It’s hard to imagine a dream home without envisioning a dream kitchen. It’s the natural gathering area of the home and so it makes sense that the kitchen will typically account for about 10% of the overall custom home budget (including land). A good rule of thumb for kitchens is to budget about $400 per […]
Read more May 16th, 2018
White modern farmhouse kitchens may be all the rage on Pinterest when it comes to custom home kitchen design trends, but we think there’s something special about kitchen design that bucks the trend in favor of black counters. Black counters can give a kitchen a high contrast, modern look that is neutral enough to look […]
Read more December 27th, 2017
One of the most exciting benefits of building a custom home is that you are the designer. You have a hand in creating the perfect floor plan to meet your needs. Instead of searching for months (or longer) to find a home that may work, you can create a home that’s built to accommodate both […]
Read more October 18th, 2017
They say that life is just different up here in the Pacific Northwest. We happily agree. But the fresh air, the stunning water views and the majestic mountains don’t just make life different here. They also make designing every room in your custom home a completely unique experience. Take your custom home master bathroom for example. […]
Read more September 20th, 2017
Are you looking for unique ideas to incorporate into your new home? While a walk-in pantry, a boutique master closet, and a man cave are on everyone’s wish list, perhaps you’d like to see what else is out there. Below, we’ll look at some of the most creative ideas from homes we’ve actually built for […]
Read more August 17th, 2017
Have you been looking for real estate in Western Washington but can’t seem to find the right home, in the right location, for the right price? That’s the challenge that Celeste had when she came to us with a vision for a custom home she wanted to build in Sequim. Months later, Celeste was living […]
Read more September 21st, 2016
Imagine walking into your home office each morning and enjoying your beautiful view over a cup of coffee while making your morning to-do list. Whether you’re running a home-based business, working remotely, or simply need a space for staying organized and paying bills, having a dedicated home office can improve your work-life balance. Designating a […]
Read more August 16th, 2016
So, you think you’re ready to begin designing your dream home? You’ve been waiting for this moment for years, so make the most of it by avoiding common home design mistakes. We’ve been in the business of building custom homes in Western Washington for more than 25 years, so it’s safe to say we’ve witnessed […]
Read more July 12th, 2016
What does your “dream kitchen” look like? How big is it, what color is it, what features does it include, and how does the space make you feel? If you ask 100 different people that question you’re likely to get 100 different answers. There are popular trends such as an open concept layout, a multi-use […]
Read more June 21st, 2016
Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside the homes of some of our customers to get design ideas that you can incorporate into your own home? Digging through the drawers (so to speak) of other people’s homes can bring lots of “a-ha” and “oh-la-la” moments of inspiration as you plan your own […]
Read more May 26th, 2016
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