provides great design ideas

We here at Dreambuilder recently discovered and encourage you to visit.  One of the things we really like about the site is the vignettes of various styles that the site provides.  For example, if you select the “casual coastal” kitchen, you not only see pictures of a beautiful kitchen in this style, but also…

Craftsman style reborn

By Jean Patteson
The Orlando Sentinel

The Craftsman-style home of Tom and Vivian Ward looks so authentic that passersby assume it is a remodeled version of a house dating back to the early 20th century.

Although the home sits in Orlando, Fla.’s Lake Lawsona Historic District, where many of the homes do date from the Craftsman period (1905-1930), the Wards’ home is brand new.

Only the distinctive new-home smell gives it away.

Kitchen Remodel Inspires Home Reorganization

As we continue our series on kitchen and bath design trends, today we look at how a kitchen remodel inpsired a reorganization of several spaces, creating a more ideal living environment.  Dreambuilder has the design expertise and access to professional consultants to do the same for your new or existing home. By Andrea Girolamo ARVADA,…

Mortgage rates climb in latest survey

From’s weekly survey of major lenders, taken Dec. 8, found the average interest rate for a: 30-year, fixed-rate loan rose to 4.89%, from 4.71% last week. Last year, it was 5.04%. 15-year, fixed-rate loan rose to 4.26% from 4.07%. A year ago, it was 4.47%. 30-year, jumbo loan (for mortgages exceeding $417,000 to…