Monthly Archives: November 2015

Storage in your New Home

Storage or the lack thereof is becoming an all too common problem in our homes today.  If you are in the midst of planning to build a new home or even to remodel your current home, this is the perfect time to look at your storage needs and plan accordingly.  Having ample storage helps you to not only stay organized and tidy but also saves space.  There are many ways to store items, whether you want them to be on display or out of sight.  Having built-in bookcases or shelves is a great way to store items that you want to be seen.  Built-ins can be decorative and add character to your home while being useful.  You can store anything from books to pictures to trophies.  You may prefer to have a built-in with doors to store such items as your TV and media devices so they are not seen.  Storage cabinets built in under the stairs are another area to contain items that you may want to keep under wraps.  Adding furniture that doubles as storage such as buffets, tables, and ottomans are functional decorative furnishings. Either option would be a great addition to any living area.

There are several opportunities to gain storage in your kitchen and bath.  One way is by having kitchen cabinets that go all the way to your ceiling.  The top shelves are a good place to store small appliances or items that are not used frequently.  Adding open shelving to your kitchen or bath can look good while providing storage.  Having your drawers deeper in your kitchen and bathrooms will also give you more usable space.  It’s also helpful to add cabinets to your laundry area, or organizers with shelves and drawers to your closets.

At Moore Development we can help you maximize storage in your home through careful planning and attention to detail.

Before you BUY, you should BUILD!

There are many reasons why you may want to think of building before you buy a new home. The leading benefit to building is that you can customize your home to what you want and need.  You can select everything from the location, to the wall colors, fixtures and square footage.

Another advantage to building is that your entire home will be new and updated.  Often times when you buy an existing home, you are forced into renovations and changes.  As you open walls or demo existing features, it is not only time consuming but there could be considerably more costs than you anticipated.

You have generally more control when you decide to build a house.  You control not only the plan and features but you control the cost.  You can go as extravagant or as simple as you wish.  You can control how “green” your home is, or how “safe” it is from storms or the environment.

Overall, when building a home, you have peace of mind since you were there through the entire process.   In addition, one of the most important decisions you will make to start is selecting your contractor.   Craig Moore of Moore Development is not only an experienced and licensed contractor but he will help you with each step throughout the entire process.  Call for a free consultation today!

What’s your favorite space in your house? It says a lot about you. Find out Here!

What’s your favorite space in your house? Your choice says a lot about who you are as a person and what you like.  Among women and men alike, I would think the most popular room in a home would be the kitchen.  Men may gravitate more to a garage or man cave, women may be drawn more to an office, or their bedroom. The master bath could be the preferred place for both of you.  So what does your preference say about you?

The Kitchen – More than likely, if you love to be in the kitchen, you love to cook or bake.  You are a creative person who enjoys being with people and making others happy.  You are a nurturer and very giving. You tend to be a very happy and outgoing person.

The Dining Room – You love being a host. You prefer structure and order in your life.  You tend to thrive in formal settings.  You love being with friends and family.  You can be the type that puts on a happy face even in bad times.  You tend to avoid conflict.

The Den – You enjoy reading or watching movies.  You love being with family.  You like being casual and comfortable.

The Home Office – You like having a space that is yours.  You are a productive person.  You are  generally a responsible person.  You can be a workaholic. You like having a busy life.  You enjoy organization.  You like to be in control.

The Bathroom – You are a laid back person or an anxious person trying to be a laid back person.  You enjoy quiet and peace or you’re a mom or dad trying to get peace and quiet. You are at times a loner and enjoy time to yourself. You enjoy comfort and the finer things in life.   You are one that tends to follow trends.  Admit it, it just looks very hipster and cool to take a bubble bath, like your favorite actor on the screen.

The Bedroom –  If you are single, you tend to be a private person. You don’t usually care what people think of you.  You like just being “you”.  You like to have your way.  You can be somewhat spoiled or want to be spoiled.  You love to sleep.  You can also be a loner.   If you are a couple, you are a romantic at heart. You enjoy spending alone time with your significant other.  You love the security of your space and being with your partner.

The Garage, Basement or Man Cave –  You like to have fun.  You are loud and a definite extrovert.  You enjoy collecting things. You have hobbies.  You are excited to have friends over to entertain. You have expensive taste.

Outside- You are an adventurous person.  You love animals and nature.  You are physically fit and enjoy exercise.  You are in touch with your spirituality.  You enjoy the simple life.  You enjoy traveling and new experiences.

Now you may understand why your favorite space is your chosen spot.  There’s a reason for all things, wouldn’t you say?