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Choosing a Colour Schemes for your New Home

Tips for Choosing a Colour Schemes for your New Home

Choosing a Colour Schemes for your New Home and Creating colour schemes is one of the more creative and exciting steps for the design of your new home. The colour palettes that you choose to fill your home is an important decision that dictates the atmosphere that is produced in the different rooms of your house. If you have no idea where to start, we have 6 tips for you in order to get smart about colours and ensure that you create a living environment that you love and feel comfortable in.

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Choosing a Colour Schemes for your New Home

When planning for something visual, the best way to explore what you like and what will be complimentary is by physically putting snippets together to discover how different combinations make you feel, as well as what you are drawn to. Pinterest is an amazing place to go to find colours and images of home designs that inspire you. Ask yourself how you want to feel in your home, as colours palettes can have major impacts on our moods. Earthy colours can make us feel cozy, whereas brighter tones are more stimulant.

Contrast Warm and Cool

It is important to have some balance in your home when working with colours, contrasting warm and cool colours can create the perfect bliss point for your rooms. Warm colours include those made with red, orange and yellow combinations. Visually these colours create a sense of being closer in a room, which is a trick for larger rooms that you want to make feel cozier. Cool colours are a typical mix of blues and greens, as well as delicate purples. Visually they have the opposite effect on rooms, causing them to appear larger and less enclosed.

Get Smart About Colour

Whether you think there is value to it or not, sometimes getting a little bit technical about colour can really help. You may of heard of the rule of thirds – it is very handy in the world of design! The rule of thirds involves using three different colours in each room – usually leaning towards one standout colour, with the other two less present, following a 60% – 30% – 10% rule. If you are looking for a visually balanced space this might be worth considering.

Samples. Samples. Samples

Choosing a Colour Schemes for your New Home

Particularly for choosing wall colours it can be so beneficial to purchase samples in order to get an accurate presentation of how a certain paint will look in your home. Paint small areas of your wall and see how they present themselves with the amount of light in that space – this way you can be sure about the choices your making.

Choose With Your Heart

At the end of the day YOU are going to be living in your home and YOU should be happy with the colours you choose. Browse display homes with an array of colour schemes so that you know how it feels to physically step inside them. Find out exactly what you love, and how you prefer your home to make you feel. Browse trends but also remember that is it important to let yourself naturally gravitate to what makes you feel comfortable.

Use our website to explore more inspiration for your new custom home by browsing our home design page or contact Carrell Group for more information regarding custom home designs to help inspire your new home. You can talk to one of our expert consultants by phone at 843-399-4299 or email at info@carrellgroup.com.

ABOUT CARRELL GROUP:

Carrell Group is the leading Myrtle Beach Custom Home Builder dedicated to residential custom homes and land development. As an custom home builder, Carrell Group helps new home owners identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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Your Free Checklist For Finding Builders You Love

 

The process of building a new home can be daunting. It is important that you don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with the process. One of the crucial factors during this process is finding builders that you can trust, know and eventually come to love.

Eliminate any stresses or confusions by creating your own personal questions checklist:

Are they licensed, trade certified and insured?

This is a standard check which should not be neglected. All of the builders on our site are certified. Here, we review all of the builders to guarantee that they have the right certification.

Have you contacted experts in the field?

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Once you’ve identified and mapped out your home, supply us with your details and we can easily connect you to the builders you need, along with industry insider tips and any additional advice you’ll need.

Have you asked to view previous projects?

While not all builders will have readily available display homes for you to see, it may be a good idea to speak with the builder about talking to their past clients and getting their opinion. You should be asking whether or not the builder was easy to work with, how the property looks, and whether all processes were managed professionally and with minimal fuss.

Have you gained an understanding of their workmanship and ethic?

Again, to gain an understanding as to their workmanship and ethic, it is well worth spending time with them and having several discussions about their past works. Consider that there is diversity between larger builders who are able to promote their own brand values and general workmanship, while smaller builders who are away from the spotlight, are quieter on this front.

How long have they been in business?

All our member builders are established and have a solid financial position. It is important to have a great understanding over this, as it could potentially impact production aspects down the line.

What is their average building time?

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Ask how long the construction will take, but also consider asking how long it will take the builder to arrive at the work site and actually commence clearing your block and laying the slab. Factor in that reasonable delays, such as wet weather for instance, are part of the process and are more than expected.

What do they offer in terms of interior decoration and colour advice?

For the most part, builders have an expert team that will help you make your final colour selection, assisting you in making sure your home will turn out exactly the way you want it. It is important to note that if you are building in an estate, you have to choose exterior colours which match that developer guidelines – again, a design team will be assigned to help guide you through this process.

Are you able to make any specific selections/ modifications ?

Some builders, but not all, will allow you to make your home more custom and can offer you a fair sense of freedom. There are costs involved with this, however. It’s simply a matter of balancing costs versus the reward. An effective way to add a personalised touch that is mostly off-the-plan is to put aside some money for a fun lighting plan. There are a tonne of cost effective ways featured here.

