Home Building Tips & Trends
We understand the importance of growing and staying knowledgable in today’s constantly changing housing market, and we hope to make that process easier through our blogs! New blogs will be added monthly, with each blog focusing on a different part of the housing process in Carmel and northern Indianapolis or new trends in the housing community!
September 2019 Blog:
Are Builders in Indianapolis Still Designing Open Floorplans? - Open floorplans have been popular for years. Learn who’s still using them and if they’re right for your custom build.
August 2019 Blog:
7 Steps in Building a Custom Home in Indianapolis - We’ll walk you through the seven major steps of your custom home build and what you can expect during each phase.
5 Upgrades People in Indianapolis Request in Their Custom-Built Homes - Learn some of the most popular upgrades that our customers request when building their custom homes.
July 2019 Blog:
3 Tips When Building a Home on a Golf Course in Northern Indianapolis - Here are 3 tips to consider when building your custom home on a golf course.
How to Take Advantage of Indiana’s Nature in Your Custom Build - Learn how to incorporate natural elements into your new build, especially when living in a neighborhood like Maple Ridge that has mature trees and water elements.
June 2019 Blog:
How to Pick a Lot for Your Custom-Build Home - We’ll walk you through what to consider when picking a lot for your new home build in Carmel, Westfield, or Noblesville.
Floor Plan Design Basics - Starting your home design can seem daunting, but we’ve broken down the most important things to consider.
Top 5 Events You Can Walk to When You Build in Carmel, IN - Living in downtown Carmel, IN makes it easy to walk to these 5 community events.
May 2019 Blog:
What to Ask Your Builder During the Design Process - Learn what questions should you ask your design firm to make sure that you are on track, on budget, and on point.
Know Your Lot Before You Buy - Take an in-depth look at the importance of walking your lot before you start designing your dream home.
The Four Things People Overlook During Their Custom Home Build - We discuss four things homeowners may overlook during their custom home build.
Hidden Benefits of Living by the Monon Trail - Learn some of the hidden benefits of living by the popular Monon Trail.
2019 Interior Design Trends - Check out what interior design styles are trending for our homeowners in 2019.
March 2019 Blog: 2019 Architectural Design Trends - Check out what architectural features are trending for 2019 and what is staying in 2018.
February 2019 Blog: Model Q&A with Mark and Amanda - We took a behind the scenes look at what it took to bring together our newest model home, the Sycamore, in Sunrise on the Monon.
September 2018 Blog: Tips for Your New Custom Home - We’ve broken down what to expect when your new custom home is completed, including things to look out for as well.
July/August 2018 Blog: Introducing the Key Series! We’ve taken everything we’ve learned about the custom home building process and used it to develop a new series of homes that combines great design, exemplary building practices and top of the line materials with a surprisingly affordable price point.
June 2018 Blog: Home-A-Rama Behind the Scenes! Wonder what it’s like to build a custom home like the 2018 Home-A-Rama home? Check out our blog showing exactly what the process was like for our future homeowners.
May 2018 Blog: Next Steps Toward Your New Home - Often homeowners feel that their current home must be sold prior to looking for a new home. That is not always the case! Check out this great blog to discover what your next step is.
April 2018 Blog: 10 Key Questions to Ask Your Builder - When deciding to build a custom home, the most important task is finding a builder you trust. Check out the top ten things to ask a potential builder.
March 2018 Blog: Outdoor Living Styles - As spring approaches, we look into the different types of outdoor living to fit all lifestyles.
February 2018 Blog: Things to Consider Before Building a Home - A perfect blog for those beginning to think about building a home. Our experts share four key points that should be considered first to ensure a great build.
December 2017 Blog: Our Building Process - This blog looks into the Old Town Design Group building process and breaks this down step by step so you know exactly what will happen next.