Author Archives for Crystal Young

Winsome Construction Team

Now at the Old Mill Bend Oregon

July 19, 2021 7:19 am Published by Comments Off on Now at the Old Mill Bend Oregon

Winsome Construction is ready to take on Central Oregon’s growing demand for luxury, high-performing homes. And they’ll be doing it from the heart of the Old Mill District. With seven full-time Central Oregon employees and a slate of custom home projects that are expected to … ... Read more

home automation

Simplifying Home Automation

July 5, 2021 1:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Simplifying Home Automation

For some people, a new custom home is a chance to get the latest digital bells and whistles. The problem is that home automation can feel like a daunting topic and the wrong choices can lead to frustration. Which technologies will make life easier, and which will have you cursing? It may seem counterintuitive, but the first step to a happy outcome is to not think in terms of technology. Instead, think through what would make your day-to-day life easier and more pleasant. Then work with your builder to craft solutions.... Read more

Custom Homes and Lumber Prices

Custom Homes and Rising Lumber Prices

June 3, 2021 5:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Custom Homes and Rising Lumber Prices

Lumber continues to be THE big issue in homebuilding. As we write this in June 2021, costs for framing lumber and plywood are three times what they were a year ago. If you're planning a custom home, all this can feel discouraging. But while the news media seems on a mission to amplify that discouragement, the fact is that good planning will ease the pain.... Read more

Keeping the Housing Authorities Happy

May 11, 2021 8:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Keeping the Housing Authorities Happy

Your home builder needs to navigate a maze of government regulations—and homeowners can help make the process easier, and faster! A successful new-home build is a predictable one, with no unpleasant surprises. Predictability comes from good planning, as well-planned projects tend to stay on budget and on schedule. Good planning includes making sure the home... Read More

Winsome Luxury

How do you find luxury at home?

May 8, 2021 10:53 am Published by Comments Off on How do you find luxury at home?

  I like a nice bath and a glass of wine. But, this isn’t about me. Because we are a custom home builder, let’s talk about luxury. Luxury to some people means having time to do what you like and maintaining your schedule. That is a real luxury. To others, it means freedom to travel.... Read More

Is the Customer Always Right?

March 29, 2021 11:59 am Published by Comments Off on Is the Customer Always Right?

The short answer is no, and here's why that's a good thing. Some builders are what one might call 'order takers.' They do anything the homeowners want within the constraints of budget, timetable, and zoning or code regulations. That's understandable: everyone wants happy customers and positive reviews.... Read more