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6 Terms You Need To Know Before Meeting With A Builder

You’re ready to build your dream home. You’ve done your research and you’ve narrowed it down to a handful of builders. As you get ready to meet with prospective builders, its important to know some key terms that you will hear in your consultation. Terminology. All...

St. Louis Remodeling Case Study

St. Louis Remodeling Case Study

St. Louis Remodeling Client Beckerle Family, Eureka, St. Louis Co., MO Quality and excellence, with attention to detail, quality materials & decades of experience in St. Louis Responsive communication, including updates at the start of every workday Open book...

Building All Shades of Green Homes

Building All Shades of Green Homes

As a future custom homeowner, you’re looking for the best: a green home that is energy efficient, healthy, sustainable and built with quality materials. With our experienced and practical approach to green home building, the Stockell Team is committed to creating the...

Trending Now: Modern Farmhouse Sliding Barn Door Hardware

Trending Now: Modern Farmhouse Sliding Barn Door Hardware

Bringing the Barn Door Inside Whether building a new custom home, remodeling an existing home, or just making a few updates, one design trend we are excited about is sliding barn door style hardware. This look comes in contemporary, industrial, and rustic designs, and...

Stockell Custom Homes in STL Homes + Lifestyles Magazine

Stockell Custom Homes in STL Homes + Lifestyles Magazine

Before and After Deck Remodel Makes a Statement A recent St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles Magazine article featured a stunning deck remodel by Stockell Custom Homes & Construction. In the article, the homeowner talks about how much she enjoys the new deck and...

Stockell Custom Homes Tackles the Hard Jobs with Precision and Pride

Stockell Custom Homes Tackles the Hard Jobs with Precision and Pride

When you think of rough carpentry, framing, you think of hard men, sweat and dirt. You think of cuts that have to be exact, but not quite THAT exact. What you don't think of is finish...fine finish. Well, sometimes those two worlds, rough and finish, meet on a certain...

Blowing the Dust Out of a Dirty Business

Blowing the Dust Out of a Dirty Business

  They say that you don't want to watch them make the sausage. Well, one thing sausage making and remodeling have in common is that they're both dirty business. To get from the organized chaos that is a construction site to a beautiful finished product takes a...

How to Hire the Right Builder and Remodeler

For most people, a home is the single largest investment they’ll ever make. That's why it's so important to hire the right builder to create your custom home or the right remodeler to beautify and renovate your existing one. The National Association of Home Builders...

Custom Home Design Ideas

Custom Home Design Ideas

Looking for some home building, remodeling and design ideas? Did we mention: Free! That's right: Free custom home ideas... Houzz.com Check out Houzz.com. It's fast becoming a top resource online for people who want to build a new home or remodel. It's chock full of...

What is an Energy Star Home?

What does it mean to have a high performance, energy-efficient home? No matter the style or size of your home, you’ll benefit from the latest energy and money-saving green building techniques. Don Stockell is a Certified Green Professional with the National...

Top 4 Custom Home Building Trends

What are the top reasons people build a custom home? The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) outlines a few key custom home building trends: 1. Building a custom home helps the environment Green Building—Concern for the environment is growing in American...

NAHB: New Housing Market is Looking Up, According to New Home Builders

NAHB: New Housing Market is Looking Up, According to New Home Builders

Thinking about finally making your custom dream home a reality? Apparently you’re not alone, reports the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). New home builder confidence in the single-family, new housing market at its highest peak since November 2005, and new...

Checklist for a Safe, Accessible Bathroom Design

Checklist for a Safe, Accessible Bathroom Design

Improve Your Home's Value and Safety with Accessible Bathroom Design & Construction Whether building a new home or remodeling, accessibility is an important factor to consider. Not only does it give those with disabilities and older Americans a more independent...

Studies Show New Homes Cost Less to Maintain

Studies Show New Homes Cost Less to Maintain

According to the NAHB, new homes are less expensive to maintain: new homes bring savings in reduced energy and maintenance expenses. Data from the American Housing Survey (AHS) provides more insight: For routine maintenance expenses, 26% of all homeowners spent $100...

7 Advantages of Building Green

Some of the biggest advantages of building green add to your quality of life with a more comfortable, healthy home. 1. Improve the indoor air quality and comfort of your home The indoor air quality, including humidity control, is a key focus of green homes Green homes...

What does “Certified Green” Mean?

Building a new green home is easier than ever. "Building green" simply means putting together a home with minimal environmental impact and energy-saving features. Here’s a look at three organizations that certify green homes: NAHB The National Association of Home...