Picking the Exterior Color Of Your Home

Designing a custom home is an experience most only have once in their lifetime. The decisions for the layout and structure are important, as is the style that will create the ambiance. Picking the exterior color of the home is no exception. Creating a haven to relax in that makes you comfortable, both inside and out, is important to leave you with the satisfying feeling of loving your investment.

When choosing the styles, colors, and finishes for you home, it is important to make sure that the exterior of the home is aligned with the interior and the colors harmonize.

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Contrast with dark colors to highlight and draw more attention to details but stay within the same color family. Especially if you are considering using different exterior finishes such as stone or bolder accents for your windows and front door. If you are struggling to find any replacement windows and doors for your home, then it may be in your best interest to have a look at lifetime windows and doors in your area for more information and ideas.

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Take landscape and nature cues and think about architectural details. Use wood for warmth or consider using light colors if you want your home to have a large and grand feel.

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Most importantly, make sure that you LOVE the colors you are thinking of choosing. Changing your siding color in a couple of years is definitely not as easy as painting a new wall inside your home. Sticking with this theme, or choosing colors on the neutral side is the safest way to achieve long term satisfaction. Finding the right color for your home could be a long process, especially if you want to make sure that it fits in with the rest of your exterior design vision and it can be hard if you want to make sure that you get it as close to this as possible. That is why some people may even decide to check out something similar to Alco Products siding to replace this aspect of your house altogether. By doing it this way, it can offer your house with more protection than what paint can do. Ultimately, the decision is yours and if you decide to find a new color for your siding, then it is important that you find one that best fits in with your vision. Once you find a new color for your siding, you might want to consider contacting an expert James Hardie Siding installs company to make sure the siding is fitted properly to your home. Homeowners should really consider getting siding installed as it is low maintenance and also offers pest resistance too, much more than paint usually offers. However, you need to make a decision for yourself.

If you decide to paint your home, you need to find some colors. Once you have chosen your colors you’re going to want to make sure your exterior entrances and windows are suitable to stay in place before you paint them. If they are perhaps not as efficient at storing energy within your home you might want to look at replacing them with something similar to these exterior fiberglass doors and then finally paint your desired colors.

Contact B&B Homes to start designing your dream RTM home today!

Eliminate the Upgrades When You Plan a Custom RTM Home.

At B&B Homes we pride ourselves in making a home special for each client. After building and delivering over 80 houses with a lot of great clients, we feel comfortable offering a RTM building methodology that builds trust in the process and leaves our customers happy with the home of their dreams. We do not include upgrades in our options since every home is quoted to each family individually we are working with, making it a feature that was chosen specifically for them.

Hear it from them: testimonials.

We Don’t Like the Term “Upgrades”

With the exception of the odd show home, each build we do is tailored exactly to the client we are working with. Through your ideas and the collaboration with our onsite designer Katia, we are able to create the home you want. We will create a home from scratch and plan for creative touches in design phase, then include everything you want into your quote, so we don’t  hit you with ‘upgrades’ later. Working with a builder that is conscious of your budget while finding ways to make things work, offers possibilities that buying a pre-built RTM or pre-fab home doesn’t allow.

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Designing a Home Within Your Budget, What You See is What You Get

For most of our customers, their new RTM will be the home they will live in for the rest of their lives and likely pass down to their children. We work to have each home durable for the test of time while incorporating the special features that make the home special and unique to the homeowners it is going to.
The benefit of creating a home from scratch is that you are getting exactly what you want. Working with a builder that is conscious of your budget while finding ways to make things work offers possibilities that buying from a yard doesn’t allow.

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Offering a Starting Point

Our philosophy is to build a home custom for each family.  This is why it is hard for us to answer what the cost is per square foot as each home ends up with unique finishes and features based on each clients” needs and wants. This is done through careful consideration in the design process. Realizing that those considering an RTM need a starting point, we do provide our minimum standards on existing designs to help our prospective clients make informed choices that allow a better comparison across RTM builders. Most of our homes range from 185,000 to 230,000 (not including moving charges).

View our standard specs we are very proud of here.

