Monthly Archives: December 2013


How to create an outdoor living room

Creating or converting an outdoor space into an outdoor living room is fairly easy, and will allow you to have an extra room in which to entertain. The perfect outdoor space for your home should take into account the physical surroundings of your house, yard, and trees. Outdoor living rooms don’t have to be overly […]

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Add Beauty and Security with Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can play an important role in showcasing the beauty of a home, and it can also provide an element of security. There are a number of methods that can be used to highlight the features of a home with a variety of lighting options. Consider these simple, yet elegant, designs: Highlight features: Use different types […]

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What is the RWC Warranty?

What is the RWC Warranty? If you are a new home builder and are searching for an insured warranty, few companies offer as many significant benefits as a RWC warranty. RWC, or Residential Warranty Company, LLC & Affiliates, have issued nearly 3 million written and insured warranties on new home constructions across the United States […]

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Lloyd Poe, Owner of LifeStyle Builders, visits Swift Creek Middle School math students

LifeStyle’s founder and owner, Lloyd Poe, was invited to share his expertise on new home design and construction this morning with two of Swift Creek Middle Schools’ 7th grade math classes. The students were challenged with the task of drawing a livable floor plan for a Habitat for Humanity home, while working within the constraints […]

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Custom woodwork: add beauty & value to your home

Custom woodwork can create dazzling focal points in your custom built new home. From custom crown molding to built-ins to special carpentry finishes, these custom woodwork features add sophistication and luxury to your home. Crown molding is the simplest and most economical approach to adding beauty, sophistication, and value to your custom home. Installing custom crown molding to rooms […]

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See-through fireplace design ideas

The wonderful thing about a custom built new home is that you can include a variety unique features such as a see-through fireplace. Consider fireplace options during your initial planning to determine where the feature should be located within you overall design. Check out a few options to help with the decision-making process: Double Opening […]

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What countertop material is right for my family?

When it comes to choosing countertop material, homeowners have a number of options. They shouldn’t take their choices lightly either. The home’s countertops need to be durable, long lasting and resistant to stains and scratches. Otherwise, the countertops will lack in function as well as form. The following are some of the more common countertop […]

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Window Coverings: what is right for your house?

Windows are key architectural features in a home, and a perfect opportunity to express personality and taste. Research is the key to getting just the right window coverings to compliment your home décor. There are many kinds of window coverings, and below are a few examples of window coverings that can be customized and adapted […]

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How To Maximize The Resale Value Of Your Custom Home

Going through the process of having a custom built new home designed and constructed can be an exciting and challenging experience. Besides incorporating personal elements in the home, keeping its resale value in mind while moving forward will improve your ability to reap the rewards of making an investment in real estate. Enough consumer research and […]

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How to Choose the Right Community for Your Family

Anyone in the market for a custom home in Richmond faces a lot of choices, but one of the most important to consider is the community in which the home is located. It’s easy to overlook the value of putting location at or near the top of the list when buying a home, but the […]

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