NEWS & INFORMATION

  • Selecting blinds for your home – real and faux wood blinds are both great choices!

    August 10, 2017

    Let’s face it – anyone who has invested in window coverings for their homes knows that it can be quite an investment. On top of that, there are so many options and varieties in material on the market that making a decision on what to install in your home can be overwhelming. The options go beyond real and faux wood blinds, and this article will help get you up to... Continue reading >>

  • Why gold fixtures and hardware are back in style. Did they ever go out in the first place?

    June 13, 2017

    Flip through any home design magazine, peruse photos on Pinterest and Houzz, and you’ll notice that gold fixtures and hardware are back in style. But the real question is, did brass ever go out of style? The answer is yes, and no. At Dunbar Builders, we are using more brass finishes in homes, but not the brass you recall from the 1980s – bright, shiny, overpowering – your grandmom’s brass.... Continue reading >>

  • What should you look for in a residential custom builder?

    May 18, 2017

    Choosing the right builder is one of the most critical decisions you will make in the home building process. You want the construction process to be a good experience. Read on for guiding principles of what to look for in a professional builder. Ultimately, you and your builder will build the home together! Define your needs in the new home so the builder can evaluate them. Be clear with your... Continue reading >>

  • Choosing the best white paint color for your home’s interior

    March 22, 2017

    How to choose the best white paint color for your home White walls have never been in more demand. Because there are so many shades of white, best white paint color for your home’s interior can be overwhelming because the variations in white aren’t as obvious to the eye as other colors. White is a calm, delicate, classic, peaceful color on walls, which is why we see it all over design... Continue reading >>

  • Trends in Countertops: Quartz

    February 8, 2017

    At Dunbar Builders, we are discovering that quartz countertops are becoming increasingly popular for use in kitchens and bathrooms, and are giving the ever-reigning king of kitchen countertops, granite, a run for its money. Dunbar Builders has used quartz in many of our homes, especially in the kitchens we build. Read on to find out more about this trend in countertops… About quartz countertops Quartz countertops are made from crushed... Continue reading >>

  • Latest Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Tile

    February 2, 2017

    When you’re building a new home, it helps to know the latest trends in kitchen and bathroom tile. Some people prefer a timeless look, while others prefer a more modern feel. Tile can be composed of various materials, and the room in which you are using the tile will often determine the kind of tile you select. When you work with Dunbar Builders, you’ll be able to select tile that... Continue reading >>

  • Dunbar Builders is Building New Mid-Size Homes in Selwood Trace

    January 7, 2017

    Have you been looking for a new home but can’t seem to find one that you can truly call “your home?” You know – that house has the perfect kitchen, but that has living room floors that aren’t your style…or that has windows that just aren’t what exactly you’re looking for? Why settle for a place that is just halfway perfect when you can have a house that’s one hundred... Continue reading >>

  • Add character to your porch with a joggling board!

    December 21, 2016

    Joggling boards are unique pieces of furniture that date back to the 19th century. While no one is completely certain how the joggling board was invented, one legend has it that the first board was built in the Midlands of South Carolina at Acton Plantation.1 If you are from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, you’ve probably seen a joggling board, or maybe even sat on one. These outdoor living furniture pieces... Continue reading >>

  • Foam Insulation – Facts and Advantages

    December 7, 2016

    Choose Foam Insulation for the Numerous Long-Term Benefits When it comes time for you to make a decision on your home’s insulation, there are several options available. Choosing foam insulation will provide many long-term benefits. Your heating and cooling is more than half the energy you use in your home, making it the largest energy expense you have as a homeowner (see http://energy.gov/public-services/homes/heating-cooling). So…it’s important to make the cost-effective decision when... Continue reading >>

  • Why Paint Your Porch Ceiling Blue?

    October 5, 2016

    Liven up your front porch with a little paint that includes a lot of history! What was once known as just an old southern tradition – painting your porch ceiling blue – spans further than just the south and is still a living tradition today. With several theories as to where the blue ceilings started and why they are painted blue, it is a design element of homes that has... Continue reading >>

  • Why Now is the Time to Build a New Home

    October 1, 2016

    One of the biggest decisions and purchases you’ll make in your lifetime is buying a house. And you aren’t just buying a house, you’re buying a home. If you’re like most people, you want your home to have exactly what you need and want. There’s not a better way to get exactly what you want than to work with a trusted builder to customize your home to your specific needs... Continue reading >>

  • Using Shiplap Walls

    July 12, 2016

    What is Shiplap? According to Houzz.com, Shiplap is “an exterior cladding or interior wood paneling similar in look to tongue and groove planks. A rabbet or groove cut at the end of the boards allows them to overlap and still lie flush when assembled. Although not as strong as a tongue and groove joint, the loose connection assists with temperature and humidity changes, allowing for expansion of the wood. Shiplap is... Continue reading >>

  • Dunbar Builders Partners with Operation Finally Home

    May 27, 2016

    Dunbar Builders has partnered with Operation Finally Home, a national non-profit organization with a unique network of experienced builders, suppliers, and supporters dedicated to building homes for wounded, ill or injured veterans, surviving spouses and their families. Operation Finally Home brings together homebuilders, the military and communities to build custom mortgage-free homes for America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America’s uniform and sacrificed... Continue reading >>

  • Recently built Craftsman-style home near Lake Murray – Video and Photos

    December 1, 2015

    Custom Home Details Nestled in the Lake Murray community of Pintail Point, this 4384 sq ft Craftsman-style home near Lake Murray boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on a half-acre lot. Hardwood floors are 3 ¼ site-finished oak, with carpeted areas having 25-year padding. Throughout the home, there’s an abundance of custom cabinetry with soft-close doors and drawers, as well as delightfully useful organizational features. Many extras adorn this extraordinary... Continue reading >>

  • Video of One of Our Homes

    October 29, 2015

    Click below to watch a video of one of our recently completed homes – Continue reading >>