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The Value of Trusted Associations

You can tell a lot about someone by his or her associates, and that’s as true for businesses as it is for individuals. Every successful business understands the value of ongoing trust-based relationships with other industry professionals. Take the example of builder trade partnerships.

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What Makes a Project a Success?

It’s as much about the experience as the result. Some homeowners have asked: How does a builder know when a project has been a success? Well, there’s good news—the answer to this question is one of the things that defines a great builder. To a pro, every successful project crosses the finish line with three outcomes.

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Building Capital: Your Home as Asset

There are a lot of reasons people buy houses. It might be a combination of location, the home’s feel, or floor plan. Or perhaps it’s to accommodate a certain lifestyle or household dynamic, such as children or multiple generations living under one roof.

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The Technologically Connected Home

New technologies put the smart home within reach of any homebuyer. Connected home technology in the early 2000s was a costly proposition. In most cases, high-priced “structured wiring” linked a central server to the devices it managed and also to proprietary, hardwired keypads and control screens.

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Nashville Symphony Show House: Luxurious Baths

The Nashville Symphony Show House is classic, clean, and steeped in luxury. No area of the home quite personifies that like the master and guest suite baths.   His and Hers Guest Suites comprise the second floor of the home, each with adjoining baths. Details like the Traditions in Tile designed mosaic floors of Arabescato

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Meet The Nashville Symphony Show House Designers

The Nashville Symphony Show House has been called a “paradigm of original architecture, quality craftsmanship and innovative design” and “a visual masterpiece” by the region’s top bloggers and style reporters. Such accolades are the result of months of hard work and vision by the Show House’s distinguished team of design and building professionals. Alan Looney, President, Castle Homes Castle Homes Founder/President Alan

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Nashville Symphony Show House: Exterior and Architectural Elements

Architecturally reminiscent of homes built in the late 1800s, the Nashville Symphony Show House evokes a nostalgic, yet timeless feeling. The home has a parapet clad entrance and deep reveal lap siding, making it a perfect example of Southern Contemporary Folk design. Though traditional in appearance, the home is constructed using the most up-to-date and

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Outdoor Living at the Nashville Symphony Show House

  Tennessee is known for its pleasant climate with mild to cool Winters with a comfortable Spring and Fall. Even Summer sees its mild days, making outdoor living an integral part of life in Nashville. The Nashville Symphony Show House seamlessly bridges the gap between outdoor and indoor when you step through the Pella French

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Enter the Williams-Sonoma Hashtag Contest

Enter to WIN! Post your photos of The Nashville Symphony Show House to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest using the hashtag #NashSymphonyHouse and be entered to win our Williams-Sonoma giveaway! One lucky Winner will be announced by June 28th. Good luck! Proceeds from The Nashville Symphony Show House benefit The Nashville Symphony. Please mention & follow Castle Homes on

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Join The Live Pin Event June 15 at 7p CST

We’re kicking off the Nashville Symphony Show House festivities with a Bloggers Garden Party featuring special guests Southern Living Contributing Garden Editor, Carmen Johnston, PBS Volunteer Gardener Troy Marden, & Miss Daisy King of Miss Daisy Kings Kitchen. Southern regional design & food Bloggers will reveal their favorite architectural and interior design elements during a

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Magic Behind The Build

In a few short days, some of the city’s top designers will be transforming the interiors of Nashville’s newest signature home event, the Nashville Symphony Show House, with beautiful, inspiring designs in each room of the over 5,000 square foot custom build which opens for tour daily June 12-28. This project has so many layers

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New Home Construction: Building Peace and Quiet

When considering building a new home, the focus typically revolves around floor plan, home energy performance or updated finishes. While these considerations are important, they omit a key element to quality of life: peace and quiet. This may mean blocking out unwanted environmental noise like traffic or indoor noise pollution like the dishwasher, Monday Night

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Smart Supply Choices

Builders buy their materials from suppliers that offer benefits to them and the homebuyer. Some customers express curiosity about the places different suppliers occupy in the building supply chain. With that in mind, we thought it worth explaining why we buy our materials and products where we do. The basic choice is between the “big

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Smart Lighting Is a Game Changer

Wireless lighting controls are likely in your future. Here’s why. Mention home lighting trends and what comes to mind is the growth of LEDs. But the incandescent bulb isn’t the only thing about to disappear—the wall switch may be going the same way. That’s because more homeowners are opting for “smart” lighting controls that replace conventional

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House Beautiful Reveals Line-Up of Interior Designers for Second Annual Whole Home Concept House in Nashville

Top Tier Interior Designers From Across the U.S. Including Barclay, Butera, Vern Yip, Among Others Will Contribute to the Concept House Debuting in October 2019

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Can You Finish My Home By…?

Understanding the variables that affect the schedule Many clients approach a builder with an idea about how long it should take to finish their new home. Some underestimate the time the project will require, while others expect it to take a lot longer. Every builder loves being able to deliver a quality home on budget

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What does a home builder actually do?

A lot of people don’t understand the sheer complexity of the builder’s job and the systems required to build a house from scratch. Many analogies have been used to describe the professional builder: the conductor of an orchestra, the captain of a ship, even a general executing a military campaign. The point is that the

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