The Pandemic-Proof Home

By |2021-01-19T15:34:44-04:00May 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 [...]

House Building: Keeping the joy (and your sanity)

By |2019-07-18T16:24:53-04:00June 21st, 2019|

When discussing house building, others often comment, “How fun!”  While the house building process is exciting, it can also be stressful.  The pressure arises from the fact that there are hundreds of decisions that must be made when designing and building a custom home.  Because of this, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, losing the joy [...]

The Reality about Reality Home Improvement Shows

By |2019-04-29T14:43:42-04:00April 29th, 2019|

Recently, I heard on the radio that “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will be returning to airwaves late 2019.  My wife will be so excited!  Honestly, we both enjoy watching reality home improvement shows.  As a professional in the home design and home building industries, I enjoy seeing the whole house transformations. But there are some [...]

The Cost to Build a House: 2×4 versus 2×6 Walls

By |2019-03-08T11:44:43-04:00March 8th, 2019|

When building a home, budget is, of course, a very important consideration.  The overall cost to build a house is not the only thing new homeowners are concerned about, though.  Building a quality home that will remain structurally sound is also extremely important.  Because of this, clients often ask about 2x4 versus 2x6 walls.  They [...]

Elements of Green Home Building

By |2024-05-30T17:00:50-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Where do I even begin? That is often the first question asked when it comes to Green Home Building, and for good reason.  The information available on the internet about green building is unbelievable! Of course, we all understand that a Green Home is going to help the environment. What many don’t understand, however, is [...]

How to Find the Right Home Builder

By |2019-02-28T14:26:35-04:00February 5th, 2019|

A crucial step in turning your dream of a custom home into a reality is to find the right home builder.  After all, your custom home builder is the person who will not only coordinate subcontractors to build your home, but can also help you find a lender, evaluate land, and find the right house [...]

What to Consider When Building a New Home

By |2019-02-28T16:36:20-04:00June 5th, 2018|

Whether you’re building an English Cottage or a Modern Farmhouses, new home construction can be overwhelming. But don’t worry! Elements wants to help you better understand what to consider when building a new home.  Read on to learn more... What to Consider When Building a New Home Deciding to build your house is a big [...]

Let a Smart Home Enhance Your Life

By |2019-02-28T16:52:19-04:00June 5th, 2018|

After rushing into work, you sit down at your desk and realize you forgot to turn off the coffee pot. And you asked your eldest to lock the front door, but did he really do it? If your home is equipped with smart home technology, your worries can be put to rest simply by getting [...]

12 Tips to Prepare Your Home Before Traveling

By |2019-02-28T16:58:59-04:00June 4th, 2018|

Elements wants you to love being in your Elements home. But we understand that everyone needs a break from time to time. Whether you are taking a quick weekend trip or are going to be gone for several weeks, you should take the time to prepare your home before you leave.  Here are twelve simple [...]

Healthy Home Standards

By |2019-03-11T11:53:54-04:00June 4th, 2018|

New Healthy Home Standards ® At Elements, we take your home’s quality and how it impacts your health to another level. Through his biology degree and through personal research in healthy home standards, Dane Lytle, owner of Elements Design Build L.L.C., has spent countless hours studying what makes a healthy home. Our team also considers [...]

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