Gaines Group Architects

Custom Home – How to Get Started (Part 3)

Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one – Part two – Part three – Part four – Part five – Part six – Part seven In our discussion, you have now decided to hire an architect and found the...

Custom Home – How to Get Started

Catch up on this series “Custom Home – How to Get Started” with the following links: Part one – Part two – Part three – Part four – Part five – Part six – Part seven Calling an architect to some seems like a luxury or at least an expense that...

The start of a project is one of the most exciting stages

The ground breaking of a project is a very exciting first step of any project. You spend months on design, learning what the client wants, and testing variations to get it right. Then you submit the design to the city / county for final review and to get the permits required to...

House in the Woods – project under construction

Here is another project we have under construction. It is designed for the future, can be taken off grid, is accessible, and can support a self sufficient lifestyle. Let us know what you think.

Penn Laird Home Interior Photographs – Project Update Part 6

Our clients have finally moved into this incredible family home, build by Trost Custom Homes. Here are some Penn Laird home interior photographs, plus our past updates. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Things You Need to Know When Selecting a Contractor

Remodeling or building a new home is a complicated, stressful, and emotional process. The process is usually unclear. There are often many options and no clear right answers. So how do you make it through with the best results? Here is a list of questions that you should answer...

Penn Laird Home Under Construction Project Update – Part 2

Our last post about this Healthy, Energy-Efficient, and Durable home in Penn Laird, Va was several months ago in March. Since that time, the builder, Trost Custom Homes, has been busy adding siding, stone, garage, and starting some interior space framing.  
Harrisonburg Design

What Questions Should I Ask Before Building Our New Home?

Building a home is a complicated process and there are many decisions to make to get the desired result. You have to have a design, agree on a price to build, negotiate value, pick products, layout furniture, size rooms, balance costs, the list goes on. So how do you get started?...

Penn Laird Home Under Construction – Project Update

We are very privileged to work with incredible clients that want Healthy, Energy Efficient, and Durable designs.  This custom home project in Penn Laird that we first told you about in the post “Design of a Home, a process of discovery” is designed to use one of the...
architectural design

Design of a Home: A Process of Discovery

Every client makes decisions differently and every project evolves in a unique fashion. However for the design of a home, the big steps are always the same. The initial meeting is a conversation to establish the goals, scope, and budget. The completion of this meeting usually...