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3 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas

Garden flowers over wooden backgroundSummer is nearly officially here, and it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy all the comforts of home. Get your home ready for the season with these quick and easy decorating tips for your interior and exterior. Decorating for the summer might be as simple adding a few new throw pillows here and there, or this might be the year you finally decide to build that new deck. For all of your Delaware home renovation needs, you can turn to Montchanin Builders.

Fresh décor ideas for your kitchen

Summer is the perfect opportunity to bring the outdoors inside. For a modern look, combine clean lines and neutral colors with startlingly bright pops of color. For instance, place a glass bowl of bright cherries or oranges on a white table or countertop. Add a shiny new pots and pans rack over the island or near the stove, and furnish it with some brightly polished copper pans. If you have some spare, open shelf space, arrange brightly colored candles in shades of orange, yellow, and beige. Finish the display with a vase or two.

You can also declutter your kitchen and decorate it with a charming, rustic look simultaneously. Purchase some mason jars with chalkboard labels and fill them with brown and red lentils, rice, quinoa, and similar pantry staples. Write in the appropriate label and line them up on a display shelf.

Creative ways to design an eye-catching dining room

The dining room often gets short shrift during home renovations and redesigns. However, this room offers a great opportunity to give your home that “pulled together” look that complements the rest of the house. If your budget allows room for a new table and chair set, consider choosing something that looks laid-back and relaxed for that perfect summer vibe. Top the table with a floral or fruit arrangement, along with elegant, matching candlesticks.

Add fresh, flowing curtains in refreshing colors, like sea foam green or baby blue. Skip the traditional dining room wall art of fruit and flower arrangements, and instead consider something three-dimensional. Hang a handful of empty picture frames on a wall and pin some faux sunflowers and herbs inside them.

Simple ways to transform your deck

Nothing says summer quite like outdoor living. If your home doesn’t yet have a deck, there’s still time to get one built before summer ends. Once it’s finished, decorate it with comfortable and natural-looking outdoor furniture. Add planter boxes with foliage, strings of outdoor lights, and an awning or several large beach umbrellas to give your guests some shade.

Montchanin Builders has developed a stellar reputation as an award-winning home designer and builder in the Wilmington, DE area. Our move-in ready homes combine the flexible living spaces families need with the luxurious touches they crave, but building homes and masterfully planned communities isn’t all we do. Our team of master craftsmen also performs picture perfect home renovations suitable for any creative preferences and budget. For new decks, garage renovations, home additions, and more, contact Montchanin Builders today!

More “summer decorating ideas” resources:

  1. Martha Stewart, 60 Summer Decorating Ideas, http://www.marthastewart.com/274784/60-summer-decorating-ideas
  2. SheKnows, Decorating Diva: Summer-ize your kitchen with fun home accents, http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/829249/decorating-diva-summer-ize-your-kitchen-with-fun-and-fresh-home-accents

Beautiful and Budget-Friendly Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Renovating your bathroom is one of the surest ways to add value to your home. In fact, you can expect to recoup as much as 65 percent of the cost of your bathroom remodel when it’s time to put your house on the market. The average bathroom remodel costs nearly $20,000, but it isn’t always necessary to spend this much to get the look you want. By planning your renovation with a budget in mind, you might even be able to renovate other key areas of your home, such as the kitchen or outdoor living areas.

Here at Montchanin Builders in Delaware, our bathroom design experts bring their creativity and technical expertise to give each homeowner amazing results, regardless of their budget.

Update your lighting

New lighting fixtures are a quick, easy, and budget-friendly way to give new life to your bathroom. With the right lighting, you can make your bathroom look larger and more modern. Expecting a single lighting fixture to add both beauty and function is asking a lot. Instead, expect to install one central ceiling fixture, with secondary fixtures at key zones. The vanity is one place where you definitely don’t want to skimp on lighting. Add contemporary wall sconces to either side of the vanity mirror, which will cast an even glow on your face and make grooming tasks easier. Position the center of each lighting fixture at about eye level.

