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FEARLESS CUSTOM-HOME BUILDERS For design enthusiasts who want a unique home but are apprehensive about building from scratch, Hammersmith Structures offers a comprehensive building process

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kitchen - Oreo custom home

Why Design-Build?

If you’ve been through our website, you’ll know we are full-on advocates for using the design-build process for custom homes instead of working with an architect and builder/contractor separately. But you may be left wondering why, so this is our chance to explain.

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Hammersmith on Modern Homes

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.

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living room - Waterford custom home

5 Ways to Save Money with Modern Home Design

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.

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4 Cool Hammersmith Design Tricks

Custom homes tend to cost more per square foot than conventional tract homes, but we pride ourselves in using design tricks to transform everyday materials into innovative design features that can cost less than their traditional counterparts.

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Aging in Place: Kitchens

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.

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Aging in Place: Mobility

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.

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4 Uses for Steel in Your Custom Home

Steel is a versatile material that has plenty of possibilities for use within a custom home. There are many benefits of using it as a construction material – these are four ways we incorporate steel most frequently in the homes we build.

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