We get asked frequently: “Can you build a custom modern home for me?” Sure we can. But everyone’s view of a modern home is somewhat different. For some, modern relates to a specific period in design from the 1920s to about the 1950s. For others, modern means contemporary and takes advantage of styling and technology found in this month’s Architectural Digest and other fine publications.
During the custom home building process, oftentimes we find ourselves involved in very long selection meetings with clients who spend great time agonizing over choosing minute details… like the style of their baseboards.
Using modern home design when building a custom home often helps save money during the home building process. We can use many minimalist forms that look great in a modern contemporary style and don’t cost as much as their traditional counterparts.
Homeowners may see the custom home building process as one filled with excitement while at the same time filled with anxiety and stress. We have been through the process many, many times, but most of our homeowners haven’t been through it at all.
Whenever possible, we prefer to use building materials sourced as closely to our area as possible. It tends to reduce the cost (Brazilian cherry does have to come a long way from Brazil) and creates a kinship between the home and the land.
Aging in place is the concept of living a full, independent life in your home as long as you are able. It ensures your home is prepared for changes you may have in health and ability as you get older and allows you to continue to enjoy a positive quality of life. The goal is to live in a home that’s safe, secure, and easy to access as your needs change.
More and more of our clients ask us for eco-friendly flooring materials for their custom home or remodeling project, and we’re happy to oblige. They are sustainable, better for the environment all around, and tend to be more energy efficient. Who wouldn’t want all that?
It may be difficult to consider the possibility of losing your mobility as part of the aging process. Should you end up needing the aid of a walker or wheelchair to get around, there are a few simple details you can incorporate into your custom home during the design and construction phases.
If you have kids, pets, or a lot of dirt around your house, you likely vacuum a lot. While you’re planning your custom home, adding
Connected, smart lighting control systems in your custom home, such as the Caséta® wireless system from Lutron offer convenience, energy savings, and peace of mind. With one of these systems, you will never come home to a dark house again.