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Basement Renovation Ideas: From Man Caves to Martini Bars

Basement renovation ideas are limitless. From a guest suite complete with a private bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom, to a home office and exercise room for you and a play area for the kids, renovating an open-space basement can fulfill many needs. Maybe you dream of a 1950’s diner-esque style or a cozy family room with […]

Renovation Checklist

1. Register your new appliances What good is a warranty if it isn’t registered? Send in those warranty cards to ensure you have a solid back up plan in case the beloved dishwasher decides it doesn’t want to run anymore (gasp!) 2. Update homeowner’s insurance After any major renovation, you should always update your homeowner’s […]

Benefits of Living near Lake Michigan

Do you love relaxing on the beach? Or spending your mornings kayaking along the Lake Michigan shoreline? Maybe fishing with a warm afternoon breeze is more your thing. Whichever you prefer, there are many benefits to living on the lakefront. It offers the perfect mix of fun and relaxation. You can’t talk about the benefits […]

5 Things to Ask your Contractor Before a Project

Any good contractor or builder should be willing to answer any questions you might have about their company and the process of your project. At David C. Bos Homes we know that this maybe your first experience building or renovating your home, that is why we are always willing to give you any information you […]

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

When in comes to remodeling your current bathroom, more peoples thoughts go directly to the fun stuff like a new bathtub, vanity mirror, or new sinks. Here are a few bathroom remodeling tips to think about before you get to far into you planning process. Budget: Setting a budget that you can afford is the […]

Can you Build a House in the Winter?

Many people think that a new home cannot be built during winter months due to the cold temperatures, snow, and frozen ground. However, new products, building methods, and technologies have made it possible to be able to build new homes in the winter months and in some cases, can be better for your new home. […]

New Home Maintenance Tips for Winter

The cold, snowy winter months in West Michigan can cause some unique challenges when it comes to taking care of your new home. Here are just a few home maintenance tips for winter that we have put together to help you get started with your winter home to-do list. Clear your Driveway You can help […]

5 Tips for Remodeling your Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is more than just painting, some new cabinets, and updating appliances. Proper design of your new kitchen is important to ensure function and comfort. Our in house designers and remodeling team will work with you to make sure that your new kitchen fits the needs of your and your family. Here are […]

New Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

Proper home maintenance is important year-round. With fall here it is important to ensure that your house will be ready to handle the cold winter months that lie ahead. Here are a few home maintenance tips to help make sure that your home is ready for another Michigan winter. Check your heating system- To ensure […]

Top 5 Biggest Renovation Mistakes

At David C. Bos Homes, not only do we specialize in custom homes, but we also offer home renovation and remodeling, specializing in projects of all sizes.  Whether you are looking to completely renovate your home, get that custom kitchen you’ve always wanted, finish a lower level, or just add a three seasons room, our […]

Key Features for Outdoor Living Areas

The outdoor living area of your home is just as important to customize to your lifestyle as the inside. Most people use this space frequently throughout the year to entertain guests, eat meals, or just simply to spend some time outdoors and relax. Here are some key features that we would recommend you consider adding […]

7 Summer Maintenance Tips for your Custom Built Home

Now that summer is underway, here are a few tips that will help to keep your custom built home looking good and functioning properly. Taking care of any issues when you first find them can help you avoid a much larger costly repair down the road. Check all detectors Be sure to test all smoke […]

5 Reasons to Hire an Architect to Design your New Home

Like most people who are thinking about building a new home, you may not know where to start when it comes to the design and planning of a brand new home. At David C. Bos Homes we have in-house architects that will work with you to make sure your dream house will become a reality. […]

Security Features to Consider when Building a New Home

When building a new home there are many opportunities available to make your home safer. As your plans for building your new home keep developing, it is important to consider some of these opportunities. Here are a few suggestions of different security features that can be installed during your new home construction. Install an alarm […]

7 Tips for Spring New Home Maintenance

Now that it’s spring and the weather is starting to warm up, we want to give you a few helpful maintenance tips to make sure you keep your new home looking good and functioning properly for years to come while avoiding costly repair bills further down the road. Inspect your roof Take some time when […]

Renovations That Can Add Value To Your Home

Some home renovations pay off at a much better rate than others. The key is to know where to spend. Just because you put $20,000 into renovations, it won’t necessarily add that much value. Here are some tips for how to get the best bang for your buck on your home renovations: More space and […]

10 Reasons to Build your New Home

If it is time for you to find a new place for you and your family to live, you should consider the option to build. Here are a few reasons to build your new home: It’s new: When buying a new home, you don’t have to worry about something breaking or needing replacement. No one […]

Residential Home Construction Boom Predicted for 2013

The Home Builders Association of Michigan is forecasting that the number of single-family homes constructed in 2013 will increase by 39 percent over last year. And area home builder associations are confirming those predictions for the increase in residential home construction. The Holland-based Lakeshore Home Builders Association is seeing positive, steady growth in new home […]