How To Winterize Your Home

fireplace in Asheville home

It’s not too late to winterize your home and make sure you’re not driving your power bill up, or worse, that you might have a safety issue! If you have an older home, it may be time to update your home with better, more efficient technology. Of course, if you build a home in Asheville with Bellwether Design-Build, we are sure to use the latest and greatest technology to build a well insulated and energy-efficient house!

Here are some tips that you can use to winterize your home:

  • Cheap trick: Plug those drafty doors with a draft guard!
    • The better solution is to make sure you have quality storm doors
  • Cheap trick: Add window insulation film to your windows
    • The better option is to replace old windows with energy efficient storm windows, in particular low-emissivity (low-e) windows.
    • Here are […]

Bellwether Spec Home Asheville

spec home Asheville

Bellwether Design-Build recently built a new spec home that we had for sale in Asheville, North Carolina. We not only build custom homes, but we also build spec homes that we put on the Asheville real estate market. Many of our spec homes are perfect for a single person, a small family, or as a starter home. We’re currently building other spec homes in the Asheville area and we’ll share the details soon!

We are featuring this past home building project as an example of the quality spec homes we build! This particular house was affordably priced for a 1,272 square foot 2-story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and a laundry room on the main level. It has an open living room, dining room, and kitchen plan with hardwood floors throughout. There are new stainless steel appliances along with granite countertops in the kitchen. The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry for […]

Bellwether Design-Build Wins Innovative Home Award

Lot 10 Ciel Bellwether Builders Asheville

Bellwether Design-Build’s latest custom home is now officially an award-winning home! Our home in the CIEL development in North Asheville, North Carolina won the Innovative Award from the Asheville Home Builders Association for the 2015 Parade of Homes. This is truly a one-of-a-kind ultra modern green home!

There are quite a few features that contributed to our home winning the Innovative award. One of the most innovative features of this home is the design and construction itself. This home is placed and built to enjoy private views of downtown Asheville and Mount Pisgah. The home is built with cantilever construction at three levels that defy gravity as it reaches towards the mountains. The way the home is built and designed provides not just a unique modern style, but also three walkout roofs to enjoy the stunning views. The roofs have contemporary metal railings and Iron Wood Ipe decking.

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3 Types of Home Building in Asheville

Asheville Home Building Project

There are a variety of ways to have a home built in Asheville, North Carolina. At Bellwether Design-Build, we work with each and every client on an individual basis. We find out the exact type of home that want to build and move into. We offer:

  1. Custom Homes – Work with us to design and build a custom floor plan for your dream home. Bellwether Design-Build can take it from a dream to a concept and then and make it a reality.
  2. Unique Homes – There are so many available upgrades to choose from, starting with your foundation, the types of walls, specialized materials, and more. We are educated and experienced on using a wide variety of efficient and eco-friendly construction initiatives.
  3. Spec Homes – If you do not want to go through the home building process and you simply want a new home that’s completed, you can also have a […]