Tune in for Part 4 of our Follow the build series as we discuss building our Barnstable Harbor Project in a FEMA flood zone
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The quality and craftsmanship that goes into every one of our homes is directly propotinal to the quality of our team of employees and contractors. Despite having built over 1,000 homes here on Cape Cod, I often say our people are still our best credentials. One of the people we are very proud to work with is a painter named Marcos DaSilva. Marcos, and his team at Top Quality Painting have been key players, especially when it comes to making our homes look beautiful on the inside and outside. Marcos takes pride in everything he does, and works tirelessly to ensure that the REEF homes get every minute of attention they deserve. I cannot tell you how many times Marcos and his team have worked until 11:00pm or even later to makes sure our projects are done on time, and with the highest level of attention to detail.
Marcos and his family, originally from Brazil, have made Cape Cod their home and we are very proud to annouce today that Marcos has obtained his U.S. Citizenship. It is a priviledge to work with people of Marcos's dedication, integrity and talent. Congratulations Marcos!
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The porches, and decks all provide a great place for gathering with family and friends and the open interior allows for entertaining inside while enjoying the view.
If you are considering designing or building your Cape Cod home, please give REEF a call at 508-394-3090 or contact us today and see what we can do for you!
One of the most exciting features of the home is the custom made staircase which was designed to allow open floor area at the water side of the home -
And most importantly the view from the upper deck!
Building a custom Cape Cod home is always a blend of Craftsmanship and Style
Our team at REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder understands the team approach to building a home, the customer comes in with an idea and budget (that's right, everyone has a budget!), our team works through the deasign, finshes, permitting, and we trust our fantastic team of field staff, contractors, and craftsmen to make all of that hard work a reality. When you are designing a Custom Home on Cape Cod, there are a lot of great examples of simple, yet elegant shingle style, or traditional cape cod style construction, but without a team of men and women in the field who have spent decades perfecting their skills, we could not build the fine homes we build today.
It is as much a plesure for us as it is for our customers to see the results of style and craftsmanship come together.
If you are considering building a Custom Home on Cape Cod, and you understand that building a home is a team effort, and a fine balance between style and craftsmanship, please contact us. You won't be dissappointed!
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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.
As summer makes it's exit and we experience the first round of cool nights here on Cape Cod, our thoughts go towards fall evenings in front of a warm fire. There are literally hundreds of options on the market for fireplaces for your new custom home, and if you are thinking of building a home, renovating or an addition, you should definitely see what is available.
Considerdations for style, fuel type (gas or wood), location, and even outdoor fireplaces are all things to look at when planning your Cape Cod home project. A nice idea is to have a fireplace in the master bedroom, which can enhance the style, cozy feel and ambiance of your new master suite. Click below to see 50 fireplace designs for your Cape Cod Home
This year, we here at REEF have had several requests for homes designed with two master bedrooms. This is a growing trend for Cape Cod Homes as one generation moves towards retirement, and looks to design a home that can accommodate either an aging parent or visiting children and their families. This is not a new concept, but the design can become challenging. The key is to create spaces that are both private, yet sill provide good access to all of the central features of the home, such as the kitchen, living rooms etc. Here are some plans from Housingzone.com that show different, dual master designs in both 2 story and ranch-style homes. This is a great idea for your Cape Cod retirement home, and a sound investment for a new but smart concept in family living. Click to read the article: Dual Master Designs
So St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and this year REEF entered its first float in the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dennis and Yarmouth. We had a lot of fun, and enjoyed seeing a lot of our customers at the parade. The Parade is generally held the weekend before St. Patrick's Day and runs from our office on School St. in West Dennis, to Forest Rd. in Yarmouth. Thank you to all of those who participated, and Happy St. Patrick's Day
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So, every year, some new products are invented for the Building, Remodeling and Renovation business. This year, at the International Builder's Show in Las Vegas, Kohler introduced a shower head that doubles a as a remote bluetooth speaker for your smartphone. Kohler's Moxie shower head has an integral speaker that connects to your smartphone, tablet or other bluetooth device and allows you to listen to your favorite tunes in the shower. So if you are thinking of building, remodeling, or renovationg your Cape Cod Home, this is a fun, and relatively inexpensive way to add a little excitement to your project. Here is a video from the Builder's Show!
Now that we are in the dead of winter, there are still opportunities to do maintenance on your Cape Cod Home. This is a great time of year to identify leaks, drafts, or other issues that arise with the cold weather. Some of the biggest potential risks at this time of year are leaks from ice dams, or frozen and broken pipes. Take some time to walk through your attic and basement spaces and seek out potential drafts and seal them with foam. Even a small amount of preventative maintenance at this time of year can save you from a very expensive repair!
If you are heading south for the winter, and leaving your Cape Cod Home unattended, this is a good time to confirm all of your contact information with your homewatch or alarm service company. Another inexpensive option is to have either a freeze alarm or water sensor installed to quickly identify a potential freeze or leak as soon as possible.
For more information click here: January Home Maintenance Checklist