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How You Can Build an Eco-Friendly Home in Oklahoma City, OK

October 14, 2019

Homeowners today are increasingly turning to custom eco-friendly homes and residential features—in fact, some contractors have deemed it “a necessity.” With climate change looming and energy bills skyrocketing, custom home plans in Oklahoma City, OK make it easy for you to do your part for the environment and save money at the same time. Of course, if you’ve never designed a home before, you might not know what you don’t know—and if you rely on a contractor to guide you through the process, you might end up with classic home designs instead of the environmentally-friendly home of your dreams. Green... View Article

Tornado-Proofing Your Home in Oklahoma City, OK

October 14, 2019

Tornadoes are terrifying because of their capacity for destruction. In the United States, tornadoes kill an average of 60 people per year. Winds can rage in excess of 200 miles per hour, and when they hurl debris, they quickly turn deadly. We’re often asked if homes can be tornado-proofed, and the answer is that it would have to be able to stand up to a missile: that’s how strong the winds are. You could, theoretically, build a bunker-like home from concrete and metal, but it would not only be ugly, but any doors or windows would still be a weakness... View Article

What Are the Different Types of Siding?

September 11, 2019

Are you looking into putting some new siding on your home, or building a new home and need to choose your siding option? Here’s some information from an architectural designer in Oklahoma City, OK about some of the most common types of siding and the pros and cons associated with each. Vinyl siding Vinyl siding is far and away the most popular siding choice among American homeowners, largely due to its combination of durability and cost effectiveness. You can find many different varieties of vinyl siding, including vertical or horizontal panels, Dutch lap, shingles, shakes, scallops and fish scales. The... View Article

What Does the Term “Maintenance-Free Living” Mean for Your Home?

September 11, 2019

More people than ever are embracing a lifestyle of “maintenance-free living.” Some are even taking steps to design custom homes in Oklahoma City, OK that minimize the amount of maintenance that might be required. But what exactly does “maintenance-free living” mean? The general idea is exactly what it sounds like: cutting most or all of the ongoing maintenance of your home out of your routine, whether it’s to avoid overexertion or to simply give yourself some more time to enjoy other pursuits. Whether you’re busy with work or you’re retired and simply don’t want to have to take on all... View Article

Some Popular Home Styles for 2019

August 15, 2019

If you’re anything like us, you watch all the home buying shows on HGTV and drool over the modern and contemporary styles, as well as the traditional ornate homes of bygone eras. However, if you’re working on your custom home today with an architectural designer in Oklahoma City, OK, you may be interested in what’s in style now, and what is likely to remain in style for years to come. Whether you are designing a new home or working on a floor plan remodel design in Oklahoma City, OK, take a look at some of the most popular and hottest... View Article