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Custom Home Builder Tips to go Green in Your New Custom Home

Custom Home Builder Tips to go Green in Your New Custom Home

Once you decide that a custom home is what suits you better to express yourself and to match your lifestyle, you will realize that you can also choose to build an environmentally friendly home. In fact, you can choose how green your home can be. There are many benefits of green building, but one of the most important is making your home a healthier place for you and also for the planet. Learn more about it in our article Three Important Facts you need to know about Sustainable Building.

Choose the Right Home Builder

Sunset Homes is a proud member of Built Green, and as an experienced Calgary Custom Home Builder, we can help you along the building process and guide you to make environmentally friendly choices. In addition, there are many benefits of owning a Built Green Certified Home. If you wish to go green in your new custom home but you have no clue where to start, there is no need to feel overwhelmed check out all the tips we have for you.

Space Use is Important for your Custom Home

When thinking green, space use is an important consideration. Ask your design team and custom home builder to consider using your new home space as efficiently as possible and to point out right from the design phase the various energy and environmentally friendly items that can add efficiency to your home.  When seeking energy efficiency, some excellent options to consider for your custom modern home in Calgary are tankless water heaters or solar powered heaters.

Budget Savers to Go Green in Your New Dream Home

If you wish to add items that will help you save in the long run, there are small additions that will help your budget. Consider Energy Star Appliances, they help reduce energy costs, and you can choose their size depending on your household needs. You can include air cleaners, washers, and dryers, dehumidifiers, freezers, and refrigerators. Additionally, when seeking energy efficiency, some excellent options to consider for your custom modern home in Calgary are tankless water heaters or solar powered heaters.

Roofing Option for Your Custom Infill

Wood, metal or rubber are great building materials to consider when planning a durable and environmentally friendly roof. An advantage of using metal roofing is that it can last up to 50 years, can be recycled, and they are fire resistant. Check out more Types of Roofing Materials to Consider for your Custom Home.

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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Choose a Calgary Custom Home Builder that can guide you on every step to make your home be environmentally friendly and have an efficient use of the space. Include also small budget saving changes such as choosing energy efficient appliances.  

Three Interesting Ideas for your New Custom Home

Three Interesting Ideas for your New Custom Home

Custom home building means having unique characteristics and items in your new home all adapted to your wishes and needs. As Calgary home builders, we know that there are many things to consider when deciding for a custom build, and a key starting point is creating a wish list that organizes everything that your new home must have. You can learn all about it in our article What to Include in your Wish List before Meeting your Home Builder. When preparing your wish list for your new infill home, consider all the items that you can add to make it more efficient, healthier, and more comfortable. Check out these ideas to take your custom dream home in Calgary to the next level.

Special Rooms for your Dream Home

Adding special rooms to your custom home design is one of the main advantages of custom building. There are many room options to add to your home, think about your lifestyle and family needs and adapt your home to that. For example, having a home office can be the perfect solution for entrepreneurs. Adding a toy room is an excellent option for a family with kids. And having a basement suite can become a great rental option or the place to receive your guests. You can also consider having a home gym, a wine cellar, a little reading nook, a game room for the whole family, or a mudroom.

Add Luxury and Comfort to your Modern Home

Include heated floors for your bathroom and other areas in your modern custom home and be prepared for the cold days of winter. This luxurious item is an excellent way to add resale value and comfort to your custom home. Having an in-floor heating system for your custom home bathrooms has become one of the favorite items for renovations and new homes. This feature can be added to any room in your house according to your needs. There are different options for your in-floor heating system; you can choose an electric radiant heat or hydronic heating. Ask your custom home builder which option would be better for your home. For example, if you have selected ceramic tile for your bathroom, then an electric radiant heat becomes the best choice.

Get your Custom Home to be More Efficient

At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we care about Green Building and having a sustainable lifestyle.When planning your custom home, consider adding water saving devices. You can reduce water consumption and save on your bill as well. There are many options to add to your home, such as low-flow showerheads, recirculation systems and water aerators for your faucets, shower timers, and dual flush toilets. Ask your custom home builder for advice on all the small additions and selections you can include to make your dream home a more efficient place. 

