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 [...]

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 Building: The Cost of Disorganization

By |2019-11-07T16:01:10-04:00November 7th, 2019|

Disorganization. Is it that big of a deal if your builder is disorganized? Is it that big of a deal if you, the client, are disorganized? Well, it might be… Disorganization: The Builder First, let’s talk about the builder. Organization (or lack thereof) is one aspect of choosing a home builder that often gets overlooked. [...]

Creating the Perfect Kitchen Island

By |2019-09-25T12:49:32-04:00September 25th, 2019|

One of the benefits of building a custom home on your land or lot is the ability to create spaces that are perfect for you and your family.  One of the spaces that is extremely important to many of our clients is the kitchen.  Often considered the “heart of the home,” today’s kitchens are both [...]

The International Builders Show 2019

By |2019-03-06T10:27:28-04:00March 4th, 2019|

Recently, Elements Design Build attended the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is the International Builders Show? What is the International Home Builders Show?  Well, think of your local home and garden show.  On steroids. Companies from around the world showcasing their home building products filled three huge halls of the Las Vegas [...]

Age in Place Using the Elements of Universal Design

By |2019-02-28T14:34:15-04:00February 11th, 2019|

Age in place is near and dear to the hearts of Elements. Experiencing a parent that had an unexpected disability first hand made us realize the importance of Age in Place. Also, watching as our grandparents, and now parents, get older opens your eyes. Because of this, Elements focuses on a home that will not [...]

How to Design the Perfect House Plans: Step 1 – Gather Ideas

By |2019-03-04T13:41:38-04:00February 5th, 2019|

The first step to designing the perfect house plans is to gather ideas.  Have a binder with floor plan concepts or a Pinterest account full of pins with beautifully decorated homes?  Then, you’ve already started this step! Right now, it doesn’t really matter if you are working on paper, electronically, or using a combination. File [...]

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 [...]