Technology has a superpower: it has the capability to automate and streamline nearly every aspect of your daily life. Embracing the potential of this automation is key to supercharging the functionality of your new home, which by extension enhances your lifestyle. Sound appealing? Read on to learn how you can design a smart home.
Put simply, a “smart” home uses devices to automate tasks once carried out by humans. These devices are networked to communicate with each other wirelessly. Imagine the following: peeking inside your refrigerator while at the grocery store, watching the activity on your front porch while you’re at work, and adjusting the thermostat down on a sunny day . . . from the comfort of your vacation home. You can do all this and more with a “smart” home. No more getting up to turn lights on or off or worrying about whether you shut the garage door—this is the power of equipping your home with smart, or connected, technology.
Implementing this advanced automation in the home, thereby making daily life more convenient and efficient, is at the heart of what makes a home smart. Whether it’s a keypad on the wall or a tablet in your hand, the smart technology in your home is at the ready with the touch of a finger—and often even with the command of your voice.
Envision your daily life and determine how automation can best serve you. Devices like Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, Google Assistant provide a solid start.
Existing homes can be retrofitted with smart devices, but the incorporation of smart technology during the design stage is what gives a custom-built home a true advantage. With thoughtful planning, a home can be prewired for ultimate luxury: think speakers in the ceiling, shades that lower and lift on command, and lighting you can control from around the world. Not only is it easier and more cost-efficient to implement smart technology at the design stage but this approach allows homeowners to achieve a superior level of technological inclusion, offering whole-house conveniences in a cost-effective, discreet manner.
Here is a sampling of smart devices to further your home networked possibilities:
Automation is a game-changer in the home, and designing a smart home that incorporates customized technology to boost the functionality of your daily life is priceless. How will you incorporate smart devices in your custom home design?
Ready to enjoy the elevated lifestyle a smart home can provide? Bill Roberts Custom Homes is eager to partner with you on this journey. As Edmond, Oklahoma’s, premier home builder, we’re poised to deliver a custom-designed home built to perfectly suit your tastes and style. Contact us today to learn more about our well-honed, streamlined building process and start planning your new custom home today.
So you have a gorgeous new Bill Roberts custom home—fantastic news! Now is the time to make a plan for how to maintain the home and keep it as clean as it was on move-in day.
Home maintenance can be easy if you break it down and map it out to accomplish tasks incrementally. A realistic, manageable goal of dedicating 10–15 minutes per day to various tasks can save you from devoting your sacred weekend time.
Here is a handy schedule to ensure it all gets done in the most efficient manner with the least amount of effort:
Top off your schedule with these once-a-year tasks:
Need a physical checklist to stay on track? There are plenty to choose from online, or better yet, you can create your own personalized list specifically for your home and schedule. After all, your custom home is special, so your checklist should be too. Simple, strategic steps to maintaining your home will help keep it fresh and beautiful for years to come.
Wondering if a Bill Roberts Custom Home is right for you? As the premier custom home builder in Edmond, Oklahoma, with an impressive reputation that spans 3+ decades, we are confident our stunning designs and unparalleled craftsmanship will satisfy even the most sophisticated tastes. Ready to move soon? Check out our available luxury homes. Contact us today and begin your journey toward an elevated lifestyle.
Do you want to own a home that perfectly suits your wants and needs? Of course you do! Designing and building a home from scratch is the best way to make this a reality. Oh, the possibilities . . . exciting, right? And if we’re being honest, maybe a little daunting too. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be at all.
At Bill Roberts Custom Homes, we’ve mapped out a home building process that ensures your experience is positive and rewarding. Step by step, our in-house design/build team offers a tried-and-true system to ensure efficiency, time and cost savings, and your satisfaction at every step in the creation of your new home.
Here’s what you can expect when you build a custom home with Bill Roberts:
The first step in designing your custom home involves choosing your floor plan. You can opt for one from our selection or you can create a unique, custom-drawn plan. Next, with the guidance of a Design Specialist, you will customize the structure of your home to meet your personal needs and desires. Best of all, you’ll receive a 3D architectural rendering to get a sneak peek of your beautiful dream home.
Once the floor plan is perfect, you’ve approved the pricing proposal, and you’ve signed a contract, it’s time to let your inner interior designer come out to play. From cabinetry to interior finishes such as flooring, countertops, paint, and hardware, you’ll choose the style you desire for your new home. Our expert Interior Designer will lend her knowledge as she guides you along the journey. Once you’ve selected your finishes, it’s time to start building.
