Posts Tagged ‘design’

Starr Custom Homes named “Best of Houzz” four years running

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Houzz Announces Best Of Houzz 2017 Winners:  Annual Survey and Analysis of Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users Reveals the Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Most Popular Home Designs

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry to roofing pros to painters.

Starr Custom Homes’ work won in both the Design & Customer Service categories, as our portfolio includes some of the most popular images and consistent reviews on Houzz in 2016.  We’re proud to display our “Best of Houzz” badges on our Houzz profile.  These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

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NAHB: Market Expected to Favor Smaller Homes Even After Recession’s End

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

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This article from the National Association of Homebuilders highlights current trends in homebuilding.  Driven by the current economy, it is no surprise that new homes are trending smaller and with fewer features.  This is all the more reason to build a custom home with Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  You have direct control over the costs of the house through its design, placing the square footage exactly where you want it.  Additionally, you make the choice to spend your money on the features that matter most to you, and not on ones that you don’t need or desire.  Check out Dreambuilder Seven as a great example of what the smaller custom home can look like, while retaining the luxury features you want in a custom home.

A new look at housing starts based on data from the Census Bureau finds that single-family homes in the U.S. continued to get smaller last year, and economists at NAHB suggest that the downward trend is likely to last beyond the end of the recession.

From a peak of 2,268 square feet in 2006, the median size of new single-family homes dropped consistently through last year, when the size was down to an even 2,100, according to a new special study by NAHB’s Housing Economics, “Characteristics of Single-Family Homes Started in 2009.”


In the future, houses will look more like a home

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

— During these economic times, new housing design has adaped to the conditions by becoming smaller and with more thoughtful decisions by architects, builders and consumers about what goes into the home so that the best value is achieved.  Fortunately, Dreambuilder Custom Homes, a custom home designer and builder in Jacksonville, can help you imagine and create a home of any size, with just the amenities you want.  A custom home does not have to mean a large, million-dollar mansion.  It can mean 2,000 square feet of beautiful, livable, optimized space with the luxury touches you want, so you can live the life you’ve dreamed of.  To learn more about the affordability of our custom homes, click here.  We can also connect you with information on financing your dream. 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 28, 2010 – The house of the near future could look more like, well, a home.

After the economic recession and collapse of the housing market, “smaller, better, smarter” may win out over grand, oversize showpieces, said Jacksonville architect Michael Dunlap. “That’s what I think they’ll be.”


Custom homes in Jacksonville FL should have architectural style

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

— If you drive through older sections of Jacksonville like Riverside, Avondale and Springfield, you will see a great mix of small and large homes of varying architectural styles.  These homes were all built when residential architecture brought high value, character and definition to the home, regardless of its size.  Most homes built today, unfortunately, are big-box, dumbed-down structures that are devoid of any true architectural style.  As a custom home builder, Dreambuilder Custom Homes can educate you on the different styles available so that you can select the style that best suits your vision for your home, bringing beauty, value and real architectural integrity for years to come.

This link is a great start in that direction.  Click on it to see a handful of residential architectural styles and pictures.

Many more styles are available.  Contact Dreambuilder Custom Homes today to find out more about bringing true architectural style to your new custom home.

Dreambuilder Custom Homes announces AIA allied membership

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Dreambuilder Custom Homes is proud to announce its allied membership with the American Institute of Architects chapter located in Jacksonville.  (more…)