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Specially Adapted Housing: What You Need to Know

February 15, 2019 11:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Veterans of the military have served our country and put their own lives on the line in order to protect our livelihood and freedoms. In honor of their services and their sacrifices, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grants to provide veterans who have service-related injuries or disabilities with the financial resources they need to modify an existing home with accessibility retrofitting, or to purchase or build a specially adapted home that meets their unique mobility needs. What are Specially Adapted Housing grants? SAH grants are designed to make accessible housing a reality for...


Should You Remodel Your Current Home or Build a New One?

February 6, 2019 11:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Depending on your situation, it may be in your best interest to either modify your current home to meet your family’s needs, or move to a brand-new house. There are definite pros and cons to both options, with available funds and time constraints topping the list of considerations. So, the question here is whether you should remodel your current home or look into custom building a new one. Read on for some thoughts from an experienced home remodeling contractor in Pennsylvania. Reasons to remodel There are many reasons why you might want to remodel your current home instead of moving...


When Designing Your Dream Home, Should You Go with Current Trends or More Durable Styles?

January 23, 2019 11:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are in the beginning stages of designing your dream home, it’s important to consider whether you want to stick to current building trends or try for a design that will not go out of style anytime soon. You might even be able to combine the two and still get the home of your dreams! Below is some must-know home building information that an experienced custom home designer in Pennsylvania wants you to keep in mind. Is this your forever home? First things first, what are your plans for this house? It doesn’t matter if you are looking to...


Use These Four Tips for a Smoother Building Process

January 1, 2019 6:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you considering building a new home? If so, congratulations—this is an exciting time and quite an accomplishment on your end. Home building is naturally a little overwhelming, so if you’re feeling a bit of anxiety, that is normal. However, there are some steps you can take to help ensure the building process goes smoothly. As custom home builders in Pennsylvania, we know all the things that can go wrong in a building process from the client’s end. That is why we have put together this list of things to remember before and throughout the building process: Have plans and...


Make Sure You’re Making the Right Decision When Choosing a Builder

December 18, 2018 6:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As home builders in Pennsylvania, we meet with prospective clients regularly so that they can assess whether we will be the right team for the job. There are many different factors you should consider when choosing a builder, from credentials and experience to service and personality. But when you are choosing home builders in Pennsylvania, you will want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. What do we mean by this? Well, different home builders have different standards and methods for doing things. There are merits to having these different ways of doing things, but it is also...


Weigh Wants vs. Needs for Your New Home Budget

November 29, 2018 7:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Building a brand-new home is a major achievement. For many people, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create their dream home. It’s the perfect opportunity to outfit your living space with every must-have feature you always wanted, but never had. These could include a gourmet kitchen, picture windows, a huge walk-in closet or a master bathroom fit for a spa. Unfortunately, all these amenities can quickly add up. The budget can quickly swell, leaving the aspiring homeowners with no other choice but to cut down in an attempt to rein costs back in. The key is to distinguish between the features...


More People Are Adding In-Law Quarters to Their Homes—Would This Work for Your Family?

November 15, 2018 7:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

These days, more and more Americans are transforming their single-family homes into multi-generational spaces. Elderly parents are moving in with their adult children as they age, and children are heading back home to their parents after a major life change. This kind of cohabitation can be both affordable and convenient for all parties involved. Unfortunately, living in too-close quarters can put a strain on even the best relationships. This is where the idea of in-law quarters comes in. Converted garages, basements, attics and new additions are being transformed into private living spaces equipped with a bedroom, bathroom and even cooking...


What Style and Layout of Home Will Work Best for Your Lifestyle?

October 31, 2018 8:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We organize our schedules and follow a set routine to help our lives flow more smoothly. Yet many of us do not apply this same concept to our living spaces. Building a new home gives you the opportunity to really think about how the layout of your space will best fit your particular lifestyle. Harmony and functionality should both be a part of your design, but knowing exactly what that should look like can be a bit more challenging. As a custom home builder in Cumberland County, PA, we specialize in building homes that not only match our customers’ style...