Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Mar. 7, 2014Sent Friday, March 7, 2014
Hi , As I've mentioned, we can create outdoor spaces.
What do those include? From planters to outdoor theater, anything you can imagine in an open-air living space. To give you an idea of what's popular, the American Society of Landscape Architects released findings from a survey of its members conducted in January and February of the most requested outdoor design elements. Use as a wish or checklist.
Solar 101 […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Feb. 28, 2014Sent Friday, February 28, 2014
Hi , We enjoyed meeting
Tuesday with Appliance Builders Wholesalers (ABW) at their headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. They have spiffy showrooms around the DC Metro including a new one in Ashburn. ABW is a
fun company, they host cooking classes and other social events, but service is their most outstanding attribute, caring for your home and appliances as if their own. We're excited to partner with them, they carry and support some really nice, […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Feb. 21, 2014Sent Friday, February 21, 2014
Hi , We're commonly asked, "How long does design take?" The quick, flippant answer, "As long as you take deciding" is true nonetheless. We're pure custom builders, so whether we're constructing a gourmet kitchen or estate, we're starting from your imagination, not stock plans like "standard custom", so your final selections drive the train for figuring out everything from total cost to scheduling.
We don't cut you loose without help, you'll be guided […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Feb. 14, 2014Sent Friday, February 14, 2014
Hi , What a Valentines to remember. I believe all of my readers will have shoveled this week, and I'll be back outside again
scooping through our 16 inches. (Reminds me of the saying about eating an elephant in a million bites.) So I leave you with this wonderful shot. Want one? We can build, and I could use after today. Happy Valentines, Todd
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Feb. 7, 2014Sent Friday, February 7, 2014
Hi , A pleasant surprise this week, Houzz recognized BuilderFish as "Best of" for a detached garage we built in Historic Leesburg. Houzz is addictive, like the Facebook or Pinterest of design-build, and boasts 16 million monthly users.
They base their recognition on page engagement by "Houzzers" commenting, sharing and saving pictures of projects. Quite a few folks asked questions or saved the cover shot of that project, ironically one of our […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Jan. 31, 2014Sent Friday, January 31, 2014
Hi , The number one offense against the top defense in
Sunday's Super Bowl. Who ya got? With the weather not expected to be a problem and the interesting trivia that none of Seattle's defensive backs have ever faced Peyton Manning in a regular game, I'm picking the Broncos over the Seahawks 30 to 20. But I don't mind which team wins, especially since Seattle QB Russell Wilson is from Richmond,
Man Cave Deluxe
Super Bowl 48 kicks off […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Jan. 24, 2014Sent Friday, January 24, 2014
Hi , Remodeling magazine released their popular Cost vs. Value Report for 2014 which lists the average prices for many popular projects nationally, regionally and in major cities. Our coverage area is within the South Atlantic, which includes the DC Metro and Richmond (the closest they come to Charlottesville). They explain the methodology and rationale behind their figures, and even divide projects into Midrange and Upscale. Bottom line, costs are […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Jan. 17, 2014Sent Friday, January 17, 2014
Hi , I've written previously the Jetson's home life is here. Our Castlebrook Farm Estate will be a smart home controlled by a mobile device. But don't assume only the rich and famous can afford home automation. Case in point, this week Google bought Nest, the innovator of smart thermostats and smoke
detectors, which Lowe's carries. If you're moving or contemplating home improvement, particularly for a kitchen or bath, you should explore these options […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Jan. 10, 2014Sent Friday, January 10, 2014
Hi , Back in the saddle 11 pounds heavier, I'm going to refocus this newsletter to show off dream projects, rooms, homes and gadgets. So give me some ideas. What have you always wanted in a home?
Caldera, Take Me Away
I did three days time on the highway with family during the "holidays". Many motorists on I-95 believe that number is the speed limit. Clenching the wheel and my teeth while trapped in the Suburban Assault Vehicle
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Dec. 20, 2013Sent Friday, December 20, 2013
Ho, Ho, Ho , Can you believe we're just over a week from 2014? Heck I can't believe it's Friday! My New Year's resolution is leaving the
office more. I've spent so many hours with Jonathan developing our business that I've been out of touch with everyone. I've lost count of how many people we've hired, with more to come, and we've totally reorganized the structure of our company to offer new services starting next year. I'll describe those and be introducing you to each […]