Category: Custom Homes
Building a custom home or remodeling an existing home is not a small undertaking. Your emotions are involved, as too are your finances. You want to get it right, nailing down every detail, to ensure your dream home is the perfect place to live your life. But besides your personal needs and wishes, there’s another factor that is becoming more and more of an issue when you build a custom home or do a major remodel. That is your home’s impact on the environment, both locally and globally. Known also as sustainable design, green building is not just about saving… Read the Full Post »
Does your house have curb appeal? Does it put a smile on your face when you arrive home? Does it stand out in your neighborhood as an example of good design, solid construction and beautiful landscaping? Many people try to build these things into their home, but only when they decide to sell it! Why improve your home for the next family, when A.C.T. Builders can give you “curb appeal” right now? How do we define curb appeal? It means different things in different neighborhoods, because it definitely takes the surroundings into consideration. For some houses, more than aesthetic improvements are… Read the Full Post »
Published on May 16th, 2017 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Custom Homes
One of the hardest decisions you will have to make for your new home or remodel are paint finishes. You look at them each day, so it’s important to know which options are best when it comes to your paint.
You’ve just purchased or built your dream home and now it’s time to make it your own—which usually means painting. Selecting that perfect color, however, can be a challenge.
Published on July 28th, 2016 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Additions, Custom Homes, Remodels
We often hear the term, “the house has good bones”, but what is meant by that statement and how do you know if your house meets those standards?
Published on June 27th, 2016 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes, Remodels
If your house had a handshake, the doors would represent its greeting. Whether it’s a high-five, hand crusher, or normal shake your doors reflect your style.
Published on March 25th, 2016 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes, Remodels
Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon. How much it can fill your room, depends on your window. — Rumi, a historic Eastern poet A.C.T. Builders wants your custom-built or remodeled home to shine, both inside and out. And to shine, a home needs windows. Not just randomly placed windows that let in some light and little else — any builder can do that. Instead, we work to ensure that your home has well-designed, well-made and expertly installed windows, adding value, beauty and function for decades to come. Your job is to tell us which window styles out… Read the Full Post »
The roof is the one of the main components keeping you and your family out of weather, yet the science of the roof and the pieces that go into creating a it are often taken for granted. This introductory article examines a few of the important terms that go into that all important covering.
What’s a house without a roof? In Oregon and Washington, it’s a very soggy, wet and cold place! Just as a museum would not hang a masterpiece without the perfect frame to protect and enhance it, A.C.T. Builders helps you choose the best roof for your new custom or remodeled home. The right roof on your home is like that perfect picture frame. It provides comfort and protection that complements the style, color, design, and age of your home. A great roof never just sits on top of a residence or commercial property. It enhances it, beautifies it and preserves… Read the Full Post »
Can a dentist extract his own molar? Can a surgeon remove her own appendix? Can you act as your own general contractor? The answer to each of the above questions is: “Yes, certainly.” But the second question would be why?