Custom Homes

Usable Space Designed for Homes of All Sizes

Looking for a plan to build your new custom home this year? Having enough space to create your dream home is always an issue, so design planning upfront is vital to getting what you want and need in terms of functional space. We have many floor plans that are open concept, with exquisite master bathrooms and outdoor spaces to accommodate any homeowner’s style and preference. Even our smaller house plans can offer buyers the features and finishing touches brandished within larger homes.

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It's Easy Being Green

There was a time when building a “green” home meant spending a lot of “green” to make it that way, often having underlying stressors associated with being environmentally friendly. If a homeowner wanted to build something that was easier on the environment, it meant making sacrifices with not a lot of “comforts and conveniences”.

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Spencer Homes: A Reflection of Who You Are

Designing and building homes is the reason we get up in the morning. Our team agrees that working with our customers in creating a home that matches their vision, is more rewarding than any other profession we could imagine. Clients come to us with a wide variety of questions, anything from paint colors to closet sizes, and we are often asked “what works best and what doesn’t”. Truth be told, preference is everything. What may work for one family home may not work for another, so we’ve compiled a list of some things to consider when making your new (or not so new home) feel like it’s uniquely your own.

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How to Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Home Office

Getting organized at home usually starts at the home office. It’s the 9-5 place to work, pay the bills, go through mail, store documents, one-stop-homework-shop and more. For most homeowners, it’s the place where families keep their computers and games. Maybe for you it’s your home library, or the one place in your house where you can find your quiet space. No matter what you use your home office for, the last thing you want is for your home office to be a mess. Piles of papers and to-do’s only clutter your mind. It’s time to clear the clutter and make it easier to keep your office space organized so you can get down to business.

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Spencer Homes Makes Edwardsville Mudrooms Modern Again

What was once thought of as luxury, mudrooms are becoming more and more popular. These rooms that were once just laundry rooms have transformed into a storage "catch all", craft room, indoor gardening area and pet-washing room. By definition, a mudroom is an area built into homes to act as a barrier between the outdoors and the indoors. In parts of the globe with longer rainy and winter seasons (New England comes to mind), it just made sense to have a mudroom to enter into first, generally with placement off of the garage. Let's face it: does anyone use the front door anymore?

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So You Want To Build A New Custom Home

But where do you start?! It doesn't matter if you're building a new structure in Edwardsville or renovating your current situation in Glen Carbon or Tory, building a new home is a journey. It's about what you want, where you want to live, how you want to live and creating a space to call your own. Building a home is more than "2 bed, 2 bath, garage in back"... it's where your family will live and create a life.

Keep in mind what architect Charles Moore once said: "If you care enough you just do it. You bind the goods and trappings of your life together with your dreams to make a place that is uniquely your own. The crucial ingredient is concern, care for the way that a house is built and the shape it gives to your life."

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