You’ve made all the design decisions, and now it’s time for the real fun to begin. Before we break ground, however, you will come in for a pre-construction meeting. Here we will discuss the next steps and answer any questions you may have. As construction begins, so too do our daily communication reports. Each day you can expect to receive an update regarding the progress our team of craftsmen has made.
With all the preliminary work done, it is time to start constructing. Here is the basic order of events you can expect to see in the home building process:
Along the way you’ll have walk-throughs to approve the following:
Finally, once the trim, cabinets, and closets have been installed; the walls have been painted; and final finishes have been added throughout the interior, it’s time for a punch list walk-through with your Project Manager, followed by a final walk-through. Once you’re absolutely satisfied, it’s time to close and move into your new home.
It’s a special day when you receive the keys to your exquisitely designed custom home. With Bill Roberts Custom Homes, you’re in good hands. Our commitment to superior craftsmanship and a customer-focused home building process ensures the home you’ve dreamed of becomes your reality. Ready to get started?
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been crafting luxury homes in Edmond, Oklahoma, for nearly four decades. Our team of knowledgeable professionals facilitate a streamlined home building process sure to impress. Contact us today and learn how a Bill Roberts Custom Home can elevate your lifestyle.
If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be considering the choice between a custom-built home and a previously owned house. Are you interested in enhancing your lifestyle? For those answering with a resounding “yes!” buying a brand-new, custom-built home—and by extension reaping the benefits of living in a master-planned community with high-end amenities, meticulous landscaping, and thoughtfully designed open spaces—is the right choice.
There are numerous advantages to choosing a custom home, not least of which is the excitement of designing a space that specifically caters to your wants, needs, and sophisticated tastes. It is misguided to associate “custom” with “more expensive.” In fact, buying a custom home will likely cost less, both in the short term and long term. Read on to consider all the benefits and savings of choosing a custom-built home.
Are you handy with tools? When you buy an older house, you are likely to encounter growing pains as you discover the ins and outs of the structure. Some issues you may know about, through the inspection process, but some will expose themselves when you’re least expecting it. This results in money spent for repairs and time devoted to scheduling and completing the work. These expenses can add up quickly. If you’re handy, kudos to you; that will save you some greenbacks. But in the end, wouldn’t you rather be enjoying your home than fixing it?
A custom-built home, on the other hand, is a clean slate. Everything works and performs as it should, and you’re left with plenty of time to pursue the lifestyle your new home affords. In the rare event of an issue, Bill Roberts’s custom homes are covered by 30-day and 11-month warranties, so repairs don’t cost you a dime and are handled in a timely fashion by an exceptionally qualified in-house team.
Personalizing a home to meet your individual needs is a huge benefit of choosing a custom-built home. Do you want the garage tucked to the side or back of the home to boost curb appeal? Do you want the laundry room close by the bedrooms or adjacent to a mudroom? Do you want a spare bedroom, or would you prefer a library with built-in shelves? When you have a say in your home’s final layout, you can be sure it will suit your lifestyle. This is a priceless advantage over buying a house that needs walls knocked out, plumbing moved, rooms added, wallpaper stripped, or flooring redone.
Simply put, older homes are less efficient than new. It makes sense—as technology improves, so does its efficiency. By using the latest in technology, custom-built homes naturally run more efficiently and at a lesser cost. From environmentally friendly ENERGY STAR heating and cooling units and appliances to low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads, a brand-new home offers noteworthy energy savings in every room.
The benefits of building a custom home far outweigh buying an older home in nearly every aspect. So what are you waiting for? The time to start your custom-home-building journey begins now.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been Edmond, Oklahoma’s, premier custom home designer for over 35 years. Our team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to provide a seamless, rewarding homebuilding process. Don’t delay—contact us today and see how a Bill Roberts luxury home can enhance your lifestyle.
You’ve designed a stunning custom home and considered every detail of its interior. But does your home look as beautiful and inviting on the outside as it feels on the inside? Curb appeal is the final, critical aspect to consider to ensure your home is as inspiring as possible.
One way to create curb appeal is from a structural standpoint. According to Allie Roberts, design specialist at Bill Roberts Custom Homes, the placement of garage doors can have a huge impact on a home’s curb appeal. “No one wants to stare at a huge garage door. At Bill Roberts Custom Homes, we try to avoid putting the garage in front of the rest of the home. It is one of the top design elements we consider when customizing a home’s exterior.” It is preferable to have a side- or back-facing garage instead. Ms. Roberts continues, “Houses that are able to accommodate a side or back garage are so much more charming.”
