizes of their closets. Luxurious master closets now resemble small designer boutiques in many homes. With enough space to qualify it as a dressing room, these spaces offer a completely new take on the traditional walk-in closet. Now designed to provide more than just simple functional storage, luxury master closets include a number of features, such as:

·         Staggered hanging carousels for jackets, skirts, and shirts
·         Swing rods that eliminate the need to strain and reach for higher hanging items
·         Banks of bureau drawers
·         Built-in floor wall or floor safes for valuables
·         Floor-to-ceiling mirrors
·         Organized shoe storage spaces
·         Dressing benches
·         Locking drawers

Depending upon your lifestyle and needs, there are also many other elements that can be incorporated into a luxury master closet, including rotating scarf and tie carousels and lingerie caches. No matter what type of luxury master closet you might have in mind for your new home, an experienced custom home builder can help to make your dreams come true. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Giving Everyone a Space of Their Own with Custom Homes

Austin and the surrounding area have rapidly become among the most popular places in not only the Texas state but also the country to live. Given the weather, lifestyle, culture, booming economy and affordability, it is certainly easy to see why so many people choose to live here. With a limited inventory of existing homes, many people are now choosing to contact custom home builders in Austin to help them in building their dream homes.

Opting for custom home construction can certainly provide many advantages over buying an existing home. This can be particularly true in light of the trend toward multi-generational living. Many of the homes currently available on the open market are simply not designed to have multiple generations living under the same roof.

When you build your own home; however, you can custom design it to suit your precise needs. Not only can you incorporate features that are capable of accommodating aging parents and even boomerang kids, but you can also design the layout so that everyone has a space of their own.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Getting your Finances in Order to Build a Custom Home

If you have been searching for a new home, you may have found that no single home has all of the features you desire. Working with a new home builder can help you to resolve this problem. Georgetown and the surrounding area are rapidly becoming among the most popular places to live. When you choose to build a custom home here, you can take advantage of the opportunity to live in a home that is built to your precise specifications while enjoying spectacular Hill Country beauty.

In approaching the custom home construction process, it is important to first consider your budget. Just as you should consider how much you could afford before purchasing a home that is already built, it is also important to have a budget in mind before speaking with your home builders in Austin. Begin by adding up your monthly expenses. For now, do not include housing. Consider insurance, auto payments, shopping, food, investments, etc. If you own a home already, consider how much more you can pay comfortably each month. Once you have a figure in mind, you are ready to consult with your custom home builder and begin making your dream of a new home a reality.