Home Safety Checklist For The Holidays

The holiday season is a special time for family gatherings and festive celebrations, but it’s also an important time for home owners to keep some basic safety precautions top of mind. Indeed, crime rates tend to rise during the holiday season – Thanksgiving to New Year’s –because of the increased number of consumers shopping for […]

Which Flooring Option Is Right For You?

You’re hosting family and friends this holiday season and noticing things in your home you’ve never noticed before… When did those fingerprints get on the white cabinets? Where did all those scratches in the hardwood floors come from?Why did I think carpet was the best choice for the dining room? Whatever it is about seeing […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter

Staying warm during Michigan winters shouldn’t cost you a fortune. It’s all too easy to forget about the energy-efficiency your home when you’re busy with the start of the holiday season. Before you know it, however, the snow and frigid air will be testing your home’s ability to keep in warm air. Ideally, you can […]

The Home Trend Everyone’s Talking About

Popularized by HGTV’s show “Fixer Upper,” the white-washed modern farmhouse is sweeping the home building and designing industry. Many of the homes in the HBA Parade of Homes featured rustic wooden beams, sliding barn doors, and refurbished antique décor. Dave Dusendang, owner of Dave Dusendang Custom Homes, has built his new million-dollar home incorporating every […]

Why Multifamily Construction Has a Positive Trajectory

Could you live with your parents again? What about the in-laws? Whether it’s aging parents moving in with their adult children or young adults living back with mom and dad, multi-generational households have specific needs when it comes to a home. Custom builders are seeing an increasing need to tailor homes to this lifestyle. A […]

I Refinished My Own Hardwood Floors- Here’s What Happened

  I recently moved into a 90-year-old home in Lansing. It’s been well taken care of throughout the decades and while it shows wear, it is in excellent condition. One feature did not fit in with our vision for the home, the vibrant orange carpeting on 400 square feet of the first floor. When my […]

Why Own a Greener Home?

Whether it is a new home you are building from the ground-up, or your existing home that can be made more energy-efficient, you can take charge of your effect on the environment for future generations. Residential Home Services Network estimates that 16% of all greenhouse gasses come from residential dwellings. That means human activity from […]

Design Trends to Look Out for in 2018

We saw trends of 2017 featured in the media and in our own HBA Parade of Homes this year. The modern farmhouse, bohemian themes, and white kitchens featuring subway tile graced many homes this year. As fall fades away and we launch into winter, it’s time to start thinking about the hot trends 2018 will […]

The Future of Glass in Homes

Glass and mirrors continue to be prominent features in homes.  Glass adds a timeless, clean look that creates a comfortable living space and adds value to your home.  Combining precision and elegance can give you the customized, clean style that you are looking for. Shower/ tub enclosures A glass shower/ tub enclosure can be a […]

6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Building a Home

Building a new home can be a very daunting project. It’s hard to know where to start and what you should know from the beginning to avoid mishaps. Is it more important to get those glass-front cabinets or the reading nook for the kids? “It’s all about the client’s lifestyle and what’s important to them,” […]