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Builders: How to Assess Online Reviews

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If you visited a dozen websites and read hundreds of reviews just to decide on which new television to purchase, then how about when it comes time to select a home builder? That builder will be doing a significant amount of work to your biggest investment: your home. So choosing the right one is a paramount decision.

If you are like most home owners, you will likely do a significant amount of online research to find the builder who is best suited for you and your home plan design. But with all of that collective “wisdom” available online, it can be hard to tell which reviews are the most accurate, or at the very least, which ones are legitimate.

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Modern Living in Rustic Home Plans

Log homes fit well into their natural and neighborhood surroundings, offering timeless style and eye-catching design. Today’s rustic home plans include the latest amenities and options to fit your lifestyle, including open floor plans, multimedia rooms, master suites, garages and more. Here’s a look at some other benefits of building a rustic floor plan.

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The New American Home 2018

It’s no secret that homeowners looking to build a new home have a few things at the top of their wish list: an open concept, outdoor living, and stunning Contemporary/Tuscan curb appeal.   The New American Home 2018 by Legacy Custom Built Homes offers all of this and more with 6,600 square feet of living space.

Whether you’re in the market to build a home with such abundant square footage, or prefer a more cozy design Archival Designs offers a large portfolio of house floor plans that captures the essence to this trending style by incorporating open floor plans with stunning views to your favorite outdoor areas.

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New Trends in Outdoor Furniture and Fabrics

Creating outdoor rooms remains a popular design trend with home owners across the country. It’s a simple, budget-friendly way to increase your home’s square footage and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you have a large patio or a small porch, your outdoor room can easily reflect your style and become a treasured gathering spot in your home.  Archival Designs offers a large collection of home plans  across all architectural styles that offer on outdoor living you will adore.

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Many home owners quickly become frustrated when the beautiful furniture and fabrics they select do not survive the outdoor elements. Fortunately, manufacturers are now creating more durable outdoor furnishings to help your decorating dollars go even further.

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Fire Prevention: Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP

As you prepare to build your dream home plan it is important to make a list of items your builder should install to keep your new home and family safe.

One of the most important keys to keeping your family safe is installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom within the home.  In addition, an alarm should be installed outside each sleeping area and on every level.

Check the date! Smoke alarms are designed to last 10 years from the manufacture date and should be tested regularly.

Fire Prevention Safety

Remember….

  • Test alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button
  • Replace all fire alarms every 10 years
  • When an alarm sounds get outside immediately and call 911.

To learn more about smoke alarms and fire safety visit usfa.fema.gov and www.nfpa.org.