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Turning An Older House Into A Beautiful, Modern Home

Turning An Older House Into A Modern Home

Another Beautiful Summer, Another Great Project!
Here at Estes Custom Builders we’ve had a busy Summer! The warmer months are a perfect time for us to do big projects, and we’re always excited to show off the end result. This case was unique because the home had been vacant for 10 years and needed a lot of work. When we first saw the house at 74 Illsely Street in Portland we saw how much potential it had and knew that with some hard work we could turn it into a beautiful home.

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Green Home Design

Site Orientation
This is where Green Home Design begins. You must work with your contract home builder to examine the geography of your parcel of land. High plateau property sites require vastly different considerations than low lying water aggregate sites. Think retaining walls versus drainage ditches or living on a hill versus living in a bowl.

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Finding the Right Home Builder in Maine

Maine Home Builder

Finding the right home builder who can transform your visions into reality is not an easy job. Endless searches, multiple referrals and several phone calls can all lead you right back to where you started. How do you find the right custom builder for your home building needs? When searching for the right Maine home builder, you want to consider several different things:

·       What characteristics does the right home builder have?

·       Who is a home builder that I can trust?

·       How do I find a home builder who will make me feel comfortable and at ease with the process?

·       Where do I go to find out more information on a home builder that I’m considering?

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How to Pick the Right Maine Home Building Contractor

Maine Home Building Contractor

Know What You Don’t Know

Picking the right contractor is the most important step in any home construction or remodeling project. Few things are more frustrating than trusting a contractor to complete a home build or renovation, only to find out later that the work was not done correctly.

On the other hand, nothing feels better than coming back to the home of your dreams. The best way to ensure your experience is a pleasant one is to educate yourself as to how the process should go. No one want’s to be overcharged, have work left unfinished or deal with poor quality; not to mention messy work areas or legal problems. Below are some helpful tips to help you find the best Maine Home Building Contractor:

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