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Our Latest Bathroom Remodel…

These shower rooms have grown in popularity recently…and we love designing them. According to some studies, you spend over a year and a half in your bathroom over your lifetime.

Put your money where your time is and stop stalling on that remodel!

If this has been a dream of yours that you have been waiting on. STOP and send us a message right now. You deserve it!

6104 Old Red Bud Rd – FOR SALE!

This home is located in the outskirts of Waterloo, IL and boasts great modern farmhouse appeal inside and out. The pictures speak for themselves. The floor plan is open concept with the master and Flex room on the main level. The additional 2 bedrooms are designed jack and jill style and located on the second level. Many hours of design were put into this home, along with many upgraded features. Some include custom staircase, tile master shower, covered porch, and vinyl board and batten siding on all elevations plus many more!

Our Newest Closed Home!

This kitchen boasts many upgraded features, Including under cabinet lighting, a matte black Essa Delta faucet, white glass subway tile backsplash, and stacked custom cabinetry in White Shaker.

JLP Homes standard selections shown here include Solid Surface quartz countertop in White Ice.

This isn’t your standard subway tile! We love this glass look!

423 S Main St in Waterloo, IL

We are happy to announce our latest closing in Waterloo, IL. A big congratulations to our homeowner. We appreciate your insight, patience, and vision. We take great pride in building your dreams!

Custom Counter Tops!

We are loving these custom butcher block style counter tops. This is just one of the many custom upgrades JLP Homes has to offer. Stop by and check out our selection showroom today!

208 N. Main St. Columbia, IL 62236

How to choose the best exterior color…

Choosing the best exterior color of your home is very important. It is the first thing you and other people see of your new home! the design team here at JLP are here to help you pick a color that has long lasting appeal.

“warm colors tend to feel traditional, a cool palate can modernize a homes exterior” – Jennifer Ott (an architectural color specialist)

Selzer , Kit. “Better Homes and Gardens: Life in Color .” Better Homes and Gardens: Life in Color , June 2019, pp. 38–38.

The cool tone of the blue with white undertones acts as a neutral for a more inviting ascetic and better curb appeal.

landscaping with color appears more vibrant against lighter greens. Colors like pink red yellow really pop.

OPEN! New Waterloo Spec house 7832 Whisper Ridge

This home is a beautiful example of JLP’s custom work! 7832 Whisper Ridge Dr Waterloo, IL 62298. Available for showing! Home is listed at $439,000 come check out this modern farmhouse’s unique features. Interested in building your own custom home? Give us a call! 618-781-3281

  • This home is the perfect example of a modern farmhouse
  • Ranch style one story with extra tall ceilings in the main living space
  • 4 bedroom 3 bath
  • finished basement
  • located in Waterloo school district #5
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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.

Interested? Give us a call!

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!

125 Ryan Dr Columbia, IL 62298

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

Sears Color Quiz

Heavenly Design Style Survey