Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lake Bloomington

I have many childhood memories of Lake Bloomington.  Waterskiing, riding mini bikes, getting Jeep's stuck in snow and lighting fire crackers are a few.  Lake Bloomington represents a simpler life.  Its time to relax and enjoy.  This very morning, I love my job.  As I check the start of our latest home, I am renewed along with blooming trees and flowers, birds singing and a calm over the water at Lake Bloomington.  What a privilege it is to create a place for a family to share lives and create memories!

I cannot think of a better way to start the day.  My life is truly blessed for where it has been and for where it is going.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Time Means Outdoor Time

Well, Tuesday marked the first official day of Spring. Even after such a mild Winter, I am glad Spring is finally here. I'm sure most everyone, like myself, is looking forward to spending much of their time outdoors over the next several months. Whether it be entertaining friends and family, grilling on the barbecue, or simply relaxing and enjoying the nice weather, many homeowners will spend a lot of time outdoors.

I recently read an article in Professional Builder magazine, titled, Trends In Outdoor Living

According to a survey that they took from their home building readers, it is pretty apparent that there has been a substantial increase in homeowners wants and needs for an outdoor living space, stating that is one of the fastest growing segments of residential construction. That certainly doesn't mean just your average 12'x12' wood deck. Today, homeowners are looking to bring the indoors out. Extending their living and entertainment spaces to the outdoors. Some of the more popular features include fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, audio/video systems, and built-in seating.

Here, at BJA Custom Homes, we are seeing these trends as well. In fact, we have just recently completed the designs for a couple of homeowners to be started this Spring.

When it comes to incorporating an outdoor living space into your home, the possibilities are endless! Give us a call today to see how we can help you enjoy the great outdoors!