Customized Home Theatres: Home Entertainment Center; Man-Caves or She-Sheds and Family Dens

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Welcome to the Real Customization Edition of the Rodwell Building Services Newsletters. Many of you are well into you F.O.C.U.S. and are ready to do some serious customization.

Congratulations! You have located and purchased the property and now you are ready to take your new house to the next level. Refer back to previous articles about F.O.C.U.S. if you would like a checklist. Basically, all your family’s core needs are met (space and location-wise), just to make sure.

These Real Customization Edition newsletters will feature custom systems that you can plug into your hose to make it the dream you always wanted. These will be “Build-It” articles and blogs. They are similar to “Fix-it” blogs, videos and vlogs you may see online and YouTube. However you will be creating not repairing.

Hopefully you have been following our newsletters and much of the infrastructures for customizing your house are already in place, position and direction. For your Custom Home Theatre, Home Entertainment Center or Simply – Your Cave or Den all that you will need is some comfortable seating, some projection television system, some wireless surround sound speaker system, and some method for controlling the lighting and mood to create your own home theatre.

Again! Hopefully your new house has a finished basement like the one pictured above. However, any other room you designated to be your Home Theatre, Home Entertainment Center or Simply – Your Cave or Den will do.

Arrange it so the seating will face away from the natural light sources (windows). You will want to place the HD TV screen on the furthest end of those seating so you can always add blinds and shades to the windows. But if your screen is up on those windows it will be hard to control the light. So take much deliberation when deciding where everything will go.

All the devices and components we recommend should be wireless. That’s why we did not recommend any tables yet. Your choice of tables will be the essence of your customizations. Note the coffee table in the entertainment room/bar/lounge/billiard room at top – it is housing the controls for the HD TV and the Surround Sound controls. It has a fixed glass top for magazines, games, drinks and remotes etc.

You may choose to have several other features and functionality in your space. Please get a table that function and capacity for your processors. You may want to speak with your local geek. Your objective is to have a central location for your controls, chairs or sofas that recline, high definition television with surround sounds and blinds to give you enough light to have the big-screen theatre experience.

Make room for expansion as your home will be the place for all your friends. Enjoy!

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Housing Demands are Changing, Builders Slow to Follow

Why do you deserve a custom home from Rodwell Building Services?

Builders are building more houses, but a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found they are essentially building the same ones.  The survey, released during the association’s International Builders’ Show last week, found the size and configuration of homes built in 2017 changed little from the previous year, even though builders increased their output by 9 percent.

Source: Housing Demands are Changing, Builders Slow to Follow

Modern Kitchens In Classically Renewed Houses

Winter’s cold and snowed-in days can make you appreciate your custom home with a modern kitchen so well.

Winter’s cold and snowed-in days can make you appreciate your custom home with a modern kitchen so well these days, you might even be anxiously looking forward to your first Spring Cleaning in your own custom home.

The center of your home is the kitchen. With the exception of excreting your bodily waste, you can do all the other functions you have a special room in your home.

Think about it! It hasn’t been such a long time ago when outhouses were the modern practice, people lived in one room. There wasn’t a need for mechanical rooms – the fireplace was for cooking, heating up the house and boiling water for your bath. Off to sides and up in lofts the beds were there in that same room for cozy comforts. The dining and sitting areas were also central to that same room so there was no need for another room to your home during those times.

My point is that the kitchen is still the center of the home and will be for a long time coming. Have you noticed the new houses on the market now? Agree; the kitchens are opening up again and they are getting some very elaborate distinguishing features.

Kitchens did not get more unseen over the yesteryears. As a matter of fact
when maids, nannies, servants and butlers were common to the housekeeping responsibilities, the kitchen was placed behind the scenes from the braggarts who could only be seen more affluent by the size of their hosting parties, dining and entertainment rooms. However behind the picturesque of high-end, well-run homes were equally efficient kitchens. Kitchens were rarely seen but most integral nonetheless.

Nowadays you can see the kitchens coming back into the forward scenes. Most designers are opening up the floorplans so the kitchen areas are more of the appeal to buyers. And on the social scenes, many people are visiting with their friends who are preparing large meals just so they can spend the time conversing and sipping. Yes, I have a television set in my kitchen and there is a sofa and stools for making food preparation chores seem less laborious and more entertaining. More people who thought it was stylish to say, “I can’t cook” are making efforts to meet-up at related projects

That’s enough of why kitchens are important. Let’s get back to why you will like to have your own custom home with a modern kitchen of your choosing soon. We may even show you some resources readily available for you now even if your “home savings account” is less than 5% of the cost of the dream house you are imagining.


nowed-in days and slowly making comfort meals is when you can appreciate custom homes with modern kitchens. You can see the potential of something that few others can. It gives time to reach out to our community members and see how they are enjoying their customized properties.

M. Jones expressed, “Years ago, we purchased a vacant house that had been on the market for over a year, and we made it into our dream house. All that took listening to your insights and contracting with those reliable constructors. Your strong vision made it a very great deal. We still love it now, Rod!”


pgrade your preferences! With great advantages in buying a fixer upper and having your home upgraded to your taste and design preferences. You can decide what types of tiles to use in the bathroom, or how you want the floor plan designed. RodwellBuildingServices knows the varying distinctions of the National Capital area markets and how to estimate and project those costs based on your specifics. So hire the professional real estate agency with the experience to work through the processes efficiently and effectively.

Rodwell Building Services is always assisting you when your contracting professional has issues dealing directly with constructors. We also help keeping everything on track, and facilitating the contracts and escrow to a successful, smooth close.

Take Advantage of a 203k Mortgage Loan or a HomeStyle®. Both programs are federally insured and equally laden with governing regulations for you, your lender, your constructor, and of course us. That’s why we make it our specialty. The affordable FHA 203k loan allows homeowners to buy a home and finance the renovations it needs all into the 1 mortgage loan. There are many benefits to taking advantage of this loan. Existing homeowners can make renovations in a timely fashion without reducing their own cash reserves. However we prefer working with new buyers because an empty property reduces obstructions and delays. We believe it’s a false-economy to comprehensively overhaul your house while you are occupying and living inside it. With our way you can own it and redesign it before moving into it. It will be very BRNAD NEW! Your branding at that too.

Use the professional real estate agency with the experience to work through the processes efficiently and effectively. Assisting you with your financing professional issues – you are never alone trying to create the home you always desired. You will have to deal directly with Loan Officers’ requirements but we can assist you with coordinating your contractors and your HUD’s Consultant on your behalf.

Create the custom home you deserve and you too can enjoy comfort foods when the weather tells you to slowly cook in your bright and luxurious kitchen. Make that one of your resolution for this New Year! You can start your FOCUS Consult here!