Elspeth Curtis | PL Lyons | Architectural Builders

Behind the Scenes of Constructing a Garage Floor

Ever wondered what goes into the construction of a garage floor? Well, it’s no longer a mystery! At P.L. Lyons, we’re taking you behind the scenes to show you exactly what goes underneath your garage floor and to tell you a little about the codes and best practices for garage flooring. Garage Floor Foundation Garage … Read more

2020 Custom Design Trends for Luxury Homes

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Along with the new year– and decade– come the new design trends that are anticipated for luxury, custom homes. Whether you are interested in doing a custom build from scratch or remodeling your existing home, these trends for both architectural style and design will be sure to wow your guests and leave you with a … Read more

10 Tips for Successful Remodeling

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At P.L. Lyons, we love the process of building a brand new custom home. However, we love doing remodels just as much and the ways that they can transform your current home. We want to share the benefits of why you would want to choose to remodel your home instead of building a completely new on. … Read more

The FarmHouse Aesthetic


The farmhouse aesthetic has been a popular home style for decades, found on actual farms and in modern, suburban areas alike. As an architect and designer, I get requests for this style of home very frequently. There are some elements that have always accompanied a farmhouse from its early years while there are other features … Read more

How to Design a Luxury Home that’s Uniquely Yours

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Designing a luxury home is no easy project to tackle. For starters, you need a dedicated team of custom home builders who specializes in luxury homes. And you shouldn’t choose just anybody. But after you do pick your trusted team of builders, it is important to stay involved throughout the design and building process from start to … Read more

A Guide to Building Your New Custom Home

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At P.L. Lyons, we understand the custom homebuilding process because it’s what we do day in and day out. We know that the brainstorming, planning, time, and money spent on a new home project matters (or at least it should) to both the home builder, the specialists involves, and the homeowners. Today, we want to share our guide to building a new, custom home from local, luxury builders like our team of expert builders, architect, and craftsmen. 

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The Difference Between a Custom Home and One that Isn’t

What is a custom luxury home? It is an individually-dreamed and personally-designed home. It’s designed and built for a person or family in a particular location. Every detail– from the lot to the elevation, finishes, and more– are intentionally chosen by the family for whom the home is created. This is the type of homes … Read more

The Importance of Tradesmen and Trade School

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The job force in America has seen a big change over the last 10 to 15 years. For some time, the focus shifted away from craftsmen or trade-skilled jobs and gave greater emphasis to careers requiring advanced formal education instead. While our country may still be focused on creating the next surgeon, we cannot forget … Read more

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