These are our minimum standards, though every quote we give to potential client includes the features they want to include so there are no surprises along the way and allows for modifications to the design and features accordingly before the project kicks off.

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The possibilities are endless once you decide to make a home unique to your family. B&B is pleased to offer foundations, garages and hookups for all of our clients. For more information on how to get started on your own custom RTM project, contact us to get started!

Audio and Home Theater Systems for an RTM Home.

There lots of factors, decisions and steps to take when planning a new RTM home. At B&B, we pride ourselves in making the whole process as smooth and seamless as possible. Planning an audio and home theater set up in the planning stages saves you hassle down the road if you get your wiring done right from the onset. If you’re planning on implementing Graham Slee Hifi equipment into your audio setup, then plan accordingly.

Whether it is time to go all out in your dream home or plan for future set ups and upgrades, home audio is a consideration that should be planned for before the walls come up on your brand new RTM Home.

Do you want to listen to soothing music as you sit in your deep soaker tub or hook up outdoor AV for BBQ’s and gardening tunes or set up your basement home cinema? You can and the possibilities with home audio today are endless.

Getting Your Wiring Set Up for the Right System with a Plan in Place

Whether you have your own preferred home audio vendor or want to work with one of ours, B&B Homes will collaborate with your provider to ensure that the wiring is done for your ideal system set up for the long term. This is a great time to get all of the wiring you need both now and for your vision for the future to optimize the labour and wiring set up that will already be taking place. If you need an option to do this, you can visit their website here. These electricians, or a good local firm, will be able to help set up everything you need on the wire side.

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Whether you are ready to finish a basement right away or plan a future home theatre system down the road, getting the wiring set up in advance, by companies such as asburyelectric.com/poquoson-electrician/, can help streamline set up in the future.

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Whether you are looking at smart home technology to have audio in every room or pick up a television program in another room at the same spot, consulting with an audio technician can help you set up the framework of your home audio plans. B&B Homes will install the wires and some of the speakers as part of our process in making your custom home special and unique for your family.

To plan your own audio and home theater system with your own custom RTM home, contact B&B Homes.

Considerations for a Two Story RTM Home

Lately, we have had a lot of people reach out that are considering an RTM home. With all of the different tastes and preferences out there, the possibilities continue to be endless for each individual family planning their dream home via an RTM.

Still surprisingly to us, a lot of people out there still do not know that a two story RTM is even a consideration.

Well good news, it is! Here are some considerations you should make before deciding to go this route for an RTM project.

How Big Can an RTM Home Be?

RTM homes can be over 2400 sq ft. The average size is 38 ft. at the eaves and roughly 50 ft. long. You can go larger than this if you wish. Contact us to get an estimate of what it will cost you to move the home you have in mind and any potential dimension limitation that may exist on the route to your land.

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Where the Two Story RTM Moves to Determines the Feasibility

As with any RTM project, the final destination and the route of the roads to get there, will impact the feasibility of any RTM project. Regulations, size and power lines can impact this special delivery from arriving to your town/cabin lot, acreage, like the designs offered at Avondale Homes, or farm. Ask us about your land location and we can tell you what your options are. In most cases, this is a non-issue.

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Potential Extra Costs of a Two Story RTM

If the community the RTM is moving to has low power lines, they will need to be temporarily cut at the home owners expense. The regulations and flexibility vary with each local municipality. Our moving company we work with takes care of all permits, great or small so do you don’t have to worry about it.

Big Families Usually Want Big Square Footage with Custom Design Options

A number of families we talk to have more than two kids. As the headcount of the household expands, so does the need for extra square footage. Having separate floors leaves room to create space for privacy for everyone when they need it. Or in a lot of cases, an RTM home will be passed down to future generations of the family, so there is no holding back on this major decision with decades of family history to be lived inside.

If you have any questions about moving an RTM home to your location or wish to discuss a two story or any other RTM option, please contact Suzanne direct via 306-856-0073 or via email at suzanne@bbhomes.ca

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Selecting Finishes and Appliances for an RTM Home.

