How Do You Build a Net-Zero Custom Home in Grand Rapids?

How Do You Build a Net-Zero Custom Home in Grand Rapids?

Bring balance into your life every day by building a net-zero home. Whether you’re looking to remove yourself from the grid or leave the smallest footprint possible, net-zero homes are a lofty goal in green residential technology that is becoming...
Parade of Homes 2022

Parade of Homes 2022

R-Value Homes is pleased to promote our 2022 Parade of Homes showpiece.  We cannot wait for you to take in these thoughtful features and detailed craftsmanship. You cannot help but feel the difference when standing inside an R-Value home. Nestled on...
How to Reduce Cost on a Custom Home Build in Grand Rapids

How to Reduce Cost on a Custom Home Build in Grand Rapids

If you’re getting ready to apply for that construction loan and you’re unsure about a realistic budget for your custom home in West Michigan. If you are looking for savvy ways to address cost and preserve quality with your custom home build, R-Value...
Designing a High-Performance Home in West Michigan

Designing a High-Performance Home in West Michigan

A lot of questions about building an insulated concrete form (ICF) home center around the design. Some of our most frequently asked about designing a high-performance home include the following:  Do I need to work with a certain designer? Can I use...
Simple Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact

Simple Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact

(Guest Post by Ray Flynn from DIY Guys) Home selling can be a time and labor-intensive process, even when you’re well prepared for all that goes into it. There are a few steps you can take to speed things up, however, and they’re not necessarily...
Ventilation and Your Custom Home: All You Need to Know

Ventilation and Your Custom Home: All You Need to Know

RenewAire, Fantech and Zehnder, oh my! You’ve decided that balanced ventilation is important in your new construction. Now a whole world of options lies before you. Choosing the proper ventilation for your project can be overwhelming. We all want to
What is an Airtight Custom Home and Do You Need One in Grand Rapids?

What is an Airtight Custom Home and Do You Need One in Grand Rapids?

If you haven’t considered an airtight home for your custom build, you may want to reevaluate, as there is a long list of benefits, including energy efficiency and personal comfort. At R-Value Homes, our time-tested process follows the principle of...
What is ICF and Do I Need One for My Custom Home?

What is ICF and Do I Need One for My Custom Home?

It can be easy to get lost in the noise of products and possibilities on the way to building your dream home.  One common mistake in the planning stage of a custom home is missing great options that you might not know about.  Interest in...
Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Energy Efficient Home| Grand Rapids

Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Energy Efficient Home| Grand Rapids

Many people want a home with an elevated level of energy efficiency. When you build an energy-efficient home, you make a long-term investment in your property’s sustainability and comfort. Your first time building an energy-efficient home will...
6 Reasons to Build an Energy Efficient Custom Home in Grand Rapids

6 Reasons to Build an Energy Efficient Custom Home in Grand Rapids

Modern construction trends, advanced materials, innovative building techniques, and even information technology have made the construction business more flexible and productive, which has improved the accessibility of energy-efficient homes for the...