Landscape design is the backbone for inspiring curb appeal. According to Ms. Roberts, “Landscaping provides the biggest wow factor when creating curb appeal. Providing greenery and colors through plants and flowers makes your home inviting to those walking or driving by.”
Popular, curb appeal plant choices include:
Additionally, incorporating river rock and boulders in a landscape design, whether to create a meandering dry bed or a self-contained waterfall feature, adds an air of elegance to complement your luxury home.
Design elements can reinforce dynamic curb appeal. Choosing blue or green for the front door’s color can add interest. Symmetry also makes a big impact and is pleasing to the eye. Boost curb appeal by flanking the front door with matching sconces and decor or evenly lining a walkway with colorful plants along each edge. Accent lighting in trees or bushes or along a pathway can offer dramatic evening results.
Your home’s exterior is the first impression guests and passersby will have of your investment. Use these design ideas to ensure your home achieves envy-worthy curb appeal.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been designing and building luxury homes in Edmond, Oklahoma, since 1982. Our knowledgeable, experienced team is ready to transform your home-owning dreams into reality. Contact us today and begin your journey toward the custom home of your dreams.
Are you ready to stop fantasizing about your dream home and instead start living in it? Building your own home is an exciting—and achievable—endeavor that’s well worth pursuing. From inception to completion, the process can be multifaceted, but working with a trusted design/build homebuilder can simplify things and make all the difference (not to mention save you time and money). Renowned Edmond-based Bill Roberts Custom Homes employs a well-honed system to provide just such an experience.
At Bill Roberts Custom Homes, we work with you throughout the entire home building process. From our exceptional customer service to our unrivaled craftsmanship, we handle all aspects of the build in-house. With our streamlined 3-phase process, designing, building, and ultimately living in your luxurious custom home is a satisfying, rewarding journey. Read on to learn about our seamless design/build system.
The design stage is the fun part of the process. First, you’ll choose a floor plan or together we’ll create one to perfectly accommodate your selected lot. Next, ideas are put to paper as you work with a qualified, experienced Design Specialist. The specialist works to ensure all the features you desire in your dream home come to fruition. Rounding out the Design Team, you’ll work with an Interior Designer to personalize your new home, selecting cabinetry and interior finishes such as countertops, tile, and hardware. Best of all, before ground is even broken, you’ll get a glimpse of your new home using our high-tech 3D software. Take a virtual tour of the spacious interior and marvel at the architectural beauty of the exterior.
The build stage is the awe-inspiring part of the process. There’s nothing quite like watching as an empty lot transforms into a stunning home complete with pristine, professionally designed landscaping. From foundation to roof and everything in between, Bill Roberts Custom Homes crafts your home with the highest attention to detail. Our 20-step process ensures a seamless, efficient workflow and provides for your involvement and approval throughout the process. After a final walkthrough, once you’re fully satisfied with your new home, you’ll attend a closing and leave with the keys to your new life.
The ownership stage is the sweet, gratifying part of the process. This is when you make your house your home and discover the lifestyle you’ve worked hard to achieve. As your dedicated home builder, Bill Roberts Custom Homes continues to do our part to ensure your ultimate satisfaction. We provide 30-day and 11-month warranties to address any concerns you have with your new haven.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been reimagining Edmond, Oklahoma, for nearly four decades. Using our advanced 3D design/build feature and streamlined 3-phase building process, we simplify the custom home building process to get you into the affordable, beautifully crafted home you deserve. Contact us today and let us help you turn your dream home into a reality.
Getting to design your own home is the pinnacle of sophisticated living. After all, you get to customize your entire living space, from the ground up! Fun? Yes. Amazing? Yes. Intimidating? Well … maybe.
Here are a few tips, ideas, and resources to consider as you build your dream home.
We can’t wait to hear your ideas. Want to chat with an expert? Contact us today.
When given the opportunity to turn our dreams into reality, we should take it. Bill Roberts Custom Homes is offering exactly that – the chance to customize a dream home that includes the latest advances in luxury, convenience, and efficiency. The Lakes at Cross Timbers feature generous lots within a gated community, wonderful fitness and lifestyle amenities, and a wide variety of upscale villa styles to choose from. Did we mention all the shopping and dining options close by? It’s time to make your dreams come true.
