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Custom Home Builder Tips for Fall Home Maintenance

 

Custom Home Builder Tips for Fall Home Maintenance

Once you have your custom dream home, taking care of it does not have to become a difficult task. As experienced home builders in Calgary, at Sunset Homes, we care about guiding our homeowners in every step of the building process as well as in every step of the construction of your custom infill home. Fall has arrived, and with the new season, it is a perfect time to check some items in your custom home and make it ready to endure the cold days ahead. Take a look at these valuable tips for your custom home fall maintenance we have prepared for you.

Get your Custom Home Ready for the Cold Days

October is still a good time to check and prepare your home exteriors for safety during winter. Check your exterior pipes, gutters, and downspouts. When it comes to cold weather, it is necessary to think about reducing any chance of water damage in your new infill home. You can easily do this by draining your outside faucets, preventing your exterior pipes from freezing.

Clogged gutters can cause significant damage as well, check if the water runs without problem or if there is any leaking that you can correct with caulking. Having your gutters and downspouts working protects your custom home foundations from water damage. Other important exterior items to check are your lights and bulbs, having them checked and working will always come handy during the winter, as the days are shorter.

Check your Custom Home’s HVAC

With the weather changing, not only do your new custom home exteriors need to be taken care of, but also the interiors as well. One of the most important systems in your new modern home is the HVAC system, which stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. As inner-city home builders in Calgary, we know how important it is to get your HVAC checked at least twice a year. This means preparing your custom home either for the cold or the warm days. As we also suggested for your Spring Maintenance, make sure to have clean filters. Having clean filters will ensure that your system will keep running efficiently and avoid an increase in your energy bills.

Are you interested in more quick tips for your custom home maintenance? Check out the Custom Builder Tips for Maintaining your New Luxury Home and learn more!

Do you need guidance for your new custom build? Contact Sunset Homes today; we are proud to be Calgary's Bespoke Home Builder. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don't forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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Fall is the perfect time to prepare your Calgary custom dream home exteriors and interiors for winter safety. Check your gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage to your foundations, and make sure your HVAC system is working properly to keep you warm on cold days.

Advantages of Hiring a Custom Home Builder before Buying your Lot

Advantages of Hiring a Custom Home Builder before Buying your Lot

Usually, new custom home buyers question if they should purchase a lot before selecting their custom home builder. In fact, one common misconception about new homes and custom homes in Calgary is that the best choice would be acquiring land before selecting the right builder. The right answer will always depend on the kind of project the future homeowner has in mind. Working with an experienced Calgary home builder will determine the outcome of your project and acquiring land before hiring your home builder can work perfectly. Nevertheless, we have compiled some advantages that hiring the most suitable custom home builder will bring to your project before acquiring your lot.

Finding the Perfect Lot for your Custom Home

To be able to find the perfect lot for your new custom home and simplify your process, having an initial plan will allow you to know the kind of lot that you need. Establishing a plan will enable you to include the essential elements that your new build must have for the long term. Having the guidance of a professional home builder will help you simplify your initial plan and determine the best location for your custom modern home.

Determining a Good Location

In many instances, we have stressed that determining the location for your new custom home is a key factor. Location will impact your overall happiness with your Calgary luxury home. It is important you feel comfortable in your new neighbourhood, and that all your needs and future needs are covered. Determining the best location for you and your family entails checking school zones, commuting time, future development in the community, having nearby health care options. Hiring a home builder before buying your lot can help you narrow down your choices for the most suitable community for you.

Get your Inner-City Home Builder’s Guidance for Zoning & Restrictions

Having information about the community you want to live in is important. For some communities, you would need to apply for approval for your design and landscape. This would also impact your design phase time. Your custom home builder can guide you to find a good lot in a zone where you are allowed to build other structures, such as a detached garage, or help you in case your new build needs land use redesignation.

Do you need guidance for your new custom build? Contact Sunset Homes today; we are proud to be Calgary's Bespoke Home Builder. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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Choosing your Calgary Infill Builder before acquiring your lot can be time and cost efficient as you can have guidance to get the best location, according to your ideal home and needs.

Three Interesting Ideas for your New Custom Home

Three Interesting Ideas for your New Custom Home

Custom home building means having unique characteristics and items in your new home all adapted to your wishes and needs. As Calgary home builders, we know that there are many things to consider when deciding for a custom build, and a key starting point is creating a wish list that organizes everything that your new home must have. You can learn all about it in our article What to Include in your Wish List before Meeting your Home Builder. When preparing your wish list for your new infill home, consider all the items that you can add to make it more efficient, healthier, and more comfortable. Check out these ideas to take your custom dream home in Calgary to the next level.

Special Rooms for your Dream Home

Adding special rooms to your custom home design is one of the main advantages of custom building. There are many room options to add to your home, think about your lifestyle and family needs and adapt your home to that. For example, having a home office can be the perfect solution for entrepreneurs. Adding a toy room is an excellent option for a family with kids. And having a basement suite can become a great rental option or the place to receive your guests. You can also consider having a home gym, a wine cellar, a little reading nook, a game room for the whole family, or a mudroom.

Add Luxury and Comfort to your Modern Home

Include heated floors for your bathroom and other areas in your modern custom home and be prepared for the cold days of winter. This luxurious item is an excellent way to add resale value and comfort to your custom home. Having an in-floor heating system for your custom home bathrooms has become one of the favorite items for renovations and new homes. This feature can be added to any room in your house according to your needs. There are different options for your in-floor heating system; you can choose an electric radiant heat or hydronic heating. Ask your custom home builder which option would be better for your home. For example, if you have selected ceramic tile for your bathroom, then an electric radiant heat becomes the best choice.

