Are you looking to own a home? If yes, you may be wondering whether to build a new home or buy a new used house. Based on the fact that the prices of buying a new home can be quite high, your first option might be to purchase a pre-existing residence. However, you might be surprised by how much you might save if you decide to build your own. Indeed, one of the best things about building a home is that your wants and needs are completely fulfilled.
Here are several things to keep in mind that are perks in building new versus buying an existing home.
It will feature cutting-edge design
For many people the idea of sustainability has been a
concept without a tangible connection but that is quickly changing. Now that we
are all spending so much time indoors, it’s clearer than ever how important it
is to be intentional about our space. Having a home office might have been a
nice-to-have before but, with remote work becoming more common, a home that
supports the new ways we live and work will be essential.
From how it’s laid out to where you get your power, building a sustainable home is about building a home that takes care of you and your family. Passive and Passive...
Good custom home design is a perfect mix of needs, trends, and priorities. When you build a new home, you decide how you want to live, what you want to live with, and the price you’re willing to pay. Whether you’re into following closely or running away from, the hottest trends in home design, a custom homebuilder like Clarum Homes can bring your dream to life. One of the core benefits of building a new, modern home, is the high level of customization.
We dived into what’s heating up in home design trends for 2018 and made some pleasant discoveries. Mainly, custom modern homes have...
It’s no wonder that residents in California are inspired by nature: between gorgeous coast lines and breathtaking mountains the Golden State provides a landscape unlike any other. With this in mind, it makes sense that some of the most enviable homes in Silicon Valley are inspired by natural elements.
In fact, incorporating materials found in nature and designing your home to soak up the benefits of your natural environment is good for your health—both physically and mentally. At Clarum, we work with our clients to design homes that blend in seamlessly with the unique California landscape—all...
Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing shower before work or getting ready for a fun evening, your bathroom is a place where you should be able to decompress and have time to focus on you. With this in mind, it makes sense that homeowners are increasingly seeking bathrooms with stunning details and innovative amenities. In particular, modern homes pair the forefront of technology with stunning minimalist design to create a haven of a relaxing bathroom.
Investing in beautiful, modern bathrooms can significantly add to your overall home value—and your quality of life. At Clarum, we work with...
Make an unforgettable impression
Between aesthetically-pleasing design and sustainable features, a modern home is sure to delight anyone living in it. But while homeowners may benefit from modern features the most, it’s also important to design with guests in mind.
Whether you have friends or family who are staying with you for a week or only visiting for the evening, you’ll want to create an environment that is comfortable, beautiful, and memorable. By working with your modern home builder and carefully planning both your indoor and outdoor areas, people will be counting down the days...
Minimalism is a key contributor to the chic design of Clarum’s modern homes.
As its core philosophy, the modern home brings simplicity to the forefront – this includes the simplicity of form, space, detail, materials, and color. Unlike the ornate, heavily-decorated approach of other types of historic architecture such as the Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Victorian, modern architecture and design shows restraint through a meticulous pairing down of space and form.
Inspired by the work of great architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Roche, and Joseph Eichler, today’s minimalism...
At Clarum, the modern homes we build are both sleek and luxurious. We take great pride in our ability to weave together luxurious comfort with high levels of energy efficiency through passive-inspired design.
During the building process, you can work with us to transform your home into a relaxing harbor that buffers you from the stress of the outside hustle and bustle.
The Clarum team believes that comfort is an integral component of building a passive-inspired modern home. Our goal is to create luxurious havens that put people at ease and add to their wellbeing. We work closely with...
Extend your living space outdoors
One of the reasons we all love Palo Alto is for its gorgeous weather. We live in a city that gets – on average – 261 sunny days each year. This beautiful weather motivates us to get outside as much as we can.
So, it’s important when planning the construction of your modern home to think about how to extend your living space outdoors. The right design will turn your outside areas into an oasis that’s so comfortable, inviting, and relaxing, you’ll never want to leave!
At Clarum, we encourage our clients to think about their outdoor spaces throughout...
Clarum is thrilled to announce the completion of our high-performance Menlo Park Modern Home!
Smart innovation in home building
High-efficiency framing. Super-insulation. Solar power. SIPS. All blended into modern beauty. (Go to our gallery to view the entire set of photos of this modern home.)
This ultra-modern, two-story 2,800 square-foot home is located in a well-established Menlo Park neighborhood. And, it features all of the components of the Clarum Home passive design.
The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home demonstrates all our standard high-performing components, including a heat-recovery...