We caught up with the home-owner from one of our finished custom-builds to get her thoughts on the project.
Q: What was your dream for your home?
A: My husband and I are empty-nesters. We wanted a home that would take us through the next 20+ years in comfort but also in style. We love to entertain so we wanted the kitchen and family room to take center stage.
Q: What was the best part of working with Van Manna?
A: The best part of working with Van Manna was their adaptability, their great creativity and their careful attention to detail. There wasn’t anything we wanted that they couldn’t accommodate and several times they came up with wonderful and creative solutions to any concerns that we had.
Q: What were some surprises?
A: We live in a side by side duplex. I am constantly surprised by the privacy we have and the incredible amount of room we have, both inside and out.
Q: What would you recommend most to people starting the building process?
A: Be very familiar with the house plans. Go over them again and again and don’t be afraid to ask questions and voice concerns. It is far easier to make changes before the building begins.
Q: What was a customization you liked best?
A: We had a built-in wall of niches put in the family room downstairs where we can showcase art and our big-screen t.v. It is beautiful!
Q: What was the communication process like when working with Van Manna?
A: The communication was daily with Van Manna. Phone calls were promptly returned and meetings/walk throughs easily and happily complied with. Van Manna made this not only an easy process but a fun one, as well.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your home?
A: My favorite thing about our home is the open feel without losing any warmth. It is easy to entertain in and wonderful to come home to. It is exactly what we were looking for.