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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Adding special rooms to your new custom home that adapt to your family's lifestyle and needs is one of the advantages of custom home building. Add luxury and comfort to your home by including heated bathroom floors, and make your home more efficient by including water saving devices. 

3 Tips for choosing your Custom Home Builder: Communications and Customer Service

3 Tips for choosing your Custom Home Builder: Communications and Customer Service

Having effective communication and quality customer service is a key factor in building or renovating dream homes successfully. As Calgary Custom Home Builders and Major Renovations experts, we know that the building and renovation process can turn out stressful and difficult to handle for homeowners.

Select a Home Builder that Cares about Customer Service

The first indication that your home builder offers quality customer service is that they take their time to listen to you and can answer all your questions. But an effective way to ensure that you will have excellent customer service along the way is to interview past clients. Select a builder that guides you and provides you with enough information to make your decisions.

As professional builders in Calgary, we have experienced that when communication lines are well established with our homeowners, projects succeed and become less stressful allowing our home owners to enjoy every step of the process. If you wonder about steps in pre-construction, design, and construction check out our tips every week.

Communicating with your custom home builder

Usually, in every step of the building process, you will have a meeting with your custom home builder to explain your ideas for your home's design, your preferences for interior and exterior materials, and you will be able to select every item in your custom home. Choose a professional home builder that is open to listening to your ideas, and asks you to provide visual examples as well.

At Sunset Homes, we suggest our homeowners use resources such as Houzz, Pinterest, images, photos or drawings, as well as creating a wish list, when planning their custom homes and even when organizing their ideas for any small or major renovation. Learn more about what to include in your wish list to enhance your home builder's understanding of your vision.

Starting our communications using all said resources have provided less chance for misunderstandings in our projects. Also, in the same way, that you provide all these details, select a custom home builder that follows up with you with design options in writing, schedule construction times and a detailed budget. 

Seek a transparent and organized builder

When custom building having a skilled builder is important, nevertheless, choosing an organized builder with excellent planning skills is key. If you are about to build you will need to know details about your home's progress in every phase of your building project. You will also need to plan your living arrangements during construction, moving into your new home, and furnishing your home.

On the other hand, if your project is a renovation and you will be still living at home, you will need to account for any extra measures you need to take such as installing a temporary kitchen depending on the extent of your renovation.

At Sunset Homes, Calgary's bespoke home builder, we organize our projects using an online software that allows you to follow your project online in real time, check any selections made and communicate with us. On the one hand, being able to use this online tool from your phone, tablet or computer is convenient if you have a full work schedule, will be out of town occasionally, or decide to build from another city or country. In addition to this online tool, we meet with our homeowners in every major step of their projects and try to keep all communication lines open. 

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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When looking for a professional custom home builder make sure to select one that can offer you effective communication and quality customer service. Being able to listen to your ideas, manage your projects details and schedule in an organized and transparent way. 

3 Budget Friendly Renovation Tips for your Master Bathroom

3 Budget Friendly Renovation Tips for your Master Bathroom

When thinking about upgrading your home, the most common renovations are the bathroom, kitchen, and basement. Renovations, upgrades, and additions are all about improving your home to your lifestyle and for being more comfortable and happier in your own home. Most homeowners looking to do a renovation think home renovations are expensive, and without a doubt, establishing a budget is a major factor for the scope of your renovation. Nevertheless, when working with an experienced builder in Calgary, renovations can be done at an affordable price.

Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, is an experienced builder dedicated to major renovations and additions. We have compiled a list of tips for renovating your master bathroom.

Ask your Custom Builder for a Plan

The first step for any building or renovation project is to establish a plan, design, and timeline; and from it to create a realistic budget adapted to your lifestyle. Having a plan will allow you to embark on your renovation at an affordable price. Working with an experienced custom home builder to analyze the space available, and to create a layout for your ideal master bathroom, is a great strategy to keep your budget under control. Your custom home builder's experience will grant the best use of the space and adapt your bathroom according to your needs and wishes.

