Our Newest Custom Home – White on White

Trendy but classic - the custom white on white look will never go out of style. This custom home on Lake Norman, designed by Arthur Rutenberg Homes, is a stunning contemporary in creamy stucco with custom travertine patios and an out-of-this-world infinity pool. This homeowner really has style and taste and it shows in her [...]

The Mayberry – Launching Our Newest Custom Home

We are so excited to launch our newest custom home plan - a home that is as versatile as it is elegant. The Mayberry plan is the workhorse of custom home plans, a new custom home design exclusive to Bluefield at Lake Norman. The Mayberry is designed to build on a crawl, or on a basement, [...]

Chapter 11 Touch Ups & Move In – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

https://youtu.be/qqATNAxChaU?list=PLJ_gYvyX5oxcHM48Kn3mDb7HyOSFVA_m_   Thank you for following our custom home building journey. We had so much fun making these videos! If you'd like to see our model home or some of our homes under construction, please call or visit our salesperson Michael Ingold at 2208 Pine Valley Drive, Denver: 704-696-8262, or come in and meet Tom! [...]

Chapter 10 Exterior – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J50DcZMsL4 In this chapter, we discuss everything that goes on the outside of the house. This includes siding and stone, brick or stucco , driveways, paths, steps, lighting and landscaping. The first part of the exterior work is the trim - window trim, columns, siding, soffits and fascia and any architectural details such [...]

Chapter 9 Flooring – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww6n-xinkbc In the flooring phase, we discuss the installation of...you guessed it, flooring! This includes engineered hardwood flooring installation, carpeting, tiles, stones, and the transitions that make moving from one floor type to another smooth.   This is one of the last stages for the house. The hardwood flooring is fitted under cabinets and around [...]

Chapter 8 Final Trim – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQbVLepTwug The Installation of Final Trim Welcome back, this phase of custom home building is really exciting because we start to see the final fixtures and the home have less of that construction feel and more of a home vibe. Aesthetically, this phase is gorgeous. We start off by installing shower doors, as Tom mentions [...]

Chapter 7 Ceramic Countertops & Tile – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Custom Home Countertops and Ceramic Tile Installation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RjiLLbNvxc The cabinets are all but complete, the walls are smooth and the showers are ready to be waterproofed in preparation for some stunning designs. This phase in a custom home covers the installation of ceramic tile and countertops. The countertops are manufactured by a vendor to the [...]

Chapter 6 Cabinets & Trim – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Custom Cabinet and Trim Installation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1gXywVVhO8&t=6s The walls are up and the custom house is looking more and more like a place to call home. Now is the time for cabinet and trim installation at our custom homes at Lake Norman, North Carolina. The cabinets arrive on huge trucks and the workers hop to. The [...]

Chapter 5 Insulation & Drywall – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Insulation Installation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUqkkeMqjcE The mechanicals, HVAC, and plumbing are set and the bones of your home are standing strong. It is time to get some walls in! The first step in this phase is the installation of insulation. The insulation batts, are fiberglass rectangles that vary in thickness anywhere from 3.5-in thick to 5.5-in thick [...]

Chapter 4 Mechanical – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Custom Home Mechanical https://youtu.be/j-ZorevzRSc?list=PLJ_gYvyX5oxcHM48Kn3mDb7HyOSFVA_m_ The next step in building a custom home after getting it framed is installing the mechanicals which are plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. We like to think that if the framing is the skeleton of the house, the mechanicals are the organs that bring it to life. These are the things [...]