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building a home addition

10 Mistakes that Happen When Building a Home Addition

Building a new home addition can be a daunting task for many homeowners. There are so many decisions to make and building codes that must be followed, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And knowing where to start and how to start can be extremely difficult to determine. This is why we have created a guide to help you avoid the 10 common mistakes that most people make when building an addition onto their home, to help you avoid these pitfalls! Avoid These Mistakes When Building a Home Addition The first mistake we want to touch on is building an addition

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financing your new home build

What You Should Know About Financing Your New Home Build

With today’s housing market and low-interest rates, the price of homes in many areas has skyrocketed. So instead of competing with the other people looking for a new home, you may be thinking about building a new home. However, as you begin to shop around and make plans for this home there are a few things you need to figure out, one of the most important being how you will be financing your new home build. Some other questions you need to ask are: Are my credit reports up to date and accurate? What information is needed to apply to

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luxury home building

What is Luxury Home Building

A luxury home is a home that is valued within the top 10% of properties on the local market. They tend to be large in size, located in prime areas, constructed and finished with high-end materials, and designed with appealing and unique architectural details and amenities. And once you have decided to embark on the luxury home building journey there are quite a few components of the process you should be aware of. The first is that it takes quite a bit of time and effort to build your custom home, and because of that you want it to be

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New Home Construction

Is New Home Construction A Better Investment?

It is no surprise that brand new homes have a higher cost than homes that are labeled as resale. However, you may be wondering whether or not investing in a new home construction versus a resale home is actually worth it. Well, the first thing you should know is that people who purchase a new home construction are getting more than just a brand new home. They are also getting: Appliances that are energy efficient The ability to choose their home’s finishes, fixtures, and each component of the home Heating, cooling, and ventilation systems that are energy efficient The knowledge

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kitchen remodel

What To Know Before Your Kitchen Remodel and Renovation

The kitchen is often times the heart of the home. However, if your kitchen is poorly designed functionality wise or doesn’t match your aesthetic, it can be hard to find the motivation to spend time in the kitchen cooking and gathering with your family. If this is the case, you may be considering a kitchen remodel or kitchen renovation. Before you begin the process it is important to keep in mind that a kitchen remodel can be overwhelming. This is why our team at Built Right Home has come up with the perfect guide to make your kitchen remodel and

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Buying Land to Build your House

Finding Land to Build Your House On Deciding to build a custom home may seem like a dream come true, and it is! But finding land for sale isn’t as easy as finding a for sale sign in someone’s front yard is. Keeping an eye out on real-estate websites is one way that you can try and find available land to build your house on. However, the best plots usually aren’t advertised on sites like these. There are some real estate agents that specialize in this exact process and can help find land to build your house on with ease.

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build on your lot

What You Should Know Before Hiring Someone to Build on Your Lot

When it comes to hiring a company to build on your lot there are a lot of companies that will be vying for your bid. However, before choosing the perfect team for your custom home there are a few important questions that you need to ask, the first two being, how long will this project take, and how much is this going to cost? Both of these questions are extremely important because the price is a huge factor when it comes to determining which custom home builder you hire to build on your lot. Aside from these questions you probably

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custom home builders

Why you Should Hire a team of Custom Home Builders

Custom Home Builders vs. General Contractors When it comes to building your dream home the first step in the process is deciding who should take on the project. Will you hire a general contractor to do the work? Will you build the house yourself? Or will you search for a team of custom home builders to tackle the project for you? If we are being honest, most homeowners don’t take on the task of building their custom home on their own and either hire a general contractor or a team of custom home builders. Making the decision on who to

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The Benefits of Building a Custom Home

The Benefits of Building a Custom Home

The Benefits of Building a Custom Home Custom home designAs the housing market and the economy in general have recovered in the past few years, Americans are expanding their horizons when it comes to home ownership. Though older houses are still a popular option, there has been a greater shift toward custom-built homes, and for good reason. Building a new home provides a great many number of advantages, including: Total Control Older homes often require some sort of renovation to meet the buyer’s exact desires and demands. With a custom-built house, you are in complete control, down to the type

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5 questions to ask before building your new custom home

5 Questions to ask before building your new custom home

5 Questions To Ask Before Building Your New Custom Home The time is right, and you’ve decided to build a new custom home! You can afford it, and you’re ready to have all the personalized features and amenities designed to fit your lifestyle. We’ve put together a list of our 5 most important questions to help you start planning! 1. Do I have a location in mind for where I want to build? Look around for land that is for sale in the area(s) that you’d like to build. Investigate the land you’d like to purchase so you can pinpoint

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Timber Ridge Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes 2020 Press Release

Press Release October 19, 2020 Fredericksburg, VA. – Built Right Homes, LLC is proud to announce that our Builder/Owner, Brandon Serbay has been awarded the Pinnacle Builder Award from the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association (FABA) in the 2020 Fredericksburg Parade of Homes. Mr. Serbay, at 39 is the youngest builder to win the four-year-old prestigious Pinnacle Award. It is one of the highest achievement awarded by a more than five decades old professional builders’ association. FABA works to educate, promote and represent the building industry while enhancing the region’s quality of life. FABA, a tax-exempt trade organization, is affiliated with

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Design Guides – Lighting

How many Pendants over the kitchen island? What size Chandelier in the Foyer? The Dining Room? The Family Room? These are the questions that keep you up at night when designing a new home. I hope the information here will help guide you to your best lighting choices for your new Built Right Home and hopefully prevent anymore sleepless nights. Remember we are always here to help. Pendants The number of pendants will be largely based on the length of your kitchen island, but none of this absolute. For a two pendant island I would suggest a 12” to 14”

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