Home Design Trends

Spring Inspired Designs for Your Custom Home

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 Scott Barton

Spring is still in bloom in Colorado Springs and it can be great inspiration when it comes to designing and decorating your new home in the Flying Horse community. Although it isn’t spring year-round, the season can be great inspiration when it comes to some of the design elements you’ll want your custom luxury home builder to use. Things like bright colors, many windows and natural lighting, and areas to entertain outside of the home are all exceptionally useful during the spring and summer months, but can also be a great element to your house during the fall and winter months. Here are some ways for your new home builders in Colorado Springs to take advantage of the city’s weather and views.

Designing the Exterior of your Tuscan Style Home

Friday, 29 April 2016 Scott Barton

As the design of your Colorado Springs custom home comes together, you’ll have to start planning the details for the exterior of your house. It’s likely you already worked with your house contractor to sketch up an idea of what the outside will be like, but sometimes it takes inspiration to really plan out those final details. European architecture is popular among many custom built homes, and taking an Old World design and using it as inspiration for your house could be a great way to incorporate beautiful, timeless details into its style. A Tuscan style house is one that gives off warmth and will make you feel comfortable at home and feel welcoming for visitors.

Home Design: Balcony vs. Terrace

Thursday, 31 March 2016 Scott Barton

Designing a Colorado Springs custom home isn’t always just about the interior space. Especially in a beautiful state like Colorado where views of the Rocky Mountains are abundant and the weather is almost always picturesque, it’s hard to justify a home that doesn’t have outdoor living space. But how does one decide what type of outdoor living space is right for them and their family? Will a terrace work, or should a balcony be the way to go? Is there even a difference between the two? Both a terrace and a balcony are spaces that connect the interior and exterior living areas, but they are not interchangeable terms. Their size, location relative to the building and even the way they are constructed all are differentiating details between a terrace and balcony.

Why incorporate a sunroom into your custom home?

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 Scott Barton

Colorado is one of the sunniest places in the United States to live. In fact, most people like to say that Colorado has 300 days of sunshine a year. While only 115 of those are completely clear days, that is still a lot of sun. With a custom home you can use a design that is easy to take advantage of the sunshine. A great way to do that is to have your Colorado Springs custom home builder design and build a sunroom. Most times people think of a sunroom as a feature in a house that is somewhere that’s always warm, but in Colorado Springs we have breathtaking views, sunny skies and we love the outdoors, so why not bring the landscape inside with a sunroom?

Building a custom home in Colorado Springs can be fun and exciting. Maybe you decide that the kitchen nook has a huge window overlooking Pike’s Peak or the master bathroom has the dual sinks you’ve always dreamed of. One design aspect of the house that is easily overlooked is the closet space in the house. It’s used to store things, not live in, so what’s the purpose of over-thinking it?

As much as this may seem true, oftentimes by overlooking closets you may not plan for a large enough closet for yourself and a significant other. Or maybe you didn’t realize how convenient it would be to have a spot to sit in the closet while you put on your shoes.

By giving a few extra thoughts to designing a closet space, you can make it adaptable to your needs and add extra convenience to the space. Here are a few ideas to get started on designing a functional custom closet.

Colorado Parade of Homes

Friday, 05 June 2015 Scott Barton

What does your dream home look like? Is it a small house with a sleek design? Maybe your dream house is a luxury home with six bedrooms and a winding staircase that greets every guest as he or she walks into your home’s entryway.

Colorado Springs is home to award-winning custom home-builders who are ready to make every person’s dream home into a reality. But what if you’re not sure what it is you want? Where can you find inspiration or get a peek at design ideas?

For the past 60 years, the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA) has been providing Colorado Springs residents with a look at some of the most beautiful custom houses in the area during the Colorado Springs Parade of Homes.

There, guests have the chance to draw inspiration from the best builders, communities and designers in the area. During the HBA’s 61st annual Parade of Homes, guests will be able to view 31 homes, built by 24 builders in seven areas of town and in three specific housing communities.

A quality custom homebuilder will guide you from start to finish through the process of building your dream home. They will ask questions and listen carefully to your answers. If what you want is a rooftop garden with a slide down to an oversized hot tub or a fully soundproofed theater room designed to rival the Imax experience, the right custom homebuilder can help you turn your dream into reality, budget not withstanding. But sometimes it’s the simpler, more mundane details of designing your dream home that can make the difference in how much you love living in your new home.

Spring has finally arrived to Colorado and soon the mountainsides will be alive with the glorious greens of emerging foliage and the rainbow colors of wildflowers. Even though the snow is most likely not yet over for the season, it’s that time of year when you’ll want to bring a bit of the outdoors in to your Colorado Springs custom home.

We here at Bella Vita Custom Homes know that our customers enjoy fine craftsmanship in everything from their kitchen cabinetry to the artwork they display on their walls, so we think you’ll enjoy these suggestions for bringing a touch of Colorado spring color into your home while supporting local and state craftsmen and artists or nurturing your own creativity.

Top Trends for 2015 Colorado Springs Custom Homes

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 Scott Barton

Classic style is what will make your luxury custom home appealing for many years to come and help your custom home to retain its value. Still, while fads will come and go, staying on trend with your styling and home features adds a layer of freshness that will help you to get the most enjoyment of your new living space. Plus, being aware of home trends allows you to take advantage of new features and technologies that were not previously thought of or available.

Home Upgrades to Consider for Your Custom Home Design

Thursday, 12 February 2015 Scott Barton

BellissimoWhile building a new home, a lot of people tend to neglect some essential home upgrades that can do more than make their life easier. The amount of money being spent on your new home depends on the choices you make. However, these choices are always changing. While working with a professional home builder in Colorado Springs, you will come to realize that choosing the lowest denominator is never the best way to spend your money. For a healthier return on your investment and maximum functionality, here are some effective upgrades you need to consider.

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