May 16, 2023 12:04 pmPublished by Jada PorterComments Off on What are the Best Exterior Finishes for Your Custom Home?
The right materials on the outside of your house can both distinguish it and add to its value. The exterior finish is a home’s first impression, a greeting to neighbors and visitors, and a mark of the homeowner’s taste and style. Making the right choices in cladding, roofing, trim, and hardscaping can protect your home... Read More
May 1, 2023 8:36 amPublished by Jada PorterComments Off on Western Home Journal: Going Out Back Feature
Read Western Home Journal’s “Going Out Back” article, featuring Winsome Construction! As a bonus, our “Smitten with Bend” project photos are featured on page 2! Click the image to read the full article.
April 18, 2023 8:50 amPublished by Jada PorterComments Off on Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Lots of homeowners are interested in this popular flooring—here’s what you need to know. Although the word “vinyl” raises some people’s eyebrows, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is actually a high-quality engineered flooring material. In recent years, LVT has become wildly popular, even among well-heeled homeowners. It’s easy to see why: with looks similar to hardwood... Read More
March 21, 2023 2:33 pmPublished by Jada PorterComments Off on Who Will Build My Home? How Labor Shortages are Affecting Home Construction in 2023
The challenge of labor makes selecting the right builder more important than ever. Homeowners are rightly concerned about rising material costs and unpredictable supply chains, but both will likely stabilize. A more intractable long-term challenge is about who will do the work to build our homes. This is the big topic in today’s building industry. It’s harder than... Read More
February 21, 2023 9:52 amPublished by Jada PorterComments Off on Where’s My Garage Door? Why Supply Chain Issues Continue in 2023
Why supply chain issues persist years after the pandemic, which materials are affected, and how builders mitigate these problems Although professional home builders do everything in their power to keep home construction on schedule, they face more challenges than ever. Most have to do with back-ordered products—ongoing fallout from the pandemic, years later. The supply... Read More
January 17, 2023 2:08 pmPublished by Jada PorterComments Off on Avoid the Pitfalls of Pinterest (and Other Photo-Sharing Sites)
The first step to getting real value from these sites is to understand their strengths and weaknesses (hint: think home inspiration!) Many of our custom home clients love photo-sharing sites like Pinterest, and those sites can be a big help when searching for design and product ideas (Check out some of Winsome’s curated boards here!). However,... Read More