Finished basement in Montgomery County home.

What Can I Do With the Spare Space in My Basement?

Do you currently have an unfinished basement? If so, you are not alone. Many homes across America have basements that are either neglected or never completed. It can be assumed that a lot of homeowners want to avoid pricey basement remodeling services or don’t know what to do with the extra room.  A finished basement can increase the value of your home while creating a space that can be used for many different purposes. As Read more…

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Summer 2021 Interior Design Trends

Whenever you design a home, you want it to have a comfortable, familiar feeling to it. For some, this may include having a grand staircase as soon as you walk in, whereas, for others, a large patio may mean the world. Instead, you may find yourself appreciating the smaller details that come with a home. Anything from the frames used in the entryway to showcase the family portraits to the nightstand accessories in the bedroom may make all the difference to you. With all that said, let’s take a look at some of the top interior design trends for the home to come in summer 2021. 

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Organization Hacks for Your Home: Closet Edition

With every home, there are always areas for improvement. Whether it comes down to a junk drawer that needs some attention or your kitchen space that needs a little update, some organization never hurts. For many homeowners, the closet can become quite difficult to maintain with more clothes, shoes, and accessories making their way in over time. Surely, it’s a struggle for most if you don’t have a system in place and feel like you have limited space available. Not to worry, though, for we’re going to walk you through some of the best-kept secrets on how to organize your closet. 

Aberdeen Floor Plan Exterior

Common Issues Found in Older Homes and Why a New Construction May Be Better for You

The perception that new homes cost more than older homes may not always be accurate. According to a Home Advisor survey, homeowners spent an average of $3,192 on annual maintenance in 2020. Additionally, more than 30 percent of them were forced to complete an emergency that cost an average of $1,640. Older properties are more prone to these maintenance and repair issues than new homes, and these costs can add up to make an old home costlier in the long run.

Builder Magazine Post Marketing 101: Be the Expert, Buisness Management Section

See our fabulous article in Custom Builder – Spring 2021

Marketing 101: Be the Expert ROTELLE DEVELOPMENT GETS ITS BRAND OUT THERE BY POSITIONING STAFF AS A RESOURCE. By Mike Beirne, Senior Editor “Word of mouth is golden, and face-to-face-meetings with prospective buyers are the holy grail for establishing client relationships. But besideswaiting for the phone to ring, what can a custom home builder do to gettheir name and reputation out there?A key idea driving the work of Rotelle Development Co. and Rotell(e)Studio(e) is that Read more…

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4 Creative Stay-at-Home Activities for Families During COVID

As families continue to stay at home during the ongoing pandemic, many of them are struggling to come up with new ways to pass the time. After all, there’s only so much TV that you can watch before all the storylines start to blur together. Luckily, there are still countless opportunities for your family to have fun while during the lockdown, from making art to investing in home design services. Here are some creative stay-at-home activities that guarantee a great time for the whole family.

rotelle house with open floor plan

Some Advantages and Disadvantages of Open Concept Design

Designing and purchasing a custom home is an exciting time, but decisions such as whether to go with an open concept design versus a more closed floor plan can often feel overwhelming. When you visit our home design company in Southeastern, PA, we’ll help you decide on a layout that will work best for your lifestyle. For now, let’s go over a few of the pros and cons of open concept design.