Categories for Custom Homes

The Benefits of Building a Guest House

March 4, 2021

If you have a lot of extra land and tend to have frequent visitors, you might consider building a guest house on your property. These extra buildings have a wide range of benefits for property owners that you’re certain to appreciate. Here’s a quick overview of some of these benefits of guest house additions in Santa Fe, NM. Opportunities for multi-generational living It’s becoming more and more common throughout the United States to have families with adult children living with their parents, or for adults to bring their elderly parents into their homes to live with them. A guest house... View Article

Iconic Traits of Southwestern Homes

November 25, 2020

The American Southwest is famous for its pueblo-style homes, whether they’re actual pueblos or pueblo revival architecture. These distinctive houses take inspiration from Native American and Spanish architecture, and are built to withstand hot desert sunshine and chilly nights. The terra cotta tiles, wood accents and adobe walls are all hallmarks of the Southwestern style. Whether you’re thinking about buying or building a custom Southwestern home, there are certain visual elements that dominate the style. Here is a rundown of the common visual themes in Southwestern home styles in Santa Fe, NM. Rammed earth and adobe materials Southwestern homes are... View Article

Tips for Maximizing Your Luxury Home Investment

July 8, 2020

Building a custom luxury home is an investment here in Santa Fe, NM—but if you build it and time it right, you could see great returns on that investment. Real estate tends to be a more stable investment than precious metals, stocks and currency, so long as you build a quality home in a good location. If you’re getting ready to build your own luxury home, read these tips to find out what makes a good luxury home investment, and how to position yourself so you’ll be poised to receive the best returns if you decide to sell. Location, location,... View Article

Pros and Cons of Insulated Concrete Forms

June 24, 2020

Insulated concrete forms (ICF) are an excellent way to add energy efficiency, durability and soundproofing to your custom-built home in Santa Fe, NM. Insulated concrete forms are becoming increasingly popular in home construction, thanks to their ability to keep utility costs low while adding strength and reducing the carbon footprint. Is an insulated concrete form right for your home building project? Here is an overview of how they are made, and the advantages and drawbacks of using them. How insulated concrete forms are constructed Insulated concrete forms in Santa Fe, NM are made with two panels of thick foam, which... View Article

Tips for Building a Solar-Powered Home

March 28, 2020

If you’ve recently put solar modules on your roof, garage or carport in Santa Fe, NM, you’re probably looking for more ways you can get the most efficiency possible out of this investment. Solar power will allow you to use less electricity that comes from the municipal power grid, so long as you know what you’re doing. Here are a few tips for getting the best usage out of solar electricity so you can build a truly solar-powered home environment: Cut your electricity consumption: Whether or not you’ve installed solar power, one of the best things you can do to... View Article

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