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5 Must Haves for Your Dream Home
For years, you’ve been dreaming about building your dream home in the lakes and woods of Minnesota. With its beauty and serenity, it's a place where Mother Nature loves to be at her best. You start thinking about how you can have a little piece of that for yourself-we all do it! So let's talk about what are some must haves on your list for this perfect dream house? Here is just five ideas:Read Article
3 Building Trends to Consider for Your New MN Cabin or Home
If you've been considering building a home or cabin in the Brainerd Lakes area this year, you may want to consider some of the building trends in Minnesota in 2021. While our number one goal is to build the house you want, right down to the smallest detail, we are experienced craftsmen and can pull in the trendiest features for your new build.Read Article
3 Best-Loved Reasons for Going to the Cabin
It’s true. If you have memories of going to the cabin, you probably have memories filled with laughter, sunburn and sand in the bed. Fishing trips, fires with s’mores and days and days of being on the lake. Good food, good friends and good times, right? It seems nearly everyone loves going to the cabin. We had to do a little digging to come up with only three best-loved reasons for going to the cabin.Read Article
Interested in Going Green in Your MN Custom Built Home?
The concept of going green in your home design used to raise a lot of eyebrows. Some thought it was too expensive, and others didn’t think it was possible to build a home with any significant difference by using environmentally safe materials. Still others didn’t know what was possible. Many people are considering the possibilities, especially when they have a deep love of the great outdoors. Let’s look at a few ways to choose some very trendy green design features in your new custom home.Read Article
What Sets a Good Contractor Above the Rest?
When you’re thinking about building a new house – whether it’s a lake home, your primary residence or a little cottage in the woods, consider carefully before choosing a contractor. You need more than just a guy who can hammer nails. So, what sets a good contractor above the rest? Here are the top three characteristics that pull your contractor to the top of the prospect list.Read Article
Ready to Remodel So You're Ready for Spring?
Spring is on the way! Yes, we know it will be a while yet, but even though the ground is still white and frozen, it's not too early to get started on that remodeling job you've been dreaming about for so long. If you start now, when the weather gets nice, you will be ready to get outside and enjoy it, rather than being stuck in the house redoing paint and tile.Read Article
The 4 Things You Need to Know Before You Hire a Builder for Your Lake Home
Building a lake house isn’t something you simply decide to do. It’s something you dream about and wait for, often for years. When it’s finally the time to get down to business and hire a contractor, you deserve to know just what you’re in for before you get the keys to your new home on the Brainerd area lakes. E.L. Builders believes your lake home is worth our time, and our goal is to build your dream. You want the job done right at the best price. We want the best possible build at the right price for both of us. That’s why we don’t want you to jump in with your eyes closed. Instead, see for yourself if we meet the following best practices for choosing your home builder.Read Article