Konkol Custom Homes Wins 1st Place in GOBA Parade of Homes

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Finding Perfect Land When Building Your Custom Home In Florida

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Winning Wine Cellars: How Yours Can be the Talk of the Party

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If you’re a wine connoisseur or just someone who enjoys a nice bottle of wine with dinner, designing a winning wine cellar can be fun! There are so many options available and a lot to consider, so designing and planning properly is essential. FUNCTION & USE The first thing you want to decide is how you will use your wine…

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Lifestyle Lighting

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Lighting can make a powerful statement in the function and style of a home, and most people don’t realize how significant proper lighting is–it’s not just a decorative accessory. Your lifestyle will also determine how much light should be added to your home. Consider using a lighting design consultant during the early stages of your home’s construction. A consultant can…

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Custom Home Tips to Maximize Your Home for Entertaining

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One of the most rewarding aspects of building custom homes is integrating the value a family places on opening up their home to host and entertain guests.  With the holidays soon approaching, we would like to share our top must-haves for creating unique spaces that make entertaining easier so that your guests are relaxed, happy and comfortable.       …

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Top Custom Home Building Myths Uncovered: 7 Reasons to Custom Build Your Home

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    Over the years I’ve been asked countless questions about the things you need to know before building a custom home. To me, it’s simple and straightforward because I’ve been in the residential home building business since I was ten years old. But if you’ve never built a custom home, you need to make informed decisions. Here are some…

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Architectural Archways: Design Trends Spanning The Past, Present and Future

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Archways are curved structural building elements that span to form a passage or an entrance and give necessary support. They are one of the oldest forms of engineering construction and continue to find new functions and applications in different fields as well as design trends. Not only do they have a structural function but also give an stunning look. SLEEK…

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Buy a plan or custom build?

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Should you buy a ready-made plan for constructing your new home? It depends. If you have a large lot that doesn’t have restrictive setbacks, then finding and buying a ready-made plan may work well for you. It’s important to know that most plans you find in a plan book are designed for specific lot sizes and regular shaped lots. If…

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Don’t begin designing your home until you’ve done this

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There is an ancient proverb that says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?” I suppose it’s because I’m a builder, but I can relate to this bit of wisdom. It’s a rhetorical question, of course. Who wouldn’t…

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Should I use a fixed-price or cost-plus contract? Part 2: Cost-Plus

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A cost-plus contract differs from a fixed-price contract in that it takes the actual cost of building the home and adds a fee for the builder’s overhead and management. This fee can be either a lump sum (flat fee) or a percentage of total costs. Of course, neither you nor your builder will know the exact bottom line for the…

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