Painting the Picture: The Importance of Paint Quality

Sherwin-Williams Paint Quality If you know J. Wright Building Company, you know that we love Sherwin-Williams. In fact, we source our paint exclusively from them. We do this not only because we agree with the values the company holds, but because the professionals at Sherwin-Williams make high quality paint. When painting your precious home, it is best to use the highest quality paint, even if it comes at a higher cost. Why? Because high-quality paint will provide a plethora of benefits, some of which we’ve outlined below:

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Guide to Building a Custom Home in Birmingham: Pre-Meeting Homework

Custom Home in BirminghamSo you’ve decided you want to build a custom home, but now what? The custom homebuilding process and building timeline is actually a lot simpler than you might think – especially with a bit of prior planning. Before meeting with your Birmingham custom home builder for a pre-design meeting, it’s important to do some pre-meeting homework. This will help your building team avoid costly mistakes along the way and get the homebuilding process rolling smoothly.

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How to Choose the Right Custom Builder

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Deciding to build a custom home from the ground up is a big decision, and ensuring you’ve chosen the right custom builder is an even bigger decision. With so many different things to think about when choosing a custom builder in Birmingham, it can be hard to know what to look for. At J. Wright Building Company, we know what kind of questions you should be asking to ensure your custom homebuilding experience goes smoothly.

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Custom Birmingham Farmhouse Complete for Happy Homeowners

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Another custom Birmingham farmhouse from our J. Wright Building team is complete! This new home features a beautiful modern farmhouse exterior with whiteboard and batten siding, gable roofing, large farmhouse windows and a charming powder blue door. And of course, we cannot help but mention the spectacular front porch that stretches the length of the home! These happy homeowners have plenty of fun-filled, porch-sitting days ahead of them in this custom Birmingham home.

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Smartphones and Watches and Houses, Oh My!

Smart Home featuresAlthough it’s only September, we know everyone is already starting to look ahead and get ideas for the best Christmas presents for the whole family. Homeowners are looking into adding upgraded technology to their homes, making it the best and most up to date. These advancements are not only on Christmas lists but also in the plans for brand-new custom-built homes. At J. Wright Building Company, we are always on top of the latest trends, and we love to share those trends with you! That’s why we put together a list of our favorite smart home features to give you a few ideas for your future custom home.

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Vendor Profile: Elkay

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At J. Wright Building Company, quality is everything. Not only do we offer our homebuilding customers quality customer service throughout the building process, but we also make sure that with each home we build, we use only the highest quality products and materials available. That is why we trust Elkay with the sinks and faucets in our Birmingham custom homes.

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Design Trend: Flooring 101

Helena Custom home flooringPlenty of decisions go into building a Helena custom home. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Do you want an open-concept living area or classic closed-off rooms? What color are the exterior and interior walls?

Making all the decisions is an exciting and fun process when building with our J. Wright Building Company team. We always ensure every choice is made thoughtfully and carefully to guarantee the home of your dreams! That’s why we think of every detail, right down to the flooring of each individual room.

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New Custom Home in Helena Showcases Picture-Perfect Modern Farmhouse Design

custom alabama home exteriorAnother J. Wright Building Company custom home is complete! Located in Helena, Alabama, this beautiful modern farmhouse-style home showcases a dark taupe exterior, large dormer windows and charming stone porch that welcomes new owners up to the house and through its grand double doors. We are proud to have built this custom home in Helena for these homebuyers and wish them many happy years in their dream home!

Of course, no custom home is complete without a stunning kitchen and this Helena home is no exception. Unlike most traditional kitchens that feature single-color cabinets throughout, this gourmet kitchen is two-toned. The cabinets along the kitchen wall boast a warm medium shade of wood while the island sports a dark, cool-toned shade that creates a unique contrast to the other cabinets, as well as the gray granite countertops and white tile backsplash. Stainless steel appliances are built into the cabinetry for a seamless look and added practicality. To the side of the kitchen is a large butler’s pantry with glass cabinets for showcasing dinnerware and a connecting hallway with a pantry that leads conveniently to the formal dining room. A sunny breakfast nook is attached to the other side of the kitchen with access to the home’s rear covered deck. (more…)

Design Trends: Countertops 101

Kitchen countertopsWhen building a brand new, custom home, several decisions must be made throughout the process to ensure every detail matches the dream home you have in mind. Some decisions, like how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want, come easily while others require a little more thought and research. For example, the average homeowner might not know exactly what type of counters and countertop material they want. This is an important decision to make, especially for any family that spends a lot of time in the kitchen, but how many choices are out there?

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Vendor Profile: JamesHardie™

JamesHardie LogoAt J.Wright Building Company, we take great pride in the homes we build and the products we use to build them. Everyone knows that the outside of the home is just as important as the inside. Homeowners want an exterior that not only enhances the home’s aesthetic but also provides much-needed protection from the elements. That is why we trust JamesHardie with the siding for our custom Birmingham homes.

JamesHardie is a recognized industry leader for home siding products and a sponsor of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program. The company’s fiber cement siding is specially engineered to stand up against outdoor elements and stand out within the neighborhood. Since 2013, JamesHardie has been backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. The company’s superior siding continues to exceed expectations when it comes to performance and durability, as well as its lasting color and lifetime value. (more…)

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