Back to School: District Start Dates in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County custom home builderIf you have children in school, you’ve probably been shopping for new clothes, backpacks, notebooks, and other supplies. It can be a hectic time, and it’s not easy to get kids to transition from vacation mode to a school routine. If you are in the process of designing a custom home, think about adding specific spaces for kids to store school supplies and complete their homework. Creating a functional and comfortable space for homework can help reduce daily clutter and make it easier for children to complete their work.

We build in new home communities that are located in Westmoreland County’s premiere public school districts. Even if you don’t have kids in school, building a custom home in a high performing school district adds to the value of your investment. Here are the school year start dates for some of our area districts. Continue reading

Live and Golf in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland custom homesOutdoor Perks of Living in Our New Home Communities

If you are an avid golfer, you already know that Westmoreland County is the birthplace of golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who grew up in Latrobe. We can’t promise that being a Westmoreland County resident will improve your golf game, but the number of private country clubs and public golf courses in and around Murrysville, Penn Township, and Unity Township means that choosing to live in this region will afford you lots of opportunities to improve your game. Continue reading

5 Elements of Home Design

Westmoreland custom homesMaybe you know that you want to build a new custom home, but have no idea where to start. You don’t have to be a trained architect or interior designer to understand some basic design principals that will help you make layout and materials decisions for your home project. Hiring a great builder, of course, will make a huge difference in how you approach and understand your design decisions. We always work very closely with our clients, communicate their options every step of the way, and make sure their design decisions are the best ones for their lifestyle and budget. Continue reading

Your Moving Day Checklist

Westmoreland custom homesYou’re almost there — ready to start living in your completed custom home. Before you can start decorating and setting up that gourmet kitchen, you have to get through moving day. Everything will go a little easier with a list (or lists). Here are a few tips that can save you some aggravation as well as repeated trips to the store in the middle of moving. Continue reading