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How to Choose the Perfect Lot for Your New Home Build

December 2, 2019 10:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to building a new home, it’s easy to get caught up in the details like square footage and amenities. But for the inexperienced future homeowner, picking a lot can make all the difference in the world. After all, the wrong lot can mean significant engineering expenses, future problems, added project delays and general headaches when it comes to actually living in your new home. For these reasons, you need to know how to tell if a lot is right for your home build. Below are some quick tips from a custom home builder in Pennsylvania to help...


Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

November 18, 2019 10:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Building a new home from scratch is the opportunity of a lifetime for most people, yet that doesn’t mean builders don’t see the same mistakes made time and time again. Below, an experienced custom home builder in Pennsylvania shares the most costly mistakes to avoid when building a new home. Rushing the lot selection process Although you’re probably very excited to get the home building process started, you need to choose a lot first. The lot you choose is the spot where your new home will stand, where you and your family will ideally live for many years to come....


Flooring Materials for You to Consider in Your New Home

October 31, 2019 7:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As you go through the early stages of designing your new home, one of the most important decisions you’ll be asked to make concerns which kind of flooring materials you wish to install. You don’t need to use the same material in every room of the house, but it is important that you select materials that will suit the kind of usage and amount of foot traffic each room will see. Here are just a few examples of some of the most popular flooring materials you’ll have to choose from when working with a custom home builder in Pennsylvania. Hardwood...


What’s the Best Time of Year to Build a New House?

October 17, 2019 7:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Once you’ve made the choice to build your own home, there are a number of decisions that follow, including the contractor you’ll use, the kinds of design options you’ll choose, the materials you’ll go with and, of course, when you’ll actually start building. Timing out your home construction project is important, because the proper timing will help you to avoid some delays in the construction process, which also helps you to avoid some unplanned costs that might arise from those delays. The biggest consideration, obviously, will be the weather. You’re going to want to get most of the construction done...


Design Your First-Floor Master Bedroom with Aging in Place Solutions

October 8, 2019 5:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you have mobility issues—or anticipate that they may come with aging—you should start considering what it would take for you to be able to live independently in your own home. Many adults with mobility issues would prefer to take care of themselves. With a few adjustments and a little thinking ahead, you can design or remodel your home with an eye toward making life easier in the future. WSL Incorporated is an ADA-certified contractor and certified aging in place specialist in Pennsylvania. We have a track record of success in designing and remodeling commercial and residential spaces for disabled...


The Benefits of an Open Floor Plan in Pennsylvania

September 24, 2019 5:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Open floor plans refer to the result when two or more traditionally separated rooms (the living room and dining room, for example) have been combined for a more open space. This is done by eliminating the partition walls between rooms. This has been trendy for the past 30 years or so, and shows no signs of losing popularity. Homeowners love the open, airy aesthetic and improved traffic flow. If you’ve ever hosted a party and found that all your guests ended up in the kitchen, an open floor plan can be very appealing! Popular configurations Prior to the World Wars,...


How to Prevent Home Building Delays

August 30, 2019 6:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Delays in construction projects can be quite frustrating, especially when it’s your new home that’s being delayed. However, these delays are more than just a nuisance—they can also result in increased costs, which hits you right in the bank account. With this in mind, what are some steps you can take to prevent building delays when working with a custom home builder in Pennsylvania? Here are just a few examples: Limit changes: Have a plan before you go into the construction process, and make all your decisions ahead of time. One of the biggest reasons that building projects tend to...


Avoid Taking Shortcuts When Building a Custom Home in Pennsylvania

August 16, 2019 6:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re working with a custom home builder and are creating your own dream home, then it’s important to make sure that the contractor does not cut any corners during the building process. After all, if you’re making such a significant investment in your future, then it only makes sense that you do the job right. Here are just a few examples of some of the areas where you shouldn’t try to cut costs by taking shortcuts when working with a custom home builder in Pennsylvania: Framing: When it comes to the actual structural elements of your new construction project,...