Design Tips # 1 For Building A New Custom Home

Design Tips # 1 For Building A New Custom Home
By Rick Merlini
American Heartland Homes
Macomb, Michigan
Certified Professional Master Builder
2 Time ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home Builder

Old King Salomon was a pretty smart guy. He understood that greatness lay in the small details. But , one thing you must learn is that those small details don’t have to cost you big money. You just have to be creative and think out of the box.

This week’s tip is Fun with Drywall. This is an area that is often underestimated.. But drywall is a simple and inexpensive way to achieve quality detail. So let’s get started

 1. Trim-Tex is the manufacturer creates unique plastic corner pieces for drywall. Instead of just square corners you can achieve different looks. These different profiles don’t have to be used everywhere. For example, in a two story home and you may choose to use one of these different profiles on the first floor only. A 2000 Square foot area will cost you about $800 more to give your home that small detail that will set you apart.

 2. Another ideas is to create arches in openings instead of the usual square openings. Just be careful not to arch door openings that will require expensive arched interior doors. Each arched opening should only cost you $100 to $200 per opening.

 3. Create a niche area in your wall with an arch top. Display decorative items in it for a custom look for low dollars.

Remember, greatness in is the details. It is those small details that will make the difference. Most homes in Macomb Michigan will have those small details. So don’t forget them. Good luck with your search of that new home. I hope this article will help you.

If you have any other questions about buying homes, selling homes, building a new home or any new construction question here in or around Macomb Michigan, feel free email me at Thanks for visiting my blog.

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