Lighting in the shower is also essential, especially if you’re still relying on a shower curtain instead of glass shower doors. Recessed lighting is ideal in this area. If you have enough space in your bathroom, you might add an accent light to put the spotlight on artwork or a tile wall mosaic.

Choose your central bathroom feature

Every well-designed bathroom should have a central feature that automatically draws the eye. A hot tub surrounded by greenery would do the trick, but this isn’t necessarily budget-friendly. Instead, consider looking for a fabulous, vintage-style clawfoot tub. Or, you might prefer to put the bulk of your budget into a stylish vanity or seamless glass shower door. If you’d rather not upgrade the major features of your bathroom, consider investing in luxurious tile, perhaps with an elaborate floor or wall mosaic.

Add stylish bathroom storage options

Bathroom storage options abound at retail stores, but those cheap shelving units that fit over the toilet likely won’t improve the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. Instead, add value, function, and aesthetics by choosing built-in storage options. Tall towel cabinets are popular. Try to find one that matches your bathroom and has attached shelving to keep your odds and ends corralled. If you have separate “his” and “hers” mirrors, consider adding a slim, compact shelving unit between them. Improving the storage capability of your bathroom lets you keep clutter out of sight, which makes your bathroom look larger and more serene.

Whatever your style preferences are and no matter how large or small your budget is, the team of expert designers at Montchanin Builders can bring your vision to life. Renovating your bathroom is a smart way to get more out of your home, both in terms of home value and your current enjoyment of your personal sanctuary. Visit our design center or request a tour of our beautiful model homes to see for yourself why Montchanin Builders is the trusted name in home renovation in Delaware.

Additional “bathroom redesign on a budget” resources

  1. Houzz, Built-ins Boost Storage in Small Bathrooms, http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1787399/list/built-ins-boost-storage-in-small-bathrooms
  2. This Old House, A Lesson in Bathroom Lighting, https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/lesson-bathroom-lighting

Top Home Renovations for 2017

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance or functionality of your home? Perhaps you’d like to remodel it, but aren’t quite sure which renovations would add the most value to your home. When you have questions, Montchanin Builders has the answers. Our home renovators in Delaware design creative solutions to fit every home and please every homeowner. When you’re planning your home renovation, keep these top trends for 2017 in mind.

The look of marble

Marble has long been a staple feature of upscale homes, but in 2017, be on the lookout for it to appear in surprising places. Marble isn’t just for kitchen counters any longer. Tiles with the chic look of marble can make a sophisticated kitchen or bathroom backsplash. Wallpaper has been stealthily making a comeback in recent years and, as you might have guessed, some of the up-and-coming wallpaper trends include the subtle look of marble. Try pairing light tones of marble with dark, richly colored wood or metallic touches.

Improvements for accessibility

Effective home renovation projects add to the home’s functionality as well as its aesthetic appeal. Home renovators are expecting to see a continuing rise in the number of requests for accessibility updates. Universal accessibility is a major concern for families affected by disabilities and for seniors who prefer to age in place. A home renovator from Montchanin Builders might suggest converting a flex room on the ground floor to an in-law suite for when aging parents have trouble navigating the stairs. No-step entries, varied height counters and cabinets, and widened doorways for wheelchairs and walkers are other smart upgrades to improve a home’s accessibility.

Smart storage in the bathroom

Another rising trend you can expect to see in 2017 is a renewed focus on the bathroom – specifically, its storage spaces. Gone are the days in which a solitary medicine cabinet would suffice. For a clean, uncluttered look, homeowners are demanding plenty of storage spaces designed to blend in with the décor.

And speaking of décor, consider upgrading the wall tile. A few years ago in Europe, dimensional tile began making waves and now the trend is making its way around the states. You can thank modern waterjet technology for dimensional technology, which is made to look three-dimensional. This not only adds depth to a room, it provides a visually appealing focal point for the room. Try dimensional tile as an accent wall to complement the vanity or place it above a hydrotherapy spa tub.

