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At Landmark Builders, we pride ourselves on being your full service solution provider when building a new home or renovating your current residence.

We have just completed a custom home for clients in Granite Bay, and they are finishing up the final touches of the interior design including furniture, window coverings, and patio fabrics to tie it all together.  With Landmark, our services don't end at the completion of construction.  Our clients can take advantage of working with a professional designer all through the construction process, thus making your building experience a complete package.  How refreshing!

With our full service team approach each client has the optional benefit of using our in-house interior designer, Georgia George.  Georgia has over 25 years of experience in interior design and our clients have nothing but great reviews ....

"Georgia took the time to listen to me, take my style and create a home that my family can live in." 

"She brought it all together with such ease and our home is TOTALLY US, we love it"

"We had 15 years of Tuscan style and now we just love the vibrant color that Georgia helped us create in our new home."

Whether you are building your dream home, or renovating your  current family residence, our full service team is ready to help you create a Landmark today!





Designer Corner

Q: What websites do you recommend for design ideas when building a new home or renovating my current home?

A: One of the best ways to find your unique style is by using some of the latest websites like  Houzz.com.  This is a wonderful spot to view different designs from architecture to furniture, colors, fabric and textures.  You will find something that fits your style! 

For more ideas on design contact Georgia George by calling our office today!

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Design for All Ages

Universal Design, or UD, is an architectural practice that allows occupants of all ages and capabilities to live independently and comfortably over a long period of time in the same house.

Thanks to changing demographics, UD is gaining mainstream acceptance. In addition to Baby Boomers looking for well-designed conveniences as they enter their retirement years, an increasing number of multigenerational and blended families (now one-third of all households) seek new homes that accommodate a wide range of ages and capabilities.

Done well, the UD elements of a new home are subtle, almost undetectable ... until you need them. Then you'll thank your builder for having the forethought and concern for your needs, whether for a young child, an elderly parent, or someone recovering from a short-term injury or long-term disability.

While you may have to look closely, here are some strategies that incorporate good universal design:

Wider hallways and doors. It doesn't take much square footage and certainly no more construction time or cost to design and build slightly wider hallways and doorways. Not only does that subtle change make a home feel larger and more comfortable, but also easier to navigate.

Cabinet features. Long desired for bigger base cabinets, pull-out (or roll-out) shelves are an increasingly popular option for tall and upper wall cabinets, making their contents more visible and accessible. Regardless of age or physical capabilities, accessories such as lazy susans, door shelves, slotted drawers, and flip-down fronts enhance the storage capacity and accessibility of kitchen cabinets and bath vanities. Soft-close drawers, meanwhile, protect against pinched fingers.

Hard-surface flooring. Yes, it's slightly more expensive than wall-to-wall carpeting, but a combination of hardwood, polished flat tiles, colored concrete, and resilient floor surfaces throughout the house is not only easier to clean and promote healthier indoor air quality, but also easier to traverse. Where needed, area rugs can soften the surfaces.

Lever handles. For doors, sinks and showers, a single-lever handle instead of a knob (or two) is both fashionable and easier to manipulate. A lever is a better option when you have an armful of groceries, are just able to reach the handle, or lack the strength for gripping. For faucets and showers, levers also allow easier temperature control, which mitigates scalding hazards. Also look for "D"-shaped handles or grips on cabinet doors and drawers instead of conventional knobs.

Appliances. Wall ovens and warming drawers, dishwasher and refrigerator drawers (set side-by-side, not stacked), French-door style refrigerators, and microwave ovens with flip-down doors are just a few examples of appliances that are not only popular but also deliver UD benefits of accessibility and safety.

The market for products and systems that enable attractive yet more accessible home design and function is growing. Professional builders and their home-buyers have many options to create a more accessible, beautiful and contemporary home that suits a wider variety of lifestyle needs now and in the future.

Warm Regards,

John P. Caulfield, Jr.
Landmark Builders
4120 Douglas Blvd., #306-215
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)783-0356 Phone
(916)783-1837 Fax

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