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Welcome to REEF's New Website!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The REEF team is proud to present our new website! We have gone with a more visual format for the site, so we can better show our design and building capabilities, and we still offer our great informational guides and blog. Let us know what you think!

Click here to check it out! www.capecodbuilder.com

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Tags: cape cod waterfront homes, Custom Homes, Cape Cod Builder, custom builder, REEF builders

4th of July On Cape Cod, Events, Parades, Fireworks!

Posted by REEF Custom Homes on Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Next week we'll be celebrating our America's birthday, and what better place to celebrate than right here on Cape Cod! 4th of July marks the unofficial start of summer for residents and visitors alike, and it is a great time to share all the Cape has to offer with friends and family!

There are several great events, parades and of course fireworks planned throughout the Cape next week. 

Click here to get a list ofparade and fireworks  events in each town so you can plan your 4th of July!

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" You have been coming to the Cape your whole life, isn't it time you stayed?"

 

If you are looking to renovate, remodel, or design and build your Cape Cod home, click here to find out what it might cost!

 

Tags: Cape Cod Builder, 4th of July, Cape Cod Events

Building A Waterfront Home Part III - 3D Design

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Welcome to Part III of our series on planning, designing and building a waterfront custom home on Cape Cod. Currently, this project is nearing the construction phase, and the final plans have been turned into a 3D rendering to allow our customer the ability to get a very accurate feel for the design both inside and out. An accurate, 3D rendering is a great way to view the house on the site, with accurate topography, finishes and furnishings, and allows the owner to see and feel what it will be like to live in their new home. When designing a waterfront custom home, maximizing the view is always the driving factor. However, important considerations such as interior and exterior finishes, interior layout and overall feel of the home are still incredibly important. Our 3D rendering capabilities are extremely helpful in assessing the overall design and confirming that we have met the owner's design intent.

If you are considering designing and building a home on Cape Cod, contact us today to see what our design and construction team can do for you. Our team of designers and custom builders have a 30 year history of successful projects here on Cape Cod. As we always like to remind our customers, "You've been visiting the Cape your whole life, Isn't it time you stayed?"

 

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, Cape Cod Builder, Home Design, waterfront homes, 3D Design

2016 Construction Cost Guide is Here!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

*** This new post should correct any tecnhical issues we had with the last one! - now you should be able to download the guide or be sent an email with a link to the document***

if you don't receive it for some reason, please call 508-394-3090 and we'll send a copy directly

 

2016 has been an intersting year so far with several changes in the marketplace!  Custom home projects are still in high demand,  along with major renovations and additions. It seems like everyone still wants to improve their home on the Cape Cod.  Costs are changing with the marketplace, and things like new code changes, new local regulations, materials and labor costs all have an impact.  This year, we have completed several finely appointed custom home projects, and we have found a new partner to keep construction costs low, in some cases 20-30% less than the current market!  So if you want to find out how much your new home project will cost  - Download our new 2016 Construction Cost Guide!

Download our Free  Construction Cost Guide

Tags: Construction Costs, Custom Homes, Cape Cod Builder

2016 Construction Cost Guide is Here!

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Mar 10, 2016

2016 has been an intersting year so far with several changes in the marketplace!  Custom home projects are still in high demand,  along with major renovations and additions. It seems like everyone still wants to improve their home on the Cape Cod.  Costs are changing with the marketplace, and things like new code changes, new local regulations, materials and labor costs all have an impact.  This year, we have completed several finely appointed custom home projects, and we have found a new partner to keep construction costs low, in some cases 20-30% less than the current market!  So if you want to find out how much your new home project will cost  - Download our new 2016 Construction Cost Guide!

Download our Free  Construction Cost Guide

Tags: Construction Costs, Custom Homes, Cape Cod Builder

Real Estate versus Stocks and Bonds

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Has the stock market gotten your attention yet? The recent downward nature of global stock markets have many people wondering if their investments are in the right place.

Advisors often speak of having a "blanced portfolio". Where does real estate fit in? You may own a house, but what about a second home? Or an investment property?

Here's some good insight into why real estate may be a great addition to your portfolio:

Why real estate may be a better investment than stocks

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Real Estate versus Stocks and Bonds

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Tags: cape cod homes, Cape Cod Home, Cape Cod Life, cape associates, Custom Homes, Building Costs, Cape Cod Builder, beach house, cape cod new home

101 Best New Products for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Sep 18, 2013

The building and construction industry is changing rapidly, and new products are being introduced to the market constantly.   On Cape Cod, traditional styling, and the old shingle-style homes are benefiting from many of these new products.  Advances in composites and plastics are allowing builders and designers to create homes that are low-maintenance, long-lasting, and still have that traditional Cape Cod style.  New energy efficiency requirements are also driving development of advanced, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems for your new home, and when combined with the latest in insulation and building envelope technology can provide a level of energy efficiency never imagined in the past.  Each year, Professional Builder Magazine comes out with its 101 Best New Products list and this year’s list does not disappoint.   From interiors, to windows and doors, and even outdoor living ideas, this list provides some great ideas for your new Cape Cod Home, addition, or renovation.

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Inspirational Kitchen knobs for your Cape Cod home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Mar 12, 2013

Whether you’re building your dream kitchen from the ground up, or re-facing existing cabinets, the choice of cabinet pulls and knobs is important. These small parts play a vital role in the function of your cabinetry, and can really help set the tone for the heart of your home. Here’s some great ideas and insights to help you select the right knobs and pulls for the cabinets in your Cape Cod home.

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Kitchen cabinet knobs for your Cape Cod home

Tags: Cape Cod Home, Cape Cod Builder, Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Remodeling

REEF turns a 400SF cottage into a waterfront Cape Cod home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Home Remodeling Magazine was so impressed with this REEF home, it became a feature article. We took a 400 square foot cottage built in 1942, and turned it into a wonderfully special summer home, right on the Barnstable Harbor beach. Years of effort finally resulted in the necessary permits, and quality construction of this idyllic Cape Cod retreat.

It’s worth a read:

“Persistence pays off.    Now, three years after they moved in, the retired couple can relax on their back porch with a cup of tea—as grandchildren happily frolic in the yard—and savor the view that stretches across Barnstable Harbor all the way to the dunes at Sandy Neck Beach.”

REEF creates a idyllic waterfront family cottage

Waterfront Cottage by REEF

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, Cape Cod Builder, beach house

Mayflower Beach bungalow becomes charming Cape Cod home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Feb 28, 2013

We're getting lots of requests for more project photos. Here's a bungalow near Mayflower Beach that we were asked to replace. Our design team created a 4 Bedroom home with 3 Full Baths and 1 Half Bath to fit on the small lot. The finish carpenters are on site now creating some beautiful toucehes to the interior. I'll post that work in the future.

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We started this project in September, and it will be ready for occupancy in April.

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Cape cod charmer near Mayflower Beach

 The new home offers views of Cape Cod Bay from the updstairs deck and windows.

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We'll be done before May, ready for move-in and summer fun! Walk to the Beach and Gina's Restaurant!

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, Cape Cod Builder, beach house

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