Entries by Donna

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) in a Custom Home?

While “vinyl” and “custom home” seem to be a contradiction, more custom home owners are considering installing luxury vinyl tile when they build their new home.  Luxury Vinyl Tile, also known as LVT, mimics the look of wood planks and stone tile.  It was introduced in 2006 and is one of the fastest growing flooring […]

8 Great Ceiling Ideas

Often overlooked and unnoticed, ceilings offer a great opportunity to add beauty, express your personality, and create a unique look for your new custom home.  So if you are ready for something other than a boring, flat, white surface overhead, check out these great ideas and use them as a spring-board to design your own […]

Architect or Home Designer?

When my in-laws built their home, she drew the plan on a napkin and he built the home.  Apparently things were simpler in Sugar City, Idaho 40 years ago.  Today, most individuals don’t have the knowledge, skills, or confidence to tackle such a large and complicated job.  For this reason, home owners almost always have […]

10 Things You Should Know When Building a New Custom Home

Building a new custom home is much different than buying an existing house.  And if a cookie-cutter new house doesn’t fit your needs, a custom home gives you the ability to build a home exactly the way you want it.  It can be an enjoyable and exciting experience to build the home of your dreams.  But unless […]

Visit DaVinci Homes at the Home Show

DaVinci Homes will be exhibiting at the Salt Lake Home Show being held at the South Town Expo Center this Friday through Sunday, January 8-10.  Whether you are ready to build or just thinking about building a custom home, come check us out at both 1305!  Order tickets on line and use the promo code […]

Turkey Trivia

Thanksgiving is here and many of us will sit down to a roasted turkey.  But how much do we really know about our turkey guest of honor?  Here is a short turkey trivia quiz to help you get to know all things turkey a little bit better! How many feathers does a mature turkey have? […]

DaVinci Homes’ Moving Checklist

Moving has been on my mind the last few weeks.  DaVinci Homes recently moved to a brand new office and we’ve experienced first hand how much work it is.  Moving to a new home is no different.  So here is our moving checklist to help make your move to a brand new custom home a […]

Home Automation for Your New Home

When it comes to home automation for your new custom home, I’ll admit that I am a novice.  Aware that technology has passed me by, I’ve noticed ads in design and building magazines for products like programmable window coverings, smart appliances, and learning thermostats.  So I decided to do a little research to see what’s available […]

Pet-Friendly Home Design

If Fido and Kitty are important parts of your family, you are not alone.  According to the Wall Street Journal, 68% of American households had at least one pet and spending on pets is at all time high.  So it is no surprise that there is an increasing demand for pet-friendly home design in custom […]

Designing a New Home Theater–5 Things You Should Consider

Home theaters, whose popularity declined during the recession, have been making a come-back since 2013.  Today, a home theater can be anything from a large flat screen TV with surround sound speakers to an over-the-top, themed movie theater experience. However, it requires careful planning and can add a significant cost to your new custom home […]