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Top Ten Best Selling House Plans of 2012

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Dec 13, 2012

   This is a great time of year to look back at what trends were popular in Home Building for 2012.  Annually, Builder Magazine publishes the top 10, best selling house plans, and we have noticed some consistency with all of these plans.  First of all, 80% of them are 1-story plans, indicitive of demand coming from an aging population.  Other commonalities include open living spaces, indoor / outdoor entertaining areas, and as always, classic styling with a modern touch.  If you are considering Building a New Home on Cape Cod, or Remodeling, or Renovating your Cape Cod Home, take some time to look at these plans, as you might want to include some of these features in your project.

If you are considering a project for your Cape Cod Home, contact REEF today to see how we can incorporate these ideas into your home: CONTACT US

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Before and After - New Home Rendering

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Jan 23, 2012

Here are some pictures of a rendering we did for a new home in Dennis, MA.  Renderings are a great tool to help customers visualize the finished product... check these out!

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New Home In Dennis, MA

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Dec 19, 2011

  Here are some interior shots of a new home that we have been working on for a few months in Dennis, MA.  This week we are installing the kitchen, finishing the interior trim work, and getting ready to install the plumbing fixtures.  This home is located in our Dr. Stanton Rd. neighborhood, and has a traditionally-styled exterior, with an open floor plan, and some more contemporary styling inside. If you would like to see more of this home, please click here -Request Info


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Small Spaces, cottages

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Dec 08, 2011
Given the fact that they are not making any more land here on Cape Cod, we are faced with the challenge of designing homes on very small lots.  Most of our customers still want functional spaces, style, and all of the amenities of a large home, but in a smaller package. Here are some ideas for small spaces from This Old House that you might want to consider. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/small-home-space  Also our Cottage Collection has a lot of these features in traditionally-styled homes-Cottage Plans

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House Designs, Renderings

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Dec 02, 2011

 Many of our clients spend a lot of time with us designing a home that will have the aesthetic, functional and livability features that they have always wanted. However, seeing a house plan in two dimensions on a piece of paper is dramatically different than seeing it built.  To help in this process, our team can provide detailed renderings of the interior and exterior of the home, to include  a virtual interior view.   Here are some plans we did recently for our customers so they can better visualize the finished product.


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West Dennis Project, New Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Dec 01, 2011
So here is an update on our new home project in West Dennis. With the great weather over the last few weeks, we have really been able to make some nice progress. The siding crew was on site for the last 2 days and finished up this afternoon.  What a difference, it is really starting to come together and look like a home! IMAG0326 resized 600describe the image

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Cottages, Remodel, Renovate or Tear-down

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

Much of the work requested over the last several years has been for small, nicely detailed, and smartly-designed homes to replace family cottages in areas near many of Cape Cod's beaches. Zoning bylaws do allow cottage tear-downs in most towns, and you would be surprised what towns will allow to replace them.  Often times customers come in with a desire to remodel or renovate an old cottage, but once they find out the poor condition of the structure, the cost to upgrade all mechanical systems, and the requirements of the structural and energy codes, the costs often times far surpass the costs of new construction.  REEF has new home plans tailored for this scenario called our Cottage Collection (Click here to see our -Cottage Plans.)  These plans are compact, efficient, and but stylish and offer a lot of flexibilty and they are a good starting point for many of our customers. Click below and contact us today to find out what we can do for you!!

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Construction Costs

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Nov 23, 2011
Current and Future Construction Costs

Whether you are thinking of remodeling, renovating or building new, the biggest hurdle for most is the cost of construction.  Planning your project is a delicate balancing act between what you want in your home and what you need, and somewhere between those two limits is where you will want to add up.  Often times, people come in with a concept only to find out that they can't afford it. How do you avoid this? Planning!!. Working with a team of professionals who know design, construction, permitting and costs allows the consumer to set realistic expectations, budgets and goals.  Our suggestion is to find out what you can afford to spend, and then tailor a project to achieve goals that are within that budget.  Construction costs, although stable in many respects have changed, especially in the coastal areas of Massachusetts.. See our article for more information on  Current and Future Construction Costs

Tags: renovation, remodeling, House Design, house plans, new construction

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