When thinking about an ideal master bathroom, functional, yet relaxing and luxurious, comes to mind. The master bathroom has become the calm place in your home for a quiet retreat where you unwind at the end of the day. One addition worth considering, and that doesn't have to be very costly, is adding a custom shower. There are many options for custom showers, but the most popular are overhead rainfall showerheads, body jets, and steam showers. Any of these picks will create a sense of having a spa bathroom and provide a relaxing time.

Think about your home renovation as an investment as well. This will allow you to set the right budget and feel more comfortable with it. Check out All You need to know About Renovations and Return on Investment and learn with Sunset Homes. 

Avoid Moving the Plumbing in your Master Bathroom

Plumbing is another important reason to work with an experienced builder and designer for your bathroom renovation. If your plumbing is in good condition, try not to include any moving in your design. If you don't have to move any plumbing and you will be able to save costs. Talk to your custom home builder to evaluate if not moving your plumbing is possible and if your ideal master bathroom design can be adapted to it.

Look Towards the Luxurious Look with New Lighting and Fixtures

In any bathroom renovation, small or major, choosing new items for your lighting and fixtures makes a significant difference and gives your space a whole new look. Lighting and fixtures don’t need to be costly, ask your home builder for the best options, and don’t forget to plan for your electricity bill and go for energy-efficient lighting. Additionally, you can enhance your bathroom design with accent lighting and decorative lighting, or provide a sense of length and luxury by installing a hanging fixture on your ceiling.  

Are you ready for a renovation with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our major renovations and custom luxury homes.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and read our reviews in Houzz!

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The best way to plan your master bathroom renovation is to select an experienced builder that helps you organize and plan your renovation, try avoiding any change in your plumbing and add plenty of light and new fixtures to create a peaceful, luxurious look.

Why Hillhurst is a Great Place to build your Custom Dream Home in Calgary

Why Hillhurst is a Great Place to build your Custom Dream Home in Calgary

Calgary's inner city communities have become excellent areas to start a family life and build new infills. Building a custom infill home offers a great location near all downtown amenities, easily accessed transportation and reduced commuting time; and, at the same time allows the homeowners to be part of a well-established community.

Building a Custom Infill Home in Hillhurst

Being an established custom home builder in Calgary, Sunset Homes is always looking for any opportunity to guide and educate future homeowners regarding all the details that building a new custom home entails, and finding a great location is one of the key points for custom building. 

This community's location offers access to Calgary's River Park and the pathway systems. This means that if you enjoy outdoor activities, walking, jogging, or want to have a nice time in the park with your family, this community is a great fit.

Amenities, Schools, and Transportation near your Modern Home

Hillhurst is located approximately in a 5 to 10-minute drive from the downtown core and has convenient access to Sunnyside train station for a quick commute. Being very near Kensington, you can enjoy many places to eat and explore as well.

If you are looking for an area with schools, there are schools to accommodate all ages in Hillhurst. Additionally, from a recreational point of view, there are squash courts, tennis courts, and the West Hillhurst community arena open to everyone. Furthermore, in West Hillhurst, you can try many restaurants, coffee shops, grocery shops, and a weekly farmer's market at the Hillhurst community center.

Living in a Sunset Homes Custom Modern Infill in Hillhurst

Being such a great location to build and have a family, Hillhurst has become one the favorite communities of our homeowners. Sunset Homes very first triplex is located in West Hillhurst. Currently in progress and to be completed very soon, this beautiful home has two units available for sale. Check out our Instagram feed every Tuesday for updates on construction of this home and other projects in progress in this location and other inner-city communities.

Are you ready to build a custom home with us? Contact Sunset Homes today; we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Don't forget to check out our ongoing projects, Calgary modern homes for sale, and exciting daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, check out our beautiful homes and get to read our reviews in Houzz!

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As Calgary infill builders, Sunset Homes considers Hillhurst is an excellent community and location to build your new custom home in Calgary as it is a walk able community, it is near downtown, it has schools and recreational places for your family, and it counts with great transportation.

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