Before you Build

What is the key factor that determines whether the proverbial road to build your dream home will be filled with bumps and unanticipated detours or freshly paved asphalt?  One word: planning.  The preparation that happens long before any dirt is moved or boards are cut, and almost equally as important, exactly who walks alongside you during those all-important first steps will have a dramatic impact on your project’s overall success.

Our experience in this crucial pre-build stage is where Scott Christopher Homes’ brings exceptional value to the table.  We support our clients with both internal staff and external experts who can help navigate any hurdles or challenges that may arise when it comes to things like permits, home placement on the site, zoning ordinances, building restrictions, and so much more.

But don’t just take our word for it.  Hear what our clients have to say about their experience during the pre-construction phase of building their dream home with Scott Christopher Homes…

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Room to Renew

Recently, we have had the opportunity to partner with a worthy cause called Room to Renew. It is a non-profit arm of Deidre Interiors that renovates one room in the home of a person who provides care for someone with a special need or illness. The intention is to give that caregiver a space in their home for much needed respite and rejuvenation.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Deidre on this year’s Room to Renew project for a well-deserving mother who selflessly cares for her 9-year-old son with medical needs around the clock.  To find out more about this great organization, this year’s project and how you might be able to get involved, please visit Deidre Interiors’ website or check out the media attention this honorable organization is receiving:

mLive

EightWest

Fox 17

WZZM 13

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Client Testimonial

Nothing makes our Monday quite like receiving a delightful note from one of our fantastic clients.  Have we mentioned we have the pleasure of working for the best clients in the business?

All the men are gentlemen. Respectful and pleasant to work with. Excellent Craftsmanship. Wonderful Experience!!

– Happy Client

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Dwell Magazine: Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat

We are thrilled that our project, Contemporary Tranquility, was featured by Dwell Magazine in an article titled, “Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat.”  We had the pleasure of bringing the unique design of this lakefront home by our friends at Booth Hansen to life and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final result.  To read the full article, visit Dwell.com.

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Why Build or Renovate with Scott Christopher Homes?

When faced with building or renovating a home, we know you have a number of choices here in West Michigan.  So why choose us?  What sets Scott Christopher Homes​ apart from the rest?  The answer: Experience.  Hear exactly what that means to us from our founder, Scott Christopher.

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Client Testimonial | Cakabakery

Happy clients make the world go ’round here at Scott Christopher Homes and we are thrilled that the end result of the renovation work we did at The Cakabakery‘s new location turned out to be not only a beautiful space, but gave our client an enjoyable build process the whole way through.

“When our custom dessert business, Cakabakery, needed a permanent home we searched Grand Rapids for a building that would suit our unique needs. We found such a place but knew upon purchasing the building that a massive renovation would be needed to shape the layout to fit our use. When deciding to hire a construction team we paid critical attention to selecting a company we thought might work hard to meet deadlines, listen to our concerns and deliver a quality outcome. We selected Scott Christopher Homes and we’ve been thrilled at the results. We worked with Jim Stull and he helped us source sub-contractors for the work needed. Jim’s communication with us was professional, effective and structured. I was especially impressed that Jim actively looked for ways to help make the process less stressful. His attention to detail and resourcefulness were an added benefit. While most companies look for additional ways to profit, Jim kept all the trades people on track and challenged them to be inventive and cost effective. This is rare. Not only are we happy to recommend Scott Christopher Homes to friends, family and fellow area business owners, we also look forward to hiring Jim and team again on future projects. Our sincere thanks to all involved.”

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Best of Houzz 2017

We are proud to have been awarded “Best of Houzz 2017 for Service,” rating at the highest level of client satisfaction.  This will be our fourth year in a row winning a Houzz Award, including previous awards in both design and service.

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Once Upon a Dune: Cosmopolitan Home Magazine December 2016

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”  Planned for a challenging build site, our Dunes project took loads of teamwork, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to bring this stunning retreat to life.  Read about the process from start to finish and take a remarkable pictorial and virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind home in the cover story of Cosmopolitan Home Magazine’s most recent issue.  Click here to see the full issue.

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Urban Oasis: out with the 90’s, in with the 21st century

We recently posted the finished photos of our Urban Oasis project.  The creative brilliance of this project highlights the exciting idea that not every home needs to be structurally rearranged to gain the cosmetic and practical beauty of a thematic update.  With flooring choices, ceiling enhancements, thoughtful lighting and color selections, select cabinetry upgrades with custom cabinetry, fresh feature accents (ie: fireplace areas), and even new furniture, it’s exciting to creatively bring a classic home into the 21st century.  Such was the case in the kitchen, dining, formal living, family room, recreation rooms, and bedrooms of this home.  To truly appreciate the “afters” of this renovation, take a look at how far it has come from the “befores.”  [ commence temporary descent of jaw altitude ]

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ArtPrize 8

ArtPrize is in full swing!  In preparation for the eighth year of this delightfully diverse art competition, Scott Christopher Homes has been hard at work behind the scenes.  You may have seen information kiosks around ArtPrize last year, which we had the unique pleasure of constructing.  After a few modifications and a new color scheme, we installed the new and improved kiosks in four spots around Grand Rapids.  You’ll find one in front of the entrance to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, one in front of DeVos Place, one on Monroe Center in front of the Art Museum and one on Rumsey Street, adjacent this year’s SiTE:LAB venue.  ArtPrize volunteers will be staffing these kiosks to provide ArtPrize-goers with information and answers to any questions they may have along the way.

Scott Christopher Homes also worked with ArtPrize and Via Design on revamping the new location of the ArtPrize Artists’ Clubhouse with a custom built bar serving as the main information desk, the installation of functional room dividers, as well as paint and drywall work providing the backdrop for unique installations by Clubhouse sponsor Wolverine Worldwide.

We also worked on the Learning Lab Experience at ArtPrize’s main HUB.  The room got a bit of a facelift and we installed TVs throughout, where ArtPrize attendees can test out Tilt Brush, a virtual painting experience, Code.org, an online coding program, and Planet3, an immersive game-based platform that explores the planet’s history and future.

It is truly our pleasure to partner each year with an organization that turns the city we love into the stunning backdrop for dazzling paintings, fascinating sculptures and an overall experience that hundreds of thousands of visitors come from near and far to discover.  For the eighth year in a row, this event will not disappoint, so be sure to check it out between now and October 9.  Enjoy!

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