8 Critical Soil Factors Before Building Your Home

But even before the foundation is poured, it is important to understand the soil and site factors that will help determine any limitations that need to be mitigated on a planned homesite.

A-Z Guide to Summer Fun in St. Louis

School’s out for the summer! Are you looking for activities to keep your kids busy and enjoy what St. Louis has to offer? We compiled an A-Z Guide of our favorite summer activities in St. Louis.

Patio and Porch Tips for Summer

Sipping cool drinks on the patio is a St. Louis summer tradition only second to watching Cardinals baseball. It’s the perfect time of year to spend your evenings and weekends enjoying the great outdoors. To make the experience even more enjoyable, we, at DH Custom Homes, compiled a list of tips to creating a comfortable, pleasing and functional patio.


The Fourth of July Cocktail – The Firecracker

If anyone knows how to celebrate with style, it’s Martha Stewart. Here’s a cocktail from a couple years back that we have enjoyed on summer evenings, but especially appropriate for the Fourth of July.

Home Theater Ductwork- Size Doesn’t Matter- Part 2

Many people delay a renovation or the addition they’ve been dreaming of because of a perceived physical barrier – size of the space or even a structural obstacle. We, at DH Custom Homes, say those things do not have to stand in your way. We have a lower level home theater under construction in Chesterfield to prove it. In our blog Size Doesn’t Matter- Part 1 we described the plan for the theater and the challenges we had facing us.


A Tribute to My Father: The Unseen Crawl Space

To honor the engineering-minded home builder father I love, I share with you one of his favorite spaces in our Clayton home renovation – the crawl space under the addition.

What’s Trending Now? Top 5 Summer Trends

We have to admit, we love Pinterest. It was on one of these Pinterest binges that we decided we should share the trends and themes we were stumbling upon with all of you! Without further ado, here are the top 5 summer trends as seen on Pinterest.

Energy Saving Tips for Summer in St. Louis

We all look forward to the summer months for relaxing by the pool and the enjoying the warm night time air, but the summer months in St. Louis can be brutal on your energy bill. We compiled a list of the top 10 tips to save energy and money this summer.

Tips for Curb Appeal in St. Louis County

The weather is finally warming up and the days are becoming longer! This is the perfect time of year to get outside and do a little yard work or repairs to your home. Whether you are trying to sell your home or just want to update the yard, we have some tips for creating the ultimate curb appeal in the St. Louis area.


Town and Country Multi-Generational Home

DH Custom Homes is a multi-generational family business. We understand the benefits (and weaknesses) of working closely with one another. Like us, more Americans are becoming aware of the benefits of a multi-generational living and are taking that to the level of a custom home.


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