David James Homes has six offices with its flagship office residing in Roanoke, Virginia. From humble beginnings, Merle Heckman began the company in 1995 in an uncertain building market and has grown the company into what it is today.
Roanoke is where David James Homes proved a different and new home building model. Most home builders give customers allowances for the purchasing of the products that go into their home and then turn them loose to fend for themselves.. At David James Homes we take better care of our customers. Through our in-house design centers, you are able to select styles, finishes and colors from literally hundreds of selections of products such as in light fixtures and faucets. You’ll love the ease and convenience of being able to pick what exactly what you want in your home in one convenient location.
Since David James Homes is headquartered in Roanoke, Merle is often in the design center office giving advice and speaking with customers, along with knowledgeable employees Brian Wescott and Jeff Leatherwood. Both have considerable experience with David James Homes and have built their own personal homes with the company.
For directions and to learn more about David James Homes, visit www.davidjamescustomhomes.com/roanoke-va-sales-center/.
Brian Wescott, sales manager at the David James Homes’ Roanoke office, has been moonlighting. When he is not in the office helping clients in their homebuilding journey, he is teaching realtors about new construction building practices and terms. For the past two years, Brian has conducted a class for the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors titled New Construction for Realtors.
Brian, a former realtor, puts his 13 years of new construction experience to work. In the two-part class, he instructs participants in everyday construction vernacular, as well as techniques and methods used in the trade.
“All realtors benefit from increased knowledge of the elements of new construction. Brian’s classes have proved to be very useful and instructive. Attendance has been remarkable with over 50 realtors participating in the no-credit class,” said Laura Benjamin, RVAR’s CEO.
For more information about David James Home’ Roanoke office, visit www.davidjamescustomhomes.com/roanoke-va-sales-center/
If you have ever heard the old adage, “If not now, then when,” that sentiment certainly applies to the current state of the new home market. Housing experts and economists agree that 2019 probably will be an opportune time to build a new home. If you are on the fence about when to build your home, your window of opportunity might be narrowing within the next couple of years.
Mortgage rates and construction costs are predicted to rise through 2020, but still will remain in the affordable range. The good news is that home prices aren’t expected to grow as much, and economists reason that another market meltdown isn’t likely. Although if future prospective buyers wait, they may risk rising inflation and financing qualification concerns.
If you are exploring the possibility of building a new home, talk to a David James Homes sales specialist, who can help you understand financing options, as well as assist you in establishing a budget for the dream home that you can afford. To find a David James Homes location near you, visit www.davidjamescustomhomes.com/#location.
Sometimes it’s the small details that make large differences in homes. One problem can be bathroom storage. David James Homes understands that storage in the bathroom typically is at a premium. As a solution, in every David James bathroom, as well as our half–baths, a wallette or wall boutique is installed as a standard feature so you can stow those extra toiletries washcloths and towels.
For consistency, each wallette is stained or painted according to the same finish as your bath’s cabinetry.
To see more time and convenience-related features and solutions, visit one of our Design Centers and speak with a sales representative. Visit www.davidjamescustomhomes.com/locations to find a location near you.
You have a lot of decisions to make when building a new home. First, and possibly most basically, you’ll need to start by deciding between a single-level home and one with multiple stories. How can you decide what’s right for you?
Here are the pros and cons of both options to help you find the perfect match.
Privacy and Noise
Both types of houses have pluses and minuses when it comes to privacy and noise. If you live in a busy neighborhood or are on a major road, a two-story layout provides more privacy for bedrooms and family spaces that are on the second floor. Two-story homes also increase interior privacy too. With everyone spending time on a single level, families in a tight floor plan might find that they are always in each other’s way.
Lighting not only sets the mood and the tone of a home, but also is another necessary decision future homeowners need to make. David James homes offers four distinct lighting packages in two popular finishes, including antique bronze and brushed nickel. The light packages have been carefully selected to work in harmony with other fixtures throughout your home such as faucets and door hardware.
The Joy collection is simple, yet whimsical with its fanciful design that emulates the stylized lily, fleur-de-lis. The arcing forms of metal and white–etched, fluted glass shades complete the look of this exceptional fixture.
The Laird collection lends a contemporary element to complement any space. Glass shades provide even illumination, while scrolling arms create an airy effect.
The key features of the Clifton Heights collection is its architectural elements. Inspired by Craftsman styling, this collection features elegant etched square glass shades and distinctive clean lines.
The Madison collection is a simplified vintage style with transitional elements. Its dome–shaped, etched white glass provides consistent illumination in any area of the home.
Come by one of our Design Centers to see these beautiful lighting packages by Progress Lighting and also experience hundreds of other products that are on your must-have list. Visit www.davidjamescustomhomes.com/locations to find a location near you.
When judging home builders, it pays to look at the details. Take shower doors, for example. It may seem small, but when it comes down to convenience, maintenance and ease of use, it can make a difference. All stand-up showers, offered by David James Homes, come standard with framed hinged doors standard in three different finishes and four separate glass styles. The finishes include oil-rubbed bronze, polished chrome and satin nickel. The four glass styles feature different opacities to complement all privacy preferences.
Advantages of Hinged Shower Doors
Easy to clean and maintain. The tracks in sliding shower doors catch soap scum and grime at the bottom of the shower opening. With hinged shower doors, there is no scrubbing to get the gunk out. Cleaning and maintaining your shower and a hinged door is easier.
A larger opening provides for better safety. Hinged doors open wide, as well as provide more space in the enclosure. This allows for a safer entry into and exit from the shower, which is especially important to those who have mobility challenges.
Provide a better look. Hinged shower doors are more appealing than sliding shower doors and offer a higher-end look to a home’s bathroom, providing a cleaner, more seamless appearance.