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New Home Construction

Safety First

There’s no getting around it: construction can be a hazardous job. We say “can be” because professional builders respect those hazards and equip and train their workers and subcontractors to mitigate safety issues as much as possible. By doing so, professional builders protect their businesses and their clients from liability. The federal Occupational Safety &

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When Cheap is Expensive in Homebuilding

Choosing a builder based on the lowest cost per square foot or the lowest sales price is likely not getting the best value. It’s buying the cheapest home. No doubt about it, there is some cheap housing out there right now, but is “cheap” the best way to go? Common sense tells us that there

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What is an Organized Home Builder?

Investing in the design and construction of a new home is a daunting task, something most people do once or maybe twice in a lifetime. The last thing you need is a builder who doesn’t have it together. Why does that matter? Simply, homebuilding today is an increasingly complex endeavor, involving dozens of trade partners

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Developing Your Home Building Team: Earlier is Better

Historically and traditionally, people have been conditioned to follow a certain, linear path to building a new home. That is, hire an architect or designer to create the plans, select a builder and then maybe bring in a stylist or interior designer to apply the finishing touches. But the reality is that this step-by-step approach

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Nothing to Fear :: Building a Home or Remodeling

Do you know what most often hinders the success of a new-home project? Fear. Fear of the unknown, of unscrupulous contractors, shoddy materials, of somehow getting caught in a money pit and ending up holding the bag. This high-level of concern is understandable. Often our clients’ home is their largest single investment. For many, this

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The Best Time to Build a New Home?

Whether it’s saving two cents on a gallon of gas or building your dream home, everybody wants a bargain. Everyone loves a deal. No one likes paying retail. If you are considering building a new home, now or over the next year or two, you face a number of difficult questions… •    Can I do

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Defining Home Value

In the current economy, it has become fashionable to define “value” as simply the lowest price among new homes. But doing so discounts the value of providing a high level of construction quality, as well as service, before, during, and after your new home is built. This may not be in your family’s best interest.

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Choosing the Right Remodeler? Consider Your New-Home Builder

You might find it a little odd to consider hiring a new-home builder for your remodeling project, but organizations like ours can oftentimes deliver a better project than a traditional remodeling company that focuses on a range of home improvement projects. For room additions and major renovations that require structural work and a significant amount

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Under the Hood of your Home Technology Systems

The world may not look like the Jetson’s yet, but new technology is everywhere. It is in our vehicles, our homes, the games that we play. Whether it is Hi-Def, 3-D TV or the latest in smartphones and e-readers, consumer electronics are the eye-candy that catches our attention. Just as advanced, however, are the behind-the-wall

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Finding the Right Home Builder

There is a ton of information about how to find a builder for your new home. This blog, in fact, is one way we at Castle Homes use to impart information about our company in hopes of being a good match for your project. Unfortunately, most of what you read or hear from non-builder “experts”

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Turning Your Dream Home into Reality

Your dream home may not be as far from reality as you might think. As you look at today’s homes, with their wide choice of features and finishes, options and upgrades, you may feel overwhelmed. Here’s a method for sorting out what is most important to you. As you begin to think about a new

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Staying in Style in the “New Economy” with Castle Homes

Economic hard times or not, new homes are still being built across the country and in our community. But housing industry and new-home style ‘experts’ have noted a change in how people are approaching those projects. The trend seems to be toward more conservative and value-oriented choices. We’ve been paying attention to those trends. We

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The Finishing Touch: Interior Home Finishes

Regardless of a home’s size or style, all construction follows a consistent pattern and pace. Excavation and foundation work will be followed by the framing phase, which will be followed by rough mechanical, electrical and plumbing work. As soon as those stages are complete, insulation will be installed. These steps follow each other quickly and

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Home Design that Feels Right

Have you ever walked through a home and thought, “This feels right.” You may not be able to put your finger on exactly why it feels that way, but there’s definitely a sense of comfort, security, and of being “home” that’s no less real than finding a house in the right location and at the

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Castle Homes News

The Custom-Built Nashville Home You Need to See – by StyleBlueprint

by Jenna Bratcher, StyleBlueprint The Custom-Built Nashville Home You Need to See Alan and Heather Looney certainly aren’t strangers to luxury homes. As the power couple behind Nashville’s distinguished building firm, Castle Homes, their beautiful custom builds and home renovations are peppered throughout Music City, from West Meade to Green Hills and beyond. But there’s

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Internet Reality Check

Avoid the most common mistakes when searching for ideas on the web We all love the internet. It’s a bottomless source of ideas and inspiration for any project, and most people wouldn’t think of starting a new custom home before spending some serious time online. The internet is also a valuable resource for builders: it’s

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Reducing the Cost of Regulation

Government rules take time, money, and skill to navigate. That’s why you need a pro. Did the budget for your new home come in higher than you expected? Part of the reason may be that the fixed costs of building anything have gone up. By fixed costs, we don’t mean building materials. While this year’s

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Rethinking Home

COVID is causing changes in home designs and product choices Did you know that the half-bath became popular in the years following the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu pandemic? That’s because homeowners wanted to keep visitors’ germs out of the main bath. Did you also realize that Modern interior design first took hold in America during the

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Solving The Price Puzzle

Custom home pricing is a complex subject. Here are some ways to think about it. Have you ever called a car dealership to ask how much cars cost per pound? You say that’s a ridiculous question? We agree. In fact, we expect the dealership’s sales staff would wonder what you had been smoking. The serious

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