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“David C. Bos Homes Exclusive” Series: Bathrooms

When you’re designing or redecorating your home, oftentimes the most exciting room to work on is your bathrooms – especially the master bathroom. Typically, these rooms are smaller, giving you more freedom to do whatever you want: experiment with loud colors, bold patterns, or unique fixtures. With so many great options, it can be difficult […]

How to Choose the Perfect Front Door for Your Home

Your front door is one of the most important aspects of your home’s design. It’s the first thing a visitor notices, it impacts your home’s overall feel, and can increase the curb appeal if you choose wisely. Add that to the fact that once you pick your front door style, you’re pretty much stuck with […]

“David C. Bos Homes Exclusive” Series: Kitchens

Often referred to as the heart of a home, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s where you have your morning coffee, where you read your paper, where you have family dinner, and it’s the first place your kids run to after school. Since it’s basically the second family […]

“David C. Bos Homes Exclusive” Series: Custom Storage Solutions

When designing a home, one of the biggest obstacles is making sure you have ample storage space. People tend to accumulate many keepsakes over time, and our homes are meant to showcase them as well as maintain some semblance of order and organization. At David C. Bos Homes, we’ve proposed multiple unique ideas for custom […]

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Colors for Your Home

One of the simplest, yet most important, aspects of home decor is the color of your walls. Color sets the mood for a room, makes it feel smaller or larger, and adds continuity to the rest of your home. So how do you choose the right color for your home? We’ve compiled a list of […]

“David C. Bos Homes Exclusive” Series: Renovations

Our focus at David C. Bos Homes is creating a custom home that is unique to you. Sometimes, all your home needs is a few updates and a new look. Whether you’re thinking about a new kitchen, a finished lower level, or a complete renovation, David C. Bos Homes can help you remodel your home. […]

Lighting Your Dream Home

The lighting you choose for your dream home can have a huge effect on the overall mood and design elements. The right lighting can make you feel comfortable and relaxed or give you a boost of energy to finish that task you’ve been putting off. No matter what mood you are trying to set in […]

“David C. Bos Homes Exclusive” Series: Outdoor Spaces

At David C. Bos Homes, our focus is on creating beautiful spaces that are both comfortable and functional, even in an outdoor space. In most homes, the outdoor space serves as a secondary living area for the entire family. Take a look at some of our favorite custom outdoor areas that we have created over […]

2015 Business Recognition Award

David C. Bos Homes had the honor of receiving the Business Recognition Award presented by The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg and by the Township of Spring Lake last week at the 2015 Business Recognition Luncheon. The Business Recognition Luncheon recognizes five area business for their increased productivity, growth, creation or retention […]

Designing a Family-Friendly Living Space

While designing or remodeling your home, it’s important to keep any young family members or guests in mind. Creating a living space that’s both adult and kid-friendly may be tricky, but by incorporating a few simple design elements, the two spaces will merge into a great area that can be enjoyed by all. Choose proper […]

“David C. Bos Homes Exclusive” Series: Entryways & Mudrooms

Custom entryways and mudrooms can make all the difference when designing and building your home. Not only do they provide one of the first impressions of your home, they can also solve many organization and storage issues. Here are some of our custom designed entryways and mudrooms that are located in homes we have built […]

Building a Universal Design Home

Lately we have been seeing an increase in the universal design home trend. A universally designed home is one that includes products and an environment that can be used by anyone in any stage of life, regardless of their age, size, or ability. Although universally designed homes are largely the same as any home layout, […]

David C. Bos Homes is on Houzz… Are You?

Houzz is a website that is dedicated to home remodeling and design projects and connects homeowners with professionals for inspiration and renovation advice. This website is very similar to Pinterest but with a home design and remodeling focus. You can pick up tips, tricks, and advice from the millions of ideabooks, photos, and projects created […]

The Sanctuary at St. Lazare Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2015 CUSTOM HOME BUILDER ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF SALES AT NEW SINGLE-FAMILY, WATERFRONT COMMUNITY SPRING LAKE, MI – David C. Bos Homes, West Michigan’s premier custom home builder, announces the commencement of sales for The Sanctuary at St. Lazare, a new single-family, waterfront community located on Spring Lake. Construction of new […]

Custom Home Trends for 2015

With 2014 coming to an end, we look forward to the latest custom home trends for 2015. With an emphasis on individualized style and functionality, the rapid growth of technology, and more green sustainability practices, 2015 is the year of the custom home. Smaller, Functional Rooms We’re seeing more homes incorporating clever layouts with versatile […]

Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids Autumn 2014 Cover House

We’re honored to have the David C. Bos Homes Round II home featured as the Autumn 2014 cover home in Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids magazine. The Round II home transformed from a unfinished cottage off the beaten path to a spectacular, one-of-a-kind home on the shores of Lake Michigan. We combined form and function with […]

Fireplace Facelift

Although a beautiful fireplace in your home should be the focal point of the room, often times it can be lost in its surroundings. Here are a couple of simple upgrades to help make your fireplace stand out. Add a fresh coat of paint To really make your fireplace pop, consider adding a fresh coat […]

How to Make Your New Home “Green”.

There is a lot of planning that goes into building your new home, and with so many options to choose from, it’s easy to look past “green” alternatives. From flooring to light fixtures, there’s often a “green” alternative for most building materials. Having proper insulation within your new home is the basis to having an […]

Vision for the Sanctuary at St. Lazare Approved!

The Spring Lake Township Planning Commission has approved our final site plan for our brand new community ‘Sanctuary at St. Lazare’ that will be located in Spring Lake. Our plan is to develop 32 lots, seven of which will be on the waterfront on the west shore of Spring Lake, on 23 acres of land. […]

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 […]