Have a Project? We can help!

October 19th, 2010

Thinking about a Screened-In Porch? How about the addition you have been pondering? Ready for a new Kitchen? Whatever your small project might be, we can help. Call upon us to help you bring your new addition or remodel project to fruition. We bring the same knowledge and experience we use to build quality custom homes to the custom smaller projects people have asked us to help them with. Just because your project is small, it doesn’t mean that it deserves any less attention to detail than a large one!

These pictures are of a Screened-In Porch that we are currently building. The home owners were looking for a space to enjoy dinners outside without the bugs and we’re happy to help them reach that goal. With the weather as nice as it has been this fall,they might even get to use it before the snow gets here!

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Taking Shape!

October 6th, 2010

New Farmhouse

Farmhouse Front

The top picture is from the southeast corner of the home and looks towards the Sunroom. In order to give the Sunroom room an authentic look to the home’s farmhouse style, the windows and siding are going to be different than the rest of the house. On older farmhouses, additions to the existing house were commonly made years¬† after the original structure and with different materials. So, for this new home the Sunroom features a different grill pattern in the windows and will have board and batten siding on the exterior to make it look as if it was an addition to the original structure. The home owner wanted to include these kinds of details to bring old time character into a new home!

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Somerby Townhome Completed!

September 20th, 2010

Somerby Diseworth Townhome Kitchen

Robert Gill Builder’s latest custom built home is now complete and ready for you to move in! Come visit this exceptional home with immaculate interior finishes and a view that is second to none. The home is currently on the Rochester Area Builders Fall Showcase of Homes. Visit this upcoming weekend on Friday September 24 from 4:00-7:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm, or Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm. For a personal show, contact us 288-2619.

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New Addition Captures Great View

July 30th, 2010

Great windows capturing a spectacular view!

This picture from an addition project we’re currently working on shows the view that the home owners wanted to highlight while creating a new room that they could relax and entertain in. The home owners came to us with great ideas of what they wanted to achieve with this addition and have been great to collaborate with throughout the process. We’re looking forward to the finished product as everything is coming together quite nicely!

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New Home, Classic Style!

July 30th, 2010

Just Getting Started!

What a great week of weather to start our latest new home! This new home for a family of four is inspired by their love for old ‘farm house’ styled homes, but will have all the amenities available when building new! Keep checking back to see more progress!

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They Said It…..Hot New Color

June 7th, 2010

Browsing the Minneapolis Star-Tribune recently, I found this article about this year’s hot new color….


What do you think? Will you be putting it into your new home?

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Finding Inspiration, Making It Yours

April 20th, 2010

What kind of look do you want your new custom home to have? Trying to find what’s new and what can make your home unique? I just came across a website that is definitely worth using next time you are compiling ideas for your new home.¬† When working with clients, we like to help them find the ‘look’ they are trying to achieve by listening to their ideas and looking at their ‘inspiration’ pictures with them. That way, we can easily narrow in on what they like, and help them achieve their goals. Check out this great website to start compiling your ideas and then let us know how we can help!


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Somerby Diseworth – Progress!

April 13th, 2010

Living Room Window

This could be your view from inside your new living room! Thanks to great April weather, progress has been steady and the outside walls are up and complete. Things are looking good for the projected completion date in late August. Call 288-2619 for more details about buying this wonderful twin home and customizing the interior selections! FORE!

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Spring Maintenance

March 23rd, 2010

With our thermostats starting to read in the 50s and beyond, and the grass clearly visible, our Minnesotan minds are surely starting to think about the spring maintenance that we have to do around our homes. This may include raking the yard, sweeping the garage, and probably cleaning the windows.

Here are a couple of other areas of your home that are sometimes overlooked:

  • Air to air exchangers and furnaces – You should clean the filters out of your air to air exchangers every couple of months. Normally the filters slide right out and can be rinsed with water. To further increase the interior air quality of your home, replace the filter in your furnace too!
  • Exterior vents – If your air exchangers are dirty, chances are the exterior vents are too. Take a brush to clean the exterior vents for your air exchanger, clothes dryer, and hood fan.
  • Gutters – Making sure that debris is not clogging up your gutters helps them perform to the best of their abilities and maximizes the longevity of the product.
  • Interior window sashes and sills – Did you notice a lot of moisture or frost on the interior of your windows this winter? This moisture and frost will usually melt or fall to the bottom of the window and rest on the sash and sill. Wipe up any dirt that the moisture has left behind and take note if the moisture has caused any damage to the paint or stain on your sash and/or sill. Some minor sanding and repainting of damaged paint can go a long way in maintaining your windows performance over the years. If you noticed an abundance of moisture forming on your windows through the winter, trying turning down your humidifier to better control the moisture in your home.

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What’s Hot?! Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2010

March 22nd, 2010

Creating a custom home is all about you deciding what is right for you. With so many interior design styles and products to choose from, it’s always nice to get other ideas and opinions. Here is a link to a great article that talks about industry trends for 2010.


Now the only question is, what’s your new home going to look like?!

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