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.


Open House Video – Bayshore Beautiful Contemporary

We will be holding an open house on Sunday, 7/13, from 1-3pm at 3301 W. Wallcraft Ave., in Tampa.  The contemporary style custom home was recently completed.  The owners have graciously allowed us to show the home prior to their move in.  This is a great way to get ideas and to see the quality of our work.  If you’d like to see a sneak peak of the home, click the image below to watch a video.

6 Ways to Get Your Front, Back, and Side Yard Summer Ready

By Jessica Hohman

In case the heat, sunshine, and kids hadn’t clued you in, summer has officially arrived!  With the 4th of July holiday quickly approaching, it is time to get those front, back, and side yards prepped for entertaining!  Below are tips Tampa custom homebuilders recommend to make your yard welcoming and comfortable for your summertime guests!


Should You Get Three Bids?

By Jon Solomon

In the Pricing section of our Custom Home Planning Guide, we chronicle the two different ways you can approach the building process.  In today’s blog post I’ve shared this chapter.

Before I get to that, I want to share some “best practices” to follow before your builder meeting.  By following these ideas, you’ll have a much more enjoyable experience and a better outcome.


How Not to Get Burned by Your Builder

By Jon Solomon

Over the years we’ve compiled a guide to help folks with planning a custom home.  It’s over 20 chapters and covers topics such as Design Tips, Location Considerations, Sticking to a Budget and Picking a Builder.

If you’re like me, sometimes reading the end of a book can be a good way to start the story, so in today’s post, we’ll do just that.  Our last chapter in the Custom Home Planning Guide is a checklist with tips and questions that you should ask any builder you’re interviewing.  Actually, the last 4 chapters of the guide are all focused on how NOT to get burned by your builder.