11 Smart Upgrades for a New House
Building a new home is a pleasure not everyone gets to experience. You get to construct your home exactly to your taste, with the components and finishes you want and can afford. Often you’ll be deciding what is worth the money to do now and what you’d prefer to save as a renovation project to do later. There are a number of factors to consider, including how long you plan to live in the home, whether you’ll be able to put upgrades directly onto your mortgage or pay out of pocket, and what upgrades are valuable for resale.
Crowd-Pleasing Paint Colors for Staging Your Home
When prepping your home for sale, one of the most important tasks is giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. The standard advice from most real estate professionals is to keep them neutral with shades of white. But as a home stager and an interior designer, I prefer to take a more stylish approach.
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"When we decided to finish our basement, we considered many other builders. We ultimately decided on JFK Design-Build. We could not have made a better choice. Jeff was very upfront with costs and worked diligently to stay within our budget. He was involved every step of the way. We have referred JFK Design to many of our friends and would not hesitate to use him again." Read more by clicking the button below.
Top 4 Reasons to Build A New Home
“We wanted a new home because, even though we owned a lovely modern-style home, we found ourselves spending a lot of time and money on maintenance every year.” This is what one of my clients told me as we were designing their new home. This single statement lead me to explore: what are the main reasons for Building a New Home? Here are the top 4 reasons my clients have shared... Read more with the button below!
How to plan your Kitchen Renovation
The kitchen is one of the most complicated remodeling projects in the house because of all the decisions that need to be made. The design phase, planning of the process, selecting of the products and the actual build out are all vital components that translate to the quality and satisfaction of the finished kitchen.
According to Remodeling magazine, a major kitchen renovation can result in a return on investment of between 61 and 70 percent of the cost, if done right. Read more by clicking the button below!
Finding Land to Build On
Does this sound familiar? A client was sharing with me their frustrating reality of seeing countless of uninspiring houses being built all around the area on small lots, while they struggle to find a single beautiful lot on which to build their dream home. They are ready to start the building process for their families' custom home but can't find the perfect lot. He shared with me "finding a lot to build on is both challenging and time consuming and knowing that now I wish we had the knowledge we have now at
the end of the process as it would have saved much time in the beginning of the process". I thought perhaps he might not be the only one feeling this way. I have seen and experienced many different situations in my years of helping clients find land and put together some notes on the best way to go about it. Read more by clicking the button below
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Reclaiming Wood and Repurposing It! As some may know, I am a finish carpenter by
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creating different things with wood, whether it be furniture, Christmas ornaments or specialty pieces. I have awe and admiration for wood, all the different species, the uniqueness of each piece and the beauty it acquires with age. Read more by clicking the button below.
Build Tomorrow's Smart Homes Today with Savant
As more connected devices enter the home, the future of home building will rely on delivering an elevated control experience to new home buyers. But forward-thinking builders are making smart-home technology standard in their new developments today—and their brand of choice is Savant, the premier experience in home automation. Read more by clicking the button below.
The Cost: Build vs. Remodel
So why is building a new home more cost effective than a whole house remodel? That is an easy answer – because constructing a home from the ground up, you start with a clean slate to build on. You gain huge efficiencies in scheduling because everything can be planned out in advance, scheduled and completed in a organized order. Read more by clicking the button below.
How to Begin the Process to Build a Custom Home Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process! Start your home building process with these goals:
1. Get the house you envision.
2. In the setting you have always dreamed of.
3. Enjoy the process. Creating a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want that to be. It’s a chance for you to define your family and its relationships in the world. What’s important to your family in the land/setting of your home and what’s important to your family inside your home. Creating a home is so much more than the sum of its parts; more than building “3 bedroom, 2½ bathroom.” It’s creating dreams and a lifestyle to live life in. Download our September issue below to read more!