New home customization is not as difficult or expensive as you might think. Don’t settle! Get tips and advice for building a custom home that suites you.
Many of ICI Homes’ floor plans come with what’s known as flex space or a bonus room. Whatever you call it, the home buyer decides its ultimate function and those choices can be endless.
Home offices, kids’ playrooms, craft rooms and home theaters all are examples of what you can do with your own flex space. Its usage depends on your household, your seasons of life, and the lifestyles you lead.
So, what do you do when your flex space needs to make everyone happy?
You get creative. Here’re our tips to planning a flexible flex space.
Decide who’s using it
Maybe it’s a […]
You’re finally committing to the new custom Florida home you want, and your carefully curated wish list contains a number of must-haves for your secret hideaway — A.K.A., the owner’s suite.
Go ahead and plan a backyard tree house for the kids, or a pool for party fun. But if you don’t get that soaking tub in the bathroom, you might as well not move, right?
We can help! ICI Homes has built custom homes all over Florida for more than four decades. We’ve made thousands of dreams come true. So if you’re dreaming big, follow along. We’ll share some statement […]
If you’re building a new custom home with ICI Homes, you’ll find no end of inspiration and options for outdoor living.
We live in the Sunshine State, so of course all of our homes come with a lanai of some shape and size. In most of our floorplans, you can opt for a large sliding glass door to open up your lanai to your gathering room and really bring the outdoors in. You may also choose to screen in your lanai, or go with a plethora of other upgrades. A favorite upgrade and staple of Florida living — the summer kitchen […]
Who said one of the most necessary areas of a new custom Florida home must look strictly functional rather than inviting?
Sometimes customers choose bathroom design elements and materials based on how difficult those elements are to clean and maintain, rather than how aesthetically pleasing they’ll look. We won’t steer you in the opposite direction, but there’s a happy medium that allows you to enjoy design AND minimal upkeep. And you won’t have to over-pay for it, either.
In fact, some of these tips are downright thrifty! Others simply involve making the right choices for you and your household.
Here are four fun […]
When you’re designing a new custom Florida home, you’re usually concentrating on the elements that work best for you and your family, and the must-haves you know must be in your floorplan.
It’s easy to overlook out-of-the-box thinking to solve design conundrums, or to add a little architectural pizazz to your new pad.
Fear not. We at ICI Homes have your back. Here are a few creative features for custom homes.
Incorporate a drop zone with a mini-home office
You’re probably aware of the popularity of mudrooms or “drop zones.” They’re entrances off the garage where each family member has an individual space […]
“Many people would love to build a custom home for their family, but do not have the time or knowledge to properly oversee its construction, or arrange for construction loans needed in advance of closing. Instead, they compromise what they really want, and end up going with a traditional production builder that allows minimal customization of their floor plans, which often is expensive, and the builder does reluctantly.
But now, Tampa Bay homebuyers have a third option — ICI Homes, which brings together a buyer’s specific custom requests with the resources of an established and reputable production builder.”
Thank you, Laker […]
Ready to take the home-building plunge? As a newbie? All we at ICI Homes ask you to remember is this: even if the new custom Florida home you’re seeking or dreaming of isn’t the first home you’ve purchased, it’ll be a new experience if it’s the first home you’ll have built.
Having one built to your specifications requires more homework on your part. But we promise it’s worth it to get EXACTLY what you want.
To prepare, grab our handy brochure that details everything about your role in the building process. Then, consider the suggestions below.
Know what you want
As much […]
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Spending on pet services is expected to see the largest growth for any other spending segment in the pet industry in 2017. That’s according to numbers from the American Pet Products Association, which found pet-industry spending in 2016 came in at a record high $66.75 billion, up from $60.28 billion in 2015, or a 10.7 percent growth. Spending on pet services is expected to grow by six percent in 2017.
For a lot of families, pet services includes outfitting our homes to make them more fur-baby friendly. And, more new-home builders are recognizing the increasing demand for […]