new home design trends 2016

If you are thinking of building a new custom home and want to know what the latest trends for design and function are this year, look no further!  2016 is proving to be a tremendous year for custom home design trends. From kitchens to baths, and everything in between we know what’s trending for new…

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custom home on lbi

One of the things we hear most often from homebuyers is that new homes built today don’t have the character of older homes because new homes don’t come with molding. We don’t know what builders these buyers are talking to, but every home built by Stonehenge comes with crown molding (except in the secondary bedrooms)…

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custom builder lbi

Many custom builders offer their homebuyers the opportunity for “walk-through” meetings during the construction process. One of the most important of those meetings is the pre-closing walk-through, which can take from 1-3 hours, and provides the buyer an opportunity to ensure their home is in perfect condition prior to closing. Before this important walk-through your…

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landscaping tips for custom homes on lbi

We spend so much time designing homes, selecting finishes, and making the interior beautiful that we sometimes miss a great opportunity for the outside of the home: exterior lighting. Everyone knows that there should be lighting at the front door and exterior weatherproof outlets, but it deserves a bit more love when it comes to…

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new custom home on Long Beach Island

Batter Boards are an integral part of the foundation when building a new custom home. The boards are set horizontally to support strings that outline the foundation plan of the building. Whether the home is being set on pilings, or a concrete foundation, batter boards are what makes the walls square. If the batter boards…

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building a home on long beach island

Long Beach Island is approximately 18 miles long, including three miles of nature reserve located at the southern tip. Needless to say, it’s a small world on the island, especially when it comes to building custom homes. As one of the premier custom home builders on Long Beach Island, we know that each and every…

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custom home builder on lbi

One of the most overlooked and under appreciated exterior features of a new custom home are the garage doors. Not only do garage doors provide protection and security for your cars and other items stored in that coveted space, we bet you didn’t know they represent up to 30% of your home’s exterior façade! With…

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exterior building materials for custom homes on lbi

Building custom homes on Long Beach Island presents several challenges with regard to wear and tear on the exterior materials due to weather, water and sand. Combined with the increasing desire to use green or sustainable building products that complement the coastal environment, the materials available become even more limited. Fortunately, for custom homebuilders like…

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Building custom homes on Long Beach Island around places like Harvey Cedars, Brant Beach, Beach Haven West and Loveladies for as long as we have, puts us in contact with many people along the way.  From the families we get the privilege of building a home for, to the local communities and neighbors, we have…

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