At this high-end remodel project, our client had such a gorgeous outdoor space that we had to find a way to bring the outside in and the inside out. Click the link below and watch this video to see our clever window hack that allows them to open up their space and bring the inside out … or … the outside in.
This custom built home in Jenison, Michigan is just stunning and it was a true joy to work on this dream home with these clients. It features a contemporary, fresh style with a unique design that works perfectly for this family. Black windows, porch beams, flower boxes, screened porch, barn doors, coffee bar, walk-in pantry, quartz tops, and a metal stair rail make up the personal style of this home. Have a look for yourself and get ready to swoon!
What's your personal style? Celebrity Builders would love to hear how we can help you take your unique vision and transform it into your custom-built, perfect-for-you home!
Just because you *CAN* shut the door doesn't mean your laundry room should be drab. Check out this gorgeous laundry room in a custom built home in Holland, MI. Celebrity Builders spared no detail when putting this layout together. Complete with custom drying racks!
Say goodbye to those cracked plastic baskets you have lying around your house. Rolling laundry carts look great and make sorting and washing clothes easy!
Celebrity Builders would love to give you the laundry room of your dreams! Contact us for more information.
Walk in and Wow! Check out that custom railing on that stairway. Beautiful craftsmanship will leave your guests impressed. Celebrity Builders LLC are among the top custom home builders in west Michigan! Check us out today!
A great way to make the best use of space is build in bunks! Check out this room with a custom set up for three sisters! Building these bunks give each girl a sense of her own space and makes the room feel bigger too!
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Our team has been working hard getting ready for the Spring Parade of Homes. It will be here before we know it. Plan to come see us and check out this amazing family-focused home!
Mark your calendars. The 2017 Spring Parade of Homes begins May 26th and runs through June 10th. We'd love to see you there.
When it comes to boiler vs furnace - which one makes more sense, there are pros and cons to each. It really comes down to learning as much as you can about each and deciding which one better suits your needs and budget. With the advances in HVAC technology, both modern boilers and furnaces are energy efficient with Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) up to 98.5 percent.
Boiler vs Furnace - Which One Makes More Sense?
Also known as water tanks, boilers like furnaces use electricity, gas or oil to generate heat. The major difference is that water tanks use water to transfer heat instead of air like furnaces. With a furnace, the air is pushed via a blower across heated coils where it is then delivered to the home through ductwork. Furnaces are also known as forced air systems and require filters to keep the air clean in the home. With proper maintenance, these systems can last up to 25 years.
Modern water tanks use less energy to heat up. These radiant heating systems transfer water to the radiators or baseboard heaters inside a house. Many consumers prefer water tanks to furnaces because this form of heat requires no ductwork. In addition, many consumers prefer boilers because of their ability to maintain comfortable humidity levels and even temperatures. Others prefer boilers because radiant floor heating can be added for a barefoot walk on warm floors. Boilers also don't turn on and off as much as furnaces do, since radiant heating systems can retain warmth much longer.
Even though today's furnaces come with variable speed blowers to reduce noise, water tanks operate silently. More pros for boilers include zone control and clean air. Since boilers don't blow allergens and dust in the home, the indoor air quality is better. With zone control, temperatures in individual rooms can be set higher or lower. This improves comfort levels along with reducing energy expenses.
With all that being said, you may wonder why boilers aren't the standard in most homes. The answer is probably the cost. Boilers are much more expensive than furnaces. For many, deciding whether to install a boiler or furnace may come down to initial cost. For those who are more concerned with energy efficiency and indoor air quality, some features of boilers might make it well worth the additional expense.
Thinking of building a home and debating between a boiler and furnace? Give us a call and allow us to help you choose what will work best in your new home!
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Let's break down the two most controversial countertop materials: Granite & Quartz.
When choosing finishes for a home, this question comes up time and time again. Our clients are always wondering which is better, granite or quartz. And like many things we compare, it depends on what you're looking for, what your priorities are. Check out this article below by Ryan Reed as he lays out the differences between the two materials.
There are few design elements that spark heated debate and divide homeowners as much as granite and quartz. Don’t believe me? Tune into any episode of House Hunters and you’ll likely hear the prospective buyer/renter wax poetic about their preferred countertop material and shun the other vehemently. But is one really better than the other or is it merely a matter of aesthetics?
To help break down the granite vs. quartz quandary, we came up with five categories to help show the differences between the two. At the end of this article, you can vote for which one you prefer. Before we get into all of that though, what exactly is granite and quartz?
Granite is a very hard stone and 100 percent natural. It’s mined from quarries all around the world, cut down to a manageable size, and then polished to a fine finish.
Quartz is slightly different in that it is not 100 percent natural. Instead, countertops are manufactured using 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins.
Now that you know the basics, let's see how they compare against each other.
