Author: Echo Jones

4 Tips for Finding a Good Home Builder

Where to go, what to ask, and other insights

Written By: Jenny Clark - Dream Home Source
Four tips for finding a good home builder.

The Satchwell House Plan 967

Your builder will be the most important person helping to make your dream home a reality. This is a relationship that will last for months (if not longer), so it’s crucially important to find the right fit. But where should you start?

I spoke with two people who were kind enough to share their time and insights: Echo Jones, 31, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc., who (together with her husband) is in the process of building a new home and her home builder Todd Usher, who is also president of Addison Homes (addison-homes.com), a home building company located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Here’s what I learned.

How to Achieve a Modern Farmhouse Style and Look

How To Get A Modern Farmhouse Look

The modern farmhouse style borrows from the rustic, contemporary and industrial trends to create a living space that’s chic and homey. The modern farmhouse look can add authenticity and personality to new floor plans. If you’re thinking of modern farmhouse open floor plans, find out how interior and exterior farmhouse touches can perfect the look of your new construction home.

Best Modern Farmhouse Exterior Design Ideas

Simple Colors

Updated farmhouses tend to stick to a plain color palette outside. Think natural wood, bright white and deep blacks. Farmhouses tend to have board and batten or lap siding over shingles or shakes. By keeping the exterior of the house simple, you can highlight the shape and architectural features of the home.

HOUSE PLAN 1447 – NOW IN PROGRESS

House Plan 1447 has been named The Lincoln!

NOW IN PROGRESS!

This house plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!

Check out the front elevation of The Lincoln house plan 1447.

3118 sq ft, 4 beds, 4.5 baths

The Lincoln plan is a two-story Farmhouse with a modern twist. This design is well suited for a narrow lot thanks to a front entry garage and judicious use of the second floor. The first floor is designed for efficiency with a mud room, pantry and bedroom/study. The living spaces are ideal for entertaining with a stunning dining room, a spacious island kitchen and a luxury screened porch with fireplace. The master suite is upstairs, and the true star of this design is the master closet that opens to the utility room. Two additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms complete this family friendly design.

RENDERING TO REALITY – THE SAWYER PLAN 1422

The Sawyer plan 1422 is under construction in Shelby, NC!

Update: Framing!

Welcome to our Rendering to Reality series where we follow the construction of our home plans from breaking ground to move-in ready! In this series, you will get the opportunity to see the building process and experience the anticipation and excitement of home building. Check back frequently as we introduce new installments and updates.

Cline Builders is currently constructing The Sawyer house plan 1422. Follow the progress in this Rendering to Reality series!

Rendering to Reality of The Sawyer house plan 1422.

1645 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths