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All You need to know About Renovations that give you Return on Investment

 All You need to know About Renovations and Return on Investment

At Sunset Homes, working in our custom home building and major renovations projects, our homeowners frequently inquire about the best way to have a return on investment after selling their homes. The answer to this, of course, depends on the kind of renovation they have in mind. Many homeowners think that renovations do not add value to our home and many people think all renovations can provide a return on investment. If you are planning to sell your home soon, and your primary goal is to enhance your home value, check out these renovations that will help you have a return on investment.

If You think about Home Renovation, Space is King

The primary thing families are always missing is space. Adding square footage to your home and adding more living space to your home will improve the chances for resale and also your home value. Think about outdoor family activities, adding a deck might be an excellent way to improve living spaces and appeal to your buyers seeking to spend more quality time with their families. Depending on the materials you choose for your deck you can have even a return on investment of 80%.

Choose Modern Additions and Renovations

Landscaping is an improvement that you can do to your home and still have a high return on investment. Even if your home is not a new build, potential buyers are still interested in an aesthetically appealing home, and an excellent way to catch people's eyes is by having fresh landscaping done at your home.

Custom Kitchens and Bathrooms are In

Among any possibility for renovation, customizing your kitchen and master bathroom to create modern luxurious and spacious rooms have become everyone's favourite renovation. As the kitchen has become into more than just the place for cooking, and homeowners seek to share more time and be able to do more activities there, a kitchen remodel catches the buyer's eyes and also has a very high return on investment. Consider adding fuel ovens, energy efficient appliances, and great countertops. On the other hand, bathrooms are highly transited and to make them as appealing as possible to your future buyers, think about upgrading to under-mount sinks, wall-mounted lighting, and granite or marble countertops. Do you want to learn more about renovations? Check out the 3 Main Reasons Homeowners decide to do Major Renovations.

Are you ready for a major renovation? 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 get to read our reviews in Houzz!

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If you are preparing to resell, renovating your kitchen, bathroom and adding more living space to your home will add more value to your home and lead to a higher return on investment.

Three Important Facts you need to know about Sustainable Building

Three Important Facts you need to know about Sustainable Building

Sustainable building, also known as green building, is the implementation of environmentally friendly, responsible and efficient techniques in all the phases that entail building a home or structure. At Sunset Homes, as Calgary custom home builders, we implement sustainable building practices through our entire process. We pay attention to every detail while planning and designing your new custom home, selecting building materials, our construction practices and even while home removal or demolition.

Making sustainable infill homes that benefit our communities and educating our homeowners about it is one of our goals. As members of Built Green Canada, we want to be able to offer our homeowners durable, efficient and environmentally friendly custom homes. Take a look at these important facts about choosing sustainable building practices for your new custom home.

Investing in sustainable building for your custom home
Although many of our homeowners and home buyers approach us with the misconception that green building would be a costly option, green building is a good investment because in the long run these practices and materials will help you save money on your bills while having a more durable home and helping the environment. Building sustainable homes can also save you on mortgage insurance, check these rebates opportunities offered by Built Green Canada.

Saving on services in your new custom home
Following sustainable building practices can help you save in water, electricity, and gas. Saving can be done by implementing small changes to your modern custom home, such as selecting energy efficient furnaces, air conditioning, and windows. Save water by choosing low flow showers and faucets, and be more energy efficient by using appliances with the Energy Star seal.

Home automation for an efficient custom home
Including Home Automation to your Dream Home is a great way to make your home more sustainable and efficient. Smart lighting is one of the easiest ways of home automation. You can save energy by installing Wi-Fi enabled LED bulbs that allow the homeowners to control, dim or even program their lights. Home automation offers many options for energy saving and control.

Choosing sustainable building provides a healthier environment in your new custom home, provides better indoor air quality as well as better water quality. Overall, green building improves your home value and your life quality.

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? 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 get to read our reviews in Houzz!

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Choosing sustainable building is a great investment for home value and life quality. Ask your custom home builder for guidance on green building materials, programs and details on how to include sustainable building practices in your new custom home.

Why Location is Important for your new Custom Home

Why Location is Important for your new Custom Home

Location is Key to your Lifestyle
As a modern home builder, at Sunset Homes we have experienced that location is one of the most important things to determine when homeowners start to plan their new custom homes. Whether you are looking to build as an investment or you are ready to build a new custom home for you and your family; location becomes a key factor.

The location of your modern custom home will be adding home value as well as determining your family’s new routine, the proximity to work, where your kids will go to school, the amount of leisure time you will be able to enjoy, among other important factors to your lifestyle.

Community Development and Inner-city Living
At Sunset Homes, as Calgary infill builders, our main goal is to be a part of the communities smart growth. There are many advantages that come with building infills that will benefit our communities and homeowners. The locations of our inner-city infills are ideal to avoiding long commuting hours, enjoy the amenities, and to be able to take in the attractiveness of the city lifestyle. Also, infills activate our communities, bringing more support to local businesses, contributing to the development and refurbishing of local services and recreation areas. Check out the 3 Benefits of Building a Custom Infill Home in Calgary to learn more about it.

The Community of Elbow Park
An excellent location to build an infill is Elbow Park. Within Calgary’s inner city, Elbow Park is a residential neighbourhood in Calgary South West, bordered to the east by Elbow River. It is considered an exclusive luxury community and a highly desirable location for living in Calgary for its proximity to downtown and the beltline area. Plus, there is an amazing network of parks and parkways. Also, the neighbourhood has elementary, junior and high schools. 

