Archive for the ‘Custom Building’ Category

New Homes That Are Pet Friendly

My wife has a compelling urge to rescue animals.  After 16 years of marriage, we have 3 cats, 2 dogs and 2 horses. So out of necessity, I had to learn how to design and build a new home that is pet friendly. Let me share with you what I have learned. You need hard [...]


New Homes Built Green – Conserving Natural Resources

We all need to understand that building green homes is important for the future of this planet. But we also need to understand that building green home is more than just using recycles materials. So in an attempt to help you understand a little more about building green homes, this part of my series is [...]


New Homes and Designs Details: What To Do With A View

When planning to build a new home, you must take into account all the views your lot has to offer. Squandering a killer view is just not acceptable. Not minimizing a bad view is just shameful. A good builders should show you how you need to maximize your good views and how to minimize your [...]


Design Ideas For Smaller New Homes

New homes are getting smaller for many reasons. That’s why design will play a larger part in creating those smaller homes without giving anything up. Today economy is forcing builders to design homes smarter which will be better for home buyers. One of the cheapest ways to make a smaller home feel larger is to [...]


New Homes And Frugal Design Ideas

New homes are getting smaller for many reasons. That’s why design will play a larger part in creating those smaller homes without giving anything up. Today economy is forcing builders to design new homes smarter which will be better for home buyers. Here are a few design ideas that I have learned Use more pocket [...]


Learn 6 Strategies to Lower Your Utilities Bills When Build a New Construction Home or Buying a Used Home.

With energy cost soaring and incomes decreasing, we all need to learn how to save money. So, when planning to either purchase a new home for sale or when planning to build a new construction home, look for or plan for the following 10 strategies to help you reduce you utilities bills.


Why Buy A New Construction Home Built Green?

Why Buy A New Construction Home Built Green? By Rick Merlini American Heartland Homes Macomb, Michigan Certified Professional Master Builder 2 Time ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home Builder   1. Lower utility and water bills. Having energy-efficient appliances in the kitchen and media room can reduce monthly utility bills. Tankless water heaters mean less [...]


Tips on How to Start Designing that New Custom Homes

Tips on How to Start Designing that New Custom Homes By Rick Merlini American Heartland Homes Macomb, Michigan Certified Professional Master Builder 2 Time ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home Builder   A custom built home is one of the best ways we know of helping you to create that life style you always dream [...]


A Simpler Process To Building A New Custom Home

A Simpler Process To 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   Building a new custom home can seem daunting. That is way some people just buy a home that is already built. I am here [...]


How Long Does it Take to Build A New Custom Home

How Long Does it Take to Build 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   I have built a 3900 square foot colonial in only 53 hours and 54 minutes. I have also built a 5800 square [...]