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Choosing a Floor Plan: Open vs Traditional

Open floor plan designs have become the norm when it comes to new homes. However, we’re starting to see more of the traditional style of home with separate defined living spaces make a return; we’re even starting to have clients who want us to build walls to create defined spaces again! So, if you’re trying […]

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Must Haves for Entertaining Guests Outside

Summer is here, which means it’s time entertaining guests outside. Whether you’ll be hosting the family’s Fathers Day BBQ or you’re expecting all the neighborhood kids to use your backyard as the summer hangout, these are some steps you should take to make your yard summer-ready. Deck If you don’t have a deck, you are […]

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Highlights from the 2022 Kitchen & Bath Show

Sustainability and reducing waste were the focal points of many of the new products unveiled at this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Being more mindful of the resources being used in your home is a great idea and has many benefits. Of course, there’s the environmental impact of reducing waste and energy consumption, […]

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Bright bathroom tile over vanity and sink

Go Crazy With Your Half Bath Style

If there’s a space in your house where it’s encouraged to take some design chances, it’s in your half bath. The half bath is used frequently but usually tucked away in a corner of the home. This means that you have more freedom to design your bathroom in a way that might seem too bold […]

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Vacation home maintenance

It’s Time For Maintenance On Your Vacation Home

It may be cold and gloomy outside now, but before you know it, the busy beach season will be here. Now is the time for some maintenance to start getting your rental ready. Your guests will be amazed and are more likely to leave you five-star reviews. Here are some things you can do now […]

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Laundry Room on second floor

Where should you put your laundry room?

Laundry might be everybody’s least favorite chore, but it’s one of the most necessary. Unless you have an endless supply of clothes, you probably have to do at least one load of laundry every week. Even though laundry takes up a ton of time, the space where you do your laundry is often one of […]

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New Custom Home

Why You Should Build a Custom Home in 2022

If you’re thinking about moving, you have two options: buy an existing house or build a custom home. There are pros and cons to each, but with an existing home, you’ll almost always have to make compromises. Finding a home that checks off all of your wish list items can be nearly impossible. Many people […]

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Tips for Owning a Vacation Rental Home

For years you dreamed of owning a vacation home at the beach, maybe even in Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, or some other part of Carteret County. But now that you have one, you find you don’t use it as much as you thought you would. Why not rent it every now and then to make […]

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5 Things to Know About Building on the Coast

Building a home on the North Carolina coast is a dream come true. The fresh air, beautiful views, and easy access to endless beach days sound amazing. But before you get started, there are some things you should know about living near the ocean. Salt Air Means More Maintenance Salt is tough on siding, windows, […]

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Home gym with equipment

Building A Home Gym That Works

Home gyms have exploded in popularity in the last year. Due to COVID lockdowns, many of us had to reluctantly give up our gym memberships.  While it was a challenge at first, working out at home has become a more convenient and just as effective option. If you have been considering installing a home gym, […]

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