Benefits of Choosing a Custom Home in Birmingham

Custom Home in Birmingham, AL

kitchen in a new custom home in Birmingham

When buying a house, one of the biggest questions that home buyers ask themselves is whether they should purchase a pre-existing house or a new home. Many home buyers tend to gravitate toward resale homes because they believe they are less expensive or easier or faster to buy. However, choosing a custom new home has so many advantages, so it should always be considered during the homebuying process. Here are a few of the biggest advantages of choosing to build a custom home in Birmingham:

Upgraded Features

Whether it’s the countertops or the floors, when looking at a resale home, there’s usually something that doesn’t fit your style or preferences. Buying a custom home allows you to control not only the layout (more…)

Add Color and Curb Appeal with Southern Classics

Southern hydrangeasSpring landscapes are splashing color across Birmingham, as flowering plants and shrubs paint the town in vibrant hues. There’s still plenty of time to add your own color splash and extend the impact through summer. As an elite Southern Living Custom Home Builder, we especially appreciate the updated classics featured in the Southern Living Plant Collection. Just as we add modern design and luxury to classic Southern styles in our custom Birmingham homes, this collection introduces new and better versions of the flowers and shrubs our region has long enjoyed.

First up is the hydrangea, a Southern staple for cut flower arrangements. The Big Daddy Hydrangea variety produces balloon-sized pink flowers in alkaline soils and blue in acidic soils. Blooming throughout the spring and early summer, (more…)

As a Custom Home Builder in Birmingham, We Choose Sherwin-Williams

new custom home in Helena ALOur team takes great pride in our work and we believe every homebuyer should truly love their home inside and out. From the selection of materials to the paint on the walls, we ensure that attention to the finest details is our main focus. As a luxury custom home builder in Birmingham, we are proud to use Sherwin-Williams paint colors in all our custom homes. Sherwin-Williams has been a leader in paint technology for over 150 years and is also a sponsor of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program, a network of some of the finest custom home builders in the South that we’re proud to be part of.

At J. Wright building company, we choose the best-of-the-best for our custom homes and that begins with the exterior and interior paint choices. Painting is an investment we make for our homebuyers – in time, money and labor. A high-quality coating starts with ingredients that allow paint to apply more easily, look better and last longer. (more…)

Custom Pantries and Closets for Ultimate Organization

custom closet in a Birmingham homeMarie Kondo’s new Netflix series is inspiring binge-watching and binge-cleaning among many this year. It’s one of those rare shows that will simultaneously make you feel a little guilty about your life and inspire you to change it for the better. It comes at the perfect time when everyone is ready to focus on their New Year’s resolutions and make some positive changes in their lives.

When it comes to organization and decluttering, custom pantries and closets are the perfect solution to sparking joy. At J. Wright Building Company, we use Rev-A-Shelf to help us create custom pantries for our clients. Rev-A-Shelf is the market-leading innovator of quality, functional residential cabinet storage and organizational products such as Lazy Susan’s, kitchen drawer organizers, base cabinet and pantry pull-outs, functional waste containers, LED lighting systems and childproof locking systems. (more…)

Join us for the 2019 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase

2019 Home Building and Remodeling ShowcaseIt’s time for the 2019 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase!

If you have been thinking of building a new home or remodeling your existing one, make plans to attend the show this weekend at the Finley Center at the Hoover Met. You will get to meet and mingle with all of Birmingham’s best professional home builders and other great vendors to help you with your home designs.

The show takes place this Friday and Saturday from 10am – 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. (more…)

Customize Your Home for the Holidays

KitchenIt’s no surprise that purchasing a new home is a big deal. It is one of the largest investments you will ever make and there are few things in life that will provide a bigger thrill than moving into a new home. You can make that experience even more special by building a custom home, which allows you to choose the look, location and unique features you want for your home, from the biggest elements to the smallest details. When you chose to build a custom home in Birmingham, you’re creating an exclusive living space that will serve your family’s needs for years to come.

One of the many ways a custom home can be specially designed for your family is through details that make both everyday living and special occasions perfect for your family. Host Thanksgiving at your home every year? Design a custom plan with an oversized dining room that will fit an expansive table so everyone can be together. Do you love to host parties? (more…)

Custom Kitchen Trends We’re Seeing and Loving

J Wright Kitchen with black painted islandA focal point, the place that brings everyone together and a room that expands and opens to the home – it’s easy to see why the kitchen is a dominant area of your home, especially during the holidays. Understandably, you want your kitchen to be up-to-date and easily functional, while also staying true to classic, stylish design. Below are a few of the current trends in kitchens that we’re seeing our clients add in their home. And in honor of the holidays and the fact that so many holiday and family traditions and memories begin in the kitchen, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the blog to view a collection of our teams’ favorite recipes! (more…)

All About the View on Indian Lake in Pelham

Alabama Lake HouseNothing beats the serenity and beauty of a custom home built on a private lake. One of our most recent homes was built on Indian Lake in Pelham, Alabama. The views are out of this world and there’s something so peaceful and special about the sound and sight of water.

Our amazing clients, the Stewarts, know that living on the lake is a very different experience from living anywhere else. While their home is customized to fit their lifestyle, it was also specifically designed and constructed to capture all the spectacular views of Indian Lake. When working with the Stewarts to design and build this home, our team walked the property, assessing every angle, every optimal viewpoint, and every desire of the client until we settled on the location for the home that took advantage of all the beautiful scenery and lake views. All of this was done before we ever put pen to paper to begin the architectural drawings of the home. The best way to bring the outdoors in was to maximize the views with large windows so that the owners could see the lake and nature surrounding their home. (more…)

New Home in Alabama Features One-of-a-Kind Custom Details

custom new home in Tuscaloosa, ALA long, tree-lined driveway leading to your own private round-about, surrounded by nature and plenty of backyard paradise. It sounds like a home you can only dream about. For one client in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, his dream quickly became a reality when we joined forces to create his ultimate slice of heaven in the perfect country setting!

A modern farmhouse can be a tough look to accomplish because of the many different variations and options available in today’s market. Luckily, our client knew his family’s wants, needs and preferences, and our team knew exactly how to deliver it. (more…)

Adding Southern Charm to Fall Decor with the Southern Living Plant Collection

Nandina from the Southern Living Plant CollectionPumpkins, corn stalks and hay bales are popular go-to items for festive fall décor in Birmingham. When it comes to plants, the late-season bloomer, mums, generally take the lead with their bursting colors and blooms that last for weeks. While mums may last for weeks in your new Birmingham home, they often become brown skeletons on your front porch before wintertime hits the area. The Southern Living Plant Collection offers a huge variety of fall plants (that are not mum related!) that can add life and beauty to the inside and outside of your custom Birmingham home.


Featured as Southern Living’s plant of the month and the state flower of Alabama is the brightly blooming Camellia. While Southern Living offers a diverse amount of colors, the bloom from these flowers will always brighten your fall and winter arrangements. According to the experts at Southern Living, Camellias bloom during the winter, when the weather is chilly and plants are in a dormant state. (more…)

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