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6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Building a Home

Building a new home can be a very daunting project. It’s hard to know where to start and what you should know from the beginning to avoid mishaps. Is it more important to get those glass-front cabinets or the reading…

CONTRACTS - A roadmap to a successful project

Your home is one of the most important investments you will make.  It should provide you with a place where you feel comfortable and secure; it is where you celebrate life.  So, when it comes to building a new home…

5 Essential Design Questions to Ask Yourself Before Tackling Your Next Project

As fun as redoing the rooms in your home can be, it’s also a little intimidating. After all, it’s not easy to take an old space and have it come out like something that could be featured on HGTV. There…

Ultimate Lighting Guide

Pick the Right – Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something…

Smarts Tips to Help Simplify Your Bedroom Remodel

Many homeowners believe that of all the possible home improvement projects they can undertake, renovating their bedroom is the most worthwhile. This tends to be an accurate outlook; after all, a functional and attractive bedroom can be a great selling…

Building Strong Foundations

By Sara Bos, Grand River Bank Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 1766651 You need a strong foundation to build a home, and that starts with the appropriate financing and the right experts to help guide you through the construction process. Building your…

Key Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

It’s official, the colder temperatures are here and it’s time to plan for winter. Severe winter storms can knock out heat, power and other services to your home. That’s why it’s important to take a few steps now to prepare…

Build your New Home With Confidence

Building a new home should be a positive, fulfilling experience, but sometimes we hear stories from new homeowners that tell otherwise.  When that happens, we think about what we as builders, and you, can do to ensure you Build with Confidence. …

Hidden in Plain Sight

Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier Today’s biggest demographic trend poses a challenge and also presents an opportunity. That’s because more and more working-age people are asking for a home with space to accommodate senior…

Have Questions? Ask the Builder

Rich Kogelschatz, CAPS, CGB, Heartland Builders LLC It’s natural to have questions and changes when building a custom home. Prevent surprises and delays by getting answers from the top. There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their…

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

Whether you’re just starting out in the interior design world or you’ve been here for longer than you can remember, there’s one thing we can all agree on: sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. With that sentiment in…

5 Houseplants That Thrive Indoors

Move over, succulents. Today’s houseplants are going lush. That’s right: Indoor potted plants are finally getting their day in the sun. Succulents and cacti eased us back into the idea of tending to some pots on our windowsills. Today, some…