Montchanin Builders is a leading provider of move-in ready homes in Delaware. Our team of experienced and creative home renovators will work closely with you to make your vision for your home a reality. Our renowned craftsmanship and our commitment to best practices in construction translate to a winning combination that increases the value of your home and its functionality for your family. Call our office today or email. You can also browse our website for a virtual tour of new homes available at our Delaware communities: Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, and Shipley’s Circle.

Top Home Renovations for Spring

overview of deck additionAs spring ushers in warmer weather, home owners invariably start considering home improvement projects they’ve been putting off all year. The snow and ice is finally gone, the temperatures are mild and it’s the perfect time to consider a makeover (or two!) that can really add value and personal enjoyment to your abode.

If you’re in need of some expert guidance on your fair-weather home improvement projects, look no further than Montchanin Builders – a respected Delaware home renovation contractor. Our team leverages a combined 60 years of experience serving the residents of Wilmington, Delaware County and neighboring Pennsylvania.

The following three projects are ideal for a spring home makeover, and many are improvements that will make your home much more appealing for future buyers.

Build a deck

Get ready for summertime BBQs and outdoor entertaining with a beautiful deck. Decks offer an inviting space for socializing and dining al fresco, and compared to other types of home renovations, deck additions can be very affordable. Besides being a cost-effective project, deck installations increase the amount of useable outdoor space. Choose between a wide selection of pressure treated woods, composite materials, tiles, and eco-friendly decking made from reclaimed and recycled materials. If you’re working within a tight budget, your contractor can suggest the best plan that will accommodate your wishes, without sacrificing on aesthetics or safety.

Upgrade your siding

Years of harsh winter weather can do serious damage to vinyl siding. If your current home has weathered or broken siding, an upgrade can work wonders for enhancing the overall appearance of your home. This is a relatively minor spring remodel, and can help if you’re planning on selling your property anytime soon. The first step is having your siding professionally inspected. If an upgrade is warranted, your best bet is some of the newer vinyl siding that is energy efficient and extremely weather-resistant.

Spruce up kitchen cabinets

While kitchen remodels are some of the most popular and rewarding projects for homeowners, some residents may not be ready for such a hefty investment. One of this year’s most trendy home improvements for spring is revamping your kitchen cabinetry. This can be done with brand new, custom-built cabinets made with your choice of wood and finish, or simply replacing knobs and pulls for a fresh look at a low cost. Changing out all hardware for decorative metal and ceramic cabinet pulls can have a nice effect until you’re ready to take the plunge.  If you’re interested in a total kitchen remodel, Montchanin’s skilled contractors can design and build your dream kitchen, complete with new cabinets, an island, and all of the luxurious details that will turn your kitchen into the focal point of your home.

Home renovation experts in Delaware

From garage renovations and kitchen remodels to custom deck building, Montchanin Builders is your source for quality craftsmanship and first rate customer service. Remodeling and renovation projects can be overwhelming when undertaken alone. Put your trust in veteran home improvement professionals who can ensure that your project turns out exactly as planned, and is delivered on-time and on-budget.

Call Montchanin Builders at 302-472-7213 to learn more about our construction management services in DE or contact us online!

Create Your Outdoor Space for Barbecue Season

gorgeus deckSpring is already underway in Delaware and Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about sprucing up your home’s exterior.

Outdoor living is one reason why Darley Green, Shipley Road, and The Cedars have become such popular communities in the Wilmington, DE area. These move-in ready homes already offer premier features, but for the discerning homeowner looking for a little something extra, Montchanin Builders is pleased to offer our deck design and creation services.

Exceptional construction for superior durability

When planning an outdoor living space, durability is just as important as aesthetics. Why spend time and money building your dream deck if it’ll start looking weathered within a few years? When you choose Montchanin Builders for your new deck, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the best quality for exceptional longevity. Our focus is on building structures that are stronger than industry standards and typical practice. The end result is a superior structure to please generations.

