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The Wonders of a Bathroom Remodel and How It Will Enhance Your Life

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Home Builder, Las Cruces | 0 comments

a newly remodeled bathroom with bright lights and oak cabinetsAny designer or architect will tell you that the space you occupy has a great impact on your daily life. A room you love or a house that speaks to you is likely to improve your mood, state of mind, and even your productivity. Being a custom home builder, we know all about how a particular design speaks to the individual.  And part of the fun of being a homeowner is the ability to alter the space you live in as your lifestyle, tastes, or family changes.

A bathroom remodel is one of the most sought after remodeling projects for any homeowner. One of the big reasons often cited is the boost in home value after a bathroom remodel, but many homeowners embark on this adventure because they seek to enhance the space they inhabit. Villa Custom Homes has been remodeling bathrooms for many years. Throughout our time, we’ve worked with many designs, styles, and materials. Every project is different, however, since every project speaks to a different vision. So, for today, we’d like to take a look at some bathroom remodeling tips and common remodel choices popular in the Southwest. 

From Glass to Sliding Door to Bathtub 

Depending on your particular tastes and the current setup you have right now, changing the state of your shower is one of the main transformations that people look for when remodeling their bathroom. Today, deluxe showers and body sprays, water jets, and showerheads are some of the sought after features of a modern bathroom. The classic built-in tubs are falling out of favor for many homeowners looking to spice up their design, although they are still used.  The choices and styles here are endless. Installing full glass doors add elegance and style and seem to make space look bigger and more inviting.

A classic bathtub can look great in certain spaces and with certain remodels. Whether it is a built-in bathtub or a stand-alone tub with a more contemporary design, this is one-way homeowners can change the feel of their bathroom. Another option is doing a combination of a stand-alone bathtub and a shower in a combined wet room.

Floating Vanities & Other Creative Sink Options 

A little creativity and style can go a long way when it comes to bathroom vanities. Today, it’s almost its own craft. Coming up with unique bathroom vanity options and ideas provides home designers and architects a lot of fun possibilities. People can alter anything from a long living room buffet or desk, add a stylish sink, and voila, you have an attractive sink vanity with a unique look, functionality, and befitting of the space and style you’re looking for. 

Popular Materials for Traditional Countertops 

One thing that never goes out of style, however, are materials that have been used for countertops for many years. Some of these include laminate, ceramic/porcelain tile, solid-surface, and more. 

  • Laminate materials have evolved and can look great when applied correctly and used with good design. 
  • Ceramic/porcelain tile is used in traditional decor but can be used in contemporary and more trendy styles
  • Solid-surface is a blend of acrylic and polyester. These can be formulated to resemble stone and can be versatile in shape. 

Looking for Bathroom Remodel Ideas? Call Villa Custom Homes

In addition to building beautiful rammed earth homes throughout Southern New Mexico, we also specialize in remodeling both bathroom and kitchen. As a custom home builder, we love working with people’s visions and ideas and looking for the best option for their taste, space, and budget. We are here to help you figure it out! Give Villa Custom Homes a call today and let’s get started. 

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Finding the Right Home Builder for Your Dream Rammed Earth Home

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Las Cruces, Rammed Earth | 0 comments

a rammed earth home in the desertIf you’ve ever driven close to the Organ Mountains, you’ve more than likely noticed the many beautiful adobe homes that populate that area. With their distinct beige colors and classic “New Mexican” designs, these homes are some of the most sought after in Las Cruces.

When it comes to building your dream adobe home, it’s necessary to team up with a home builder who knows exactly what it takes to create a house that’s both functional and beautiful. This is where Villa Custom Homes comes into play. Since we specialize in rammed earth, you can rest easy knowing we’ll bring your dream to fruition. 

Rammed Earth is the Way to Go

When you see an “adobe” home, you may actually be looking at a rammed earth home. That is because adobe homes are time-consuming builds since the adobe bricks themselves need to cure in the sun until they harden. The technique of building true adobe homes is an antique method that hasn’t changed much in decades. 

Rammed earth construction, similarly enough, hasn’t changed in decades and centuries. This construction process simulates the natural process of sedimentary rock creation. Rammed earth walls, for instance, are extremely thick (from 18 to 24 inches) and can stand the test of time. These homes yield the same outward appearance as adobe homes while providing a plethora of benefits.

The Beauty of Natural Materials

Rammed earth homes are designed and built to stand the test of time. These homes are also perfect for the desert environment. Rammed earth walls contain thermal mass, meaning they maintain cool indoor temperatures during the hot summer days, and warm up at night as it gets colder outside. The science behind this particular effect is a top reason why so many prospective homeowners in the Southwest choose rammed earth homes over traditionally-built homes. 

These homes are incredibly energy efficient, beautiful, timeless, pest-resistant, fireproof, and so much more! You’ll be able to stay cool indoors while saving on energy usage. Rammed earth homes naturally reduce noise due to the thickness of their walls, so you’ll never have to worry about loud neighbors or leaf blowers. 

Why a Reliable Home Builder Matters

The rammed earth building process requires skill and experience so it’s necessary to choose a home builder with the expertise necessary to make your dreams come true. Villa Custom Homes has been your trusted source for decades, and we see no sign of stopping any time soon. When you choose us as your home builder, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your vision will come to fruition exactly how you pictured it in your mind. 

Give us a call today to learn more about what we have to offer!

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