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Luxury Home Plans for Small Houses

March 8th, 2017 Posted by Home Builder, OKC luxury house plans No Comment yet

OKC luxury home plans for small houses

When you have decided to make OKC luxury home plans it does not mean that you have to spend huge amount of money. If you plan wisely and take all the important factors into consideration, you will be able to get your dream home built in the least amount possible. Today we are going to discuss 3 different plans that you can consider to get the home of your dreams built.

Westover House Plan

 In this plan you get both innovation and classic elegance combined in the best possible manner. It has multiple amenities on offer that will go beautifully with the Oklahoma surroundings. In this plan the master bedroom is connected with the wet bar and study with two different upstairs layout and one basement. This plan is open to customization, which means you can get the home tailor-made as per your specifications.

Clearfield House Plan

In this second one of the three OKC luxury home plans you can easily combine craftsman style with hillside design. If you have a sloped plot, this plan will suit beautifully. Amenities include built –in with corner windows, fireplace, media center along with the window seat for some cosy “me” time. The dining room is quite spacious and boasts of double French doors that opens up to a deck and hutch area. Other rooms include – the laundry room, mudroom, wet bar and wine cellar to name but a few.

Aspen Creek House Plan

The third and final of the OKC luxury home plans is this one. One of the major attractions is the foyer that is well supported by the study room with coffered ceilings and built-ins. The guest bedroom has walk in closet and built in bathroom. The living room opens up to the master bedroom accompanied by a kitchen, breakfast bar, fireplaces in the corner and a cooking patio towards the rear of the house that opens up to two car garages. Beautiful isn’t it?

Finally the master suite is fit for a king and queen. It has a luxurious bathroom that is not only spacious but has vanities for both him and her, a separate tub and shower followed by a spacious wardrobe area. The utility room sums up the house.

You can take your pick from any of these three plans when you are planning to get your dream home built in Oklahoma. Make sure the house fits your budget and suits the property. Go ahead and checkout these three OKC luxury house plans today.

Style Your Home With The Concept Of Feng Shui In 2017

January 19th, 2017 Posted by Home Builder, home designer edmond, Infographics No Comment yet

This year design your dream home with the concept of Feng Shui. As we all know Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy which helps create a positive atmosphere for your home. There are five elements related to this concept which are represented by various colors. These five elements are – Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, and Metal which creates energy imbalances in your home. It is however recommended to use only one element in a room to enhance the energy flow at any given time. Here we will discuss the five elements in detail with the help of this infographic given below.

Style Your Home With Feng Shui Infographic

Current Trends in Home Sizes and Property Enhancements in America

October 6th, 2016 Posted by Home Builder No Comment yet
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After the housing bubble popped in 2008, new homes are being built smaller and smaller. With the real estate market hitting rock bottom, more and more people are downsizing to reduce mortgage payments or are looking for ways to add real value to their existing homes. If you’re planning to invest in a new property in Oklahoma City, there are many local home builders to choose from. Here are some things to consider:

Type of Property: Building a home is not as easy as it once was, especially in the prevailing real estate market. The most important thing to keep in mind is the type of property that you wish to construct. The market is full of different types and styles of property. When making your design decisions, consider how many people are going to stay there, and how often you expect guests.

Two or three bedrooms is a good starter home for a new family; and four or more will be needed when the kids become teenagers. Is yard space going to be important? Will one or two stories work better for daily living? Bear in mind that a shared full bathroom can make cohabiting difficult, so it’s always wise to get at least one half bath.

Location: The perfect lot may just be in the worst location. Start your search near those places most important to you and your family. Check out school districts, nearby shopping, hospitals and emergency services, distance to work, and even ease of access from major roads. Moreover, building a home in a budding area may boost its value over time.

Property Value: Does the contractor quote make sense when you compare it to comparable homes in the area? Will you be able to afford the mortgage for as long as it takes to pay off? There are so many factors that you need to take into account when you consider the cost of building a home. We always recommend that you visit multiple home builders in your area so that you get the opportunity to compare the cost and prevailing market rates before you invest.

Documents Required: When buying a plot to build on, check out all the documents, get them verified by your lawyer and then proceed. Depending on where you plan to build, you may be required to get a city permit or comply with zoning regulations. Do your due diligence and don’t be afraid to ask reputable professionals for help.

If you choose a home builder in Oklahoma City, they will do all the running around for you, giving you the peace of mind that all your legal issues are taken care of. But, we still insist that get all the documents checked by your legal expert and ask him to look into the entire affair including the money transaction.