Custom Building Possibilities

Sifton Single Custom Home

At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we have 3 lots on Sifton Boulevard, each with 50 ft. of frontage and 125 ft. lot depth. Homes on these sites can range from 3000-5000 square feet, with 3 car garages either with a rear lane or front drive access. Either modern, traditional or transitional, these homes can be designed with your family needs and lifestyle. Being bespoke means that you can customize everything exactly to your wishes and need. Contact Sunset Homes to review design possibilities and ideas for a custom build in this area.

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes, 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 get to read our reviews in Houzz!

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If you are looking for a fantastic location to build a new custom home in Calgary, Elbow Park is an excellent area to build in order to enjoy the perks of the inner-city life.

Garage Options for your Custom Dream Home

Garage Options for your Custom Dream Home

When planning a new custom home, there are many options to choose to make it unique. The size of your home will depend on your needs and the size of your family. According to it, you might pick a larger or smaller home. Developing your basement to a family or game room, having a deck or garden and creating more livable outdoor spaces would be on your wish list. The possibilities are endless! If you would like to learn more about your wish list basics, check out What to Include in Your Wish List before Meeting your Home Builder. 

There are two main options for your new dream home garage. Custom Homes in Calgary might have an attached or a detached garage. Even though there are limited possibilities, one of the most popular questions among homeowners is which option will be the most suitable for their custom homes and lifestyles. At Sunset Homes, Calgary's bespoke home builder, we have put together some essential characteristics about each garage option for your new custom home.

Convenience of the Attached Garage for your Modern Custom Home

Although attached garages might not offer as much space as other kinds of garage, they are convenient and attractive in Calgary's cold winters, as there is no need to leave the house to get to your car. Another positive characteristic about the attached garage option is that they can easily provide a safe space to store tools and other items that you need to have on hand but not necessarily in your home. One of their main downsides is that they take space that could be used for another purpose in your home. 

The Attractiveness of the Detached Garage for your New Infill Home

A detached garage is a very interesting and attractive idea to consider for your custom home as it can be placed at an angle or the back of your home. This option also provides more space and it can turn out to be a more pleasing and private option. Their main drawback for Calgary infills is that detached garage can take most of the space of your existing yard, which can translate into less living outdoor space for your family.

Also, to decide among any of the options, homeowners and home builders should take into account the kind of lot and zone to assure the preferred garage option is feasible. For example, for a narrow lot, a detached garage would be the best choice. Furthermore, take into account your custom home style and design. Attached and underground garages are relatively new ideas and would not match perfectly with historical homes.

After choosing the option that suits you and your family the most, talk to your home builder about your garage design and characteristics to ensure it is secure and that it may provide some extra storage space for your custom home.

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? 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 get to read our reviews in Houzz!

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If you are looking for the best garage option for your new custom home, consider that attached garages are conveniently inside your home, and that detached garages are more attractive aesthetically. Ask your Calgary Custom Home Builder for the best choice according to your lot and home style.

4 Important Things to Know About the Renovation Process

4  Important Things to Know About the Renovation Process

If you are thinking about going through a renovation in your home, choosing a professional to take care of a renovation project is one of the key steps for a positive outcome. Major renovations give a new perspective to your property. They add value and help you adapt your home to any change in lifestyle you are going through or preparing for, such as adding a room, enhancing your kitchen, developing your basement, or just refreshing your home's look.

One of our homeowners' most frequent questions is whether a renovation or new build is the path for them to go. At Sunset Homes, we are major renovators, and we are proud of taking care of your needs as custom builders. Also, one of our primary goals is to guide our homeowners by providing as much information as possible so that they can take informed decisions for their projects. Here is a list of things to go through and discuss with your home builder for your home renovation.

Understanding your Major Renovation Idea
Depending on your needs, meeting at your existing home to listen to your thoughts is an excellent first step. Usually, your home builder will put together a team in which design, measurement, and site inspection can be done at your home to gather all the necessary information and to be able to create the scope of work and design for your major renovation.

For this first meeting, it is helpful to bring any visual help that you can provide, such as Houzz ideabooks, pictures, sketches, or any inspirational materials. This will aid your custom home builder when working on your design and budget.

Creating a Design and Budget for your Renovation Project
After understanding your main idea for renovating, the next step would be to revise the feasibility of your idea and create preliminary drawings to be reviewed along with your designer and custom home builder. Once you go through the revision process and get to the final design, your home builder will determine which building materials, suppliers and sub-trades your project will need. Once that is sorted, at Sunset Homes, we will prepare you a detailed quote for you to study and proceed with your renovation.

Timeline and Rebuild
After your design and budget are defined, a timeline including all necessary permits and documentation will be processed to be able to start with our renovation. With a timeline in place, you can plan either to live at home while going through your renovation or relocate for parts, or the duration, of the renovation. Keep in mind that for some renovations such as kitchen renovations some services might need to be disconnected in case a structure needs to be removed.

Major Renovation Accomplished
Upon completing your renovation, your custom home builder will clean the job site, conduct a final inspection and invite you for a final walk-through. If all details are in order, you will be able to enjoy your brand new space at home.

Are you ready for a major renovation? 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 us out on Facebook and Instagram to follow our exciting updates every week, and to take a look at our beautiful homes in Houzz!

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When ready to renovate, your custom home builder will assemble a team to design, measure and inspect your home, proceed to create a budget and timeline for you, work on your rebuild and create an entirely new space that covers all your needs.

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