Modern touches for luxurious outdoor living

With a little help from our designers, you’re free to think outside of the box. Why limit yourself to a simple square deck with a single level? We’ll bring your vision to life with our informed suggestions, while conforming to the budget you provide. You might prefer a multi-leveled deck that ties into surrounding features such as your pool, garden or landscaping. Choose from synthetic materials or gorgeous hardwoods, light or dark stains to complement the beauty of your home.

Another aspect to consider when planning your new deck is its functionality. Decks should be beautiful, but they should also be positioned appropriately for the convenience of the homeowner and guests. For instance, you might consider adding an outdoor kitchen to your deck. If so, you’ll want an access point convenient to your indoor kitchen for the ease of transporting your ingredients.

Your new outdoor cooking space could be as simple or as elegant as you wish: From a rustic fire pit to a modern space that features outdoor refrigeration, countertops, grills, and a bar.

Home renovation in Delaware

Your home is among your largest investments and it deserves the very best; but it isn’t always easy for homeowners to find remodeling contractors they can trust. Montchanin Builders has handpicked its team of seasoned deck builders for this very reason. It’s our mission to help homeowners enjoy the best in life, from our thoughtfully planned communities to our top-quality home improvement services.

When you choose Montchanin Builders for home renovations, you’ll interact with professional, courteous staff members who will walk you through every step of the process – from brainstorming design ideas to selecting premier materials.

Call our offices today at 302-472-7213 or email wwright@montchaninbuilders.net and discover for yourself why we’ve earned our stellar reputation among Delaware homeowners.

5 Home Renovation Ideas For Fall

living room kitchen designSummer is an extremely busy time for Delaware home renovation contractors, but there is still much to be done in the cooler autumn months. These five fall home remodeling projects can save you money throughout the winter, protect your home from snow and ice damage, and give you a more pleasant interior space where you’ll be spending more time as you hunker down for the winter.

1. Windows and doors

Some people wait until the winter drafts are seeping in to call a home renovation contractor. However, the work then involves building a temporary wall and exterior frame with poles and polyethylene to keep the interior protected during the remodel. Sometimes projects need to be rescheduled when the weather is particularly inclement and the job cannot be done right. To avoid all this trouble, we recommend updating windows and doors in the fall to better insulate your home for the holidays and save money on your heating bills.

2. Painting

We advise that painting be done in the swing seasons to avoid issues. Summer isn’t the best time for painting, as the humidity interferes with paint drying and can cause walls to look splotchy. Winter is another bad time for painting due to the lack of ventilation, which causes paint fumes to remain in the home longer and lengthens the drying process. But why wait until spring to freshen up your interior and create a cheerier space for yourselves? New paint – particularly in the living, kitchen and dining rooms — will create a more enjoyable place to gather for the holidays.

3. Bathroom or kitchen tile

Many types of tile adhesives require temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees to bond properly, which can easily be controlled via an indoor thermostat. Colder winter air can cause issues with the adhesives — not to mention uncomfortable cold air and wet coming into the home with all the tiles. A kitchen bathroom remodel including updated tile is something you will enjoy showing off to holiday dinner guests, too!

4. Fireplace or HVAC update

Winter tends to be a very busy time for Delaware HVAC contractors who field frantic calls from homeowners who are bundled up in blankets and multiple layers, anxiously awaiting emergency help. You don’t want to wait until it’s freezing outside, your hot water switches off, or there is a snowstorm to find your HVAC system doesn’t work. Maintenance inspections cost a lot less than unexpected emergency repairs! Montchanin Builders can design and install a new fireplace in the autumn months to take the chill out of the home, create a cozier ambiance and lower heating costs through the winter.

5. Roofing and gutters

Roof repair in the fall helps your family avoid extreme winter cold and summer heat. Cleaning out the gutters will avoid issues like ice dams and sudden roof or foundation leaks as well. Nothing is worse than water seeping into the home in the middle of winter! The summer months are often hindered by extremely hot weather, as materials are impacted by the scorching sun. Replacing roofing materials in the winter can be unconducive, so truly fall or spring are the best times for a roofing project.

Delaware home renovation

Montchanin Builders can help with any Delaware home remodeling or renovation project. As established local builders, we have an impressive track record of professional, top-quality work. Contact us at 302-655-2600 to discuss your needs.


