Category: Building Information

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

Building Your Dream Home

By Charles Richardson
Building Your Dream Home: Featuring The Heatherstone - House Plan 5016

Featuring The Heatherstone Plan #5016

Dream home. The name implies perfection. Of course, rule number one about building your dream home is realizing that there is no such thing as a perfect home. Recognizing that on the front end will save you a lot of heartache and frustration. Now, that’s not to say that you can’t get very close, or that you can’t enjoy the building process—you can, on both counts. The key is remaining open-minded and flexible. That applies whether you’re building a new home, or buying a home and renovating it to your specifications. Either way, your “ideal home” plans will likely require unexpected changes and alterations.

Here are a few things to consider as you begin the process of making your dream home a reality: