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Custom Home – How to Get Started (Part 7) – Moving the dirt

Thinking of building a custom home? Know the steps so you can control the process. The next step in our series is just after you sign the contract with a contractor – what happens? Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one...

Custom Home – How to Get Started (Part 5)

Building a custom home is a complicated, confusing, and sometimes overwhelming process. Understanding the steps is the first step to making it easier. Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one – Part two – Part three...

Custom Home – How to Get Started (Part 4)

Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one – Part two – Part three – Part four – Part five – Part six – Part seven Now that the design process has kicked off there are a series of steps that...

Custom Home – How to Get Started (Part 3)

Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one – Part two – Part three – Part four – Part five – Part six – Part seven In our discussion, you have now decided to hire an architect and found the...

Custom Home – How to Get Started

Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one – Part two – Part three – Part four – Part five – Part six – Part seven Calling an architect to some seems like a luxury or at least an expense that...

The start of a project is one of the most exciting stages

The ground breaking of a project is a very exciting first step of any project. You spend months on design, learning what the client wants, and testing variations to get it right. Then you submit the design to the city / county for final review and to get the permits required to...

House in the Woods – project under construction

Here is another project we have under construction. It is designed for the future, can be taken off grid, is accessible, and can support a self sufficient lifestyle. Let us know what you think.

Penn Laird Home Interior Photographs – Project Update Part 6

Our clients have finally moved into this incredible family home, build by Trost Custom Homes. Here are some Penn Laird home interior photographs, plus our past updates. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Things You Need to Know When Selecting a Contractor

Remodeling or building a new home is a complicated, stressful, and emotional process. The process is usually unclear. There are often many options and no clear right answers. So how do you make it through with the best results? Here is a list of questions that you should answer...

Penn Laird Home Under Construction Project Update – Part 2

Our last post about this Healthy, Energy-Efficient, and Durable home in Penn Laird, Va was several months ago in March. Since that time, the builder, Trost Custom Homes, has been busy adding siding, stone, garage, and starting some interior space framing.