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Custom Home Builder Tips for a great Master Bedroom

Custom Home Builder Tips for a great Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is one of the most important places in your custom home. It is considered the perfect place at home to relax, your private sanctuary. Depending on your ideal style, you can make it the most luxurious room at home, the most spacious, and the perfect environment to provide you with a space to retreat and get inspired. At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we know that one of the most popular home renovations along with the kitchen and the basement is the master bedroom.

If you are considering a renovation, addition or just planning your new custom home, check out these custom home builder tips we have prepared for you to plan and design your ideal master bedroom.

Your custom home floor plan

Your floor plan design is related to your ideal master bedroom. As experienced builders in Calgary, we recommend choosing a simple and functional design that allows smart use of your space and at the same time integrates all your needs and wishes. A simple layout will help you save on space, allowing you to dedicate space to your bathroom, closets, and your master bedroom. Ask your custom home builder and designer for the best way to manage space, also looking at the view you master bedroom may have while allowing you to keep your privacy. 

When choosing the best place to have your master bedroom at home, keep in mind that you probably want to be as far from any noise as possible. Therefore, try to avoid placing your master bedroom near your garage or facing traffic.

Custom Home Building is all about you

Personalizing your home to your wishes and needs is the best part of custom home building. For your custom home interior design, lighting and colour are an integral part. Take as much natural light as you can from windows and add a central pendant to accent your master bedroom’s vibe. Additionally, having task lamps on your nightstands or even as built-ins are an excellent lighting option for reading and relaxing. Check more useful lighting tips for your inner city home.

Additionally, you can achieve a calming environment by adding a soft colour palette or a relaxing colour such as white. A significant advantage of choosing white for your walls is that you can accentuate your style with other items without affecting your mood.

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Discuss your master bedroom layout with your custom home builder to make the best use of the available space. Add plenty of natural light to your design and choose wisely your lighting for accentuating your master bedroom's vibe.

Custom Home Building Steps: Framing

Custom Home Building Steps: Framing

At Sunset Homes, we are among the top-rated Calgary home builders.  We provide homeowners and custom homebuyers with all the necessary tools and knowledge necessary to make the custom home building process both easy and enjoyable! In the first part of the Custom Home Building Steps series, we introduced the most important aspects of the foundations of your custom infill home. Once the foundation is complete, the next step will be structural framing.  This stage of construction is really exciting for our homeowners because the house begins to take shape and resemble the final product.

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Understanding your Custom Home Framing

Immediately after your foundations are set, the framing of the house begins. Framing is construction and assembly of the underlying structure that will be the bone-structure of your home. The framing of your home is as important as your foundation. A quality framed structure will be the starting point for all remaining aspects of your home from drywall, to flooring, and even your kitchen cabinets. Depending on the size and complexity of your home, this step can take anywhere from three weeks to four months to complete.

The process of framing your home will start with the subfloor, then your exterior and structurally integral interior walls will be marked out and built on site. If there is a second floor, then the second floor subfloor will be installed and the process will repeat. Once the second floor walls are framed, or if you are building a bungalow, the next step is to crane the trusses (the pre-fabricated structure for your roof) will be craned into place and installed in a very similar manner to the joists. Finally, the framers will sheet the roof. At this point, your house has taken shape, and is in full swing! 

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Quality Materials for your Custom Home

Dimensional lumber is the most common framing material for building a home as it is a cost-effective option, while commercial buildings are often framed using structural steel studs and products. Wood is an excellent material due to its natural durability and strength. Sunset Homes is a certified Built-Green builder, and we individually implement many Built-Green procedures into every custom home, and the stages of the build. For example, the use of engineered lumber helps prevent wastage of wood by using recycled wood materials or materials that would otherwise be unused. There is also a green building initiative called Efficient Framing or Optimum Value Engineering. This green building technique focuses on making a better use of lumber by decreasing the amount of waste, as well. Learn more about the Importance of Using Quality Building Materials.

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After the foundations of your custom home are ready, framing can be a 4-week stage in which the main structure of your home is formed. A house is only as good as its structure, which means quality and structural integrity are of the utmost importance during this stage of a custom home build.

Custom Home Builder Tips to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Custom Home Builder Tips to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring has become our homeowner's preferred options for their new custom homes. When selecting the type of flooring for all the rooms in your custom dream home, hardwood is one of the most suitable options available for most rooms because they are aesthetically pleasing, durable, and easy to clean. Another interesting fact about hardwood flooring is that they can be refinished and returned to its original look.

Hardwood Flooring Options For your Custom Home
You can choose a solid hardwood floor made from different types of natural wood or engineered wood floors made from laminate or plywood. But the main advantages that engineered wood floors have is that they are not likely to be damaged by moisture, their material is stronger than other kinds of hardwoods, and they represent a more cost-efficient choice. They have different finishes such as urethane or polyurethane, ceramic, wax, or varnish. Ask your experienced custom home builder for help choosing the finish that suits your needs. Nevertheless, when it comes to maintaining and cleaning both kinds of hardwood floors, you can use the same type of cleaner, and the process would be the same. Ask your custom home builder for guidance when choosing the most suitable flooring for your home.

