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  • 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 >>

  • 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 27, 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 >>

  • Dunbar Builders Celebrates A Generation of Custom Home Building

    March 5, 2014

    The year was 1994. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl, Forrest Gump was the top grossing film, the U.S. housing market was beginning a comeback after a four-year slump, and Pat Dunbar established Chapin, SC-based Dunbar Builders Inc. A graduate of Indiana University School of Business, Dunbar founded his custom homebuilding business after serving in the U.S. Air Force and working for many years in banking and finance. An... Continue reading >>

  • Southern Living Custom Builder Program Renews Dunbar Builders’ Membership For 2014

    February 26, 2014

    CHAPIN, SC – Dunbar Builders Inc. has been selected for the third year to be part of the Southern Living® Custom Builder Program. Dunbar Builders is one of approximately 100 builders chosen for the annual builder program sponsored by Southern Living magazine, one of the largest monthly consumer magazines in the United States with a circulation of 2.8 million and reaching 16 million readers monthly. Each year, Southern Living carefully... Continue reading >>

  • Dunbar Builders is People’s Choice at 2013 Parade of Homes

    October 8, 2013

    More than 8,200 people attended the 2013 Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC), during its 16-day run at Sweetbay in Woodcreek Farms. Every attendee had an opportunity to vote for his or her favorite home design and interior design in the People’s Choice Awards. These awards are highly sought after by the builders and interior designers each year. The People’s Choice Award for... Continue reading >>

  • Dunbar Builders Wins Best Kitchen, Best Master Bedroom in 2013 Parade of Homes

    September 24, 2013

    Dunbar Builders Inc. has won Best Kitchen and Best Master Bedroom awards in the 2013 Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia. The Parade is open until Sept. 29 at Sweetbay in Woodcreek Farms. The award-winning Dunbar kitchen features silestone quartz countertops, a spacious island, GE Monogram appliances and custom cabinetry from Schrader Kitchens + Furniture, with interior designer Pamela Trussell added the finishing touches... Continue reading >>