The idea of building a custom home may seem overwhelming, but those who are interested in custom homes know that, really, it is just a series of steps and decisions to be made along the way of a well-thought-out plan, with some support and coaching along the way. At B&B Homes, we do everything we can to make sure the process is fun, stress free and exciting! Selecting finishes and appliances for your RTM with the help of a designer removes the stress and hassle out of the process of planning a custom home. If your appliances break down at any point or they are showing signs of decline, you may want to contact companies like Home Alliance to see about how they can be seen to.

If designing your own custom home isn’t for you, don’t fret! Custom homes aren’t for everyone, and there’s plenty of pre-existing homes on the market. If you’re looking for something cheaper, for now, taking a foreclosure search may be for you, as you can find much lower prices on these homes than you would for similar properties that are not foreclosed. Perhaps in a few years, you’ll be ready to start your journey with a custom home!

Below is what happens next after you decide to work with B&B Homes and you move into the selection process with our onsite designer .

Figure Out if There Are Any Upgrades or Features That Are “Must Have”

For the selection process, B&B Homes has many wonderful options available to our clients, but we do not limit them to the selections in our show room. With the help of our designer Katia, B&B Homes arranges meetings with our suppliers and works to find the exact item that fits your vision, and will get pricing to assist in the decision making process. Whether it is a floating ceiling in your master bedroom or any other unique feature, we love creative ideas and trying out new things at B&B, and do the research to make them happen.

When B&B Homes quotes a project, everything is based on our standard specifications found here. We work to stay on time and on budget unless you tell us otherwise. We want to be proud of each home we build and maintain our high standards for each project.

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B&B Home’s standard finishes are already great quality due to our dedication to producing high quality RTM homes to last a lifetime. There are still many options, colors and features to choose from in our base offerings.

Working With an Onsite Designer to Guide Your Tastes and Preferences

Once you have decided to start your RTM journey and the paperwork is complete, B&B schedules your first selections meeting. Discussions around flooring, paint, cabinetry, countertops, all the way to door styles and plumbing fixtures, are covered off in this half day meeting. You may even get the opportunity to talk about which plumbing company will install or repair these appliances for you. Will it be someone like Steve’s Plumbing, (callstevesplumbing.com/plumber-redmond-wa/), or will it be someone closer to home? Of course, this process is just as complicated as the rest, and finding a reliable professional who will be able to do this for you should be spoken about at the earliest convenience.

All of these selections are made at once to ensure that everything will work and flow together while meeting your family’s unique styles and preferences.

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Shopping for Appliances for an RTM

Shopping for appliances is not fun! That is why our clients often get us to make their appliances selections and present options that will fit the budget and dimensions of their new homes. B&B Homes has a preferred vendor that provides us with discounted rates, making the whole process even easier for our clients.

Having a Fully Finished Home Delivered on RTM Moving Day

We often find, that people are surprised to find out that we complete the ENTIRE RTM home before moving it. This includes cabinets, mirrors, fireplace and surround. One of the best parts of an RTM build is how little you have to do yourself, before coming home one day to a fully finished home.

For more information on the RTM process or to have someone call you to discuss your family’s future home needs, please email info@bbhomes.ca and someone will reach out to you shortly.

Hiring One Company for a Seamless Project, from Start to Finish

After coming off a bad experience with another builder, the Kernahan’s mortgage broker Cari Skjerven, suggested they build with B&B Homes.  After going on B&B’s website and finding their dream home design and receiving some helpful advice when calling in, it sealed the deal for them to work with B&B Homes. Now the rest is history!

Mike and Jennifer worked with B&B Homes for their entire project from start to finish, from the foundation pour to the RTM build, and the onsite build of a three car garage. See how this home transformed into a dinner party hosting haven with the help of B&B Home’s onsite designer.

Finding Their Dream Home by Customizing the Willowdale Design Plan

“We finalized our plan with Katia and picked out our selections for our house and got updates through their easy to use co-construct program to manage the project as the house was being built. The selections you can choose to customize your home are endless and co-construct made the project a breeze!”

-Jennifer Kernahan

Creating a Cooking Oasis and Dinner Party Hosting Haven

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Since Jennifer and Mike both spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen and are very social, designing a kitchen that met these needs was one of the most important aspects of their home. Mike and Jennifer had a lot of fun working with B&B’s on-site designer Katia to make their dream kitchen come to life!

