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Fusing Vintage with Modern, Part 1

While older homes are stacked with charm and uniqueness, they were built for a different time. If you live in an older home and are considering adding modern renovations or home addition, you’ll want to follow one of our newest projects. We are working on an addition and remodel in Clayton, Mo., that will balance modernization and architectural integrity.

Better Backyard Vision

Unless you are a professional, it is sometimes difficult to visualize and understand the value of a homesite to build a new home.  If the lot features something a little different in terms of topography, shape or size, it can be even more challenging to envision how intimate and unique your yard could be. Many homesites that you might pass up by at first glance could be perfect for you and your family with a little planning.

3 Out-of-the-Box Winter Family Fun Ideas

Even though December started with 50-degree highs, it has quickly turned wintry. There’s sure to be more winter weather on the way. Snow will fall and icicles will form. That also means there is a host of new outdoor fun that can be had. So many of us have Norman-Rockwell-like scenes in our minds of sledding and snowball fights. But in today’s video game console culture, it becomes more important than ever to instill memories in the minds of our children.

The Big Winner

 During September and October, we held a contest – anyone who liked our Facebook page or signed up for our newsletter was eligible to win an iPad. And last week, we got a chance to catch up with our contest winner: Candy Ingrassia Citrin, an agent with Coldwell Banker Gundaker.

New Custom Home, Vintage Design

 In our business, there are two days that are always exciting: the day we break ground and the day we hand over the keys to a new custom home. Just recently, we were able to experience the latter with a family in Kirkwood. If you have kept up with our blog over the past months, then you have been seeing the updates as they occurred. Now it is complete! We wanted to take a second to review and show off the final home, which is full of custom details and special features one doesn’t see every day in a new custom home. 

Creative Pumpkin Carving Tips & Tricks

It’s Halloween and that family outing last week to the corn maze has resulted in your living room becoming a storage place for gourds. Now it is time to get carving. Before you go hacking into your first pumpkin, take a look at just a few of our tips to make this year’s pumpkin carving a memorable one.

World Series Rally Cocktail

This year, the World Series matchup with the Red Sox has been a real nail biter for Cardinal’s fans. As a way to deal with the stress of fielding errors and David Ortiz, we would like to offer this delicious signature cocktail. It is sure to be a winner. And the Cardinals need all the enthusiasm they can get from the best fans in baseball.

Dressing Up the Lower Level

Getting a referral is always a thrill for DH Custom Homes. It’s what we live for. But receiving a referral for additional work on an existing DH home? Even better. Recently, our family was called back out to a customized Durham ranch home to finish the lower level – a 1,180 sq. ft. space which now includes a media room, playroom, guest bedroom with walk-in closet and Jack-and-Jill bath with access from the bedroom and hall.

4 Ways to Score Big on Gameday

Let’s face it: Our hometown St. Louis Rams have not had the most incredible season. But that should not stop you from diving into the fall tradition of hosting close family and friends, eating high calorie food and drinking local beer. It is, indeed, football season. And we have a few tips to make sure football fans (and nonfans alike) enjoy the time spent in your home.

Toe Tapping, The Perfect Solution

 One of the joys of working with our clients is the small nuances that make each project distinct. It is, after all, custom home building and thus each home is as unique as the family that will soon dwell inside. A recent St. Louis custom home we built for a local couple offered a special challenge that led to a great product discovery. 

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