Friday, June 30, 2017

3 Facts That Make Building Your Own Home a No-Brainer

3 Facts That Make Building Your Own Home an Easy No-Brainer
When it comes to owning your home, there’s a lot to fantasize about. You have the chance to have your place where your family can grow and establish roots. So just find one and buy it, right? Sure, you can. But what if you could build your own home, designed just for you and your family’s needs in a way that’s comfortable, modern and even sustainable? There’s a lot of talk these days about building your home and it’s for good reason. The benefits of building your own are so great - it’s almost crazy to pass them by! And with the contractors at Unique Home Building at your side, you’re sure to have a home building success. So why should you build your own? Here are 3 facts that make building your own home an easy no brainer: 

New home, new start. It can be so refreshing to know that you can live in a home with no history - your story and memories will be the first to grace it’s walls.. Maybe it's time for new memories and maybe cooking a dinner in a brand-new kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction. In addition, you won’t have to spend time stripping dated wallpaper or repainting to suit your personal style, but simply create your own home look and feel from the very start! 

Entertain your way. Older homes can be a challenge to entertain in because smaller rooms with unique floor plans can make it difficult to entertain guests. Today, modern home layouts allow for more open spaces and rooms that flow into each other more easily. While you are preparing dinner, you can still interact with guests enjoying conversation without feeling closed off. Imagine having the feeling of spaciousness in rooms enhanced with higher ceilings and additional windows that bring in more light than you would find in an older home! Sounds inviting, doesn't it?

Your personal design. With our modern ideas and desires, you can literally wire your home to suit your interests and needs. Older homes have very specific wiring and setups that limit what you can do and where with your music, entertainment, appliances and cooking. Imagine having a wall designed around your entertaining or home office needs? New homes can accommodate advanced technologies like structured wiring, security systems and sophisticated lighting plans, and can be tailored to meet the individual homeowner’s needs.

Ask any homeowner that’s bought a previously owned or older home and they’ll all tell you the same frustrations: Entertaining is complicated, there are never enough - or the right outlets and it usually doesn’t quite reflect who they are and what they love. But you’re lucky enough to not be bound by those limitations!

We are excited to be a part of this journey with you. If you are ready to plan your new home construction, contact the contractors at Unique Home Building today!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great Decor Tips You Need to Make Your 4th of July Party a Smash Hit!

Great Decor Tips You Need to Make Your 4th of July Party a Smash Hit!It’s that time of the year of again where family and friends gather together over great food and fun celebration. But what’s really fun, is knowing you’ve got the party with the most bang, right? Because anyone can throw a 4th of July party, but there are some simple ideas and tips you can use to make sure yours is by far, the most memorable of all. Let's get creative this year and have the best independence day party ever.
Here are some hot 4th of July party tips you don’t want to miss, that are sure to make your party a smash hit!  
Fun With Fabric. Head to a fabric store or look around the house for any red, white or blue fabric in any kind of pattern you can find. It doesn't have to be stars and stripes, just the right colors! Tie the strips to the railings with contrasting strips of material. 
Just Add Stars. You’re about to add another lovely flare to your party. Simply find any patterned paper that you can cut stars from, but if you can find gold or silver, even better.
Creative Candles. Round up some red, white and blue votives and place tealights in them for once the sun goes down!
Fun With Food. For decorative healthy snacks, place red apples in blue buckets or strawberries in white bowls. 
Music Makes the World Go Round. Have FUN music. Create a playlist of fun, happy, celebration style music that lets people loosen up and have the time of your life. Take it further and even enjoy some karaoke before the fireworks go off! 
Simply look for creative color ideas when you're thinking about the three most important components of your Fourth of July backyard d├ęcor: table coverings, lighting and accenting finishing touches. Color coordination isn't going to be a problem, so you really can't go wrong with whatever you choose to cover your tables. The easiest thing to do with any other kind of table is to start off with a plain white tablecloth and then embellish it. Try striped ribbon, glittery paper stars, crepe paper edging or a fabric runner with tiny paper stars dangling from the ends. If that sounds like too much work, or you're having a lot of kids over, keep it simple and fun. Just cover the tables with white paper, provide red and blue crayons and stickers, and let the kids do the decorating. They will love their decorative freedom!! 
As you can see there are many ways to create a celebratory space this year.  Take one or all of the ideas and you'll be so glad you did!  
We love making your home a place to gather.  If there is anything else we can help you with, come visit our contractors at Unique Home Building, and we'll get you going with your dreams!

Friday, June 9, 2017

What Everyone Absolutely MUST Know Before Buying or Selling Any House!

What Everyone Absolutely MUST Know Before Buying or Selling Any House! Both buying and selling a home can be an exciting yet stressful process. But done correctly with the right knowledge and advice, both buying and selling can be a totally rewarding experience! At Unique Home Building, we specialize in creating houses that feel like a home both for buyers and sellers. Homes are investments that should be taken seriously with attention to the important details. So today we want to share with you the simple tips you need to keep in mind before moving forward on any sale to make sure you’re always making the smartest move. 
Beautiful curb appeal. Regardless of whether you are buying or wanting to sell, the truth remains what makes or breaks the opportunity is whether or not you or the buyer even want to go it the house. If you're looking to flip or buy cheap and renovate,find an attractive home from an architectural perspective that just needs aesthetic upgrades. Finding a home with an ugly paint color and really poor landscaping can be a major find.
Make sure the structure is solid! When it comes to buying a home, you want to avoid major structural issues that will cost you big money to fix or will lower your leverage when it’s time to sell if you haven’t fixed them. Here are a few of the biggest culprits:
Foundation. Do not buy a house that has issues with the foundation. If you see large cracks in the foundation outside or on the basement walls, or the walls look like they are caving in some spots, kindly leave the house and look elsewhere.
Bug free. Termite or carpenter ant damage is common in some locales, and it may be hard to find an older home that hasn’t had a little damage at one point or another. The key here is to find a home that does not have major structural damage and has no signs of current issues. Some home inspectors will actually insure for a year or more that there are no current signs of infestation, and if they appear, they will cover the costs to terminate.
Open air flow. Have you ever walked through a house that makes you feel claustrophobic or just didn’t feel right? Odds are that other people feel that way in the same homes. Don’t buy them. This may be remedied by knocking down a wall or two in some homes, but that can be an expensive project and you may be risking structural damage.
No water damage. Avoid buying a house that has signs of mold or water damage. They can be very expensive to fix and usually are signs of larger foundational or roof issues. Here again, a good home inspector will be able to test or look for both.
Wired well. Beware problems with the electrical and plumbing systems. These are a home’s lifeblood, and replacements are costly.
Hopefully these tips have helped you feel a little more clear about what to look for and what to do before you take the next big step. The contractors at Unique Home Building believe that every home owner deserves to have the best experience possible.  Please call us today and let us know how we can help!