Enjoy the beauty and seclusion of living within 11 acres of preserved green space, complete with a 2-acre pond. East Edmond’s newest community, The Lakes at Cross Timbers provides homes with spacious access to nature. Go for a walk or jog on one of the trails, or take the kids to a park for the afternoon. This month is the perfect time to head to the pool and enjoy summertime. Or relax and socialize in the private clubhouse, an oasis of sophistication in your own backyard. Within the gated community of Cross Timbers, you can unwind with your family and neighbors, and enjoy your private living space.
There is plenty of peace and quiet at home, but all the conveniences and amenities of city living are conveniently located right around the corner. Cross Timbers is located on Covell Road, east of Coltrane, and provides easy access to I-35 and the surrounding area. Check out the impressive array of entertainment options, specialty stores, and retailers for everyday needs within a minute’s drive. Relax with a cocktail and beautiful sushi dinner at Café Icon Sushi & Grill. Or drop by Garage Burgers & Beer after an exciting afternoon at Top Golf. The tasty options are endless.
Cross Timbers residents have access to exceptional schools that will not only challenge students and prepare them for the future, but have fun doing it! Husky Pups at Northern Hills Elementary School will learn important foundational skills and critical thinking components that will serve as the basis for all future conceptual knowledge. At Central Middle School, the Tigers will develop those skills and integrate them with challenging work in a variety of settings: individual, group, and technology-based. Upon transition to high school at Memorial High, the Bulldogs will cement their knowledge in core disciplines and critical thinking before graduating and, well, changing the world of course.
All the best in customized, sophisticated living is within your reach at Bill Roberts Custom Homes. To get started on your custom home, contact us today. We’re ready when you are!
Imagine a community that offers luxury at every glance: pristine landscaping; a sleek yet vibrant clubhouse; and innovative, designer homes built with unparalleled craftsmanship. Bill Roberts Custom Homes has created such a community—a space bursting with sophistication and style. Come explore the opportunities for custom, luxurious living at Waterstone—Edmond, Oklahoma’s, premier community development.
The benefits of building a custom home in Waterstone reach far beyond what meets the eye. Within their homes, Waterstone homeowners experience modern layouts and smart designs. A step over the threshold opens to an outdoor resort-style world of endless possibilities. From shopping and dining options to recreation and exceptional schools, Waterstone and its surrounding area offer residents the perks of urban living within the enclave of a modern gated community. This is contemporary living at its finest.
Within the Waterstone community, you’ll find an abundance of recreation and entertainment opportunities. When you’re not hosting or attending a gathering at the neighborhood clubhouse, break a sweat at the spacious fitness center, equipped with all your workout needs. Practice your golf swing year-round at the high-tech golf simulator, and refresh yourself on a summer’s day in the cool, inviting waters of the outdoor pool. Enjoy serene walks around the pond, complete with enchanting birdsongs and the scent of lush gardens.
Just a short drive from your designer custom-built home, access an impressive selection of shopping and dining options. Experience high-end restaurants and shops as you stroll the paths and trails of the dynamic Chisholm Creek complex, or take your shopping indoors at Quail Springs Mall in nearby Oklahoma City. Sip a margarita at the contemporary Hidalgo’s Mexican restaurant, or snag a quick bite at reliable Zoës Kitchen. Whether you’re searching for fast and convenient for the whole family or upscale and romantic for date night, your custom home at Waterstone is but a moment’s drive away.
Waterstone students receive a forward-thinking, excellence-driven education in the renowned Edmond Public Schools district. With a focus on digital learning, K–12 students prepare for careers in our ever-advancing technological world. Grade schoolers attend Charles Haskell Elementary School, the Home of the Rascals, which provides a solid foundation of knowledge. Middle schoolers transition and develop their education at award-winning Summit Middle School, Home of the Eagles. Finally, high schoolers advance their studies and prepare for their futures at Santa Fe High School, Home of the Wolves.
With custom homes starting in the mid-$600s, sophisticated living is within reach.
Contact us today and learn how Bill Roberts Custom Homes can make your luxurious lifestyle dreams a reality.
Everyday life can be filled with challenges, but at the end of the day, entering your home should be a comforting and peaceful experience. Your home is your sanctuary — an extension of yourself — and finding the right home for you makes all the difference in the world. If you’re in the market for a new home, have you considered working with a custom home builder? Here are four reasons why going custom might be a good fit for you.
