homes and inflation

Inflation and Why the Cost of Homes Today

A young family is looking to build a new home. They have numerous friends and relatives who have done the same thing in the past and told them it was an affordable option. So they find a company like P.L. Lyons Architectural Builders to build their home, but once they see the total estimate, they’re … Read more


Gable Roof

The Origins and Variations of a Gable Roof

If you were asked to draw a quick picture of a basic house, chances are it would look something like the image below, which is a house built with a gable roof. These two sloping sides of the roof that meet in the middle are called gable or gabled roofs. They have quickly become one … Read more


Facts about Louisville

Reasons Why We Love Louisville, KY

Whether you’re a fan of living in a big city or you enjoy the quiet atmosphere of a small town, Louisville offers the best of both worlds. A city that’s adopted the moniker of a “big small city,” Louisville is the perfect place for a vibrant culture and a quiet escape. 10+ neighborhoods make up … Read more


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Louisville Ranked as One of the Best Places to Live

Have you ever watched a college football game on TV? One commonality between every game that has ever aired is passionate fans. Supporters of a team will pack a stadium with the brightest colors they can find that represent their team, stand in subzero temperatures, and spend countless dollars on season tickets.  Why is that? … Read more


whole home remodeling

7 Motivations for a Whole Home Remodel

Several of the projects we’ve completed recently have been remodels. Many of them were large-scale projects, also known as a whole home remodel. By talking with our clients, we’ve compiled a list of the top motivations for this type of project. Here they are: 1. Wanting to Stay Where You are Many people love their … Read more


Remodeling Costs in 2022

If you’ve ever thought about remodeling, one of the first questions on your mind was probably, “How much will it cost to remodel?” The answer to this question varies significantly based on factors such as: Where you are located Square footage Underlying issues Structural or mechanical work proposed Brand and materials of the finishes Any … Read more


How to Ensure Your Remodel or Addition is Seamless with Your Current Home

It may sound obvious, but you don’t want to just tack on remodeling work or a new addition to your existing home. You want to integrate. Whether you’re hosting guests or looking to resell your home, you don’t want remodeling work to be glaringly obvious to people as they walk in because that would mean … Read more


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2022 Remodeling Ideas

Remodeling is almost always a good idea. Your home’s layout, aesthetic, and features should not only be functional but also enjoyable. Even smaller, lower-cost updates can make a positive impact on your experience of your home. In real estate markets where options are few and fiercely competitive, a large-scale remodel of your home may be … Read more


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5 Facts on Remodeling Contractors You Should Know

Not all contractors are created equal. If you’ve never remodeled or you worked with a contractor on a project that left a bad taste in your mouth, we consider these 5 facts important to know before you begin working with a remodeling contractor. #1 – A Contractor Should Offer Clear Cost Estimates We always give … Read more


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How a Design-Build Benefits Commercial Construction

If you’re looking to start a commercial building or remodeling project, there are plenty of options out there for you. Today, however, we’re going to talk about how a design-build firm is set apart from the rest. If you’ve been frustrated by a commercial construction project or your stakeholders have concerns about beginning one right … Read more


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3 Things You Should Focus on with Your New Building

Gearing up to start a new construction project is an exciting time, but there are few considerations you have to make before even thinking about talking to a builder. Here are three things that you need to consider for your new building, and once you have a handle on these points, you’re ready to get … Read more


Some of our Exciting Commercial Building Projects

Some of our Exciting Commercial Building Projects While you may recognize us for our work building custom homes, that’s not all the P.L. Lyons team excels at! We’re very excited about some of our recent commercial building projects, as well. Just like with a home, a lot of thought and care goes into commercial building … Read more
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