Whitmore Custom HOMES Blog

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

 

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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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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