Mind the Little Details
When building a new home, larger rooms and show-stopping features usually get more attention than smaller spaces and rooms that are generally behind closed doors. However, it's important to give as much attention to these types of spaces as they are generally where most of the everyday living occurs. Sure, a killer chandelier and wallpaper in the dining room and jaw-dropping entry are exciting and give your home personality, but spending time in these areas is usually reserved for special occasions. So, it's rooms like the bathroom where a little extra care should be taken when planning your home or remodel. These bathroom additions and features are sure to give you not only style and functionality but a great ROI as well. Details like heated floors, humidity-controlling fans, and motion-activated faucets may end up giving back a lot more than you think.
The Home Style Guide
Ever find yourself searching for the proper adjective to describe a home? Do you often mix up terms like 'Colonial' and 'Cape Cod' and wonder what exactly the difference is? There are numerous terms to describe the types of homes we commonly see today. Many you've heard of like 'Craftsman,' 'Tudor,' and 'Victorian,' to name a few, but there are some styles that you may not have realized have a name all to themselves like 'Italianate,' and 'Stick-Eastlake.' Or perhaps you didn't realize that 'Victorian' has several sub-types all to its own! Knowing the various styles of homes and the features unique to each one will help you whether you're searching the market or planning on building your own to define what it is that you're looking for and how to describe it to your builder or real estate agent.
This neat guide not only outlines each style but is put together in a timeline fashion so you can see the evolution of style from the 15th century with the 'Tudor' to the 'Contemporary' style in the 20th century.
Developing a Community
Land is a valuable resource. It's also something that we don't have infinite amounts of. For this reason, taking the time and care to plan out community developments while working in harmony with the common outdoor space, is crucial. At Moffitt Built, we like to ensure that the community areas and outdoor landscaping within a development are best utilized. Bringing together the community by incorporating interconnected pathways, sidewalks, and useable space make for a productive community where everyone knows their neighbor. Starting with each home's front yard or porch space establishes the sense of an open and integrated community. Efficient and creative use of the land makes for pleasant and happy homeowners. Share your favorite parts about your development!
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