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Luxury Additions You Absolutely Need in Your Custom Home

One of the great things about building a custom home from the foundation up is the fact that you, as the would-be custom homeowner, hold all of the cards.  You get to envision what your dream home looks like, you have the ability to brainstorm on what’s important to you, and ultimately, you get to make it a reality with …

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5 Factors to Consider When Building on Your Own Lot

Before you can begin building a custom home, you have to make a very important decision that goes beyond design aesthetics. Namely, where are you going to build your home—as in what section of Earth are you going to pick out and buy to put down roots. Now, this might not feel overly complicated. After all, it’s just land, right? …

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How Long Will It Take to Design and Build Your Home?

A common question on the minds of many would-be custom homeowners, it’s always fair to ask: just how long is this going to take? Unfortunately, there is not a hard and fast answer here—there is no “silver bullet” per se in determining this because a lot of factors are involved. However, there is good news, too—when you work with a …

Hot Products Used In New Home Construction

New home construction is indeed an art form—and like any creative endeavor, the one constant that is present is change. Many industry experts believe that the much anticipated and predicted revolution in construction is finally here—and that technology has truly permeated the industry. As such, in this post we will examine some of the innovative new construction materials that could …

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Designing A Home You Can Live In Forever

In today’s day and age, there are few people who buy a home and then stay put for the rest of their lives. Indeed, it’s commonplace to live in multiple homes throughout one’s life, expanding or contracting as lifestyles and individual needs change and evolve over time. However, in the world of custom home construction, specifically, we commonly get the …

Tips For Picking Your Custom Home Builder

Building a custom home that represents your own individual style and taste is always a considerable investment—therefore, you want to ensure you are partnering with a custom home builder who you trust and feel confident in.  If you choose well, you will benefit by feeling as if you have a partner and advisor.  They will help you bring your custom …

The First Step In Building (or Remodeling) Your Custom Home

The first step is to meet with and choose your builder (hopefully, SeBern). There are several key reasons for this: You need to decide whether you will need an outside architect, or if one works for the builder (a “Design+Build” firm). This affects everything. The design of your home determines the outcome of your home. Architects tend to be wonderfully …

The Custom Home-building Process

OK, so you are done with compromise and sick of buying someone else’s problems. It’s time to build a custom home. It’s your time. And here’s how, in a nutshell: Call SeBern at 630-377-7767 for an appointment. Reserve a time. That way, you’ll be certain to meet with the owners of the company. After all, it’s completely about you, your …

Good To Great

In the book, Good to Great, author Jim Collins states that Good is the enemy of Great. It’s a natural human tendency to feel that Good is Good Enough. And if you become satisfied with Good Enough, you will never push yourself to reach Great. After our painfully slow recovery from the Great Recession, and with the media inundating us …

Craftsmanship: The Difference-Maker

Building or remodeling a custom home is completely different than buying an existing house. An existing house is nice, sufficient, good enough. But your own custom home is exactly what you need, and what you have always wanted. It is unique in the world, a direct reflection of you and your world vision. It is your style, your taste, your …