The traditional new home construction process has given general contractors (GCs) a bad rap. Typically, clients would work with an architect to design their dream home, only to be stunned when construction bids from GCs come in way over budget and timelines stretch. Patterson Custom Homes aims to restore faith in GCs by beginning its relationship with clients as early as possible in the process.
Having likely spent more time in your home over the past couple of years, you may have decided to finally tackle some of those overdue projects you now have to look at every day. Windows and patio doors routinely top the list. Updating them can make a huge difference, not only for the aesthetic appeal of your home but also for your wallet.
There’s nothing quite like a wood door, exterior and interior, to provide a warm and inviting impression for your home. Wood doors can support different stylistic visions, offer cherished privacy, and even create a feeling of sanctuary.
New York builder Anthony Aebi found his net-zero inspiration after building his own house. Using traditional stick-built techniques, he realized he was done building “like the second little pig.” The next home he built would use insulated concrete forms (ICFs) and would be the first zero energy-rated home in the Northeast.
Our general recommendation is to inspect your exterior doors once a year. If you live on the coast, it’s actually a good idea to check them once a month just because of the corrosive nature of salt water and ocean air.
Contemporary design is perennially popular, in part because it can evolve and change with the times. But at its foundation resides a love of straight lines, natural elements, and a strikingly sleek aesthetic that draws you in. Done right, a contemporary look can transform a home into something truly special. Here are six things to think about when embarking on your contemporary journey.
The climate of the planet is changing, and designers, engineers, and builders must change along with it. No matter what coastal region you call home, you’ve undoubtedly had to learn to anticipate and manage new environmental challenges in recent years. Windows and doors are a big part of that.
You won’t be surprised to learn that the process of finding the right door usually starts with color. It can make your exterior pop, complement your home’s architecture, and generally bring new life to a tired look.
Today’s wood windows include option-rich, high-quality solutions that elevate projects of any budget size.
Long ignored as wholly utilitarian, the interior door is increasingly considered a great canvas for expressing one’s personality and style. This is especially true when you consider the average home boasts some 14 interior doors.