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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…

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Why We Build Reverse Living Custom Home Designs on LBI

Building a new custom home on Long Beach Island is like a dream come true for many of the families we build homes for. The lifestyle on the island is a huge draw, not only for seasonal residents, but year-round homeowners as well. Whether you are planning for a second home, or to stay on…

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Spectacular Master Baths for Custom Homes on Long Beach Island

So, you’re building a new custom home and you want your master bathroom to be spectacular! Today’s bath design innovations and materials can make your master bathroom the oasis you crave for relaxation and serenity. They can also be surprisingly functional as well for today’s modern couples. There are many products that have become popular…

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Earth Day Edition: The Best Environmentally Friendly Building Products and Materials for Custom Homes

In recognition of Earth Day we thought it would be great to talk about some of the products and materials we use in every home we build that are considered eco-friendly or “green”. The building industry has come a long way in offering homebuyers a variety of materials, styles, and options to choose from for…

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Spectacular Bathroom Features for Custom Homes

Your home is your castle, so why not make your bathroom a luxurious retreat? When building a custom home, you have many options at your fingertips that allow you to create the home of your dreams. Don’t settle for the average run of the mill bathroom. Today, a bathroom is not just a necessity, it…

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The Best Countertop Choices for Custom Homes on Long Beach Island

Deciding on the interior finishes for your custom home can be one of the most challenging tasks to building a new custom home. Fortunately, many builders provide help in this department, with on-staff design coordinators, and rooms full of samples to help you decide on everything for your new home. We all know how important…

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Spring Is Coming: Five Reasons to Build Your New Custom Home on LBI

It is clear that homebuyers today still love their vacation homes at our beautiful New Jersey shore beaches. For those of us that are here year-round, we wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world! So what exactly is it that draws people to the shore areas like Long Beach Island, Stafford Township and the surrounding…

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Three Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home on the Water

Many families dream of owning a custom home on Long Beach Island especially one that is on the water. With so many options for beachfront, lagoon front or bay front, choosing a lot to build on can be a difficult decision. It’s crucial that you understand what your ownership rights are and how these Riparian…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Custom Home Builder for Your New Long Beach Island Home

When it comes to choosing a builder for your custom home on Long Beach Island, there are many qualities that are important to the overall success of your building project. Finding the right homebuilder involves a lot of research, planning and legwork. Building a custom home is not only a financial investment, but also an…