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Custom Home Design Trends for 2015

If building a custom home is in your future, you may be wondering what the top trends for design and function will be for 2015. When you are designing your new custom home, current trends can play a significant role in the design, features and options you decide to incorporate. But at the end of…

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Outdoor Living Spaces for Your Custom LBI Home

With winter in full swing at the Jersey shore we’re still designing and building homes on Long Beach Island in anticipation of the summer season. Just because you’ve packed up and left for the winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking of all the features you need to have in that new custom home you’ve…

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Start Your Custom Home on LBI Now and Be In for the Holidays – the Summer Holidays, That Is!

They say timing is everything. And when it comes to building a new, custom home there are many details regarding lot selection, design, building products and finishes that need to be determined pretty soon after the decision to build has been made. One of the things that many people overlook is a realistic timeframe of…

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Custom Home Garage Doors – They’re Just Doors, Right?

One of the most overlooked and under appreciated exterior features of a new custom home are the garage doors. Not only do garage doors provide protection and security for your cars and other items stored in that coveted space, we bet you didn’t know they represent up to 30% of your home’s exterior façade! With…

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Tips To Selecting the Right Home Plan for Your Custom LBI Home

Building a custom home on Long Beach Island can be an exciting experience, especially when you are looking forward to summering on the island and all that having a custom home on or near the beach can offer.  There are several things to consider when choosing a plan, or reviewing design ideas with your builder…

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Winter Is Coming: 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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Residential Elevators for Custom Homes on Long Beach Island

There are many features that are unique to custom homes built along the Jersey Shore and Long Beach Island area.  Some of these features include pilings to support the structure in a sandy environment, wind rated windows and doors, and living spaces above the ground level.  Depending on the design of your custom beach home,…

Insulating custom homes on Long Beach Island

Insulating Custom Homes on Long Beach Island

When we say the word “insulation” most of our homebuyers are thinking about keeping the cold out of their homes.  That’s the most common idea when we talking about insulating custom homes on Long Beach Island. Any custom home builder on the island or the mainland will tell you there are many important reasons we…

Extend Your Summer on Long Beach Island

Extend Your Summer on Long Beach Island Into the Fall

If the outdoors calls to you, Long Beach Island is the place to be.  Bordered by the Pinelands National Reserve and the Atlantic Ocean, outdoor recreation is endless.  Go camping, canoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing at the Pinelands National Reserve or spend the day relaxing on the beach.  If you’re more of the city type…

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Innovative Technology Features for Custom Homes

Not every builder on Long Beach Island can offer a true custom home experience, so when it comes to technology in the home, it’s important to know what your LBI builder can offer.  With so many of our homebuyers looking for innovative technology features for their homes, we’ve been successful in making recommendations and offering…

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Ocean or Bay? 6 Things to Consider Before Building Your New Custom Home

There is something magical that happens when you bury your feet in the sand at the beach, or when you hear the lapping of the bay and songs of the sea birds when you arrive at the Jersey Shore.  If these are some of the reasons you are considering a new custom home along the…

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Exterior Building Products For Shore Homes

Building custom homes on Long Beach Island presents several challenges with regard to wear and tear on the exterior materials due to weather, water and sand. Combined with the increasing desire to use green or sustainable building products that complement the coastal environment, the materials available become even more limited. Fortunately, for custom homebuilders like…

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It’s Not Just About Building Custom Homes on LBI

Building custom homes on Long Beach Island around places like Harvey Cedars, Brant Beach, Beach Haven West and Loveladies for as long as we have, puts us in contact with many people along the way.  From the families we get the privilege of building a home for, to the local communities and neighbors, we have…

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What Makes Beach Haven West Special

We’ve been building custom homes in Beach Haven West for many years.  Back in the day it was the kind of place where families come back every year to spend the summer and kids lived in bathing suits and bare feet all day.  It’s a fisherman’s paradise where boating, crabbing and fishing are a way…

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Have The Best Summer Ever in Your New Custom Home

With Memorial Day behind us, and summer in full swing on Long Beach Island, families are settling in to the 2014 summer season at the New Jersey shore. Almost all of our NJ shore towns are welcoming summer tourism and visitors are flocking in to the area in record numbers.  With the cooperative weather for…