Once you consider all these factors, you will be able to make better decision about building your own home. If a new home still doesn’t sound like a good option. Upgrading your current house follows many of the same guidelines.

Take into account the repair budget as well. Don’t go overboard. If the current market trends are anything to go by then property rates are going to fall more if the world economy does not improve soon. Hence, decide accordingly and then make the purchase or upgrade!

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Construction Techniques for Energy Efficient Housing

September 28th, 2016 Posted by Home Builder No Comment yet
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With increasing energy costs and environmental awareness in Oklahoma City, new home construction has acquired new imperatives. While many eco-friendly homeowners are happy to plant new trees, they are still looking out for ways to make an even bigger impact on their carbon footprint. One such way is through novel techniques for sustainable and energy efficient housing when designing and building a new home.

  • Location: Planning a new home from the ground up gives ample opportunity to do it in the greenest way possible. For instance, you can ensure that the direction the largest windows face is away from direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day, reducing air conditioning needs. Also, choosing a plot that is well connected to the rest of OKC will help reduce car emissions during your regular commute.
  • Smaller is Better: Smaller homes require fewer materials, less shipment, less energy to heat and cool, and less fuel to maintain the lawn. Like gearheads used to say “there’s no substitute for cubic inches”; eco-friendly homeowners know there’s no substitute for downsizing.
  • Energy Efficient Appliances: Many appliances available nowadays are designed to be more energy efficient. If you look carefully, you will notice that many of these products come with an “Energy Star” rating and an estimate of annual energy consumption. These indicators help homeowners make informed decisions about the most energy hungry products they buy. Energy efficient lighting like LED and CFL bulbs do cost more than the regular light bulbs, but both last much longer and consume less energy.
  • Insulation: For new construction, insulation is huge opportunity area for eco-consciousness. Novel materials such as soy foam insulation reduce the use of toxic materials in construction. Also, including adequate insulation from the start can help reduce energy consumption on heating and cooling, which account for as much as 50% of a home’s energy use.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The three R’s are pretty simple to follow: reduce how much you buy and consume by using the resources available in more efficient ways; reuse what can be, such as reclaimed wood, hardware, and fixtures; recycle what can’t be reused, like broken glass and metal.
  • Sustainable Building Materials: Technology has greatly expanded our options in building materials. There is now a substitute for virgin lumber that is made with wood pulp and polymers, but wears better and it just as strong.
  • Alternative Power: Solar and wind energy are great options for Oklahoma’s sunny and windy climate. Yes, it is true that solar panels are expensive up front, but most models will pay for themselves in less than half the time it takes to pay off a mortgage!
  • Rainwater Harvesting Systems: For my 5th grade science project, we were taught how to collect rainwater and store it in tanks for future use. You can use this water to water your lawn or landscaping on hot, dry days.

When looking to build an eco-friendly home in OKC, have a detailed discussion with your builder about your needs and expectations, and he can surely advise you accordingly.

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September 8th, 2016 Posted by Home Builder No Comment yet

Tips for Hassle-Free Home Construction

Gone are the days when home construction used to be a painstaking job. You select a piece of land, bargain its price and appoint an architect firm to plan your home design or plan it yourself (thereby enhancing your stress). In addition to all these processes, you need to appoint a legal expert to verify the authenticity of land purchase, its ownership rights, whether or not the property is mortgaged and whether the previous owner is paid up on property taxes.

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How to Choose the Right Home Builder in Oklahoma City

August 25th, 2016 Posted by Home Builder No Comment yet

How to Choose the Right Home Builder in Oklahoma City

Buying a new home is realizing a million-dollar dream of a lifetime and that is why selecting the right home builder is so important, and more so when you are aspiring to build a luxury home. Building a home is an art in itself. It is a sublime integration of facilities and aesthetic tastes. In addition, people judge your aesthetic tastes from your home. Thus, to select the right home builder, you need to be choosy. Sometimes, where your builder is based could make a significant difference. Local home builders of a particular location could offer you your exact demands given local constraints and opportunities.
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Advantages of Working an Independent Home Builder in Oklahoma City

August 23rd, 2016 Posted by Home Builder No Comment yet

Advantages of Working an Independent Home Builder in Oklahoma

Lots of emotions come with deciding to build your home. Unlike purchasing groceries, building a home is big, inspiring, and ultimately practical. When you decide to build a custom home, you should be clear about your ideas. Before you decide to build your home, there is one particular thing you should take care of: choosing a home builder. You might run after big names in the industry or track down an independent expert. Both dimensions offer their own advantages. Let’s compare. (more…)