We’re not the first custom home builder blog, and we certainly won’t be the last.

Reading articles from other home building professionals and contractors is a great way to get inspired with new ideas and stay informed on building trends, new technologies, and other tips and tricks.

We did the legwork for you, so just scroll below and click the links to check out these amazing custom home builder blogs!

Check out these custom home builder blogs!

Listed in no particular order, here are some of the custom home builder blogs we enjoy reading.

Alure Home Improvements Blog

The Alure Home Improvements Blog is a great resource for tips and advice on home building, renovation, and other improvement projects. With nearly seven decades of experience in the field of home construction, this Long-Island based company’s blog is both highly informative and easy to navigate.

House Renovation: How to Prevent Unexpected Damages

Lindus Construction Blog & Podcast

Lindus Construction has a five-star-rated blog as well as a Q & A podcast (their team spends an hour weekly answering questions at local Wisconsin radio station WCCO 830 AM), both with a rather large library of content on topics ranging from window replacement to how to best choose a roofing contractor. Though they are not a full-blown home building company, they have decades of experience in renovation and custom construction.

Fast Facts About Wood Flooring (Podcast)

“Field Notes” from Hammer and Hand

Hammer and Hand is a general contracting and woodcraft company in Portland and Seattle. In their blog “Field Notes,” they share monthly articles about their recent projects and tips in areas including home renovation, building new homes, custom woodworking tips, energy efficient homes, and more!

Unfinished Business: A Primer in Lower Level Additions

Devonshire Custom Homes Blog

This Tampa-based construction company that writes on topics such as local real estate and building trends as well as design ideas and constriction tips. With articles being published about four times a month, the Devonshire Custom Homes Blog is visually clear and easy to navigate. Take a look at their recent posts, 12 Point Spring Home Maintenance Checklist.

12 Point Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Adair Homes Blog

The Adair Homes Blog is a wonder resource for articles on areas including home building tips, real estate news, and company news. You can check out their website for weekly blog updates, or you can even digitally subscribe to their blog via email for updates and a weekly newsletter, highlighting home building tips and new design ideas. Here’s the link to their latest article, “How Much Does Building a Custom Home Really Cost?”

How Much Does Building a Custom Home Really Cost?

Housetrends Blog

While the Housetrends Blog isn’t directly from a custom home building company, they make this list due to the vast amount of guest content they publish from other contracting companies and home building professionals. This blog shares house building tips, design inspirations, landscaping, and remodeling. They publish even more content in their Housetrends Magazine. Their blog posts new articles frequently, sometimes as much as multiple times a week.


“Custom Home Builder’s Blog” from Jenkins Design-Build

This home builder blog from contracting company Jenkins Design-Build writes posts on new techniques and trends in building and architecture, style and design ideas, and other topics such as market costs and home styles. This business was ranked as one of the Top 10 for 2017 Custom Home Builders in Austin, TX according to the Austin Business Journal, and their expertise is certainly reflected in their blog content.

2018 Color of the Year

Time to Build: A Houseplans Blog

You may have heard of the company Houseplans but did you know they also have a killer blog? Not only do they provide a large multitude of house plans for home builders, they also write about design ideas and tricks of the trade. They share their expertise on so many subjects including floor plan optimization, architecture and design, and energy efficiency in home building.

What Make A Well Designed House Plan?

Mitchell Homes Blog

The Mitchell Homes Blog may be visually less exciting than some of the other custom home builders blogs on this list, but their content is of no lesser quality. Their articles not only discuss home building tips and ideas, but also the more business side of things, like how to effectively negotiate with clients and resources to use when building your dream home.

5 Tips to Negotiate with Your Custom Home Builder

Tiny House Blog

What constitutes custom home building more than a tiny house? The Tiny House Blog was started by Kent Griswold, a tiny house enthusiast and builder; Kent and his team of writers provide a myriad of articles with tips for smart building and optimizing space, best practices for building your own custom tiny house, and other resources to help you get started in the tiny house lifestyle.

Even if the Tiny House life isn’t for you, these houses are still fascinating to observe and the blog articles offering an informative perspective on custom home building.

Multigen Home: The Next Phase of Smart Building

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide helps you find the right custom home builder blog for you!

If you want more advice and tips on custom home building, contact us at Petrine Construction.

With over over thirty years of experience in the industry, our team offers a variety of home building services and is eager to work with you and answer your questions!

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