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  • Dunbar Builders + Justin Pepper House

    July 6, 2023

    Dunbar Builders is a proud supporter of Justin Pepper House, a not-for-profit organization that​​​​ provides a Christian-based housing option for displaced families. The organization was created in memory of Justin, and has served many families for over a decade. Justin Pepper House collaborates with other ministries in our community that can help with food, life-skills, and location of any additional resources as needed. Currently, Dunbar Builders is working with Justin Pepper... Continue reading >>

  • The Ins and Outs of Unfinished and Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

    April 5, 2023

    Hardwood floors – we all love them. Our clients want them in most every room – even in bathrooms – for the durability and warmth they provide in a home. There are so many kinds to choose from, and to add to all the many options, prefinished wood flooring is now a highly favorable option! Even if you don’t know what prefinished wood flooring is, we are certain you have... Continue reading >>

  • Building a Beautiful Custom Home on Lake Murray

    April 5, 2023

    Should you build or buy? It’s up to your needs and budget, but building a custom home on Lake Murray has plenty of upsides. Building a home allows you to be able to put together a home that you want, instead of buying and trying to renovate someone else’s house. One Lake, Loads of Options Lake Murray SC consists of many different neighborhoods and towns to select for your new... Continue reading >>

  • What’s the Difference Between a Custom Home Builder and a Semi-custom Home Builder?

    April 1, 2023

    A custom home builder works with you to design and build your dream home. The process starts with a meeting on your lot, then continues with planning a home that meets your specific needs, vision, and budget. Custom home builders usually have long-standing relationships with trusted subcontractors who can create exactly what’s in your mind. A semi-custom builder may be able to provide some of these things but tends to... Continue reading >>

  • The Advantages of Split Master Bathrooms

    April 26, 2018

    My grandmother used to say what saved her marriage was having separate bathrooms in her master suite. His space/her space meant separate room for dressing, not having to share counter space or sinks, and the best for last: not having to share the toilet. Hallelujah! Two separate bathrooms in a master bedroom are quite a luxury, but Dunbar Builders builds master bathrooms where each person gets his or her own... Continue reading >>

  • Lexington Lake Living

    March 19, 2018

    This recently completed home on Lake Murray contains a unique blend of amenities along with wormwood cabinets, stone, reclaimed wood, and more. Continue reading >>

  • Are We Seeing the Decline of the Formal Living Room?

    February 14, 2018

    Remember the days of “take your shoes off in the living room, and don’t put your feet on the nice furniture?” You might even recall a plastic covering on your grandma’s chintz sofa reminding you that the living room, and its contents, was a “special room.” Fast forward to the days of our parents – the living room became the room we rarely spent time in, the room reserved for... Continue reading >>

  • Do You Need to Hire an Interior Decorator for Your Custom Home? 6 Things to Consider…

    December 19, 2017

    At Dunbar Builders, we’ve discovered during our many years in home construction that some homeowners love interior design and decorating. They have colossal amounts of tear-outs from design magazines they can’t wait to show us. They have created interior design boards all over their Pinterest and Houzz accounts. These homeowners know what they want in a home, and what they don’t. Dunbar Builders has built homes for these design-lovers. They... Continue reading >>

  • Stone In and Around Your Home – Cultured or Natural?

    November 21, 2017

    We get asked the question a lot – if using stone in and around a home, should you use cultured or natural stone? The look of stone has long been admired in both building and landscape design. There’s something about stone that makes us pause and take in its beauty. Stone connects us to history. It feels other-worldly. It provides a quiet, yet strong architectural element. Stone is simultaneously sophisticated... Continue reading >>

  • Steps to Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck for New Home Construction

    November 18, 2017

    As custom home builders in the Midlands of South Carolina for more than 20 years, Dunbar Builders has been building dream homes for our customers while saving them money throughout the home building process. In this article, we’ll cover the three steps involved in ensuring that you get as much value as possible for what you pay for your new custom home construction. Step One: Hire an experienced custom home... Continue reading >>

  • Painted Brick Exteriors – Simply Beautiful

    October 3, 2017

    We at Dunbar Builders are loving the look of painted brick exteriors, and have recently finished several homes with painted brick. Let’s talk about these exteriors that you’ve probably noticed more of in your neighborhood recently… As design trends continue to move toward a more calm, clean aesthetic, more of our clients want the fresh look of painted brick for their home’s exterior. Painted brick is also a great way... Continue reading >>

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

    July 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 >>

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

    June 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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

    April 27, 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 >>