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We Know What Dad Wants – Top Five Features Men Want in a New Custom Home

When it comes to features in a new custom home on LBI, you would think men want totally different features than women. It’s hard to shake the typically male and female stereotypes of the kitchen being the “women’s space” and men caring only about the basement and garage. Believe it or not, there are more…

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Enjoy Next Memorial Day in Your New Custom Home on LBI

Memorial Day 2016 has come and gone, the “unofficial start to summer” on Long Beach Island and beach towns around New Jersey. Soaking up the sun, being outdoors and having fun is what summer at the New Jersey shore is all about.  Parties and barbeque food for the holiday is a must-do on everyone’s list,…

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The Benefits of Cedar Exteriors for New Custom Homes on Long Beach Island

The building industry has seen its fair share of trends and new materials for homes. In a world where everything is “easy” and “quick” the use of maintenance free or low maintenance building products on new homes is prevalent. Depending on the type of home, budget, and preferences of the homeowners these products are very…

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April is Lawn & Garden Month!

Building homes at the New Jersey shore poses a few challenges, and landscaping can be one of them. The sandy environment, salty water, hot sun, and wind can all wreak havoc on tender plants and vegetation. We share a lot of information about trends and styles for home design, interior features and finishes.  But as…

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Outdoor Living Spaces for Your Custom LBI Home

Last week’s weather at the Jersey shore really felt like an early summer, which is why we are so excited to be designing and building homes on Long Beach Island in anticipation of the summer season.  Nothing gets our creativity flowing like the warmer weather. If anything it makes us anticipate summer all the more,…

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What’s Trending for New Home Designs in 2016

If you are thinking of building a new custom home and want to know what the latest trends for design and function are this year, look no further!  2016 is proving to be a tremendous year for custom home design trends. From kitchens to baths, and everything in between we know what’s trending for new…

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What’s Between the Walls of your New Custom Home on Long Beach Island

When you look at the inside of a newly built custom home everything looks so pristine, new, and beautiful. If you like the scent of a new car, it doesn’t even compare to new home smell! The sheetrock is freshly painted, the moldings are nice and straight, the cabinets and fixtures are all perfectly installed.…

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Now that the Cold Is Here Stonehenge Has Three Good Reasons to Winterize Your Home on LBI

With many of the custom homes on Long Beach Island that we build, when the season is over and the weather turns cold, it’s time for homeowners to batten up the hatches and head south. So how does a homeowner “batten up the hatches” to ensure that the home is properly closed for the colder…

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A Custom Homebuyer’s Guide To Molding

One of the things we hear most often from homebuyers is that new homes built today don’t have the character of older homes because new homes don’t come with molding. We don’t know what builders these buyers are talking to, but every home built by Stonehenge comes with crown molding (except in the secondary bedrooms)…

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The Importance of the Punch-Out Process in a New Custom Home

Many custom builders offer their homebuyers the opportunity for “walk-through” meetings during the construction process. One of the most important of those meetings is the pre-closing walk-through, which can take from 1-3 hours, and provides the buyer an opportunity to ensure their home is in perfect condition prior to closing. Before this important walk-through your…

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Exterior Lighting for Custom Homes on LBI

We spend so much time designing homes, selecting finishes, and making the interior beautiful that we sometimes miss a great opportunity for the outside of the home: exterior lighting. Everyone knows that there should be lighting at the front door and exterior weatherproof outlets, but it deserves a bit more love when it comes to…

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What Are Batter Boards and Why Are They Used?

Batter Boards are an integral part of the foundation when building a new custom home. The boards are set horizontally to support strings that outline the foundation plan of the building. Whether the home is being set on pilings, or a concrete foundation, batter boards are what makes the walls square. If the batter boards…

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You’re Only As Good As Your Last Custom Home on LBI

Long Beach Island is approximately 18 miles long, including three miles of nature reserve located at the southern tip. Needless to say, it’s a small world on the island, especially when it comes to building custom homes. As one of the premier custom home builders on Long Beach Island, we know that each and every…

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Why A Site Manager Is Critical to the Completion of Your New Custom Home

Oftentimes we are asked by potential homebuyers, “What makes your company different, or special?” This is a great question that any homebuyer should ask the builder they are considering contracting to builder their new custom home. One of the best answers we can give is, “Our team!” It’s important to know who the people are…

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Proper Grading Plan is a Must for New Custom Homes on Long Beach Island

As a custom homebuilder specializing in Long Beach Island, we work with our engineers to ensure all of our homes have proper grading and drainage. This is especially important for homes within flood zones, where runoff water from storms can be more of a risk. Not only is it important to protect your home, it’s…