We've discussed this topic before but thought it was worth mentioning again. When building a custom home and working with your architect builder, contractor, and every other professional involved in the process, often you can find yourself lost in translation. The "language" that's spoken may not be in laymen's terms, so it's helpful to have a few of the basics up your sleeve to get in on the conversation. This article lays out a few of the common terms and figures of speech used when building a home...they just might come in handy.
It's sad but true...often people sacrifice quality in favor of saving a few bucks. However, in the end, it can end up costing you multiple times the original amount. In building, this mistake is not worth it. Working with a qualified, professional builder like Moffitt Built who takes pride in quality work and honest processes will pay off in the long run. You'll have a home that can withstand years of family growth and use and in turn, a home that has a high re-sale value. "You get what you pay for..."
Who would have thought that tornadoes would be a factor in the design of your home? Lately, it's been the talk amongst industry professionals in areas where tornadoes pose a threat. Builders are beginning to adopt more robust design standards similar to those used by costal regions to help homes survive hurricanes. The addition of safe rooms or storm shelters could help inhabitants survive those twisters. What do you think? Would you include these features as part of the design of your home?
Is bigger always better? According to recent statistics, it looks like the average new single-family home build-jobs are getting increasingly larger in square footage. The minimalist approach may be on its way out and replaced with practical rooms and additions that create a prolonged lifestyle approach catering to generational changes over the years...
Having your home custom built by a professional is a gratifying and fun experience. You get to watch as all of your dreams unfold while having a say in every detail to create the haven you've always imagined. The kitchen is a particular area where aesthetics and functionality need to coexist. This article has some great ideas for kitchen countertops that are not just attractive and chic, but also provide a low-maintenance and very functional workspace in this important room.
If you're working with Moffitt Built, we make sure that you consider and are aware of all the options available, ensuring that your vision combines with the practical use of every living space in your new home.
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