5 Tips For Open Air Kitchen Home Renovation

outdoor kitchen - montchaninTwo decades ago, homeowners started to feel as though they weren’t fully maximizing their outdoor space with a simple stand-alone grill set next to an outdoor table set. Beginning in warm locales like California and Arizona, homeowners with beautiful, private backyards began designing more robust outdoor working spaces where they could cook and entertain next to their scenic in-ground pools and gardens.

Today, the trend has spread to East Coast backyards in Pennsylvania and Delaware, where Montchanin Builders helps clients design the backyard space of their dreams.

Our Delaware home addition experts offer the following five tips for a functional and charming open air kitchen design, no matter your budget.

1. Look for low maintenance materials

Being subjected to the elements is what ultimately separates an outdoor kitchen from an indoor cooking space, so material selection should factor prominently in your design. The easier your kitchen is to clean and maintain, the more use you’ll get out of your space. Stainless steel is sanitary and corrosion-resistant. Poured concrete is a popular choice for counters and table tops, as it can withstand abuse from rain and sun. Some customers like the look of cultured granite with UV stabilizers as well. Sealed pavers, concrete, or natural stone blocks with low porosity work well for low-maintenance outdoor flooring. Avoid tile, which can crack in Delaware’s cold winters, and marble, which can be slippery when wet and easily sullied by grease stains.

2. Choose an architectural focal point

As with interior design, the best open air kitchen remodels have a focal point that draws the eyes of onlookers, with the rest of the area framed around that centerpiece. For some outdoor spaces, this anchor could be a fireplace, a wood-fired pizza oven, a weather-resistant flat-screen TV, or a pool-side bar. We always like spaces that are open and airy, but still private – with tall outdoor draperies, a pergola with chandelier lighting or outdoor sconces, or floral arbors. We can help you select similar design aesthetics from your interior to bring into your exterior kitchen space for a cohesive look and blend your entertainment area with other structures like ponds, pools, gardens or children’s playsets for seamless integration.

3. Keep the cook involved in the party

Like open concept kitchens that are so popular in modern homes these days, the ideal backyard kitchen makes it easy for cooks to interact with guests, without everyone tripping over each other. Some homeowners place a water tap or beer kegerator at the end of their bars to encourage people to stop by the kitchen. Others design their kitchens with a bar top connected to the cutting and prep area, which keeps guests close by and allows helpers to join in the cooking.

4. Build in storage space

As Better Homes and Gardens points out, storage space is crucial for designing an outdoor kitchen that satisfies. Stainless steel cabinets are a popular choice, although powder-coated metal cabinets are rising in popularity due to their durability and color choices that include a natural wood look. Rot-resistant redwood works if you’re bent on using truly natural materials.

You’ll want to consider tucked-away storage space for:

  • Trash and recycling bins
  • Napkins and cleaning supplies
  • Glasses
  • Grilling tools
  • Utensils
  • Plates
  • Serving platters
  • Smokers or charcoal grills
  • Woodpile for the pizza oven or fire pit
  • Charcoal and lighters

If you’re a green thumb, add a stand for storing herbs, tomatoes, peppers and fresh-grown produce.

5. Incorporate features that extend your outdoor entertaining season

Outdoor kitchen remodeling in Delaware is aimed at adding spaces you can use well into the night and for grilling steaks even on a chilly November evening. We often incorporate rain shelters, wind-blocking walls and task lighting into our designs. For added warmth, you can opt for a natural gas heater, portable propane heater, heat lamps, fire pit, fireplace, or radiant heat beneath the patio and countertops. To cool you down on those muggy summer days, consider an overhead fan, mist sprays, shade trees, and umbrellas. Mosquito netting or a mechanical mosquito repellant device are also something to consider. Look into outdoor lighting options for the countertops, walkways, staircases, grilling and dining areas.

