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.
Designing a custom home or renovation starts long before you meet with the architect. A custom home provides an opportunity for you to create a residence that meets your needs and wishes - not one that you must conform to, therefore the forethought is vital to a successful design.
We have all heard horror stories of building projects that have ended in disaster. Family and friends hired someone to build their patio or finish a renovation and ended up with a final product not even close to what they had envisioned in the beginning. In some cases this can all be the result of bad communication between the project manager and the home owner. As small as communication might seem it is a vital part in any project development and can provide the following.
As a custom home builder in Niagara, we take advantage of as many of nature's focal points as possible, through the strategic layout and placement of oversized windows. But not every home has an extraordinary view, meaning you need the right interior elements to set the tone and mood of the space.
With today’s hectic family schedules, gone are the days when the master bedroom was just that, a bedroom. Now, it has become a retreat—a sanctuary that one goes to find tranquility and pampering; to find that so elusive private time. Therefore, it stands to reason that while the average master bedroom may still be the biggest bedroom in the house, it does not necessarily meet the needs of today’s homeowners.
These days, new parents or those with aging parents are encountering a dilemma—“How can I best care for my loved ones?” An incredible number of people are choosing in-home options, such as adding on or renovating for an in-law or nanny suite. Unlike some other custom home renovations, there are a number of unique parameters to consider when planning an in-law or nanny suite. Here are just a few of many considerations:
What can be said about a bathroom – Well, every home needs to have one… but it doesn’t have to just be practical!
Kitchens are one of the most popular custom home renovations. The reasoning behind it can vary from homeowner to homeowner, but if done right, can be one of the best returns on your investment for resale of your home. The kitchen has become the heart of the home; it is the primary family gathering place, so these renovations are unique to each family dynamic. They are greatly dependent on lifestyle, budget, personal tastes, and available space - and thus require careful planning. Consider the following: