Should You Buy or Build

A home is usually the single largest investment that a person makes. Most buyers end up spending lots of time and energy either searching for or designing "the perfect home" before signing any contracts. Location, price, [...]

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Stock the liquor cabinet. Check. Ready the guests rooms. Check. Decorate the mantle. Check. As we prepare to celebrate the season with family and friends, it’s easy to focus on the visible things, but let’s [...]

Master Bathroom Trends 2019

Looking to turn your bathroom into the ultimate at-home spa experience? Consider these trends for the ultimate bathing experience. Soak It Up Luxurious soaking or statement piece. How about both? Freestanding tubs come in many styles [...]

How Smart is Your Home?

Alexa, tell us what’s new in home technology, please. Play music, dim the lights, start your coffee pot, and lock the door all by voice command. Raising your home’s IQ is all about creating [...]

The Joy of Floors

When a client was looking for a very special “whitest possible finish” on the hardwood flooring in their new custom home, the Joy Design + Build Team reached out to a trusted partner, Royal [...]

Universal Design For Aging In Place

You’re designing your dream home or renovating your current residence. Grab bars in the shower or wheelchair accessible doorways may not be on your wish list unless someone in your household has a physical [...]

Pet-Appealing Your Home

They snuggle with you during thunderstorms, catch mice, salivate at birds (hopefully not your pet parrot) and chase squirrels. They shake their wet fur on you, lick your face and wake you up for [...]

Keeping Your Home Fires Burning

Iconic American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The hearth is the psychological center of the home,” and throughout his career incorporated fireplaces into all of his celebrated homes to express the values and ideals about [...]

We’ve Had a Little Work Done

Welcome to our new site. Our virtual home, that is. Take a look around. We’ve spruced up the place, done a little remodeling. Same quality custom home builder, same commitment to excellent service, but [...]

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