The Pandemic-Proof Home: Feature #2 – The Game Room

By |2020-06-30T13:56:36-04:00June 30th, 2020|

In our series introduction, we stated, “Coronavirus [has] made us realize even more how important it is to create a safe home where one can live comfortably despite life’s struggles.”  In our last article, we discussed the importance of a fully functional home office.  (You can read more about that here.)  Today, we’d like to [...]

The Pandemic-Proof Home: Feature #1 – The Home Office

By |2020-06-03T15:07:26-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

In our last article, we stated, “Coronavirus [has] made us realize even more how important it is to create a safe home where one can live comfortably despite life’s struggles.”  In that series introduction, we briefly outlined seven features of a “pandemic-proof home.”  In other words, we introduced seven home features that Elements believes are [...]

The Pandemic-Proof Home

By |2020-06-30T13:57:26-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Please note that this article is designed to provide information only.  Read Elements Full Disclaimer here. Age-in-place and home accessibility have been topics of conversation for years.  Books, blogs, and more have been written about how to create a space where you can continue to live even as you grow older and/or become ill.  In [...]

How to Design A Functional & Stylish Dog Friendly Mudroom

By |2020-03-17T15:41:22-04:00March 19th, 2020|

At Elements, we understand that family comes in many shapes and sizes.  As passionate pet-parents, we realize this means some family members are furry with four legs!  Because of this, we know that it is just as important to create comfortable spaces for our fur babies as it is for our two-legged fam.  Today, we [...]

Home Accessibility, Aging in Place, and Preparing for the Unexpected

By |2020-02-06T17:56:44-04:00February 7th, 2020|

Home accessibility and aging in place are becoming common topics of conversation.  These, along with preparing for the unexpected, are important considerations at Elements.  You see, my father became disabled when he was in his early 40s.  Unfortunately, our home was not wheelchair accessible.  Because of this, I try to be more cognizant about accessibility [...]

Choosing the Right Paint Colors for Your New Home

By |2020-01-22T16:55:11-04:00January 23rd, 2020|

Choosing the right paint colors for your new home is an important decision.  Not only will these paint colors set the backdrop for your home décor, but different colors evoke varying emotions and energies.  Also, while you want your home to be up-to-date and stylish, you must remember that trends change yearly.  Before you get [...]

Building on Land: Verify all documents.

By |2019-12-10T15:15:13-04:00December 26th, 2019|

There are benefits to building on land.  Before purchasing any property, however, we advise that you verify all documents. Why verify all documents? Easements, right-of-ways, utility accessibility, and more need to be verified before purchasing any land.  Yes, surveys, research, and title work take time.  But they are extremely important to ensure that you purchase [...]

Home Design: Where to Start . . .

By |2019-12-10T13:24:48-04:00December 12th, 2019|

If you are considering building a custom home, then you no doubt have a picture of your ideal home in your mind.  You know what’s important to your family, plus have wants and needs that you’d like incorporated into your new home’s design.  So, of course, you want the opportunity to communicate your vision.  In [...]

The Key to Building a Custom Home on Time

By |2019-11-15T13:15:24-04:00November 21st, 2019|

Besides budget, schedule is the biggest concern of our clients.  Often, one of their first questions is, “How long will it take to build our house?”  It’s a valid concern.  As a quick answer, we give a general estimate of approximately nine months.  There are two major factors to building a custom home “on time,” [...]

The Home Building Process: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

By |2019-11-14T15:10:29-04:00November 14th, 2019|

One of my late father-in-law’s favorite sayings was “the good, the bad, and the ugly.”  Honestly, there is much truth to this statement.  Every process in life includes good, bad, and ugly.  And the home building process is no exception. The Home Building Process... The Ugly... I mean, think about all the different stages your [...]