Entries by Ryan Siebert

Why I Prefer to Avoid Cost Plus Projects

When I first dipped my toes in the waters of custom building and remodeling in Naperville my thought process was that cost-plus projects would be my niche. I thought the clients would love to see the details of the money going in and out of their transaction. I thought it was on the details. I […]

How Important Is Your Lender When Building a Custom Home?

By Ryan Siebert As a custom home builder and remodeler I know how important your lender can be for you to have a successful transaction. My business has made multiple shifts over the 12 years of existence and without a banker who understands me, I would have had a much more difficult time.  The same […]

How to Select Interior Trim Packages for Your Custom Home

When he comes to selecting interior trim for your home this simple little task can become very complicated. My custom building and renovation clients in Naperville know all too well what I am talking about. Today I want to give you a few tips on how you can take the bull by the horn and […]

Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

Should You Be Your Own General Contractor? I’ve recently heard advertisements for companies offering to assist you in being your own General Contractor. I’ve also worked with a lot of clients who I know would be great General Contractors on their own.  Yet, I still come away from the advertisement shaking my head at the […]

The Final Payment

The Final Payment Something weird happens to custom remodeling and custom home building clients when it comes time to make their last payment.  After getting through a renovation project most of our clients can’t wait to see us go so they can enjoy their new renovation.  Yet, the last payment is something they hold onto, […]

How Important Are Your Light Fixtures?

How Important Are Your Light Fixtures? One of the most overlooked parts of a custom renovation or custom built home is picking the light fixtures. It can seem like such a check list item at the end of a long project, especially when you are designing an entire home.  However, making the correct light fixture […]

What Type of Kitchen Countertop Should You Choose?

What Type of Kitchen Countertop Should You Choose? How are you supposed to remodel your kitchen without knowing the kitchen countertops?  With nearly all of my Naperville kitchen renovations the clients hit a bottleneck in the process when it comes time to select the kitchen countertops. So to help today I put together a list […]

Custom Home Building and Remodeling Update

Custom Home Building and Remodeling Update Never ending leads, unlimited blueprints to review, projects to manage, punch lists to complete, and warranty lists to cross off the list.  For a custom home builder and remodeler the market seems like it is in a great place. But what really is going on with the residential construction […]

Kitchen Flooring Trends in 2018

Kitchen Flooring Trends in 2018 The gathering place, the chefs domain, where the memories are made, the kitchen. Oh how we love our kitchens! Today’s kitchens designs are very particular. Today I want to talk to you about the kitchen flooring trends in 2018. Tile and Stone Flooring Ceramic tile floors are still very popular in […]

What Will The Future Ceiling Look Like?

The Best Ceiling for Your Custom Renovation For a lot of my Naperville renovation work clients are telling me they want open concept homes. That’s great but with open concept you have to be able to designate areas using the ceiling. This can be done with light fixtures for the different textures for the ceiling […]