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Choosing Your Custom Built Home Exterior Color in Alachua County Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 3, 2022 3:34:26 PM

Choosing the exterior paint color of your custom house seems pretty straightforward, especially after the more complicated decisions around what features you should include on the inside. However, once you begin looking at different exterior home colors and palettes, things can get a little overwhelming. The amount of variation in white alone will make you want to say, “maybe I’ll get to this tomorrow.” We’re here to make the choice between the most popular exterior house paint choices easier.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

The Custom Home Building Process & Timeline in Florida

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

You’ve decided you’re ready for a custom home built to your exact preferences and needs. Now what? Well, once you find the perfect Florida design-build firm for your project, you’ll be guided through the standard timeline for building a custom house. What are the steps for building a custom house from start to finish in Florida? Also, how long does each step in building a house take?

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Gainesville Living

Collaboration During the Remodeling and Custom Home Build Process

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Collaboration is how many things get done, including custom home construction projects. Your custom home building team will work more effectively and efficiently when collaboration is kept front and center. So, why is it that collaboration is so important and how is that accomplished? 

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

Which Home Style is Right for Your Custom-Build?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM

You’ve decided you’re ready to build a custom home that has every feature on your must-have list. You’ve read up on interior design trends for the kitchen, and even storage options for the bathroom. You know what amenities you’d like in your custom home, but deciding on the overall style of your home can be a little tricky. What home styles are popular in Florida? More importantly, how do you decide what type of home is right for you?  

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

14 Front Elevation Styles to Inspire Your Gainesville New Home Build

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 30, 2022 12:29:15 PM

When you imagine driving up to your newly built custom home, what type of front elevation design do you see? With so many elevation design options, this question could be more difficult to answer than you’d expect. What are the different types of elevations and which are the most popular designs? Let’s take a look at the most commonly used elevations and what makes each unique. 

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Trends & Ideas, Gainesville Living

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Home Remodeling Contractor

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 31, 2022 8:00:00 AM

So, you really want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living space, or your whole home. You’ve spent hours pouring over design ideas on the internet and HGTV. You know it’s time to renovate your home. But there’s one thing keeping you up at night now: How do I choose the right remodeling contractor? You’ve heard stories from neighbors and friends about difficulties they’ve experienced—you’re eager to avoid problems and get the home of your dreams. To get there, you’ll need to get educated as you choose between different Gainesville remodel contractors.

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Topics: Insider, Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101, Trends & Ideas

Why Custom Home Build Bids Can Be Different

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Nov 20, 2021 1:57:00 PM

When you’re getting custom home bids, you’re going to find that there is often quite a bit of difference in cost between those bids. This gets confusing because you rightly assume that there should be consistency between builders. When one bid comes in significantly higher in the cost per square foot, should you dismiss it and go with a cheaper option?

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101

Controlling Custom Home Project Costs During the Design Phase

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Sep 14, 2021 3:57:00 PM

Going into a custom home building project in Alachua County, you likely have the expectation that the complexity of your unique project warrants a more substantial investment of time and money than building a production home.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home in Alachua County?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 9, 2021 1:14:00 PM

There are a handful of common questions just about everyone asks when considering a custom home build in Gainesville, FL (or anywhere else, for that matter). After questions regarding price points and what style the contractors are comfortable building and designing, the conversations turn to time. Just how long does it take to build new homes in Gainesville? Are there hiccups to potentially plan for? What might delay a new home build? You likely have your own time frame constructed in your head for when you'd like to move into the new house. Perhaps it's as soon as possible, or maybe you'd like to be settled in by the time the holidays roll around. Maybe you don't care either way and you're content with waiting however long it takes.

Whatever boat you find yourself in, it is helpful to, at the very least, have a general understanding of how long it takes custom home builders in Gainesville, FL to construct a house that's turn-key ready. Here are some of the ins and outs of how long it takes to build a house.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

What Is Design-Build?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Aug 9, 2021 10:11:00 AM

Adding "design" to any title just has a way of giving it an artistic air of importance. They aren't a website maker, they are a website designer. It's not an interior decorator, it's an interior designer. That one, simple word, helps elevate the entire title of a person or place of business.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Home Remodeling 101

How Much Does It Cost to Buy an Acre of Land in Alachua County?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Apr 24, 2021 6:36:00 AM

If you want to design and build a custom home in Alachua County, the first step is deciding where to put it. 

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Land in Alachua County

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Mar 14, 2021 6:15:00 AM

When you’re building a custom home in Alachua County, there is a myriad of details to think about to ensure both the outcome and the process you desire. Selecting the property for your new home build is just as complex.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

How Much Will it Cost to Build a Custom Home in Alachua County in 2022?

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 13, 2020 3:57:00 PM

Alachua County, home to the University of Florida, abundant natural attractions, and a diverse collection of thriving industries, is an attractive option for prospective homeowners from Florida and beyond.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

3 Options for Building a New Home in Gainesville

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Oct 6, 2020 11:29:00 AM

New homes in Alachua County are going up all the time, considering the vibrant growth of our University of Florida community and all of the opportunities springing up from local businesses, and the draw of the incredible natural beauty of the area. If you are considering building a home here in the Gainesville area, it’s good to know about your options before diving into the biggest (and most worthwhile) investment you will probably ever make.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

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