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5 Tips for Selecting the Right Options for Your Custom Home

About 7 million single-family homes were built in the last ten years and nearly 1.53 million of those were custom homes. Have you already tried house-shopping, but were unsatisfied? You’ve seen beautiful homes, but you haven’t seen a home that you want to live in yet. Maybe it’s because your future home has not been built yet. By…
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Getting the Lighting Right for Your Custom-Built Home

Getting the details right is what separates humans from animals. Certainly, a bird’s nest or a beaver’s dam exhibit marvelous ingenuity, but they are such brute force efforts. If you want a splash of finesse, you need that additional intelligence – and opposable thumbs. Finding the best lighting is the coconut cream dollop on the…
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Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade: 6 Benefits of Having a Great Kitchen Island

If you are considering a kitchen upgrade, you can’t beat a kitchen island. No matter how big or small your kitchen may be, there is an island option for you. From mobile islands to large islands that can replace your dining table, an island transforms your kitchen both aesthetically and functionally. Here are the 6…
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3 Unexpected Benefits of Owning a Home in South Tampa

There’s nothing that South Tampa doesn’t have to offer. From it’s rooftop lounges to relaxing spa resorts, South Tampa has it all. While South Tampa is home to family attractions such as amusement parks, aquariums, and local zoos, it also has a lively nightlife where you can kick back and relax as you enjoy five-star…
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a HVAC

A financial expert came out and said that the best temperature to keep your home at, even in the summer, was 78 degrees. Clearly, that person is always cold, because, for most of us, the idea of keeping our HVAC systems at almost eighty degrees is unheard of – especially in Florida. We don’t know…

Here’s What Really Matters in Energy Star Refrigerators

There are different tips you can follow to reduce your refrigerator’s energy cost. For example, you should keep liquids inside your ref covered to reduce moisture. This is because too much moisture makes your fridge’s compressor work harder, which means it will consume more energy. Another tip is to set the right temperature (i.e., between…
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What’s the Big Deal About Energy Star Homes?

Over 36,000 buildings have earned the Energy Star rating as of last year in the United States saving billions of dollars in energy costs. Do you have to buy a new home to garner Energy Star ratings? Or can an existing home improve their energy efficiency star rating? “Energy Star” is a special label given to…
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Home Buyer Checklist

Buying a home can be one of the most stressful times of your life, but it doesn’t have to be! You’ve been saving for a while, you’ve narrowed down your preferred neighborhoods, and you’ve determined it’s time. Almost ready to buy a home? Don’t go in unarmed! Dot all of your I’s and cross all…
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5 Energy Efficiency Examples in Homes

When house hunting for a place that won’t break the bank once you buy it, the best place to start is new builds. But why a new build? Energy-efficient homes on average save homeowners 30% on their energy bills. Many newly built homes offer the most modern and up to date Energy Star features that most…
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How to Create a Budget For a Custom Built Home

Your home is where you’re going to spend most of your time in. It’s your safe space so you are going to want it to look the best it can. In this article, the following tips will tell you how to achieve your custom home built at a low price. It can be very expensive to create your space and with everything you want in it. So, what…