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Albuquerque Custom Homes Interior Details

Interior Details this is part of what Custom is all about. Its pretty easy to see that the only standard thing about our homes is that nothing is really standard. A Custom Home is an extension of the people who live there and there are no limits as to what can be done. The key is to do it all well. There…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Great Rooms and Living Areas

Typically, we design our homes so that the Kitchen, every day Dining Area and the Living/Great Room all flow into each other, yet still remain somewhat separate and distinct. Most people enjoy their guests and enjoy their family so we try to create a sense of Family or Community into those areas in which most people spend the majority of their time….

Albuquerque Custom Homes Garages and Mechanical

O.K., so this section is for the Guys only maybe I should password protect it In all seriousness, the garage does not have to be furnished, but it should be finished like the rest of the home. This means that the walls and ceilings should be textured and painted to match the rest of the home and the Garage should look nice….

Albuquerque Custom Homes Front Doors

If the Exterior Elements of your Home can be considered as the wrapping paper, then the Front Door should be considered as the Bow, and remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The exterior of the Home creates the curb appeal but the front door is where people get up close and personal. The Front Door does…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Framing

If a wall is not square or plumb, it will show up. If a hallway is ¾ of an inch out of square, this will show up when the floor tile is installed. If window and door openings are not sized properly and at the appropriate elevations, it will cause problems with the installation of those items and affect the final appearance…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Foundations

Next to proper site preparation, the foundation of your home is the most important thing. Dimensions need to be checked, radius points need to be checked, plumbing and other slab penetrations need to be checked, steel placement needs to be checked, lay-out and location needs to be checked … There are a multitude of things that if not addressed properly during this…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Floor, Tile and Wood

You are essentially limited by your imagination (and budget) when it comes to what you want your floor to look like. You can take an inexpensive flooring material, and if it is installed with care and imagination, it will look like a very expensive floor. Conversely, a very expensive flooring material installed in a sloppy fashion will look sloppy. The materials that…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Fireplaces

Interior, Exterior, Masonry, Gas Insert, Kiva, Box, Free Standing, Integrated into the Wall, Plaster Face, Stone Face The options for a fireplace are only limited by the design constraints of the Home and the desires of the Client. We typically design Fireplaces to be a focal point of whichever room they are located in. We want the eye to be drawn toward…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Exterior Lighting

Much the same as interior lighting, the Exterior Lighting of the Home should flow with and be consistent with the overall design and feel of the house itself. There is a huge amount of lighting options that are available and there are indeed certain selections that may suit your needs better than others. You can have beautiful lighting that creates a specific…

Albuquerque Custom Homes Exterior Details

The Exterior of your Home is the wrapper. When is the last time that you wrapped Christmas presents in plain brown paper, or worse yet, with the funny papers? You should wrap your house with Details and Elements that match the Quality and Features that you have within the Home. You want to feel good when you pull into your Driveway or…

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