Strong and Sure: Featuring Wood Elements in our Birmingham Custom Homes

Strong and Sure Wood ElementsWood was listed by multiple design companies and designers as a top trend for 2018, which means many of our clients this year have been right on trend! From shiplap and barn doors to wood floors and distressed beams, we’ve been incorporating wood elements into our client’s homes for years, as it’s a staple in farmhouse-style homes, but this year, we’ve seen the trend take on new life.

Here are just a few examples of how traditional wood elements have been used in one-of-a-kind ways in some of our recent Birmingham custom homebuilding projects: (more…)

Fall and Football: Creating Custom Entertaining Spaces in Your New Home

Outdoor livingWhen you step outside in the early morning hours to head to work, walk to dog or water your garden, you’ve likely noticed a reduction in humidity and a chill in the air. That means fall is coming and football season is near!

Along with fall and football season comes the desire to spend more time outdoors socializing and relaxing – from cookouts and tailgates to coffee on the porch and evening bonfires, it’s nice to be able to sit outside in the south without the humidity (or the bugs!)

When you build a new custom home in Birmingham with J. Wright Building Company, one of the many perks is being able to add truly personalized spaces to your home. (more…)

Happy Homeowner Watches Her Home Come to Life from the Ground Up

new home in BirminghamThere are tons of comparisons to consider when shopping for a new home in Birmingham. Price points, size differences, upgrades and location specifications all combine to help you determine exactly what home you want. However, sometimes there aren’t any options currently available in the market that meet those specific set of needs and wants for your new home. That’s why when Fran Lucas learned about J. Wright Building Company and experienced first-hand the quality homes we build, she knew building a custom home in Birmingham was the way to go, and this was the builder who could bring her dreams to life.

One of the hardest parts about the new construction process is trying to visualize your new home all from paper. The second hardest part is staying on budget. However, when working with J. Wright, you know you’re working with a builder who puts you, the customer, first, while also working to ensure your expectations are met, your budget is adhered to and your dream becomes real life. (more…)

Why We Choose Wellborn Cabinetry

custom cabinetry by WellbornAt J. Wright Building Company, we pride ourselves on providing the best products available when we build a new custom home in Birmingham. We have developed a list of trusted vendors that we consider our partners in the building process. We know their products won’t disappoint us or our customers. Wellborn is one of the trusted vendors that we turn to for our cabinetry needs.

In 1961, a small group of skilled experts began supplying local builders with unique quality cabinetry. Today, the small family-owned cabinet shop in Ashland, Ala. has grown to fill a 1.8 million square foot facility producing a wide range of quality cabinetry options for homeowners. Due to advanced technology and exceptional cabinetry craftsmanship, Wellborn offers dozens of finishes, styles, materials and sized to choose from (more…)

Completing Your Home with Outdoor Living Spaces

One of the perks of living in the South is being able to enjoy your outdoor living spaces nearly year-round! Depending on the type of outdoor space you have, you may actually be able to use it all year long, and in any weather. Extending the indoors to your outdoor living spaces has become even more important for home buyers, and we’re excited any time a client comes to us with great ideas for how they’ll use their outdoor space.

One of the most popular options that our clients look for is the outdoor living room, which can vary widely depending on how you want to use it. Most commonly, we create a covered porch space that includes features like an outdoor fireplace, built-in space and wiring and for an outdoor television, and of course plenty of room for dining and relaxing. Many of our buyers also choose to include options for outdoor cooking, which can range from a simple grilling space to a full-scale kitchen complete with a custom grill, outdoor refrigerator, industrial sink and more. (more…)

A Fashionable Home for Fido

Southern Living Doghouse PlanYou have a beautiful home full of comforts and unique spaces to call your own. Now isn’t it time for man’s best friend and your most loyal companion to have one of his or her own? J. Wright Building Company has you covered! Southern Living Custom Builder Program member and owner of J. Wright Building Company, Jeremy Wright created the perfect Dogtrot plan (#1953) with canine comfort in mind.

This exclusive design was inspired by the style of homes originally popular in Appalachia. The south is known for its intense summer heat, and this layout is ideal for keeping dogs of all sizes and ages cool and comfortable. A breezeway between the rooms (the dogtrot) ensures your fur babies are buffeted by breezes, and operable front windows maximize airflow. In cooler months, the breezeway doors and front windows can close to keep out bustling drafts. (more…)

A Customer-Focused Building Process: What Makes J. Wright Building Company Different

At J. Wright Building Company, we strive to offer a unique experience for clients in every way possible. Our process begins with you, the customer, and remains focused on your individual needs throughout the entire process.

A common issue discussed between a custom home builder and the client is funding. Our exclusive funding process serves to eliminate stress from the financial aspect of building. We fund our own jobs with just a percentage down upfront from homeowners. The balance isn’t due until the completion of your home.

As with any big project, it’s easier to tackle if you follow a plan. The same goes for building a home. Rather than watching our buyers become overwhelmed by the enormity of it all, (more…)

Preserving the History of Alabama through Leadership

Tennehill IronworksThe remaining historical buildings and parks of Tannehill Ironworks and Brierfield Iron Furnaces tell the story of Alabama in the Civil War and the roots of nearby Birmingham. Because of the preservation of these parks, it’s easy for visitors to go back in time and explore the history of the area. And for J. Wright owner Jeremy Wright, that history is personal.

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is a 2,060-acre Alabama State Park managed by the Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission. The park preserves and interprets the historic Tannehill Ironworks, one of the first iron-making operations in the Birmingham District (more…)

New Custom Home Plan Featured on Greater Birmingham’s Parade of Homes

2018 Birmingham Parade HomeJ. Wright Building Company is proud to showcase a brand new custom home during the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders’ 2018 Spring Parade of Homes! The Parade takes place April 27-29 and May 4-6 and will feature our custom build at Creekwater in Helena, Alabama.

Our stunning, open floor plan offers 3, 299 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a three-car side-entry garage. Designed by J. Wright President Jeremy Wright, the home is located on a stunning site of more than an acre. Backing up to Hurricane Creek, the home offers beautiful, wooded and creek bottom views from its perch on the hill. This home also sits a short walk from the community park and walking trails, offering an abundance of green space. (more…)

A Tour of our Southern Living Plan – The Altadena Park

Southern Living Altadena PlanThe Altadena Park plan designed by the President of J. Wright Building Company, Jeremy Wright, is a carefully built masterpiece that fully encompasses a luxurious, laid-back, Southern lifestyle. This home design brings the latest ideas in architecture, interior design and livability all under one roof!

The exterior of the home features a classic farmhouse style, but has been updated with modern simplicity and clean, simple trim. Traditionally painted white, the bright, crisp walls are paired with rustic roof, wood accents and black shutters and windows to create an eye-catching design as you approach. (more…)

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