360 Home Living Blog | Ideas for Custom Homes and Renovations

7 Tips To Picking The Best Custom Home Builders In Northern VA

For many people, committing to a new investm ent of bu ilding a home takes a lot of time and money.  However, what most people don't realize is that you don't have to sacrifice the fun and excitement that comes with that investment.  The success of any new home investment project hinges on several factors including planning and having the right resources.  Therefore, it is important to hire a strong team of experts to help interpret exactly what you want and how much you wa n t to spend.

When you decide you're ready to invest in a new home project, you might be surprised as to how many people must be involved for the project to be an overwhelming success.  Architects, engineers, contractors, landscapers, and interior designers all play important roles in making your dream home a reality.  However, figuring out exactly who to bring in to work on your project is no small task. 

Consider these tips to help you choose the best team, optimize time, minimize headaches, and ultimately enjoy the process from beginning to end.


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Topics: custom homes, Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home design, creative design ideas

Custom Home Trends for 2016: common mistakes to avoid!


If building your dream home is part of your plans for this year, you may want to get started by considering this year's design/build trends.  Most importantly, you want to stay away from making mistakes when deciding on these desirable features. As custom home builders in Northern VA, we'd like to offer you our expert advice on what to avoid when following these 12 current trends for building your custom home. 

 


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Topics: home remodeling, luxury home architects, Trends, creative design ideas

360 Home Living: 5 top Areas of Your Home to Decorate this Season

Posted by Larisa Caicedo-Dethero, AV Architects + Builders on Dec 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

With the holiday season at our doors, I’m sure you’ve pulled out all decorations from the attic and closets and are now looking for good ideas to welcome the joy of this winter season. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you'll probably enjoy adding some of the colors of the season. There are 5 top areas where you can easily decorate to have your house ready. We'd like to share our picks of tasteful and trendy ideas which may resonate with your luxury home and a Vacation Style Living.

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Topics: kitchen remodeling, Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home remodeling, fireplaces, 360 home living, creative design ideas, Interior finishes, winter design

360 Home Living: How does hierarchy affect the details of your home?


Building a house or renovating takes time and it involves choosing many details that are important to define the style and feel of your house. Materials, textures, colors and quality, all need to match your budget too. What you choose on materials and other details of your house exterior and interior will impact the way your house feels. The following design/build ideas will help you prioritize to splurge or save when you're making all these decisions for your renovation project or your new custom home

 

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Topics: Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home builders advice, home remodeling, home design, natural materials, home renovations, Interior finishes

360 Home Living: Don't just buy a home, build your dream

When you’re financially ready to afford your dream house, you have the choice between purchasing a pre-fabricated luxury home or hiring a design firm to build from scratch. Both have strong benefits, but going custom is far superior for a myriad of reasons. Here are four of them.

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Topics: Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home builders advice, home remodeling, home design, home renovations, Trends

360 Home Living: BACK TO SCHOOL VISUAL CHECK LIST


Is back to school season for most Northern Virginia homes. Everyone is getting back from summer vacations with an urgency to "get organized." These thoughts often come with questions on how to add features that can make life easier on weeks like this in the future - you know..."next year I'll be ready!" kind of thought. We've created a visual check list with ideas for your next renovation project or custom home. To help you get ready now and for next year.

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Topics: Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home builders advice, home remodeling, home design, home renovations, kid friendly design build ideas, 360 home living, mess-free solutions

Happy National Dog Day! 8 pics with pet friendly design solutions!


 
AV Architects + Builders Farm House Addition in Great Falls, VA. Included the perfect family bench by a natural light window. What better place for a "best friend" to wait for their master every day. 

With our best friend's in mind on National Dog Day (August 27th), these are some ideas to add to your next renovation project and discrete pet friendly design solutions that you may consider for your new custom home.

Few people think of adding pet friendly features to their home in the planing stages of their project. Unless you're a total dog lover, planning around pets's needs is not the first thought that comes to mind when building a dream home. But you should definitely bring it up to your design/build team if you're planing to add a family "best friend' to in your short term future.

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Topics: home builders advice, home design, pet friendly design build ideas

360 Home Living: Choosing the right home design details

In this episode of the 360 Homes Radio Show AV Architects and Builders CEO Francisca Alonso reveals the 5 details that can make or break your home design plans.  You’ll learn how to love your house again by choosing the right home improvements:

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Topics: Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home remodeling, home renovations, Interior finishes

360 Home Living: 6 Design Components for a Vacation Style Home

In our view, understanding of client's needs and focusing on how they want to live is the essence of a successful design. Over the years, we have used our team’s skills to redesign homes so that people can really enjoy. The following 6 concepts will help you take the mystery out of building or remodeling and create a fully functional dream home that makes you feel like you’re on vacation all year round. 

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Topics: custom homes, Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home remodeling, architecture, landscape and outdoors arquitecture

360 Home Living: The Key to Planning Multiple Outdoor Spaces

One of the most exciting trends noted by custom luxury home builders in Northern Virginia is that families want to spend more time at home and spend more of that time outdoors.  Unfortunately, the desire to spend more time in the outside spaces around your home often comes long after the home is designed and built.  If outdoor spaces are an afterthought, they are less likely to flow seamlessly with your overall home plan, aren’t easily accessed, and won’t be used as often. 

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Topics: Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home remodeling, home design, landscape and outdoors arquitecture, 360 home living

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