Get your Custom Home to be More Efficient

At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we care about Green Building and having a sustainable lifestyle.When planning your custom home, consider adding water saving devices. You can reduce water consumption and save on your bill as well. There are many options to add to your home, such as low-flow showerheads, recirculation systems and water aerators for your faucets, shower timers, and dual flush toilets. Ask your custom home builder for advice on all the small additions and selections you can include to make your dream home a more efficient place. 

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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Adding special rooms to your new custom home that adapt to your family's lifestyle and needs is one of the advantages of custom home building. Add luxury and comfort to your home by including heated bathroom floors, and make your home more efficient by including water saving devices. 

Custom Home Builder Tips to go Green in Your New Custom Home

Custom Home Builder Tips to go Green in Your New Custom Home

Once you decide that a custom home is what suits you better to express yourself and to match your lifestyle, you will realize that you can also choose to build an environmentally friendly home. In fact, you can choose how green your home can be. There are many benefits of green building, but one of the most important is making your home a healthier place for you and also for the planet. Learn more about it in our article Three Important Facts you need to know about Sustainable Building.

Choose the Right Home Builder

Sunset Homes is a proud member of Built Green, and as an experienced Calgary Custom Home Builder, we can help you along the building process and guide you to make environmentally friendly choices. In addition, there are many benefits of owning a Built Green Certified Home. If you wish to go green in your new custom home but you have no clue where to start, there is no need to feel overwhelmed check out all the tips we have for you.

Space Use is Important for your Custom Home

When thinking green, space use is an important consideration. Ask your design team and custom home builder to consider using your new home space as efficiently as possible and to point out right from the design phase the various energy and environmentally friendly items that can add efficiency to your home.  When seeking energy efficiency, some excellent options to consider for your custom modern home in Calgary are tankless water heaters or solar powered heaters.

Budget Savers to Go Green in Your New Dream Home

If you wish to add items that will help you save in the long run, there are small additions that will help your budget. Consider Energy Star Appliances, they help reduce energy costs, and you can choose their size depending on your household needs. You can include air cleaners, washers, and dryers, dehumidifiers, freezers, and refrigerators. Additionally, when seeking energy efficiency, some excellent options to consider for your custom modern home in Calgary are tankless water heaters or solar powered heaters.

Roofing Option for Your Custom Infill

Wood, metal or rubber are great building materials to consider when planning a durable and environmentally friendly roof. An advantage of using metal roofing is that it can last up to 50 years, can be recycled, and they are fire resistant. Check out more Types of Roofing Materials to Consider for your Custom Home.

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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Choose a Calgary Custom Home Builder that can guide you on every step to make your home be environmentally friendly and have an efficient use of the space. Include also small budget saving changes such as choosing energy efficient appliances.  

3 Budget Friendly Renovation Tips for your Master Bathroom

3 Budget Friendly Renovation Tips for your Master Bathroom

When thinking about upgrading your home, the most common renovations are the bathroom, kitchen, and basement. Renovations, upgrades, and additions are all about improving your home to your lifestyle and for being more comfortable and happier in your own home. Most homeowners looking to do a renovation think home renovations are expensive, and without a doubt, establishing a budget is a major factor for the scope of your renovation. Nevertheless, when working with an experienced builder in Calgary, renovations can be done at an affordable price.

Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, is an experienced builder dedicated to major renovations and additions. We have compiled a list of tips for renovating your master bathroom.

Ask your Custom Builder for a Plan

The first step for any building or renovation project is to establish a plan, design, and timeline; and from it to create a realistic budget adapted to your lifestyle. Having a plan will allow you to embark on your renovation at an affordable price. Working with an experienced custom home builder to analyze the space available, and to create a layout for your ideal master bathroom, is a great strategy to keep your budget under control. Your custom home builder's experience will grant the best use of the space and adapt your bathroom according to your needs and wishes.

When thinking about an ideal master bathroom, functional, yet relaxing and luxurious, comes to mind. The master bathroom has become the calm place in your home for a quiet retreat where you unwind at the end of the day. One addition worth considering, and that doesn't have to be very costly, is adding a custom shower. There are many options for custom showers, but the most popular are overhead rainfall showerheads, body jets, and steam showers. Any of these picks will create a sense of having a spa bathroom and provide a relaxing time.

Think about your home renovation as an investment as well. This will allow you to set the right budget and feel more comfortable with it. Check out All You need to know About Renovations and Return on Investment and learn with Sunset Homes. 

Avoid Moving the Plumbing in your Master Bathroom

Plumbing is another important reason to work with an experienced builder and designer for your bathroom renovation. If your plumbing is in good condition, try not to include any moving in your design. If you don't have to move any plumbing and you will be able to save costs. Talk to your custom home builder to evaluate if not moving your plumbing is possible and if your ideal master bathroom design can be adapted to it.

Look Towards the Luxurious Look with New Lighting and Fixtures

In any bathroom renovation, small or major, choosing new items for your lighting and fixtures makes a significant difference and gives your space a whole new look. Lighting and fixtures don’t need to be costly, ask your home builder for the best options, and don’t forget to plan for your electricity bill and go for energy-efficient lighting. Additionally, you can enhance your bathroom design with accent lighting and decorative lighting, or provide a sense of length and luxury by installing a hanging fixture on your ceiling.  

Are you ready for a renovation with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our major renovations and custom luxury homes.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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The best way to plan your master bathroom renovation is to select an experienced builder that helps you organize and plan your renovation, try avoiding any change in your plumbing and add plenty of light and new fixtures to create a peaceful, luxurious look.

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