“We love the big Island, we get lots of compliments on this kitchen. Thanks Katia for adding the extra touches! We love our kitchen!  Even cooking up leftovers is fun!  Everyone that comes over to our place loves our open concept kitchen dining living room.  We entertained last month with 20 people in the house and it was so much fun.  Nobody was left out of the conversations at any time.”

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Stress-free with B&B’s Co-Construct Project Management Tool

As they live far away, it was nice to see the progress of the house being built and to communicate through co-construct on any issues that needed to be addressed, as their house was being built.  It was also a major selling feature to not have to worry about looking for other contractors to do the eaves troughs, basement cement work or garage doors.

“Everything about the build from start to finish went so smooth and stress free.

-Jennifer Kernahan

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Impressed with Punctual After Care Service Work in the Warranty

Since the garage was built on site and the shingles put on in the late fall, due to the late timing they didn’t get a chance to tab down properly. After two weeks of windy weather and one day of extreme winds, a small part of the shingles started lifting and a few started to come off. After they assessed the damage they contacted Darwin at B&B.  In less than a week, B&B’s service team came out and repaired the missing shingles and went over the whole roof and tabbed down anything that was slightly loose.

The Kernahans were really impressed on the speed of which their claim was dealt with. Especially for the distance they are from the B&B site just outside of Delisle, that this was dealt with in a speedy manner.

“It is hard to find any company to deal with a claim that fast. Just shows B&B Homes takes pride in what they build and they really do care about their customers.”

-Mike Kernahan

Working with our on-site designer can help you bring a vision to life that you didn’t know was possible for a new RTM home. Contact B&B Homes today to coordinate a complimentary consultation with our designer here.

Designing a Luxury RTM Dream Home

Designing a custom home is an experience most will only have once in their lifetime. There are considerations to be made when determining what type of home best suites your needs, lifestyle and budget. Every detail matters, like for instance, you might want a custom skylight in your living room from professionals similar to Dalye USA (additional information at their website https://dalyteusa.com/). But is different for everyone. The first step in the process is creating the design of a future home. This planning stage sets the tone for the whole project and requires time, planning and ideas to blueprint a custom build road map. You may want to find a new home after reading these amazing pointers that were written to inspire you…

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1. Get Creative

Take an inventory of the necessities of how you already live and think about what areas you may be able to enhance from your current standard. Whether it is additional storage or a fireplace near the bathtub, the possibilities are endless when you design a home from scratch. Watching home shows on the TLC channel or getting inspired with ideas on Pinterest can help you generate additional ideas.

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2. Decide on Size and Location

Decide on an estimate of the size of the home that will suite your needs accordingly. Are you a downsizing empty nester and need less or a growing family? Knowing the amount of space you will need both now and in the future will help you determine the location and floor plan for a new home build.

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3. Budget

When building a custom home the possibilities are endless. Most of us are on a budget so deciding on must-have and nice-to-have will help you determine what areas to splurge and where to be conservative. Drafting a design plan is the first step in the journey of creating your ideal living space. The process will provide a road map of costs and considerations. You may be looking for some beautiful custom homes that are within your budget, you can do this by checking out Rodrock Homes and exploring all of the beautiful property on the website, they have so many great houses to explore and you never know you may find your dream house for you and your family.

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4. Lighting, Functions, Features

Assess your lifestyle and ideal environment. Knowing what features are essential will assist in decision making and planning. Whether it is the amount of natural light coming in from a vaulted ceiling skylight or heated flooring and towel racks in the bathroom, know what comforts are a priority.

Perhaps installing air conditioning is essential to make your dream home as comfortable as possible? If so, contacting an air conditioning specialist such as AirNow Heating & Cooling is a must.

Taking your ideas and turning them into a reality is possible with the assistance of a professional designer. This crucial, yet exciting first step can take you on the path to living in your dream home.

If you would like to brainstorm and draw out some of your ideas for a new home, please contact our in-house designer and take advantage of our offer to receive a free initial consultation.