A custom home builder provides the ultimate home-buying experience. With a custom home, you get a blank canvas that is yours to design as you see fit. There are virtually endless options for customization so you get exactly what you want. From floorplans to cabinets, trims to interior finishes, you get to paint your masterpiece with the help of your personal home design team.
Your custom home builder will handle all aspects of the home building process while keeping you informed every step of the way. You’ll never have to wonder or worry about the status or progress of your custom home build.
Hiring a custom home builder may sound like an expensive adventure however, if you’re building your dream home, it could actually save you money in the long run. A custom home builder will take your wish list and design your home to fit your needs. Saving you costly upgrades, renovations, or architectural changes that can really add up when building your perfect home on your own. And if you work with a design/build custom home builder, you’ll get even more bang for your buck because architectural blueprints and interior design are handled in-house, making the process turn-key, efficient, and fun.
A custom home builder will provide professional skilled craftsmen for every step of the home building process, along with proper scheduling and management of all aspects of your new home project. This is a fundamental key of building your dream home in a stress-free fashion. Your custom builder brings reliable, vetted resources that help bring your dream to fruition.
As you’re weighing your options, consider the not-so-obvious aspects of each. The idea of buying a used home for less money excites many people. However, sometimes these homes require plenty of remodeling and projects. Purchasing a new construction home with a predetermined floor plan might be a better option, though you may not get exactly what you’re looking for here either.
You have a couple options to analyze if you’re considering building a custom home too. Managing the custom home building process on your own seems like a good way to save some cash. However, not everyone has experience managing these processes, or the time to do it. If that sounds like you, then working alongside custom home builders allows you to partner with professionals who will get the job done correctly while you focus on other aspects of your life.
Finding your dream home is much more than a transaction — it’s an experience. If you’re looking for your dream home in Edmond, Oklahoma, our goal is to make that experience as simple and pleasant as possible. As an added bonus, every home we build comes with a warranty! Enjoy your home with fewer worries knowing that it’s covered under warranty. We inspect every home at 30 days and 11 months and address any concerns you might have.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes is much more than a custom home builder—we build communities. That’s why we are excited to bring you Camden Park. Situated in alluring Edmond, Oklahoma, Camden Park makes a great place to live for residents who appreciate quality and luxury. Every home is built by Bill Roberts Custom Homes, so expect a consistent level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Camden Park places emphasis on carefree living; features like gated security and lawn maintenance make it happen.
The community features an impressive clubhouse that sits on 2 acres near the heart of the property and is complete with a pool and fitness center. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and walk the extensive network of walkways while taking it all in.
There are exciting things going on within Camden Park, and you will find there is plenty available just outside the community as well:
If you’re looking for the latest fashions, food, or fun, you don’t have to go far! There are grocery stores within walking distance of Camden Park, but go a little farther and you will reach a Natural Grocers and a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Additionally, there are two shopping malls located nearby—the Quail Springs Mall and the Penn Square Mall. Finally, check out Chisholm Creek for shopping, dining, and golfing.
Whether you need a quick bite or you’re setting up a formal dinner with family or friends, neither is far away. Just minutes from Camden Park, you will come across well-known favorites like P.F. Chang’s and Longhorn Steakhouse. Also, there’s no going wrong with local favorites like Hidalgo’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina.
Residents of the community know that today’s children become tomorrow’s leaders. Hence, they care about sending their children to quality schools. Fortunately, the schools nearby are known for their excellence. West Field Elementary School focuses on teaching its children to be respectful and responsible. Summit Middle School encourages its students to think, learn, and grow. Finally, Santa Fe High School builds upon each preceding school’s foundation and prepares students to become professionals.
Should an emergency occur, it is comforting to know help is close by. Rest assured knowing that two emergency medical centers surround the property. The Mercy Hospital and Specialty Centers are less than 15 minutes away. Alternatively, Access Medical Care’s Urgent Care Center is just a couple miles farther.
If you want a luxurious, custom-built home within the safety of a gated community, Camden Park is the right place for you. When you purchase a Bill Roberts home, you become part of the family—and we take care of our own. Contact us to start building your dream home with a leading custom home builder today.
One of the most effective ways to get your house ready to sell and make it more appealing to buyers is to declutter. Your realtor will tell you to get rid of almost everything that takes away from the overall aesthetics of the home, including notes on the refrigerator, knick-knacks, piles of paperwork, to-do lists, halfway finished crafts . . . you get the idea.
