Looking for Home Plans? Here’s the Plan of the Day

We love looking at home plans.  It provides our homeowners with some wonderful inspiration for our Tampa custom homes.  Although we have thousands of great home plans to look at, no two custom homes we design and build are the same.  We have used today’s plan of the day, the Eastover Cottage, from Southern Living a few times.  It has some great elements in both the architectural design and interior layout.  Check it out and enjoy today’s plan of the day!

If you’d like to visit our Enhanced Design Library to access many more home plans, CLICK HERE.

Today Is Left Hander’s Day

If you are a Leftie, then Left Handers Day is just for you!

Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Well, I’ve got a sister and daughter who are both lefties and from what they tell me, it ain’t easy, but they’d have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it.


Green Is So Yesterday. How About a High Performance Home?

By Jon Solomon

Remember when building “green” was all the rage.  You can still see the overuse of “green” everywhere – from NBC changing their logo green to your local coffee shop making the claim.  Personally, it’s become such a cliche that I turn green every time I hear it, so I’m glad that it is losing popularity.

Now the new buzz word for custom homes is “High Performance Homes”.  So what’s that?

It’s much more than an energy efficient home, but that’s a key component of it.  There are three areas of a high performance home: energy efficiency, durability and comfort.  Being a bit of a nerd myself, I have a tendency to obsess and over analyze new products for Tampa custom homes.  It just so happens that if a new product doesn’t pass our criteria for efficiency, durability and comfort, we pass on it.

During the construction of this past year’s Southern Living Showcase Home, we did a 3 part video blog during construction on these three areas within the Showcase Home.  I’ve posted them below to help provide examples of what a Tampa High Performance Home is to us.  Hope you enjoy them.

 

2015 Southern Living Showcase Home Breaks Ground

After this past year’s successful Showcase Home, Javic Homes is excited to announce that we have broken ground on the 2015 Southern Living Showcase Home.  The home will be located in the Southern Living inspired community of Brookside located in Wesley Chapel. The 4,000 square foot traditional style home will be unveiled to the public in the Spring of 2015.


Relax, It’s Hammock Day

By Jon Solomon

Nothing is more relaxing than kicking back and hanging out in a hammock.  We’re deep into summer, so it’s the perfect time to slow down and enjoy the shade in peace and quiet.  You’ll have some of the fastest and soundest naps ever in a backyard hammock.

One of my favorite memories and photos was of my gang in a hammock during one of our early family vacations.  As I recall, we spent a lot of time in them on that trip.


Before Building a Custom Home, Should You Buy Plans Online?

Fairly frequently we have customers who feel that before building a custom home, they need to buy a house plan so they can show their builder the type of home they want constructed. If the plan requires some modifications, they assume the builder can tweak it.