Partner with Delaware home addition experts

The home addition experts from Montchanin Builders offer high-quality craftsmanship and professional design assistance of the top caliber. Whether you have pictures of your ideal kitchen and know precisely what you want or you only have a vague idea of an outdoor entertainment space, we can help you plan every detail from start to finish. Call 302-655-2600 to set up a free consultation regarding outdoor kitchen remodel in Delaware.

Deck Addition: Smart Return on Investment

beautiful new deckWith summer just around the corner, many homeowners are considering the pleasures of outdoor living spaces, whether covered patios, decks or gazebos. According to Remodeling magazine’s yearly “Cost vs. Value” report, a deck addition is a smart home addition, typically yielding an 80 to 90 percent return on the original investment. This is primarily because, compared to a garage or bedroom addition, a deck increases usable living area at a minimal cost per square foot.

Not only is a deck a clever way for property owners to maintain or enhance their home’s value, this addition provides countless ways to relax with family and friends. Imagine grilling burgers and hotdogs with friends in the summer, or hosting a New Year’s Eve champagne toast under the stars. For Halloween, a deck is the perfect spot for a jack-o-lantern carving contest with the kids.

In short, a deck provides an inviting space for entertaining, BBQ parties, or just getting back to nature.

Montchanin: experienced Delaware deck builders

Whether simple or extravagant, any home improvement project is not without its challenges. From design elements to materials to construction timelines and budget, homeowners must choose their deck builders carefully. For decades, residents in the greater Wilmington area have relied on Delaware home improvement contractors at Montchanin Builders. Locally owned and operated, Montchanin has a reputation for superior construction and deck building services at incredibly reasonable prices.

Our team works hand-in-hand with clients to ensure their vision of the perfect deck is finished on time and within the specified budget. Known for our professionalism and high quality craftsmanship, our team will assist you through every stage of the project, listening to your vision, and making suggestions whenever appropriate.

Recent deck building trends include structures with multiple levels. The main level nearest to the house generally serves as a large open-air dining area for grilling. The tier below can be adorned with a Jacuzzi, fire pit or comfortable seating area for intimate gatherings.

Whether you’re considering a simple platform deck, cantilevered deck or multi-tiered version, our skilled Delaware deck builders will develop a solid plan that meets your needs and adheres to local building codes.

We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the various available materials (pressure treated woods, composite decking, hardwoods, aluminum or bamboo) as well as design ideas to highlight the perimeter with railings or planters. Your ultimate choice in materials will likely be based on regular maintenance concerns, as well as durability through rough winters and heavy rains.

Build your dream deck with Montchanin

With our construction skill and years of experience we can help you get the “wow factor” in any home addition. Life is already hectic enough; let us help you create that outdoor space you’ve always wanted.

Serving the Wilmington and greater Delaware & Pennsylvania areas, Montchanin Builders can help you and your loved ones enjoy more time outdoors while enhancing the value of your home. To set up a consultation, please call us at 302-472-7213.

New Year, New Addition? Find the Best Home Addition Contractors in Delaware

couple christmas treeIt’s a New Year, which may prompt you to set goals for improving your living space in 2015. Home additions are a great way to stay in the neighborhood you love, close to the amenities you need, and avoid the hassle of a move, while living in the space of your dreams.

Did you know that every 1,000 square feet of space you add to your home boosts resale value by 3%? Montchanin Builders is one of the best home addition contractors Delaware has to offer. Craftsmanship, communication, comprehensiveness, and creativity are the hallmarks of our home renovation work.


It goes without saying that the #1 factor for choosing home addition contractors in Delaware is finding a company that can get the job done right the first time. No one wants to endure the stress of substandard work and having to hire another contractor to fix the sloppy mistakes. We understand that something as little as uneven baseboards or an errant brushstroke on a paint job can drive homeowners crazy, especially when their precious home equity dollars are on the line. That’s why every job we do is overseen by a supervisor who visits the job sites regularly to make sure workers are adhering to the highest standards we’re known for in our new home construction business. Over the years, we have been diligent in selecting top craftsmen with reputations for skill, durability, and precision.


