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July 27, 2016
Framing details impact every aspect of a new home projectMost people never give much thought to their home’s structural skeleton – unless there’s a problem. But when you’re building a new home, even small errors made during the framing process can cause big headaches later on, problems that range... Read more
July 11, 2016
The builder of a solar homes neighborhood that is unique in the Upstate wants to do it again. With 15 of 16 home sites sold at Trailside in the Berea area, Addison Homes President Todd Usher said demand for environmentally friendly solar is growing and the technology is becoming more affordable.... Read more
July 1, 2016
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But maintaining our lawns during this hot, dry season – without singing the water conservation blues — well, that can be kinda hard.Summer’s rising temperatures coincide with rising outdoor water use. Here in Upstate South Carolina, our water consumption spikes... Read more
June 17, 2016
Team Roger C. Peace is a para-cycling powerhouse – and Addison Homes is proud to support these elite athletes as they compete “on the road to Rio.”While the ultimate goal in 2016 is to compete in the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Team RCP displayed incredible strength at the recent USA... Read more
June 13, 2016
Who hasn’t dreamed of building a new home? The allure of it fires the imagination and ignites the spirit. We all love visualizing our own versions of the perfect gourmet kitchen, the ideally-appointed office, the most luxurious owners suite. Having everything exactly the way we want it is reason... Read more
June 3, 2016
BUILDER recently published “Five Alternative Construction Methods,” a series of articles by reporter Drew Vass looking at “building methods that are gaining traction because they save time, money, and headaches — or all of the above — while producing better results and more energy savings.”The... Read more
May 17, 2016
Does it seem like everyone, everywhere, is building a new home?A construction boom is indeed under way here in Upstate South Carolina, so it’s a common occurrence to drive past previously undeveloped property and see fleets of earth-moving equipment, multiple colored stakes in the ground, and the... Read more
May 4, 2016
Professional builders work hard to control costs, thus ensuring clients get the home they want — at a price they can comfortably afford. Strategies to successfully manage a project’s budget include value-engineering the structure, writing clear product specifications, and managing the construction... Read more
April 25, 2016
Hardscapes used to be simple – and, simply put, a little bit boring. It wasn’t so long ago that the only option offered by most new home builders was a white slab of concrete approaching the garage and the front door. With any luck, there’d be another slab in the backyard to function as a small... Read more
April 22, 2016
This eco-friendly occasion – celebrated every April 22 since 1970 – is designed to raise environmental awareness. An estimated 1 billion people across the globe participate in Earth Day-related activities, making this annual observance the largest civic event in the world with an emphasis on... Read more
April 19, 2016
"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ AnonymousIt’s springtime, so that old proverb is right: plant a tree now for the best results. Survival rates decrease when trees are planted in hot summer months. Here are some tips from our friends at TreesGreenville.... Read more
Kitchen in model zero energy home
March 21, 2016
Addison Homes won the Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building for the third consecutive year.This award-winning green home enjoys a savvy-yet-simple aesthetic – neutral palette, granite counters, hardwood floors, classic craftsman crown molding – but underneath the charming élan... Read more