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5 Great Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Busy summer? Stuff everywhere? Me too! Winter is coming - you'll be spending more time inside. So it's time to store the summer stuff, and organize eveything else.

Decluttering is highly underrated: a clean space is happy, productive space. Make it clean and you'll be happier - really!

So where do you begin? Do you create a filing system first, or get stuff into piles? Start at the front door and work backwards?

Here's a great guideline to help you declutter and refresh for the winter season:

5 Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort for your Cape Cod home

Beautiful custom kitchen on Cape Cod

5 Ways to Jump-Start your Decluttering effort for your Cape Cod home

Beautiful open floor plan in Eastham on Cape Cod



Tags: Custom Homes, cape cod, design, Home Decor, kitchen, Fall Decorating

"Inspired by the Bay" on Cape Cod

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Oct 01, 2015

For our Customers, every project is special. Of course! What could be better than a home designed around your lifestyle, with special amenities you just for you, delivered on time, at a guaranteed build cost well within your budget.

Every once in a while, one of our custom homes gets noticed and recognized for the easy living and gracious amenities it offers, not to mention the million dollar view! What makes homes like this so special? Take a moment and enjoy:

"Inspired by the Bay" takes you to a Cape Cod beach house...

Million Dollar Cape Cod Bay view by REEF Builders

"Inspired by the Bay" takes you to a Cape Cod beach house...

Historic look, Modern spaces and amenities by REEF Builders

Tags: remodeling, design, Home Decor, REEF, chatham

Bedroom ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, May 09, 2013

Often we are asked to maximize the space available on a parcel of land. It always seems that friends visit when you have a place on Cape Cod, so people need to accommodate extended family and friends.   Space is usually at a premium, so we find ourselves designing to fit as much fun as possible into new homes.

One of the hidden benefits of building a new home on Cape Cod is having fun during the process. Once the design is complete, and the construction begins, you can start planning the décor.

Here are some great bedroom ideas that maximize the utility of available space, and make the home seem bigger. Some of the decorating is a little out there, but...well you’ll get the idea.

Great bedroom ideas for your small Cape Cod Home

Bed room ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Great bedroom ideas for your small Cape Cod Home

Tags: Cape Cod Builder|Cape Cod Custom Homes|beach house, cape cod new homes, design

Emerging Design Trends for your Cape Cod Home 2013

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Jan 29, 2013

Ever wondered what the new trends might be for design in spaces around the home? Whether you building a new residence, or sprucing up your longtime home, it’s interesting to discover what manufacturers and designers see as the emerging trends. These are largely based on homeowner’s needs and style preferences. Here’s some interesting insight, and a host of ideas, for projects you may want to consider.

Your new Cape Cod Home in 2013

Home Trends for 2013

Tags: cape cod home design, Cape Cod Builder, building a home, design

Follow REEF on Pinterest

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Sep 26, 2012

   Pinterest is becoming a very popular way to discover new ideas and trends in just about everything.  We have started a Pinterest page with ideas for your new home, remodeling or renovation project.  Pinterest is a great resource for design, decorating and style ideas. Click below to see our page



Tags: design, Interior Decorating, pinterest


Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Aug 23, 2012


     Few buildings have the ability to inspire awe and imagination like a treehouse.  Anyone who has ever climbed a tree knows there is a unique feeling that comes with being elevated.

     Treehouses have long been hideouts and getaways for children, but over the last quarter-century, there has been a shift towards making treehouses accessible across a much broader poplulation. 

     Today's treehouses are built using specially engineered bolts and hangers to ensure safety and minimize tree damage.  Even with the new engineering the feeling hasn't changed.

     So for the kid in all of us, I have put together a gallery of some of my favorite treehouses. For a more in depth view into the world of treehouse design and construction visit Tree top builders   Enjoy!


above picture from http://www.emformarvelous.com

above picture from http://www.emformarvelous.com

Tags: design, design build, treehouses, treehouse

Building Permits and Planning Your Cape Cod Project

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Aug 14, 2012

   Planning and permitting your new home, remodeling or renovation project can be the most challenging part of the process. At REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder, we provide complete, design, planning, and permitting services as part of our construction process. Any project, even the most simple, have several layers of permitting and design that must be addressed properly for the project to be a success.  Things like building codes, zoning by-laws, historic districs, conservation and wetlands, septic systems and energy efficiency all come into play.  Our team of experts has the experience, and technical knowledge to make the entire process predictable. 

If you are thinking of building a new home or remodeling on Cape Cod, you should take a minute and download our Critical Plannign Guide below:

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And this could be your new home!

New Home on Cape Cod

Tags: cape cod homes, energy efficiency, design, permits, buying land

What Does REEF - Cape Cod's Builder and The Wequassett Resort Have in Common?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Mon, Jul 23, 2012

This spring REEF Field Supervisor Wesley Price, was commissioned by the Wequassett Resort, to design and build a Children's Pirate Ship Buffet Table. The project took about six weeks to complete.  The exterior of the boat was built entirely of reclaimed Western Red Cedar.  The floor and countertops are built of reclaimed Antique Heart Pine. 

The vessel can now be seen, from time to time, sailing around the grounds at the Wequasset on Pleasant Bay.

Follow the link below to watch a brief time lapse video of the entire project from frame to finish.  Shiver me Timbers!


Pirate Ship   Wequassett resized 600

Thanks to Jim Hagerty, Vice-President at REEF, for providing the intial sketches of the project, as well as the scale drawings.

Thanks to Dave Gilbert of Centerville and his dog Cora, for help during construction.

Thanks to Helen Doane for the decorative painting, www.twodecorativepainters.com 

Thanks to Gatekeepers Property Management for providing the trailer to transport the vessel upon completion.  http://www.gatekeeperspropertymanagement.com/






Tags: cape cod, builder cape cod, design, cape cod resort, Wequassett

New Home Designs

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Jul 10, 2012

    REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder is a design and construction firm, and as such, we are constantly looking at the design trends nationwide for new and fresh ideas.  Whether remodeling, or building new, a smart design that meets  your aesthetic,  lifestyle, and budget needs is always the ultimate goal. Here are some new designs that national production builders are using to spark new home sales.  Although some of these designs may not fit in your ideal Cape Cod neighborhood, many of the concepts and floor plans could be used in your next project.  Take a look !


Cape Cod home by REEF

Tags: New Homes Cape Cod, House Design, design

Think Outside the Box for Your Remodel, Renovation

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

    REEF is a Design / Build company and as such, our project team owns the project performance and finished product right from the start.  When considering design, use of spaces, and ideas for expansion, people often become trapped in two dimensions.  Taking advantage of all of the possibilities of your property can have dramatic results.  Instead of adding a 2nd story on a home with a sloping lot, why not add a 2nd story on the lower basement side of the house, and maximize the available space and slope. In many cases, this can save money and time, especially when considering expensive retaining walls or foundations to  support a new structure. 

 We found this interesting article from HOUZZ.com that took a plain old colonial and really turned it into something unique. With the right design team and a little thinking outside the box, you could have the same results. Here is the article: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2584837/list/My-Houzz--New-England-Add-On-Provides-Privacy--Views

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Tags: renovation, remodeling, design, addition

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