Having a torn-up house for a little while can be stressful – whether you are continuing to live there while the work is being done, staying with a friend, or enjoying a staycation in a local hotel. A team leader will communicate with you every step of the way. We respect your desire to return back to normalcy in your new and improved home as soon as possible. We’ll provide you with an estimated timeline for each step of the project, keep you notified when the materials arrive, and let you know which team members will be coming to your home to work each day, so there are no surprises.


Most Delaware residents hire a home additions contractor because it’s the quickest, easiest way to get the job done – a truly professional job at that! We cover every aspect of the project — from seeing you through the design process, drawing up the blueprints and assisting you with finance options, to securing the permits, buying the materials, managing the sub-contractors, and hauling away the trash. We leave no stone unturned, no question unanswered, and no doubt in your mind that you’ve selected the right company to complete the job.


Montchanin Builders has been featured on HGTV for our professional design work. If you have a general idea of what you want but need to iron out the details, you can take a walk through our design center to see, touch, and experience different aesthetics. If you’ve ever seen a Montchanin Builder home, you know that we are on top of modern and contemporary trends with sophisticated architectural features that withstand the test of time.

Call our home addition contractors’ Delaware office at 302-472-7213

Whether you want a new garage, deck, sunroom, bedroom, or kitchen addition, or a mother-in-law suite, Montchanin Builders has the best home addition contractors in Delaware. Call us to set up a no-obligation consultation and take one more step toward your dream home!

Investor’s Business Daily Says Single Family Home Sales Are Up

Delaware construction management sold signImportant single family housing indicators are up significantly, according to the November 19th issue of Investor’s Business Daily. Overall, housing starts totaled over 1 million units in October, a decrease of 2.8% versus September. But that percentage downturn reflects double digit declines only in new construction apartments and multi-families.

Delaware custom home builders on alert as credit rules loosen

The news is all good, however, in the single family class. Single family home starts rose a solid 4.2% in October. This follows an identical 4.2% increase in September from the month before. Overall, single family starts are up 15.4% over the last twelve months. Other indicators of a growing housing market are equally robust. Overall, building permits were up almost 5%, the fastest pace in the last six years. Single family permits are also at a six year high.

The optimism is due in part to cheaper credit—the average 30 year fixed mortgage rate fell a basis point to 4.18%, a sizable drop from the 4.72% at the beginning of 2014—solid job growth, and the Fed’s loosening of credit rules to encourage buyers to finally come out of the shadows.  As a result, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that the mortgage applications index rose just under 5% in the week ended November 14. And as further proof that the single family market is hot, loan demand for buying a home jumped up 11.7%, the largest weekly gain since the summer of 2013.

Experienced construction management in Delaware

With home and construction financing more readily available, the expertise to manage and maximize those dollars is even more important. The master craftsmen and veteran project managers at Montchanin Builders have decades of hard earned experience in providing strict time, cost, and quality control management to every custom project they undertake.

Montchanin’s outstanding portfolio of projects consistently places them atop the list of highly regarded Delaware custom home builders. Our construction management specialists take on the minutiae of budget and financing, zoning, government regulations, and permitting to the heavy lifting of planning, design, scheduling, cost control, and construction. Our team will bring your custom home through all the steps from concept to drafting table to your finished dream residence.

Call Montchanin Builders for your new dream home

Whether you are a downsizing couple taking advantage of Delaware’s tax haven status or a family with a vision of building a smart, energy efficient, multigenerational custom home, Montchanin Builders has an outstanding array of design options, 21st century materials, and layouts to help inspire your dream.

Constant dialogue between new owner and builder, top flight project managers, timely updates, and an “always on time and on budget” philosophy are a few of the hallmarks of one of the most highly sought after leaders in construction management in Delaware.

If you’re thinking of a custom home, call Montchanin Builders to discuss your ideas. Our time is yours for a no obligation, no cost visit with one of our project managers who enjoy nothing more than sharing in the vision of a single, a couple, or a family with a dream.

Email amaluski@montchaninbuilders.net or call 302-472-7213 to speak with a representative from Montchanin Builders.