Home Remodeling vs. Moving in Asheville

Neighborhood Spotlight | Weaverville

5 Home Remodeling Projects That Add Value

Asheville’s Luxury Home Builder

At Judd Builders, we understand the decision to build a custom luxury home is the culmination of hours and hours of research and hard work. A house is so much more when you’ve been dreaming about every detail prior to breaking ground. It’s where you’ll spend holidays with family and evenings entertaining friends. It’s where you’ll enjoy the indoor/outdoor living that the Asheville lifestyle and climate are so encouraging of.

Judd Builders builds luxury homes in Asheville every year but each one is special and unique to the homeowners. You will never feel like you aren’t getting the attention and service you want when you build with us. You’ll have a dedicated project manager that knows the in’s and out’s of your project and ensures every deadline is met and every one of your concerns is addressed along the way. Building a custom luxury home isn’t a small feat. Issues will arise but it’s the way they’re handled and how they’re communicated that makes all the difference. Your project manager will keep you in the loop from beginning to end and your input is valued at every stage. We believe that the custom home building experience can be enjoyable (we’ve seen it happen many times!) and the enjoyment should continue without any hiccups once you’ve moved into your quality-built, timeless home.

We’ve developed streamlined building processes that are all tracked through Buildertrend, our all-in-one software program that gives you real-time updates on your home and serves as the hub for all information and communication regarding your project. From one app you can check on the status of your home, email your project manager, check out progress photos, and approve selections at any time. Each home we build is custom so the software is critical for tracking to-dos and communication. We take pride in subcontracting as little as possible and employ a staff of 25 professional craftsmen and craftswomen which gives us precise quality control and attention to details. When we use a subcontractor for their expertise in a certain area of the building process, they are scheduled and communicated with through Buildertrend so everyone is on the same page.

Own land? Great! Need help finding a piece of property to build your Asheville luxury home on? We can help with that. Our past building experience in different areas in and around Asheville have provided us with invaluable knowledge of topography, cost of utilities, grading, zoning and restrictions. Some Realtors® can help you choose a lot that may seem like a good fit for what you’re wanting to build but an Asheville NC home builder can offer expertise many Realtors® don’t have. As an Asheville luxury home builder, we know the new home communities better than any other builder. The value you get out of a custom built home is directly related to the area and neighborhood it’s in. We can help you in the land decision-making process.

If you aren’t exactly sure of the style of home you want, we can help with that too. Styles of houses we’ve built include farmhouse, mountain craftsman, bungalow, French Colonial, French Provincial, rustic, cottage and ranch. Not sure what your style is? We can help you find a home plan that fits your needs or an architect that will work with you to realize your vision for your Asheville luxury home.

Check out our past custom homes projects and contact us today to discuss your project. We have an unlimited contractor’s license in NC. No dream is too big or too complex for us. We’ve been an Asheville luxury home builder since 2007 and our family of the employees has combined experience of more than 100 years.

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Questions to Ask Home Builders in Asheville, NC

Considering home builders in Asheville, NC for a new construction project or remodel? We hear a lot of horror stories from clients who’ve had experience with contractors lacking experience, professionalism, and expertise in handling funds. Finding a contractor can be an overwhelming process. Typically you’ve saved and saved for the project and your expectations for the builder are extremely high. Don’t take shortcuts when doing your initial research.

Pricing, craftsmanship, and location are factors to consider when looking for the right builder for your new home or remodel. Once you’ve narrowed down your preliminary list and start to meet with home builders, ask these important questions to help you find a home builder in Asheville, NC that will be a good match for you.

  • How many years have you been in business and how many homes have you built?
  • Who will be my primary contact during the project and how will they keep me updated on issues and progress?
  • Can you provide potential clients with references that are available to speak about their experience building with you?
  • Can I tour a home you built or remodeled for another client?
  • Why is your company better than other home builders? What makes you different?
  • How and when will the final price of my home be determined?
  • Do you have a final walk-through after the home is built?
  • What type of home warranty do you provide to homeowners?

It’s also a great idea to see which home builders in Asheville, NC your friends and family have dealt with directly. Ask them why their experience was good or bad. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from their experience. It’s also a good idea to check with the Asheville Home Builders Association and the Better Business Bureau.

You will be spending a lot of time with the Asheville custom home builder or remodeler you choose, so be sure you feel comfortable communicating with them. The journey of a large renovation or building a new home can be exciting, fun, confusing and emotional at times. You should feel that you have a voice and that your concerns are being addressed in a timely manner.

We hope this blog post will help you navigate the process of finding quality home builders in Asheville NC. If we can help with your new custom home or home remodel, feel free to call us at (828) 274-4448 or email johnsr@juddbuilders.net.

6 Ceiling Trends that Add Character and Sophistication

GIVE YOUR CEILINGS THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE

Ceilings are by far the most under-appreciated design area in a house. Let’s face it. They received a really bad reputation during the popcorn ceiling phase of the late 1950s into the 1980s when they were the standard ceiling for American residential construction. We’re on a mission to bring back beautiful ceilings that create inviting spaces for people to gather, eat, sleep and do what they do.

Depending on the materials and colors, ceilings can add brightness, drama, separation, uniqueness and personality to a room. Building custom homes allows us to work with our clients to create rooms with details they will love for years to come. Below you’ll find 6 of our favorite treatments that will save your ceilings from neglect!

COFFERED CEILING

Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, coffered ceilings add a certain je ne sais quoi to any room. A coffered ceiling is considered decorative and consists of recessed panels supported by beams. The panels are typically square but come in other shapes as well. In addition to adding character and value to your home, coffered ceilings can improve acoustics and add the illusion of height. View coffered ceilings in a an Asheville home remodel.

TRAY CEILING

Tray ceilings can be a luxurious feature in any room in a house. They make a big impression and pain can make them stand out even more. Neutral walls can be dressed up with a contrasting color on a tray ceiling. Painting the tray the same color as the walls will accentuate the tray detail and give the room a layered feel. Another option is to use dark wood molding as shown in the picture below.

BARREL VAULTED CEILING

These ceilings open up and provide height to a room, giving it an open feel like no other ceiling can. Barrel ceilings can be finished in a wide range of materials, from painted drywall to beadboard and more.

EXPOSED WOOD TRUSSES

When you think of exposed timbers, rustic spaces come to mind. Many homes built by Judd Builders have a rustic design element to them as we are located in the mountains of Asheville and near many lakes, but exposed wood trusses don’t have to have a cabin or barn feel. If your taste is a little more contemporary, wood trusses can create a modern space when merged with clean and simple surfaces. We love the look of natural wood but whitewash is another option for exposed wood trusses. View our portfolio of new Asheville homes.

WOOD CEILINGS

Using materials in an unexpected way can add boldness to any room. Using wood can dress up or dress down a space depending on the type and finish of the wood. A matte finish and deep color can stand out in a neutral room with simple flooring. A tone-on-tone wooden scheme creates a consistent look that can be accented with a soft, calming paint color.

PAINTED CEILINGS

Paint is the easiest and most inexpensive way to draw eyes up and enhance a ceiling. Whether the ceiling color compliments, is a bright pop of color or is dark color, a painted ceiling will make the room look more decorated and refined.

Whether you’re looking for an Asheville builder to build your next home or are interested in remodeling your Asheville home, Judd Builders can help you decide which design elements will work for your space and match your design style. Call us today at (828) 274-4448 to discuss a new home or home remodel.