For the most part, anything that isn’t necessary or beautiful is tucked away so that when potential buyers come through your home, they aren’t distracted by all of the personal items. You want them to see the house in its best light, and to see the potential for how they can make it theirs.
It takes a lot of work to declutter a home, but whenever people do it, they’re always amazed. Suddenly, their home seems new — and a lot more appealing!
Why wait until you’re trying to sell your home to enjoy a cleaned-up, decluttered atmosphere? Take advantage of your home’s full potential and get rid of all that stuff! The task might feel overwhelming, but the rewards are well worth it. Here are some tips to help you on your mission.
Constantly weed. Just like a garden, your home needs constant attention to keep it from overgrowth. Keep a box handy and make it a habit to regularly put things in it to donate. Jewelry, clothes, shoes, toys, dishes, bedding . . . whatever you notice isn’t getting any use anymore, just drop it in the box and take it to your nearest donation center when it’s full.
Deal with paperwork immediately. Paperwork is one of the most difficult areas to keep under control. By only handling it once, you’ll save a significant amount of time and energy. When the mail arrives, sort it that same day. Recycle anything considered trash and use a simple filing system for the items that need attention, whether it’s save, act upon (pay the bill, return the form, etc.), or something else. Never let papers sit in piles, because you’ll end up forgetting what’s on the bottom . . . guaranteed.
One thing at a time. If you try to declutter your entire house in one sitting, you’ll burn out pretty quickly. Instead, choose one desk or one shelf and start there. The feeling of accomplishment will give you more fuel, as will the pleasure of seeing the finished product. (Just imagine a shelf with room on it for everything!)
Delayed gratification. Let’s face it. Our homes tend to be cluttered because we have too much stuff. The next time you have the urge to buy something that isn’t strictly necessary, write it down along with the date. Give yourself a minimum amount of time that you will wait to purchase the item, whether it’s a week, two weeks, or a month. When the time is up, see if you still want to buy it. Odds are, the urge may have passed and you’ll find you don’t want it anymore. If you still want it, go ahead and buy it — and immediately find a place for it to live.
Clear visual noise. Get rid of anything that’s visually noisy and unnecessary, like price tags or brand labels. When you store items in boxes or containers, you win a victory by keeping things neatly together and all in one place. However, you lose some of the ground you gained if you keep manufacturer labels and stickers on those containers. Even if those boxes are in a closet, your house will feel more calm and less cluttered without the extra visual noise.
Whatever you do, the most important thing is to keep at it! Envision the way your home will look without the clutter and keep working towards that goal. Then savor the newfound mental space and sense of accomplishment.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes are designed for your lifestyle. Whether you’re single, married with kids, or heading towards retirement, we have innovative floor plans that will help you live life to the fullest. Enduring craftsmanship and quality are our hallmarks. Learn more about us here.
Despite Marie Kondo’s best efforts, the number of possessions owned by U.S. Americans keeps increasing. No wonder, then, that a growing area of interest for luxury homes is the master bedroom closet.
Simply having a walk-in closet became the standard in home building over the past two decades, but innovations for new and better designs continually push the boundaries of elevated living. Whereas it used to be that full-length mirrors and a variety of rods, racks, drawers and shelves were the extent of the interior features of a typical walk-in closet, nowadays people are looking for more.
These three popular trends are finding their way into many homes in 2019.
Both attractive and functional, a center island is a must-have for the modern day luxury walk-in closet. The island provides a convenient surface to set your morning coffee while you decide what to wear, or can be an ideal place to store and display jewelry. The surface can be made out of a variety of materials, so it’s easily customizable. Some homeowners opt to match their kitchen surfaces and use matching marble or quartz. Another popular choice is to use glass for the top to display jewelry.
Speaking of jewelry, the drawers in the island are the perfect place to store it. Everything from necklaces, earrings and bracelets, to rings, cufflinks and watches becomes neatly organized and easy to find. The island also serves as a place to stash a clothes hamper, and offers additional storage space.
Top-lit or backlit shelves are the perfect way to show off prize possessions, such as awards, memorabilia, favorite handbags, or watches. You’ll appreciate those treasures all the more when you can see them every day.
No luxury closet would be complete without the inclusion of a seating area, and people are becoming increasingly creative in the types they include. A simple bench or ottoman are functional and timeless (after all, who doesn’t appreciate a comfortable place to sit while putting on socks and shoes?).
