Whitmore Custom HOMES Blog

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

 

Making the Move to Grand Rapids

Welcome to Grand Rapids, Beer City USA and one of the most up and coming cities in the United States. It has something to offer for all ages from families to young entrepreneurs. Grand Rapids is one of the America's Greenest Cities and has 473 LEED Certified buildings...

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Choosing the Best Insulation for Your Custom Home

When building your custom home in a cold climate like Michigan it is very important to understand the many options you have to best insulate your home, as it is not a “one size fits all”.    Here are some of the options you may be familiar with: Fiberglass batts...

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Whitmore Custom Homes Wins Big

Whitmore Custom Homes was started by brothers Ryan, Brett, and Nate who left their engineering careers in the corporate world in search of a business that would allow them to combine their strengths and bring something different to their market.  Thus, Whitmore Custom...

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Landscape Planning for Your New Custom Home

  When building your new custom home you not only get to plan the design for your interior living space, but also the outdoor living space. The yard and its surrounding areas can all be made into a wonderful oasis for you and your family to enjoy. By planning...

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Protecting Your Home From the Winter Thaw

After the cold, long winter, the onset of Spring is a welcomed time for many. Seeing the snow begin to melt away and the grass reappear brings joy to many homeowners, but it can also be a time for problems to arise. Drainage issues, roof leaks, and maintenance...

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Fighting Off the Winter Blues in Your Custom Home

The winters here in Michigan can be absolutely brutal. This winter especially, we’ve experience storm after storm followed by warm ups and freezes and numerous amounts of days off school. While Michigan summers are like no other it is important to be prepared for the...

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Cost-Per-Square-Foot of a Custom Home

One of the first questions asked at Whitmore Custom Homes when individuals begin the dream home building process and their first consultation is pricing. Pricing is one of the most important aspects to building, you wouldn’t want to start building without having a...

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Personalized Trends For Custom Homes in 2019

Designing your own custom home is the perfect opportunity for you to create a space that meets all your needs, looks exactly the way you want, and grants all your style and storage wishes. When designing your own home, you get to choose every detail from the floor...

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Keeping Your Home Safe While You Are Away

Winter is a dreary, cold business here in West Michigan, which is why many people choose to travel to warmer destinations during the winter months. While it will feel great to get away, you may worry about the safety of your home while you're gone. Burglaries do...

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What You Need To Know About Energy Efficient Homes

As a custom home builder, Whitmore Custom Homes builds homes according to our clients' unique specifications. One of the requests we hear most often is in regards to energy efficiency. Most homeowners today want a home that's clean and green, both for the...

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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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