Preventing Damage on Your Custom Infill Home Flooring
Some products can cause damage or change the colour of your hardwood floor. Some can make it slippery, such as products meant for tile flooring. Excess use of water can also cause damage to your hardwood and change its colour or cause it to fade.
If you choose hardwood flooring for a high transit area of your custom home such as your living room, you can opt for using rugs to decorate the room and protect your floors. Also, not using shoes in your home and adding fabric pads to your furniture legs, will help you avoid marks, scratches, and tearing your wood floors.

All Natural Trend for your Modern Home
Although there are many specialized products for every type of hardwood floor, if you are more inclined to a natural, or do it yourself trend, there are many easy ways to make your own cost-efficient hardwood floor cleaner at home. The basic care for your hardwood flooring is to remove the dust and dirt regularly by vacuuming once or twice a week. Then you can damp mop avoiding excess water. You can use water with a ph neutral soap, combine warm water with vinegar, or if you want to make your floor shine, you can add a couple of tea bags to warm water.

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Prevent damaging your hardwood flooring by not using shoes at home, using rugs, and protecting your furniture legs with fabric pads. You can make your natural cleaners with water, vinegar, and even tea.

Choosing the Ideal Community for your New Custom Home in Calgary

Choosing the Ideal Community for your New Custom Home in Calgary

Location, Location, Location. Everyone in real estate and home building will say this to you. Location is a key factor to consider when planning your new custom home. Choosing an excellent location for your custom dream home can add more value to your investment, it can play a big part in your custom home design, and it will make an impact on your lifestyle and overall happiness. Consider these aspects when looking for an ideal and convenient community for your custom build.

Consider Calgary’s Inner-City

Calgary's inner-city has wonderful communities to build a custom home as an investment opportunity as well as your forever home. Within the inner-city, you can find comfortable, convenient, safe, and very good looking communities such as Kensington, Marda Loop, Bridgeland, Inglewood, Richmond, Hillhurst, and Elbow Park.

Inner-city communities provide a short commute to the downtown area and other entertainment venues. They are located near recreational areas such as parks, and they offer plenty of school options for your kids. Calgary's inner-city has excellent public transportation; therefore building an infill home becomes more interesting for our homeowners.

Building a Custom Home as an Investment

If you want to build a custom infill as an investment property, consider all the factors that can be important for future homebuyers and adapt the property to them. You can select a community that gives prospective homeowners a luxurious vibe. It is essential to consider if the potential ideal location supports the value of the home you want to build, so it does not become a difficult sell. Learn more about adding value to your custom home. Another useful tip to select your custom home location either as a forever home or for an investment property is choosing a safe location. Homebuyers appreciate a quiet neighbourhood where they can enjoy the outdoors.   

Study the Feasibility of Building your Dream Home

Once you have a couple of communities in mind or if you have already found a specific lot, it is a good time to assess the feasibility of your project. The location you select and the size of your lot will influence your home's design, so before committing to buying your lot, it is important to get the opinion of an experienced custom home builder. Learn more about the Advantages of Hiring a Custom Home Builder before Buying your Lot.

Ready for a custom build? Contact Sunset Homes today and learn more about building your inner-city dream home. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

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Calgary's inner city communities provide excellent locations to build your custom dream home as a forever home or an investment property. Consider choosing a convenient, comfortable, walkable and safe location that supports the value of your home. 

3 Advantages of Adding Home Automation to your Calgary Custom Home

3 Advantages of Adding Home Automation to your Calgary Custom Home

Nowadays we are surrounded by the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart items. But what do they mean in terms of a new custom build or even a major renovation to your existing home? To what extent do we want our homes to be smart? What are the advantages of customizing your home to be smart? Is home automation affordable and does it represent real value for my custom home? 

When talking about custom building, integrating home automation is part of customizing your home to your needs and wishes. Home automation means incorporating one or more electronic devices that can be accessed remotely to control and program the use of some devices and appliances in your home. The main advantage of integrating home automation to any extent in your new custom home is saving time from everyday tasks. As experienced Calgary builders, we have put together these advantages of having smart items at home.

Take Control of your Custom Home

Adding home automation to your modern home allows you to take control of it regarding safety and to be able to monitor what happens at home can be convenient as well.With home automation, you can have remote access to your home systems, for instance, your heating and cooling systems. You can program them to work in a certain way and adapt their functioning to when you are at home or work.

Being able to control your appliances, security systems and even having automated items such as door locks, can help you monitor what happens at home when you are there and also while you are away. With home automation, you can avert accidents with some appliances, such as your oven.

Make your Custom Home More Efficient

At Sunset Homes, Calgary custom home builder, we care about building efficiently and implementing cost-effective initiatives. Adding home automation items for your Calgary custom home means going green as well. Regarding energy-efficiency, you can control lighting, climate, and energy-efficient appliances. Therefore you will be contributing to the environment by not wasting energy, and it will allow you to control your expenses, such as your utility bills.

Add Value to your Custom Home

As a future homeowner if you want to consider home automation for your infill home, keep in mind the cost vs. value idea. Home automation can be affordable depending on the extent you customize your home, and also it can represent significant value to your property. Having a smart home can increase your property value and attract home buyers as well. Check out more about home automation and how our homeowners are integrating it as well.

Ready for a more efficient home? Contact Sunset Homes today and learn more about how you can add home automation to your inner-city dream home. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

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Integrating home automation items to your new custom home can increase its value, while making your home more efficient and safe.

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