Whitmore HOMES Blog

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

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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Want to Build a Custom Home? Here’s How to Get Started.

Making the plunge to build a new home is never easy. Even if you've been saving up for years, there's always the worry that it won't be enough, or that you're still not ready. We get that, and we know that starting the building process can be tough, but...

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5 Must Have Landscaping Features For Your Custom Home

If you're considering the design of your future custom home, at some point you'll start to think about landscaping. And really, the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior: it's what people first see when they look at your home, and it's...

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Thousand Oaks Golf Club – Golf Course Review

Established in 1999, the Thousand Oaks Golf Club has gotten a lot of press over the years. Golf Digest gave it 4 ½ stars, and it's been rated one of the top 20 golf courses in Michigan, an award that's tough to grab. With all of the gorgeous golf courses...

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Choosing a Design for your New Custom Home

When you choose to build a custom home, it's up to you to decide on a floor plan and design that best fits your family and lifestyle. And while that might be a welcome freedom after living in homes with floor plans you don't love, choosing the perfect...

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5 Benefits of Building Your Own Custom Home

If your family is looking for a new home, you've likely realized that you have quite a few options. From spec homes to homes in developments to condos to custom built homes, there are all kinds of information out there, which can make it hard to choose an...

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The Legends at Thousand Oaks Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nate Whitmore Phone: (616) 446-3482 Email: info@whitmorehomesllc.com Website: https://whitmorehomesllc.com Whitmore Homes announces new luxury single family housing development next to Thousand Oaks Golf Course GRAND RAPIDS,...

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What Makes a Custom Home a Custom Home?

When it comes to home building and buying, it seems there are a multitude of options out there but not a lot of information about what sets them apart. As a custom home builder ourselves, Whitmore Homes always wants to make it clear to our clients exactly what it is...

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The Basics of the Custom Home Building Process

The building process can be a mysterious one, especially if you've never built a home before. When you're considering building a home, you’ll likely want to know what to expect from the process, which is why we've outlined the 10 major steps that go into creating a...

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What’s The Deal With Open Floor Plans?

These days, it seems like everyone's talking about "open concept" and "open floor plans." It doesn't matter which home improvement show you flip to, they're always knocking out walls and working towards "visual continuity." So what exactly is the deal with open floor...

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Custom Home Cost-Per-Square-Foot Breakdown

At Whitmore Homes, it is very common for new home clients to ask us about pricing during our initial consultation. And it makes sense; you wouldn't want to sign up to build your dream home without first having an accurate understanding of project costs and budget. As...

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