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Pantone Color of The Year 2023

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Dec 06, 2022

What is Viva Magenta?
Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.

This year’s Color of the Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.

Pantone has also shared a beautiful nature inspired color palette (below) to compliment this vibrant shade of red.


Source: https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2023

If you are looking to buy, build or renovate your home, kitchen or bath on Cape Cod, consider working with the REEF Builders team with complete real estate, design, permitting, and construction services.

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Tags: Construction Costs, Cape Cod Real Estate, Cape Cod Home, Custom Homes, Cape Cod Builder, Home Design, House Design, Interior Desgin, Home Decor, Home Furnishing, Design Trends, How Much House can I Afford, Paint color

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

3-D Print your new Cape Cod Home?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, May 16, 2017

There are several great tools available to designers and homeowners to help envision what a new custom home, renovation, or addition might look like in 3-D. Readily available software like AutoCad, Revit, and Sketchup can all produce high quality renderings, but nothing beats a true architectural model. Recently, we had the opportunity to work with one of our customers and have their design printed to scale on a 3-D Printer. This exercise was extremely helpful to our customer by providing a clear look of how the spaces will feel and look, far better than any computer generated views of the home.

Here are some pictures of the model (printed to 3/16" =1' Scale) in actuality - the physical model is about 12"x12"x8" tall


3D Printer Custom Home Cape Cod Builder

3D model Custom Home Cape Cod Builder

3D Model Custom Home Cape Cod

Tags: Home Design, Cape Cod Design Build, 3D Design

REEF Awarded for Excellence in New Home Construction for 2016

Posted by REEF Custom Homes on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

REEF is proud to be selected as one of the winners of the 2016 BRICC Awards Established in 2012, the BRICC Awards are presented biennially to outstanding builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and other housing-related professionals. Featuring over 40 categories, the BRICC Awards encompasses all facets of the residential building and remodeling industries, including sales, marketing, design, and landscaping.. From overall design to sustainability, the awards program offers categories for individuals and businesses of all size

REEF Was selected as one of the silver award winners for Excellence in New Home Construction for our Northside Bayview project. We would like to thank our hard working team of designers, project managers, subcontractors and staff for a job well done! We would also like to send a special thank you to our customers who put their faith trust in our team to turn their vision into reality.

If you are considering designing and building a custom home on Cape Cod, please consider REEF for your next project!


Tags: Home Design, awards, construction

What is the REEF Team working on?

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

Fall 2016 has been a very busy time for the design and construction teams here at REEF! This is tradionally our busiest time of year for the construction team as many of our custom home projects begin after Labor Day.  Our design team has also been busy, working on several new projects from Bourne to Truro.  Currently, we're seeing strong demand for not only traditional cape-style homes, but contemporary home designs as well. Contemporary design styling affords a lot of flexibility and versatility for a custom home plan.   If you want to see what we're working on - follow us on Instagram - click here to see our latest work

We are also starting a few exciting custom home projects in select waterfront locations.  After several monts of design and regulatory review, we're excited to begin these new homes!

If you are considering designing, building, or renovating your Cape Cod home and want a custom design and building team, please consider the team at REEF!

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



Tags: new homes, Home Design

What's New for 2016?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

We're gearing up fpr another busy year here at REEF, and we wanted to show you some of the projects we are working on! We have a few waterfront homes in the design stages right now and it looks like our design team is having some creative fun with these new home designs! Let us know what you think!


Can't wait to see this custom design built in Chatham this fall #designbuild #capecodbuilder #chatham

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Our next cape cod beach house in the planning stages #capecodbuilder #beachouse

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Tags: Home Design

Dennis Waterview  Dream Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Mar 30, 2016
The town of Dennis has some of the most pristine views of Cape Cod Bay! With the topography in the area of Scargo Lake, cascading to the sea, there are several opportunities for homes with commanding views of the ocean.  REEF recently designed and built a home in this area that balances incredible views with th fun, casual  family lifestyle of the homeowners.
Here's where the project started before the design team at REEF began their work !
After several months of design and permitting with the Old King's Highway Historic District a new home began to take shape, using the natural topography of the lot to allow for sweeping views from Provincetown to Plymouth

 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! 


Tags: cape cod waterfront homes, Home Design, Dennis homes

What is a Custom Cape Cod Home?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

When designing your Custom Cape Cod home, customers often refer to "Nantucket Style" or "Cape Cod Style" - but what does that really mean?  Traditional Cape Cod Homes were all about efficient use of materials, light, and most importantly heat! Which is why the old "capes" are centered around a large fireplace. 

So what type of homes do people want today - is  it really a cape style? Most of the home designs in our area are a mixture of traditional Cape Cod and  shingle style homes that became popular in coastal areas around the turn of the last century. Below is a link to a little information we put tugether regarding the various styles that are popular on Cape Cod and a little history about where these details came from!  This information will be helpful when consdidering the design of your new Custom Home on Cape Cod!  As always, feel free to contact us with any questions


Cape Cod Style Architecture


Tags: Home Design

Home Design Trends for 2013

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Jan 07, 2013

   It looks like 2013 will be a good year for real estate and home building, and there are some trends that we have seen over the last few years that will remain popular for 2013.

Here are just a few:

  1. Multi-Generational Living - designing for parents or children moving back under one roof
  2. Universal or Adaptable Design - planning for convenient handicapped or wheel chair access for an aging population
  3. Green / Healthy Home Concept - High efficiency HVAC with fresh air exchange to guarantee a long term, healthy indoor environment
  4. Outdoor Living / Courtyards - Private spaces in the back yard area with areas for entertaining, cooking etc.
  5. Sustainable Landscaping - Using hearty, drought resistant plants which provide low maintenance and color

These are just a few of the new home design trends for 2013,  for more, click here to see the article from TulsaWorld.com: 2013 Home Design Trends

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Tags: Home Design, Design Trends

5 Ways the Economy is Changing New Homes on Cape Cod

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Nov 30, 2012

  The economy has been unsettled for the last few years, and as a result, home builders and customers have seen trends that are a direct result of the current economic state.  Changes consist of the following:

  1. More energy efficiency - a result of both regulation, high oil prices, and an overall desire to reduce operating costs of homes
  2. More "Green" - recycled and renewable products are now common place in hew home construction
  3. Smaller - average new home sizes have consistently gotten smaller over the last several years
  4. Flexibile - Homes are designed flexible spaces that have multiple uses, maximizing the utility of a home
  5. Storage - Having lots of storage is critical in new homes, as many buyers are downsizing

As a Custom Home Builder on Cape Cod, we have seen all of these changes first hand, and across the board, these types design concept have resulted in better, more efficient,longer-lasting homes.  If you are thinking of building your New Home or Remodeling your Home on Cape Cod, CONTACT US today to see how we can help!

Here is the complete article from Msn.com: 8 Ways the Economy is Changing New Homes

New Home on Cape Cod

Tags: Home Design, Project Planning, Trends in Home Design

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