Selecting a custom home builder in Texas can be nerve-racking. It is even more so if you are funding the process with a construction loan, as the bank may have their own two cents about the builder you choose to work with. This may even affect your ability to be qualified for the loan. Here…Read More
The holidays are upon us, a time for family, friends and cheer! But, if you’re hosting you know preparation, cleaning and hosting can be stressful. A beautifully crafted kitchen alleviates that headache and brings back the cheer of having guests. A kitchen focused around entertaining and hosting has been the latest trend, a large open…Read More
Shopping for a house can be a long process, during which you might become frustrated at not finding one that meets your family’s needs. However, you may have overlooked one alternative solution: building your own house. Working with a custom home builder offers several advantages you won’t find with a traditional purchase. Custom Layouts…Read More
While home renovations do take time and money they can be worth it in the end. Depending on your needs there are many different reasons to remodel your home. Here are some reasons you may want to consider a remodel.Read More
The lure of trends is captivating. It is natural to see a striking pattern or uniquely shaped gadget on the television or in a magazine and want to rush to your kitchen remodeling designer to make it a reality in your home. The best trends, however, are those that work with the other design elements…Read More
There is no denying the importance of doing all we can to impact our environment in a positive way. So why aren’t more of us doing it?
My answer: We are all in the business of making money. That being said, can we make money with green remodeling projects and if so, how? If green remodeling does not benefit the bottom-line for the consumer and the remodeler, then why bother?
A home is an investment. The value of that investment is determined by the housing market. Energy efficiency equates to lower operating costs. Lower operating costs means savings and that savings makes a home more desirable to potential buyers, thereby increasing the value of a home as an investment.
As a result, despite the sluggish economy and anxiety about price it appears “savvy” homeowners that are aware of the benefits of sustainable building solutions are willing to pay for the smart ones. Who are the “savvy” homeowners?
Savvy homeowners are the ones who know how to protect their investment. Whether purchasing or improving a home, people should realize they are making an investment with the objective of making a profit — at some point.