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Dream Home Renovation in Greenville, Rhode Island

You've made muse boards, spent endless hours pinning on Pinterest, and have created ideabooks on Houzz. Now, it's time to turn your dreams into reality.

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Tags: custom home construction

Sunny Home Renovations

Mother Nature has been fickle this month.  First, it was cold and rainy. Then, it felt like mid-August. And while we can't accurately predict how much sun we'll have for the long weekend ahead, we  can  find ways to allow more natural sunlight into our homes,  provided  we design and renovate our spaces right.
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Tags: home renovation tips, custom home construction

Home Renovation Budgets: Reality vs. Fantasy

A builder of apartment homes can come up with consistent costs from one project to the next, and here's why: the costs are the same from apartment to apartment. Sure, it will cost more to construct a two-bedroom than it will to build a studio, but the costs across all the two-bedrooms will be the same, the costs across all the studios will be the same, etc. 
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Tags: home renovation tips, custom home construction

2 Home Renovation Myths, Busted.

 
Last month, the Science Channel crowned the hosts of the new MythBusters after a grueling competition.
 
We're fans of people who bust myths for a living, so we thought we'd join in on the fun by busting a couple of myths that plague the renovation industry.
 
Definitely share this newsletter with anyone you know who's planning a renovation this spring or summer...it's good info to have.
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Tags: rhode island home builders, home improvement, custom home construction

A Sunroom Renovation That WOWs

Not all sunrooms are created equal. Sure, they all have the "sun" part in common, but it's important to remember that you can make this space uniquely your own.

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Tags: design build, custom home construction

Working with Design/Build & Construction Companies in RI

Recently, a prospective client asked us so me good questions about building custom homes in Rhode Island.  As th e saying goes, if one person has these questions, it's probable many other people do as well. We believe educated consumers make better consumers. To that end, check out the following Q&A.
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7 Things All Rhode Island Home Builders Wish You Knew

Building a custom home is a unique kind of construction. Designing and building a home that will be used by a small number of people is not like building a shopping center or an office building to meet the needs of large groups of people.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, custom home construction

Quality Custom Home Builders Have These 5 Traits in Common

So you've finally decided to do it: turn that home you've been dreaming of into reality. You've been perusing portfolios on Houzz and Pinterest. You've made a list of likes and dislikes. You have a budget in mind. Now, you need to find the perfect firm to build your home.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, rhode island home improvement, custom home construction

5 Questions to Ask When Vetting Construction Companies in RI

If you're looking to renovate your home or build your custom dream home, you will need to hire a construction company, like a design/build firm.

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Custom Designed Homes with Beautiful Exteriors

Sure, we spend the majority of our time inside our homes, but that doesn't mean our homes' exteriors aren't important. The outside of our homes should be welcoming, structurally sound, and able to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at it. And the exteriors should reflect what people can expect to find inside the house. In other words, your design aesthetic doesn't end once you step out your front door.

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Tags: before and after home renovations, design build projects, custom home construction