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Blog entries tagged with: 'custom home builder'

Timber is Trending

Timber is Trending

Wood floors, timber beams, and barn board facades are not new to housing but lately there is an increased interest in bringing a natural look and warmth back to our homes. Perhaps, it is the fundamental comfort that wood adds to any space, inside and out, that makes a house feel like a home!

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The Laundry Room that Makes Laundry Bearable

Function is always at its best when combined with form. We do this in other rooms, but the laundry and mudroom are probably the most neglected rooms in a house. Redesigning your laundry room through a custom renovation can make the chore seem like less of one.

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Taking the Cave out of the 'Man Cave'

A ‘Man Cave’ should certainly speak to the man that occupies and enjoys the space, but it doesn’t have to be a true cave. When creating a ‘Man Cave’, it is important to consider the following planning tips:

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The Only Room on Earth

Many are fortunate to have a room that they would just love to live in. It’s a room that embodies them, offers them their unique idea of tranquility and peace by its mere existence. This room may just make you stop in your tracks because it is simply beautiful, efficient and/or peaceful. It is perfection... for you!

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The Interim Home

If you are thinking of renovating, but this will not be your permanent or final home, you may want to concentrate on certain areas of the home. As always, ensure that your renovation reflects your taste so that you enjoy this space while you are there, but in the case of an interim home consider the need to make choices that will also allow the new homeowner to feel like it was made for them too.

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Pursuit of Energy Efficiency

High energy bills plague many home owners. The best way to reduce energy consumption and reduce costs is to reduce consumption habits—be conscientious about your own usage and spread the message to others.

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Closet space - Is there ever enough?

When building a custom home, we at Vanderzalm Construction Inc. understand the need to incorporate lots of storage space. After all, is there really ever enough…there can be, if you plan properly.

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Small Spaces. They Don't Have to Appear That Way

Small rooms can be challenging to arrange and decorate in order to make the most out of the space. However, depending on the remaining layout of your home, a small room does not necessarily have to remain that way.

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A Child's World... At Least for the Next Few Years

When designing a child’s room, sometimes the biggest limitation one encounters is their own imagination. While children’s rooms should be a place to relax and drift off to dream land, keep in mind that it will also become a place where they begin to create their own wonderful memories. It may even allow a parent to have an opportunity to re-create their wonderful childhood memories through a dream room for their child. It’s an opportunity for parents and children to bond in the heart of their child’s world.

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Be our Guest? What to do with that New Spare Room

A spare room and not knowing what to do with it, now that is a problem some people would love to have. But for others, this is a real dilemma and for many something that does in fact happen at some point down the road. Children move out leaving unused bedrooms dining rooms are being abandoned for the family-friendly eat in kitchen, sun rooms just aren’t used for most of the year, and then there is the basement that is simply unused because it is a basement or undefined space.

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