Many have heard about radon by now or even taken action to test and vent radon in their home. Schultz Construction takes radon seriously. All new homes are piped for radon venting, should the owner want to install a motor. Below is an excellent article published through the Arizona Republic. The article includes a graphic on radon, how it circulates and the concern surrounding the gas.
It’s officially October and that means cooler temperatures and shorter days. This doesn’t have to mean less time outside or closing up your patio and grilling tools. Fire pits are in and there are more options than ever! Check out this great article on fire pits from HGTV and see how you can incorporate them into your own outdoor living and entertaining space.
Over the last few months, we’ve received questions about how and why we’re different than other custom home contractors in the area. This is certainly a topic we enjoy talking about and we could go on and on, but for the sake of time, quick answers and holding your interest for a blog post, we’ll keep it simple.
The difference is in the details. This is a big deal for us. When building a spec home – even if it’s from the ground up, it still follows certain standard specifications. In a Schultz custom home, there are standard specs, yes. However, our specifications are all customized AND individually bid out for each and every one. This is a process. It’s great, though because you can be sure that you’re getting the best price and quality for each special feature and aspect of your home that’s unique to your design and desires.
In line with reason #1, each home we build is completely unique from the next home. No single home we build is the same. It’s important that we add a special touch to each home we build, but that our clients feel like it’s “their home.” They have certain dream features and functionality that’s unique to them. We have intentional quality standards and work with fantastic subs that put their quality and mark on each project.
We’re passionate about what we do! This isn’t unique to us, necessarily, but just like our clients are choosy about who they select to build their custom home, we are choosy about who we work with, too – from our clients to our subs! Relationships are important to us and we want to make sure each relationship we cultivate is built on trust and respect.
Whether vacationing during the holidays at home or away, it’s important to take some special consideration to holiday safety. From stringing lights to pet care and home security, we’ve found a good list of items to run through to enjoy your holidays to the fullest.
This week is Thanksgiving. It’s the time of year when we think more about family, friends and the simple things in life that we’re thankful for and are precious to us. Bob and I are thankful for our special clients we’ve been privileged to work with over the course of the year and into 2015.
It’s the time of year when we’ve set our clocks back and it seems like it’s dark at 3 pm! The cold has hit earlier than usual this year and we are already beginning to feel the affects of a long winter and some of the dreariness that goes along with it.
We’re well into fall and it’s the time of year that we start to do some clean up and preparation for the winter months that are just around the corner. Here is a nice set of reminders from NAHB. Good luck and know that we’re doing them along side of you!
Navigating the home loan and mortgage waters can be confusing and overwhelming at times. It’s hard to know where to even begin when it comes to getting educated on the matter. Here’s a good piece specifically on escrow accounts – what they are, how to use them and why they’re important to your home loan.
In today’s blog we’re talking about preparing your electrical for the present needs and future trends. It’s important to think about these things now, when your house is down to the studs and you are creating healthy, home bones that will last for years and years to come.