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Start Your Custom Dream Home Journey With Our Helpful Guides

Start Your Custom Dream Home Journey With Our Helpful Guides

Guides to Build Custom Dream Homes

We hope you find our free resources helpful on your home journey.  

We understand that building or renovating your custom home requires tackling a lot of new information. We've created a number of resources we hope you'll find informative and helpful as you research and set out on a journey to imagine designing and building your dream home. We've covered topics such as how to hire a home builder, questions to ask a custom home builder before getting started, how much does it cost to build a dream house, and more! 

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Laguna & Newport Beach Luxury Home Living

Discover Luxury Home Living from Laguna Beach, Emerald Bay, and Corona Del Mar, to Balboa Island and Peninsula, Lido Isle, Camino Shores and the surrounding area. This magazine helps you to understand the process and benefits of building a custom home or remodeling a luxury home with Julie Laughton Custom Homes. Design ideas, striking interiors, and more.

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FAQs - Building Your Home In Laguna & Newport Beach

Building a custom home is a large undertaking. In this guide, we teach you how to build the custom home you want while loving the process - how to get started, timelines, change orders, financing, warranties, and more. Take a look and contact us to schedule your Idea Session. We’re here to help!

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FAQs - Building On A Lot In Laguna & Newport Beach

What are the questions you should know before building on your own plot of land? Here we detail what every land owner should know - everything from zoning, environmental, and water drainage to other factors unique to this type of purchase and more.

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Wish List - My Laguna & Newport Beach Home Ideas

Need new home ideas for your upcoming custom home build or luxury home renovation? This document is geared towards helping you organize your thoughts to build a dream home wish list complete with all of the detailed questions you'll need!

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How Much Does It Cost To Build A Custom Home In Laguna & Newport Beach?

A common question we get is, "How much does it cost to build a house?" In this guide, we provide an in-depth cost breakdown, identify the top 5 factors that influence overall custom home cost, and compare luxury standards, finishes and materials - everything you need to know in one guide!

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Top 5 Emerging Luxury Home Design Trends In Laguna & Newport Beach

Download our free guide for a sneak peek into the interior design trends for 2022! We cover everything from decorating trends and colors to how the home office and outdoor living trends are here to stay!

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Step-By-Step - Renovating Your Luxury Home In Laguna & Newport Beach

In this step-by-step home renovation guide, we sit down with the experts to discuss how they recommend solving luxury lifestyle challenges and delivering a dream home. Whether you’re planning a large-scale luxury house renovation, thinking about an addition, or considering an entire house overhaul, this guide walks you through all the stages of a home renovation project so that you’ll have the knowledge and confidence you need to get started.

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