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2021 Spring Parade of Homes

Engelsma Homes is proud to present this classic Michigan-style cottage for this year’s Spring Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is a wonderful and unique opportunity for the community and prospective homeowners. Giving them the chance to tour homes and see the work of local builders and designers. We love participating in it to…

Master Bath Trends of 2021

Your master bathroom is the relaxation center of your home. It’s important to keep it comfortable and make it a place you truly enjoy. Keeping your master bathroom up to date can help it feel like a true getaway. This year’s master bath trends are right on point, keeping you relaxed and transporting you to…

Building a House vs. Buying a Home

When it comes time to purchase your next home it can be hard to decide what is the best move for you. Should you build that custom dream home you’ve been dreaming of? Or move to that cute home in the subdivision you’ve always loved? Choosing between building a house and buying a home can…

What Size Should Your Garage be?

custom built engelsma homes parade home

Building your dream house has a lot of decisions and steps. One of the most important is the size of your garage. It can be easily overlooked with all the decisions to make inside the home but will make all the difference in your day-to-day life. Having the perfect size garage can streamline your life…

Why Families Love Living in Grand Rapids

View of the Grand Rapids Michigan skyline

It’s no secret the Grand Rapids area has been growing in popularity for some time now. Families have been moving to Grand Rapids and the surrounding towns in search of a better place to raise their families. That is exactly what they have found here! An inviting diverse community full of opportunity and exciting adventure. …

Overwhelmed by Interior Design Choices?

The home building process can be a long and overwhelming one. From start to finish there are thousands of decisions to make. Where to build? What style of home? What appliances to incorporate? What should each room look like? The design process can be the most overwhelming because there are so many details that go…

Why Build a New Home?

Engelsma Homes brand new custom built home

Building a brand-new home can seem like a daunting task. Whether you are relocating, down-sizing, or upgrading buying a house on the market can seem like the easier choice. Why build a new home when there are so many already out there? A new custom home can present an abundance of advantages to its owners.…

The Dos and Don’ts of Wallpaper

beautiful designed room with oversized window and wallpapered wall

One of our favorite, most Instagram worthy trends of the year is wallpaper. From gorgeous hand painted paper to bold colors and patterns wallpaper is taking the design world by storm. We’re not talking about the wallpaper boarders of the past but beautiful modern prints and new age designs. Wallpaper can really add another level…

Creating Zones in Your Home with Flooring

open concept living room with stairs leading to second floor. designed with a white couch and grey rug to section off living space

Open concept floor plans are gorgeous and family friendly. The easy flow from one room to the next can make every day life and hosting a breeze. It can bring families closer together and make cleaning easier. From a design stand point it can be hard to make a clear designation between each space. Flooring…

Grand Rapids Area Winter Activities

girl in snow attire blowing snow out of her out stretched hands

The winter chill is settling in on our slice of Michigan’s paradise. Along with it come months of hiding from the cold or frost-bitten noses. The winter months are beautiful, but the cold can make staying home even harder. As at home activities begin to run low and the cold sets in, we all begin…