Whitmore Custom HOMES Blog

Industry trends, dream home tips, and the latest home-related happenings in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

 

Keeping your Custom Home Warm Efficiently this Winter

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, winter is starting to settle into West Michigan. As much as we'd like to believe it's still fall, those chilly nights and morning frosts tell us it's probably time to start getting the home ready for the winter...

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Energy Efficient Heating Options for your Custom Home

When you're building a custom home, chances are the majority of your attention is focused on design. What will the floor plan look like? What couch will fit in your living room? And most importantly, can you get that subway tile for the kitchen? When...

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Aging in Place: How Custom Builders Can Help

With rising healthcare costs and longer lifespans, the number of people choosing to age in place is increasing. New technology and extended services for aging citizens, like meals on wheels and single-button life alert technology, make it much easier and...

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Building an Accessible Custom Home

There are many homes out there that claim to be ADA accessible, but once you get in them, it's clear that the builders have done the bare minimum to meet accessibility standards. While those standards might be doable, they're not always the most...

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Designing the Custom Home Kitchen of your Dreams

Many people consider the kitchen to be the heart of a home. Since it's where most people take their meals, entertain, and gather, it does make a lot of sense. Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the home, and if you're building a custom...

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5 Myths About Custom Home Building Debunked

There's nothing better than a home that's been designed specifically for your taste and lifestyle. Custom homes reflect your personality and work to make your life a little bit easier every day. Everyone knows the end product of a custom home is great—it's...

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How to Keep Your Custom Home Budget in Check

If you've been planning your dream home as long as you can remember, it's a big deal when you finally decide you’re in a position to build it. That said, it’s important to keep your project within your set budget. If you're building your ideal custom home,...

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Get Your Custom Home Ready For Spring

Here in Michigan, spring is fast approaching, and that means that most of us are planning for a spring cleaning weekend. Typically that means shaking out the rugs, polishing the floors, and maybe even a little steam cleaning, but it's also important to...

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Custom Home Trends to Look For in the New Year

2018 has arrived and, with it, a whole host of new home building and decorating trends that are sure to be around for quite some time. If you've been thinking of building your own custom home, or redecorating the home you live in now, be sure to check out...

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Can You Build A Custom Home In Michigan During The Winter?

As a custom home builder in snowy Michigan, one question we hear a lot is "can you build a custom home in the winter?" With feet of snowfall, frequent sub-zero temps, and shorter days, it doesn't always seem like building a new custom home in the winter is a feasible...

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Safely Decorating your Custom Home for the Holidays

There's nothing quite like the holiday season. Lights on every home, yard ornaments, Christmas trees with twinkling lights, and snow softly falling on the roof of your new home. If you've recently moved into a custom home, it's probably exciting to think...

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