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Three Wonderful Benefits of a Custom Designed Home

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by

“Should I buy or design a home?” It’s a question many people ask themselves when it’s time to move into a new home. As you consider your options, be sure you consider the following benefits of custom home design:

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  • Maximum creativity. When you build you can include precisely the features you want, and put them precisely where you want. This makes including everything from a private library to a relaxing sauna as simple as including them in the plans.
  • Reliable construction. Not only will you be able to help select the materials that are used, you’ll be able to supervise their installation and see that the work is done to the exact standards you’ve set forth for your architect and builder.
  • The challenge. Designing a home is more complicated than buying one, but it gives you plenty of opportunities to tweak things and make changes along the way. The result is that the home you move into will be one where you are 100 percent comfortable and relaxed.

We invite you to contact our team at Design Build Team today to learn more about the benefits of custom home design. We’ll be happy to assist you in your design plans.

Four Creative Built-In Bookcase Design Ideas

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by

Every good book needs a place to rest when you’re not busy reading it. The following are four of the most creative built-in bookcase designs we’ve ever come across:

Coupled with benches and sunlight. Large windows framed with comfortable seating and books all around create an ideal place to sit and ponder as your mind sets to wander.

built-in bookcase designs

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Hidden in the room. Even Scooby Doo couldn’t resist a secret passageway, and when you replace the door with a bookshelf, you’ll create that very same opportunity in your home.

built-in bookcase designs

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Nooked into a corner. This is an ideal use of space when you have a limited amount of space to use between rooms. It fills the space up and helps create a seamless transition between walls.

built-in bookcase designs

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Walled in. Bookworms love having a wall of books to look upon and this is an aesthetically pleasing look that shows off all of your insightful and colorful books for the world to gaze upon and admire.

built-in bookcase designs

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Contact us at Design Build Team so that we can show you some of the built-in bookcase designs we’ve completed for clients. We’d be happy to tell you more about our residential architectural services in Kansas City.

Embrace these Practical Lighting Solutions for Your Home

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by

There are some truly remarkable lighting solutions for your home that you can use to brighten up your life. Whether you want pendants or chandeliers, the options are practically limitless. All you need is a bit of creativity and some careful planning to create a truly illuminating home to enjoy.

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Start by considering the space you want to light up. Your fixtures should be proportionate to the space and provide plenty of room between ceiling, furniture, and floor. As a general rule of thumb, you want there to be at least 7 feet of clearance separating the bottom of the fixture and the floor.

When it comes to placing lighting over kitchen counters, islands, and stairwells, it’s a good idea to have two to three feet of clearance between the countertop or the top of the banister. This helps keep the lights from shining directly in the eyes and it allows the light to disperse further throughout the area.

Our staff would be delighted to provide a few more lighting solutions for your home. We invite you to contact us at Design Build Team to discover the home lighting we recommend for our clients.