Tips for Childproofing Your Home

Westmoreland custom homesWhen you designed your custom home, having a family might have been in the back of your mind as you chose your layout and the number of bedrooms. Once you actually bring baby home, you start looking at your home’s interior from a whole different angle. There is no substitute for constant supervision when it comes to babies and toddlers. But here are a few tips for keeping young children safe at home. Continue reading

Choosing Paint Colors for an Open Concept Layout

Westmoreland custom home builderDespite all of the interior design “rules” floating around, you could argue that the one golden rule of choosing paint colors for the interior of your new custom home is to pick colors that you love. If being surrounded by amethyst or a zesty shade of tangerine makes your heart swoon each day, then go for it! You just might be sharing your home with other people, however, who don’t feel the same way about orange walls. And if your new home has an open concept floor plan, there are a few tips for picking paint colors that should make everyone at home. Continue reading

Tips For Your Custom Home Gym

Westmoreland custom homesHere we are again, January, when many of us make new commitments to get healthy. Some of the biggest obstacles to working out on a regular basis are time and motivation. Working gym or yoga time into your daily schedule can be tough, especially on dark winter mornings and evenings. That’s why so many people carve out space in their home for a treadmill, weight bench or other exercise equipment.

When you design a new custom home, it’s easy to plan for a home fitness area. Not only can you add a room or configure your lower level to include a home gym, you can figure out the type of windows, flooring, HVAC and technological features that will make your workout space a place that the whole family wants to spend time in. Continue reading

Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Westmoreland custom home builderThere’s nothing like gleaming new hardwood floors. Hardwood can take a lot of abuse, but it’s also susceptible to scratches and damage from pets, furniture, and all of that holiday foot traffic. Experts often recommend that everyone remove their shoes in the house to reduce dirt and allergens indoors. But that’s not always a practical option. Here are some care tips to keep your hardwood in good shape for years to come. Continue reading

Building a Home in the Winter Months

Westmoreland custom home builderWinters in Westmoreland County and Pittsburgh area have been a mixed bag in recent years, everything from brutal cold and ice to the occasional day of T-shirt weather. Even in a typical, snowy winter, you might be surprised to know that construction crews are still out there building houses. Stored lumber is in good shape as long as any snow is brushed off before melting. It requires some extra preparation and planning, but you can work a winter home build to your advantage.

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Why Westmoreland County is a Great Place to Live

westmoreland county custom home builderIf you have decided to build a custom home in the Pittsburgh area, you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing where you want to live. Proximity to family and work are two of the most important things that people consider when deciding on a neighborhood.
 
But for anyone relocating to Western Pennsylvania for a job or other opportunity in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area, Westmoreland County has much to offer. From communities such as Murrysville and Penn Township, you can commute to downtown Pittsburgh in under an hour, and still enjoy the lower property taxes and gorgeous scenery that Westmoreland County offers.

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