Garage doors: More visual impact than your front door

If you’re buying a garage door, you’ll be faced with several decisions that you likely never had to make before. Before you call your local garage door dealer, here are some of the decisions that you need to face. The design decision Remember the adage that the front door is the most important design element in the home? Not anymore. In most homes today, the visual impact of the garage door is many times greater than that of the front door. Studies have shown that your garage door design can affect the appraisal value of your home. Today, manufacturers offer …

Parade of Homes at Witherspoon

Witherspoon development in Brentwood was the site of the  2017 Pinnacle Financial Partners Parade of Homes™.           Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT), the event featured an impressive cast of local construction professionals and interior designers.         The houses ranged from Castle Homes’ 6,748 square foot contemporary English Country house to Ford Custom Classic Homes’ 9,000 square foot home, which the builder describes as Rustic Elegance.         The six builders included Barlow Builders, Castle Homes, Ford Custom Classic Homes, Legend Homes, and Schumacher Homes, and Stonegate …

O’More Designer Show House

Offering more than 4,000 square feet of inspiration, the 2017 O’More Designer Show House at Voce in Brentwood was built on land that belonged to country music icon Eddy Arnold on south Granny White Pike. The ShowHouse showcased the designs of four decades of O’More alums, all leaders in their field. Designed to be exceptionally welcoming, from the exterior paint colors to the interior finishes, the home was harmonized with progressive design and technology. Designers involved with this year’s home include Susan Besser of Franklin Preservation Associates; Robert Brown of Robert Brown Interiors; Lila Pryon Frank of Lila Pryor Frank …

Builder Trends in 5 New Neighborhoods

From energy efficiency to open concept floor plans, built-in home offices, luxury mudrooms, outdoor living spaces, and spa-like bathrooms, the top builder trends for 2017 are reflected in The Jones Company’s newest communities. Homeowners touring any of Jones model homes throughout Nashville will find the trends recently identified at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders show are being incorporated to satisfy the needs of today’s families and tempt new home buyers. From cottage homes to executive homes, The Jones Company’s solid construction and thoughtful design cater to everyone—first-time homebuyers, busy families, high net worth, C-suite bons vivants and the …

Home Builders

  Don Lofstrom — Franklin Company Name: Cedarwright Custom Homes Describe your enthusiasm for building: I’ve been building Lindal Cedar Homes for 10 years with homes now in three states—Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. Building background:  I started in construction building geodisic domes and custom adobe homes while in graduate school in Las Cruces, New Mexico, back in the 1970s. What was your favorite aspect of this project? My favorite part of this project was bringing the outside in with walls of glass, large acccordian doors opening up to large decks. What makes a home more “livable”? A liveable home has …