But if you’re looking for more ways to get use out of your space, a vanity or even office desk are both making appearances in many modern walk-in closets. Whether you want a place to sit while you accessorize or a convenient place to catch up on work email, you’ll be glad for the addition.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home or are in the market to build a new home, we hope this list has inspired you. If you are looking for a trusted and qualified custom homebuilder, contact us today! We’d love to learn more about how we can help build the luxury home of your dreams.
With all kinds of weather fronts just around the corner, now is a good time to double check key areas around your home. We have created a winterization checklist that will help you protect your home and lawn from the elements.
‘Tis the season to enjoy the cooling weather in conjunction with the holidays. With the home winterized, you can relax and celebrate!
We all love our furry little creatures. They love to follow us around begging for our food, treats, and pets whenever they can get them. We are eager to let them come into our space and make themselves at home. What if they had their own space though just like everyone else in the house? This might sound a little crazy but just think about having a home that has built in dog bed, dog bath, and food storage. Bill Roberts has done just that. Check out the homes that have them in it!
We often put them into our rooms and let them sleep with us or at least near us. Whether they have a dog bed in our room or in the family room it’s somewhere. They love to pick their place and call it theirs. What if they had a place to call theirs that was built to be theirs. Bill Roberts builds homes in a way that embraces our dogs as part of the family. We build dog beds into the home. In the utility room we have built it spacious with your dog in mind. Often that is the room we leave the door open, so your dog will have a place to snooze when it’s nap time.
This isn’t food storage for humans, this is just for the dogs. It can be frustrating to figure out where the food should go. It just seems that no matter where you put it just doesn’t seem like there is a perfect fit for it in the laundry room or in the kitchen. That is why we have made sure to build dog food storage into the utility room so that it’s all conveniently in one place and an easy to clean area.
This is one of the best features that we have built in for your little companion. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out where you’re going to wash your pup in the winter time. If you wash him in the tub you’ve got a high possibility of clogs in the drain that are a pain to get out. However, when you have a built-in dog bath you don’t have to worry about such problems. You have the perfect place and tub that is meant for you to wash your dog year-round when you buy a Bill Roberts home.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes is dedicated to building homes made of quality craftsmanship. We take the dream you home you have in your head and make it come alive. We also care about all members of the family. Call today if you want to tour one of the homes we have available or want to meet with our consultant team. Take a look at the homes we have available today!
Bill Roberts has started a new feature in some of our homes. We are proud and happy to announce that we are now building homes with wine storage and right next to the living room, mind you! The optimal spot for when company comes over. With we will indulge you in how we have designed this splendid feature of our homes based on the renderings on a few of the homes preparing to be built this spring.
The wine rooms that we have built in our homes are of a substantial size for one who’s hobby is that of collecting wine and aging them over the years. There is ample room for you to have a sizeable collection laying down on their side to properly age over the years. Additionally, the wine rooms that we have built into these homes are temperature controlled so that you may have the perfect conditions for aging wine throughout the years. We understand how the aging of wine works and that is why we have built a wine room that exceeds the expectations of what one would want. Our wine rooms are built to walk in with the space to make any other alcohol that you may want to store.
How is Wine to be Stored?
Keeping it in a cool place is key. The ideal temperature is right around 55°F. A temperature controlled environment is the best way to go in terms of allowing it to age and keeping it with good taste. Furthermore, there is more to be done if possible the humidity needs to be at the correct percentile to ensure that the cork does not break or shrink. Between 65-75% humidity is the optimal range for long time storage of wine bottles.
When considering wine, it is important to place it in the correct place and in the correct way. Wine hates the light and prefers to be in the darkness. Ensuring that it stays out of the light, be it from the sun or the house, it will preserve its taste and keep it from aging prematurely. Different types of wine respond more sensitively to light than other types, so you will have to research which such ones are so.
Making sure to place them in the proper place is important but also to place them in the proper way it is likewise just as important. Laying them on their side is of most importance because the cork must continually be moistened to keep oxygen out and the cork from shrinking or falling apart. By having the wine constantly touching the cork you accomplish the like of this. Take note also that wine not be constantly vibrating like it would be on top of a refrigerator.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes builds homes with you in mind. We understand the collections and hobbies of people, especially those of who have fine taste for such a drink. Take a look at the homes we have available that have such a wine room in them! Call us today for a tour!