Category: Building Information

Interior Lighting Creates Ambiance

By Charles Richardson

Lighting is perhaps one of the most underrated accents in a house. It is often subtle and unobtrusive, but it creates a general mood and ambiance that walls and furniture cannot. Even when homeowners focus on the lighting, they are often more concerned about the physical lamps and shades, rather than the quality, placement, or intensity of the lighting within the scheme of a room. The following are some tips and ideas about lighting specific rooms in your home that have been gleaned from HGTV.

Choosing the Perfect Interior Wood

By Charles Richardson
Choosing the perfect interior wood: Featuring the Great room of the Cedar Court Plan 5004

Great room and kitchen with natural wood trim and beams. The Cedar Court Plan #5004

Before the decorating, before the painting or the wallpapering, homeowners must make important decisions about the type(s) of wood they will integrate into their new home. After all, the wood you select for flooring, cabinets, and trim is a terrific way to enhance the appeal of a particular room, while adding long-lasting value to your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular wood choices available to homeowners today:

Exterior Building Materials

By Charles Richardson

Brick exterior detail of Plan #1125-D - The Cedar Ridge Stone Exterior Detail of Plan #1164-The Runnymeade Stone and siding exterior detail of Plan #1226 - The Sagecrest
Homeowners invest a lot of time and money into decorating the interior of their home. Not only does it add value, but it also serves as a reflection of personal style and tastes. Just as important as the interior, however, is the exterior of one’s home. Curb appeal is not to be underestimated—in terms of functionality, resale value, and aesthetic appeal. The following building materials are options you should consider when building your dream home.

Exterior building materials in 2015:

Wine Cellars: A vintage improvement to your home

By Charles Richardson

Over the past few years a growing trend with homeowners has been to add luxury features to an existing home design: exotic bathroom spas, fire pits by the swimming pool, and outdoor kitchens, to name a few. One of the more popular enhancements has been the addition of a wine cellar. According to The Realty Times, the popularity of wine cellars can be traced, logically enough, to a growing connoisseur mindset among homeowners to collect and store wine. Aside from personal affinity, the appeal of adding a wine room or cellar to one’s home is two-fold: 1) it evokes an upscale, stylish ambiance that is attractive to friends and guests, and 2) it significantly increases the value of your home.

Wet Bar of The Jasper Hill - House Plan Number 5020

Wet Bar in the Basement of The Jasper Hill Plan #5020
Built by Walnut Cove Builders