Granite comes in many different colors and patterns due to the way it’s formed (cooling and solidifying of molten materials). Whether you’re looking for a subtle complement to your kitchen or a standout slab with unique mineral inclusions, there is an almost limitless selection to choose from and no two granite countertops are the same.
One of the main reasons quartz has exploded in popularity is due to appearance. Quartz has the look of stone while also allowing homeowners to customize the design. While granite offers many options in terms of appearance, you may have to search for the right piece that matches your color scheme. With quartz, the selection process is much easier.
According to HomeAdviser.com, the average cost to purchase granite and have it installed can cost between $2,000 and $4,000. You can save money by purchasing the material from a wholesaler and doing some of the preliminary work yourself but the actual fabrication and installation of the countertops should be left to a professional.
Depending on the quality of quartz and style of edging, HomeAdvisor.com places the average cost to install quartz countertops between $1,500 and $5,500. You can do some of the preliminary work to save money, but because engineered quartz is heavier than other stone surfaces, a professional installer needs to make sure the space is structurally sound.
The only way granite ends up in your kitchen is if it’s quarried and that uses a lot of energy. If you opt for a high-end slab from Italy, for example, there will be considerable transportation involved. Try using indigenous stone when possible or visit salvage shops for pieces that can be cut to fit your needs.
Since quartz is engineered, it can be more environmentally-friendly than granite if you use regionally manufactured stone and local fabricators. This cuts down on the distance the material needs to be transported.
Granite countertops should be cleaned daily with soap and water or a mild household cleaner. Some oils and acids can stain so do your homework first to avoid stains. To ensure the longevity of your investment, consider having your countertops resealed once a year.
Like granite, you’ll want to clean any spills on quartz countertops with soap and water or a household cleaner, but that’s about it in terms of maintenance. The solid surface means that there is no need to have your countertops resealed.
Granite is a durable material that’s resistant to heat and many other kitchen elements. Due to its porous nature though, there can be some staining if spilled liquids are left sitting and damage can be done if your counter receives a high impact blow.
Quartz is actually harder than granite and thus, more durable. In fact, quartz is nearly indestructible, and because it isn’t porous like granite, it’s easy to keep your countertops relatively bacteria-free. Be careful with cooking pans though: Quartz can be damaged by excessive heat, so use heating pads at all times.
Like I stated in the beginning, it depends on what you're looking for. Either way, you're sure to end up with a gorgeous countertop that you'll fall in love with.
If you didn't get a chance to see our Fall Parade Home in Hudsonville, here is a sneak peak. Not only did this spectacular home bring our client's dreams to reality, it also won 2 awards in it's price category: Best Curb Appeal and Best Floor Plan. Are you thinking of building a home? Want to see if this award-winning floor plan might be right for you? Connect with us so we can find your fit.
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We are excited to share great news! Our 2016 Fall Parade home located in Ada, MI proved to be a success after winning not one but two awards in it's price category. Taking home "Best Interior Elements" as well as "Best Kitchen", this home was a stunner! If you did not get a chance to tour the home during the parade of homes event, stay tuned for the complete home photo tour on our website soon.
In the meantime, you can view our virtual tour by clicking on the photo below.
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Imagine yourself sitting in this lovely room enjoying a view of the water in the early morning sunrise! If you're looking to build in West Michigan, Celebrity Builders would love to help your home dreams turn in to reality! Give us a call so we can get started building your foundation. This home is located in Holland, MI and is a perfect layout to raise a family.
Making the best use of space, these custom built-in beds give three sisters their own space while sharing a room. Celebrity Builders executed the idea perfectly! Included in this bedroom design is a laundry chute! What a great way to keep the mess out of sight! No piles of laundry in these girls bedroom. Want to see more of this gorgeous country modern home in Hudsonville, just click on the image below to view the gallery.
Fall Parade of Homes will be here soon! Mark your calendars and come see TWO of our custom homes. Our Celebrity Team is excited to show off what's new in today's industry!
Laundry is a chore no more when you get to spend time in this gorgeous room. Celebrity Builders thought of everything when they designed this space. Not only is it beautiful, it's functional as well. Check out those custom drying racks over the washer/dryer! This home is located in Holland, MI.
Beautiful use of reclaimed wood beams in this sitting room in a home located in Holland, MI. This custom home offers relation in a serene setting.
This master bathroom creates a spa-like escape for today's busy lifestyle. Take a break from the hustle and bustle with a soak in the tub!
Look at this beautiful custom shiplap wall we incorporated into our Spring Parade Home in Ada, MI. Although in the future this wall will feature beautiful art, we believe it is already a masterpiece.
Imagine yourself dining here while enjoying this stunning view of the water! This beautiful lake-front home is located on Georgetown Shores in Hudsonville, MI.