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Southern Living Showcase Home

The Importance of Structure

Framing details have a big impact on all aspects of a new home. Most people don’t think much about their home’s structural skeleton—unless there’s a problem. Small mistakes made during the framing stage can cause headaches later on that range from annoyances to health issues.

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Case Study: Why Castle Homes Chooses LP Building Products

Why did Castle Homes choose LP to partner for the Southern Living Showcase Home at Dorset Park? Superior engineered wood floor components that build straight and stable floors. “We’re a big believer in using an engineered floor system,” said Brett Wright, project manager for Castle Homes. “All of the pieces of LP’s floor system worked

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Nashville Southern Living Custom Builder to Build Idea House

Southern Living Magazine With the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee as its canvas, the latest in home building, cutting-edge technology and stunning interior design was featured in Nashville’s Southern Living Showcase Home earning Castle Homes the prestigious 2012 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year award. From an intriguing textured exterior finish on the home

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Southern Living Showcase Home Exterior Construction

Old World Texture Transforms Southern Living Showcase Home

Old World texture is transforming the exterior of Nashville’s Southern Living Showcase Home in Dorset Park this week making it the first home in the region to use Sherwin William’s UltraCrete Acrylic Texture Coating. French Country in style, the Southern Living Showcase Home has clay-fired brick as its foundation. With a straight edge, the brick

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Achieving Southern Livability

Livability for all ages is one of the first considerations when trying to bring southern living charm into your own home.  When designing the Southern Living Showcase Home, open for tour October 21-November 6 in Green Hill’s Dorset Park, Heather Looney, Castle Homes Vice President/Build Phase Designer, says a sense of togetherness and family should be at the core of your

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Insulation: A Critical Piece Of The Science Of Home Building

Insulation is something many of us take for granted when building a home, but it is a critical part of the science of building when chosen wisely and installed correctly.  In the Southern Living Showcase Home, being built by Castle Homes in Dorset Park, Guardian UltraFit DS fiberglass insulation has been selected with Nashville Insulation

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Keeping A Lid On Air Conditioning Costs: LP TechShield

Combining the new GAF Camelot lifetime designer shingles with LP TechShield Radiant Barrier is giving the Southern Living Showcase Home, being built in Nashville’s Dorset Park, a great one-two punch in combating home heating and air conditioning bills. As outlined in a previous blog you can find here, Castle Homes is installing the relatively new

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Behind the Drywall: Important Lumber Choices

China rattling, tiles cracking and bumps in the floor make you think of an earthquake, but Castle Homes’ Project Manager Brett Wright warns it can be a direct result of building a home without pre-engineered lumber. “It matters what’s behind those walls,” Wright said. “Building from the LSL SolidStart girders and the engineered LP SolidStart

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Southern Living Showcase Home – Green from the ground up!

Construction is underway for the Southern Living Showcase Home in Dorset Park! As with every Castle Home, green building techniques are being implemented from the start in order to fulfill our goal to reduce environmental impact. Beginning with smart, environmentally conscious design, this new home construction will be utilizing green techniques and durable products to

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Designers and Ronald McDonald House Charities Chosen for Southern Living Showcase Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A team of the Nashville area’s best designers has been chosen to bring the charm and beauty of Southern Living magazine to this fall’s Southern Living Showcase Home being built by Castle Homes in Dorset Park neighborhood in southern Davidson County with the Ronald McDonald House named as the benefiting charity. Castle Homes is

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Answering the Current Building Products Challenge

How to keep your new home on track amid COVID-related price spikes and shortages If you’re ready to start a new custom home, you may need to deal with the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus-related economic shutdown. That means working with your builder to mitigate its impact. The problem, as we all know, started in

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Why Budget Poker Is a Bad Bet

Transparency about what you can afford is the only way to get the most house for your money. Your new custom home is likely one of your biggest-ever investments, so you obviously need a builder you can trust. Ways to confirm trustworthiness include reading online reviews, calling references and noting the builder’s professional certifications. As

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The Perfect Kitchen

This imaginative and fun exercise will get you a space that’s just right for your needs One of the many benefits of a new custom home is that the kitchen can be perfectly tailored to support how you cook and entertain. A first step to getting that result is to think through the space in

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Considering the ‘New’ Home Office

Societal trends are making the home office a must-have for many homeowners. Careful planning is the key to getting a space where you can be truly productive. Remote work arrangements have been on the upswing for a long time. Research firm Global Workplace Analytics figured in 2019 that there were 4.3 million telecommuters in the

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Dreamy Backyard Getaways to Inspire Your Home by StyleBlueprint

by Brianna Goebel, StyleBlueprint As many of us start to dream about summer days and much-anticipated vacations (perhaps more so than usual), we often look outside our home’s four walls for some peace and relaxation. However, you don’t need to travel far away for the getaway of your dreams. Local builders, architects and interior designers

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