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The Modern Barn® Room

Experience The Modern Barn® Room   The Modern Barn’s signature “Great Room” is the centerpiece of the home.   Its inspiration draws all the way back to the Great Halls…

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10 Household Organization Tips For the New Year

Read Our Tips For Keep Your Household Organized and Looking Great!   If you’re familiar with our designs you’ll have noticed that our clean contemporary aesthetic suits those who keep their living environment uncluttered and organized.   Browse our galleries and you’ll see Pinterest perfect interiors, however, keeping a home this clean and organized can […]

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What are the Best Home Automation Devices on the Market?

A brief guide to some of the Best Home Automation Devices on the Market. What if walking into your home was like stepping into the future?   It may sound like something out of Star Trek. However, home automation devices can add ease and convenience to almost every part of your life.   There are […]

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How to Build an Energy Efficient Home

How to Build an Energy Efficient Home: 8 Tips You Must Know Going green can sound a little intimidating to some homeowners. With so many eco-friendly options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to begin. Here are eight green suggestions on how to build an energy efficient home.   This goes […]

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How Best To Sell My House?

What to Know About Selling Your Home   If anyone has ever told you, “It was easy to sell my house,” they might be glossing over the truth. Selling a home is a nerve-racking experience for most Americans.   Prepare yourself for when it’s time to sell yours.   When you to sell your house, […]

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Home Construction Loans and Financing

Financing Home Construction America’s new construction market is hot right now. In fact, homebuilder sentiment is at its highest level since the 1990s. This means that demand for new construction is on the rise. Demand is largely driven by a strong economy; unemployment is low, wages rising, and home values recovered. Read on for a guide to financing […]

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How to Buy Vacant Land for Sale for Your House

Purchasing Land to Build A Home: Mistakes to Avoid You’ve lived in the city long enough and are ready for a change. You have your finances in order, and you’re ready to invest in your new home. This article outlines the most important practices when buying vacant land for sale.   You don’t want just any […]

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Understanding Home Improvement Tax Credit

Tax Credits and Building a New Home   As a homeowner, you should be aware of the distinctions between the various tax breaks available to you. A tax deduction allows you to subtract the deduction amount from your taxable income. This article provides helpful information towards understanding home improvement tax credit.   For example, your […]

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Things To Do In The Hamptons In The Winter

(Best) Things To Do In The Hamptons In The Winter (Off-Season)

The 10 Best Things To Do In The Hamptons In The Winter   Winter is coming soon! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our favorite things to do in the Hamptons in the Winter season. These are our top picks as a team at Plum Builders – things we love to do with […]

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Choosing Custom Home Builders

Choosing Custom Home Builders: 7 Things to Consider

Choosing Custom Home Builders: 7 Important Factors to Consider   You have options when it comes to building your dream home. Custom home builders may seem comparable from a distance but tend to operate on very different levels when it comes to quality and communication. Not choosing the right company for the project could be […]

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Sustainable Design

What Is Sustainable Design? The Modern Barn Blog

What Is Sustainable Design?   Sustainability and sustainable design are not optional in today’s custom home industry. Al Giaquinto believes that sustainable design is the future of the home industry, to such a degree that within 10 years, we may start to see homes that aren’t built sustainably torn down and replaced with those that […]

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Advantages of Working with Design Build Firms

Advantages of Working with Design/Build Firms What are Design Build Firms? Design build firms (D-B firms) manage both the design and the construction of a project in a single contract. Traditionally, design and build (construction) are separate, with separate bids, contracts, and work, known in the industry as design-bid-build. A design-build project streamlines the approach […]

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Inside the Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Our Signature Modern Farmhouse Style Kitchen   When people imagine a modern farmhouse kitchen, few things typically come to mind. Bright rooms with tons of natural light due to well-oriented windows, large islands that fit the family, and farmhouse sinks almost always top the list.   The Modern Barn kitchen brings more to the table […]

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The Modern Barn Architect Spotlight: Al Giaquinto of Plum Builders Inc.

Al Giaquinto is the president of Plum Builders, Inc., the design-build firm behind The Modern Barn® luxury custom homes.

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The Custom Built Homes Industry: 7 Fascinating Trends

Fall is one of the busiest times for real estate, including custom homes. Discover the 7 Fall ’17 trends that are changing the custom built homes industry.

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The History of The Modern Barn Homes

The Modern Barn homes, a trademarked design of Plum Builders, are inspired by the rustic East End barns, open floor concepts, and modern luxury.

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