Better Beginnings

Dream Home Planning Tips

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Dreaming up your custom dream home can be an exciting but daunting task. With so many design options available, it can be difficult to narrow it down, but here are some tips to get you started, and help break the process down:

Make a List
Begin by making a list of the non-negotiable items. These are the features you know your new home must have. Is there a specific kitchen design you’ve always dreamed of? A particular type of entryway? Most of the time when a customer is planning their dream home, they can easily list a few things they can’t live without. Start there!

Visualize Your New Home
As you search for ideas, be sure to bookmark any ideas you really love. You can create a dream board from magazine clippings, or use the ever popular Pinterest. Use whatever method works best for you. You may realize your style evolves as you work room by room to create the big picture, which is why visualization is so important. And, of course, bring those ideas when you meet with our team to talk about your dream home!

Plan Ahead
Often we want to plan for the life we’re leading right now, but be sure and think ahead to what the future might hold. Are you planning to add to your family? Will you need a space for an elderly relative to stay in the future? While we can’t predict everything that’s to come, it’s a good idea to build your home with possibilities in mind. We can always add on to homes, or make necessary remodels, but planning ahead can save you a lot of time, stress and money.

Check out our new Custom Home Gallery
We work with countless design styles, and we know we can take your dream and turn it into a reality. If you don’t see something you like, don’t worry, we’re a phone call away or you can visit our office and spend time with our design team to develop a home that is uniquely yours.

In the News: Local Business Creating Better Beginnings for Area Foster Children

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It’s time for our 2016 Better Beginnings campaign.  The press release is below, and you can visit this page for more information.  We appreciate your support!


Local Business Creating Better Beginnings for Area Foster Children

NORFOLK, VA — When children are removed from a home by the Department of Social Services, it’s a traumatic event, on top of circumstances that are often horrific for the child.  When this happens, the child’s belongings are often collected in a trash bag or whatever is handy.  That’s where Better Beginnings comes in — the program, created by Schneider Custom Builders, provides duffel bags that children can use to collect their belongings with dignity. Read More