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Nashville Symphony Show House Build Enters Final Weeks

With only two weeks to go, the Nashville Symphony Show House build is right on track for the area’s top designers to begin staging the home June 1st. The painting, electrical trim out, and plumbing are largely completed, and the unique architectural design details of the Show House are coming into focus. The kitchen backsplash tile

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Maximize Your New Home’s Value

The great thing about a new house is that everything is, well, new. Nothing is scratched, stained, or worn out. It’s wonderful: Everything works! That’s one of the main attractions of buying a new home. But, as any homeowner knows, the rigors of day-to-day living can cause that blissful new-home feeling to fade. It’s an

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Troy Marden Book Signing Saturday, June 20th

Troy Marden, an award-winning garden and floral designer and host of Nashville Public Television’s hit gardening show Volunteer Gardener, will be available for a book signing during the Nashville Symphony Show House tour on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Southern Gardener’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve – Alabama, Arkansas,

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A Flurry Of Activity At The Nashville Symphony Show House

With just one month to go, the Nashville Symphony Show House build is a flurry of activity! Focus has moved inside with attention to the stunning architectural details such as the sculptural staircase and historic building elements. The team has begun installation of the designer, one-of-a-kind, light fixtures, such as this stairway chandelier. The shower tile has been

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What is Customer Satisfaction When Building a New Home?

Research shows that good processes are key to a great building experience. The best builders know which experiences homeowners find most frustrating, and they work tirelessly to avoid them. Industry studies show that homeowners’ biggest complaints are about their builder’s processes, especially around scheduling, budget, work habits and customer service. Smart builders use data from

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Nashville’s New Signature Home Event Teams With Top Designers

Creating a quintessential Southern Contemporary Folk home, top Nashville interior designers have partnered with the award-winning team of Castle Homes and Wade Weissmann Architecture for Music City’s newest signature event, the Nashville Symphony Show House, open for tour June 12-28 in the Forest Hills area of Nashville. Showcasing the latest in building, architecture and interior

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New Home Construction: Exterior Finishing Touches

We’ve compared a home’s framing to its skeleton, wiring to its nerves and insulation to its muscle. Now it’s time to talk about exterior finishes — a home’s “skin”, with a little make-up applied, as well. We’re very fortunate to be designing and building homes in a time that offers a vast array of exterior

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Progress At The Nashville Symphony Show House

Progress continues at the Nashville Symphony Show House! The build is right on schedule for staging to begin June 1st and tours to begin June 12 – 28. Last week saw many exterior projects completed. The porches are all done now, and you can see the craftsmanship that went into laying the brick below. Castle Homes’ brick

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What Quality Home Construction Looks Like

Builders are always talking about “quality,” but few can explain what they mean to their new home clients. This should not be a mystery; construction quality is easy to see when you know what to look for. As a professional builder, we not only take pride in creating high-quality homes, but also in making sure

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Sneak Peek: The Nashville Symphony Show House

The last two weeks have been exciting over at the Nashville Symphony Show House Build. We have seen a transformation from ‘construction site’ to ‘amazing home nearing completion’. The team at Castle Homes has the metal roof almost finalized, the stairs are being set, doors being hung, tile is being laid and much, much more!

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Managing Change Orders When Building a New Home

Building a new home is a dynamic and exciting process. As professional homebuilders, our goal is to make the process smooth and transparent for our clients. Once the job is underway, things happen quickly, so we work with clients to make decisions well ahead of time to help ensure they get their new home on

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Home Building Inspections

During the construction of a new home, a professional builder is responsible for managing a variety of inspections to ensure that the new home meets agreed upon quality standards, is on schedule for completion when promised, and complies with applicable building codes. These periodic visits may or may not include our homebuyers. When clients are

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Understanding Home Technology

The world may not look like the Jetson’s yet, but new technology is everywhere from vehicles to houses to the games that we play. Consumer electronics, from flat-panel TVs to iPod docks, are the eye-candy that catches our attention. Just as advanced, however, are the behind-the-walls systems that enable all the gizmos. There are two

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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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