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Construction Misconceptions

1. Misconception: New homes are more expensive than pre-owned homes 

Reality: When people hear the phrase “new home” the word “expensive” comes with it. The beauty of working with a custom home builder is the ability to customize your budget. You can design your home by adding features you can’t live without and taking out features you feel you don’t need. With pre-owned homes you have to spend time remodeling old appliances and outdated features that aren’t your style. Remodeling on average costs up twice as much per square foot as buying new and customizing yourself. 

2. Misconception: Custom Homes take too long to build

Reality: JLP has developed a process to make your construction project as fluid as possible. Our planning program has built in measures for you pick all selections and pricing for details prior to contract signing. We try to do everything before hand so we can be clear about cost and time of build. We all have heard the the common horror stories of lengthy homebuilding. This is a result of miscommunications that lead to work having to be redone or different supplies ordered.

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Is Brass Back?

Outdated is a common misconception about brass. Subtle golden tones have been popping up on Pinterest pages everywhere! Modern Brass fixtures provide style, sophistication, and elegance rather than the harsh overpowering tones of the 1980s.

From a design perspective the warm brass tones provide a contrast against the cool tones of blue, white, and grey painted cabinetry. Brass should be treated as an accessory. When understated, brass can appear luxurious. But a little goes a long way. 

Although brass is beautiful there are just a few places you might not want to add it.  Constant water and humidity are hard on brass. It is best to Keep it in the Kitchen, on accent features, fixtures, lights, and hardware.  Bring in some gold!

Added are some pictures of brass tones we incorporated into one of our homes in columbia for sale now!

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Home Styles- How to choose

When building a custom home there are many different opportunities for variety. Are you someone who wants to be very involved in the decision making process or someone who isn’t very picky? Either way there are always hard decisions! Some of the hardest decisions to make include home style, color selections, and home upgrades.

The design consultants at JLP we have searched the internet and found some fun, helpful quizzes to take to explore some new home trends.

Houzz Home Styles Quiz

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/houzz-quiz-whats-your-decorating-style-stsetivw-vs~25171951?m_refid=us-ptr-mpl-ir-5454-372747-10078&clickId=RAOwQkRpyxyJWZewUx0Mo3c3UklRqmTiEyR7V80&irgwc=1

Sears Color Quiz

https://www.searshomeservices.com/blog/quiz-discover-your-home-design-color-palette-and-what-it-says-about-you

Heavenly Design Style Survey

https://havenly.com/interior-design-style-quiz