How can Carrell Group help

For more custom home building information contact the Carrell Group by phone at 843-399-4299 or email at info@carrellgroup.com

ABOUT CARRELL GROUP:

Carrell Group is the leading Myrtle Beach Custom Home Builder dedicated to residential custom homes and land development. As an custom home builder, Carrell Group helps new home owners identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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How to Choose a Custom Home Builder – Down to Brass Tacks!

How to Choose a Custom Home Builder – Down to Brass Tacks!

Choosing a custom home builder can be daunting. In Myrtle Beach, there is no licensing or ‘watchdog agency’ to which consumers can turn if building the home of their dreams turns into a nightmare. This is how the consumer can end up with a situation Unlike your attorney or even your barber, there is no agency to keep a home builder from bad behavior. Just like this news story from the Better Business Bureau about a very well-known custom home builder who left clients with shattered dreams, all too often stories like this emerge. Even more frustrating than the original incident, a home builder can just rename his company and come back again under a new name.  There is no one watching, and therefore, nothing to keep it from happening over and over again. So, how can one determine how to choose a custom home builder?

Within the custom home industry, there are a wide variety of people who call themselves custom home builders. From the “Chuck in a truck” – essentially a person with a truck and a business card – to those who have years of experience, all have the right to call themselves custom home builders according to South Carolina law. Since it’s caveat emptor or ‘buyer beware’, it is crucial to adequately research the company you are considering hiring to build your home. Someone recently asked, “After three decades of building homes in Myrtle Beach, if you were looking for a builder, what questions would you ask them?” These are some of the questions we would definitely ask:

  • How long have you been in business under your current business name?  (You can then verify this answer in the South Carolina Name Filing Database, which is public information.)
  • Have you ever had a court judgement against you, personally, or your company?
  • Have you or any company you were partner in, been sued?
  • Have you ever declared bankruptcy?
  • What is your educational background and what training have you had in the industry?
  • Do you own any spec homes or owe money on lots or land?  If so, how long have they been sitting and what is their status?

If these questions seem invasive, just remember – this is not just a business transaction you are making. It is much, much more. This is the company which will be building one of your most-valued investments, the place which will house the people who matter most to you. The individuals building your home should be dedicated and passionate about their craft and have spent a lifetime learning and improving it. A likable personality is not an adequate benchmark. Knowing that your home builder has financial strength and a sound business means that your builder will be therethroughout the project and for many years afterward.

Unfortunately, many builders are relatively new at running a business, even if they have experience building a home. As such, they have either closed their doors or restructured their businesses because of heavy debt.  Just as in any other industry, a good builder will manage his/her business affairs properly and stay in business for many years. This will ensure the company is invested in being around to take care of your new custom home. What you don’t want is what happened in the recent news story, referenced earlier, where the builder was using cash from new projects to pay for unpaid expenses from other projects. Eventually, that will catch up to any business and cause it to fail.

More Steps to Help You Choose a Custom Home Builder

Here are some additional steps you can take to learn everything there is to know about your builder. These may help distinguish the reputable builder from the one who will finish half your home then disappear in the night, leaving you with a huge mess. None of these, taken alone, will be a guarantee; however, a story may emerge after looking at all of them together.

  • After you narrow it down, call the local municipality and ask for the building inspection department. Ask their opinion about the one or two builders that you are considering. If it is a small municipality, they will know most of the builders in the area and will have inspected their projects.
  • Call a few local vendors (a lumber supplier, for instance) and ask if the builder’s accounts are in good standing. This information will give you one more piece of the puzzle. Some builder’s credit is so bad that they can’t get the materials they need to build homes without getting enough cash together or using credit cards.
  • Do a Public Records Search. Contact an attorney who has access to judgments against anyone you are considering. Ask them to do a public records search. You want to know if the company changed names recently and other important data that might tell the whole story.

In the end, doing your homework can save you huge headaches. When people tell us about their nightmare experiences with past builders, they often say, “I just can’t believe it! He was such a nice guy and seemed so knowledgeable.” Unfortunately, a winsome personality can only take you so far. Following these time-tested techniques should help you choose a custom home builder who builds you a great home and takes care of your home for many years to come.

The Carrell Group is one of South Carolina’s most successful and respected private homebuilding companies. Since 1987, we have been dedicated to building homes that are a superior blend of architectural design, quality craftsmanship, and attention to detail. We constantly challenge ourselves to build the best possible home, with the right features and materials & we are committed to making sure that each family continues to be satisfied with and excited about their new customhome. Contact us today by phone  (843) 399-4299   or email below and learn more about the Carrell Group difference!

MORE ABOUT CARRELL GROUP:

Carrell Group is the leading Myrtle Beach Custom Home Builder dedicated to residential custom homes and land development. As an custom home builder, Carrell Group helps new home owners identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.