Why Build a Custom Home?

Purchasing a new home is an exciting moment in a person’s life. Whether it’s a first home or dream home, the housing market is full of options: fixer-uppers, modular homes and custom built properties. If you’ve decided on creating your dream house, here are 10 reasons why buying a truly custom home is a great […]

Dos and don’ts of donating items to charity

Donating gently used household items, toys, furniture, and clothing to charity has many benefits. Such donations can help the less fortunate, while donors can take advantage of tax benefits while decluttering their homes. There is also an environmental advantage to donating items rather than putting them in the trash. Goodwill Industries International, Inc. says that, […]

Design a more functional pantry

Many homeowners wish they had more storage space, and kitchens are one area where people seemingly can always use more storage. Despite a desire for more kitchen space, until recently, kitchen pantries fell out of favor. Builders and architects may have thought that close proximity to supermarkets as well as multi-use cabinets in kitchens would […]

Architectural millwork add value and distinction

Homeowners are discovering that architectural accents can go a long way toward improving both the look and value of their homes. When renovating a space, the term “millwork” may be mentioned by designers and contractors. While it might be a mystery to some, millwork can give rooms unique looks. Millwork refers to items traditionally made […]

Reasons To Build A Custom Home

There’s something special about walking over the threshold of a home you designed yourself.  Just like Cinderella’s slipper, a custom-built home fits your lifestyle and your needs perfectly. While there are numerous reasons to purchase a pre-owned home, today’s Design-Build or built-to-suit homes offer more benefits than ever before.  So, these are the top reasons […]

Happy Holidays Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Teakwood!!!!   We hope you and your families enjoy a safe and Happy Holiday.  Enjoy the time with your friends and love ones and remember the true reason for the Holiday Season!!! Come back in the New Year for more of our progress and […]

Walls Walls Oh My !

Walls can fall into two categories: Load Bearing: A load bearing wall bears a load from up above, usually another floor or roof load. Non-Load Bearing:A non-load bearing wall is built independent of the main load bearing structure of the home. It can be either an interior or an exterior wall, depending on the framing design […]

Flooring Custom Home Project

The Next part of the custom home project would be the Wooden TJI and Subfloor Engineered lumber continues to become more and more popular in today’s construction industry. TJI’s(engineered wood I joists) are Our preferred framing members for floor systems. TJI’s offer many benefits compared to traditional dimensional lumber joists including: almost no twisting or warping, […]

Custom Home Project

The house foundations is the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system – as with conventional foundation walls and piers. Sometimes the home foundation is also the footing – as with a home built on piles driven into the ground. In this we are starting with the base of the […]


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