Vacation Style Living | Ideas for Custom Homes and Renovations

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

Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value

Posted by Guest at 360 Home Living Blog: Modernize.com on Jul 23, 2015 6:30:00 PM

If you want to sell your home, especially in a buyer-friendly market where competition is strong and market value is low, you need to do something that will make your home stand out. You want a potential buyer to not only be interested in buying your home but pay a little more for it, too. That means you’ll have to spruce things up a bit. Renovation goes a long way to increasing the would-be buyer pool and your home value at the same time.

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Topics: home remodeling, home renovations

360 HOME LIVING: 5 design decisions for a great outdoor area

Life today demands leisure spaces to be incorporated throughout the house, with easy access and convenience for relaxation and entertainment at any time. With that in mind, the outdoor should be an extension of your indoor space. These 5 key ingredients will make the perfect recipe to beautiful outdoor areas that make sense.

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Topics: landscape and outdoors arquitecture

360 HOME LIVING: 3 key ideas for retiring at home


According to the AARP 87% of adults age 65 and above want to STAY IN THEIR CURRENT HOME AND COMMUNITY as they age. Among people age 50 to 64, 71% of people want to age in place. In other words, most of us want to stay in our homes – and out of an assisted living facility – as long as possible. Well, you can do it and here is how.

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Topics: aging in place, nesting for empty nesters, Retirement home, 360 home living

360 HOME LIVING: STOP CHASING DUST BUNNIES AND ENJOY SPRING!

Aside from the excitement of having warm weather, you might be thinking of getting ready for spring.  Change of clothing, kids’ spring break and…..HOME SPRING CLEANING!
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Topics: kitchens, custom homes, home remodeling, home design, entertaining, outdoors integration, oganic living, Sunroom, spring design, Interior finishes

360 HOME LIVING: What Can Make You “Love it or List it”

 

If you’ve seen the HGTV series “Love It or List It,” you know many episodes end with participants loving their remodeled home as opposed to listing it.   On each episode, the show leaders often solve only a portion of what the owners don’t like or aren’t getting from their existing home. So, why do so many choose to stay?  The satisfaction of that one project may serve as the push they need to get going! After waiting many years, now that the job – or part of it - is finally done, they decide they can enjoy their home again.  Once you see that your dream home is coming together, why spend all that money to let someone else enjoy it?

            

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Topics: custom homes, Building a Luxury Custom Home in Northern Virginia, home builders advice, additions, home design, space efficiency, aging in place, nesting for empty nesters, 360 home living, Interior finishes

360 Home Living: 12 RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME - PART ONE

Still working on your New Year's Resolutions?  We have 12 tips you can use to change the look and feel of your home in the New Year.  One for each month!

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Topics: home remodeling, home design, space efficiency, 360 home living, Interior finishes

360 HOME LIVING: 12 RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME PART 2

These six out of twelve resolutions could make a big impact in your home in the new year. Let us know if you apply any of these tips throughout the year.

 7. Prioritize, visualize, plan and organize: You need to start by thinking about which rooms you really live in and which rooms you don't live in at all. Which rooms you wish you had and which rooms you wish were larger. Then, start looking for those wasted spaces as you identify them as spaces you feel are missing- maybe library under your steps. And remember “that wall” we talked about in last week’s blog! If you never use your formal dining room, maybe you can transform it into an expanded kitchen. Never use your entry sitting livingroom? Could it become another practical area you've been longing for? You may not need more space but better space.

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Topics: home remodeling, home design, outdoors integration, space efficiency, 360 home living, Interior finishes