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Carpet vs. LVP: The Floor is Yours

Carpet vs. LVP: The Floor is Yours

When designing your dream home, one of the most significant decisions you'll make is choosing the right flooring. At Buffum Homes, we understand that every detail matters, and flooring is no exception. Two popular choices are carpet and luxury vinyl plank (LVP)...

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Signs of a Professional Builder: What to Look For

Signs of a Professional Builder: What to Look For

Finding the right builder for your residential construction project is crucial for achieving your dream home. With numerous options available, it's essential to discern the qualities that distinguish a professional builder from the rest. Here are key traits to help...

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How Much Square Footage Do I Really Need?

How Much Square Footage Do I Really Need?

Determining the ideal square footage for your new home is a crucial decision that requires careful consideration of your lifestyle, family size, and specific needs. While it's easy to get caught up in the allure of a large living space, it's important to find the...

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How to Maximize Sunshine in Your Home

How to Maximize Sunshine in Your Home

Natural light has a remarkable impact on the ambiance and functionality of a home. It not only enhances the aesthetics but also promotes a sense of well-being and energy efficiency. If you want to infuse your living spaces with the beauty of natural light, this blog...

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What Home Floor Plan is Right For Me?

What Home Floor Plan is Right For Me?

Choosing the right floor plan for your home is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your daily living experience. It's essential to consider your lifestyle, family size, preferences, and future needs when selecting a floor plan. With a wide range of...

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Why Customization Trumps Buying Existing

Why Customization Trumps Buying Existing

When it comes to finding the perfect place to call home, you may find yourself torn between buying an existing property or building a custom home. While purchasing an existing home has its benefits, there's something truly special about building a custom home tailored...

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Floor Plans

Floor Plans

Not only will we continue to have land and developments available for anyone looking to build, but we also have the award-winning floor plans to do so. There's something to be said about designing a plan into someone's life-long dream home, and we enjoy the process of...

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2017 Parade Home

2017 Parade Home

As custom home builders in Grand Rapids, we take a lot of pride in our work and strive for excellence out in the field. Our Parade Homes give us the opportunity to showcase our work and give the general public a true feel for why we're so passionate for what what we...

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Thank you for making our dream become a reality. We couldn't be happier with our new home! Your workers and contractors have been amazing, completing their parts with excellence. With love and appreciation,
Mark & Cheryl K.
Words do not come close to telling you 'thanks' for all you have done for our family. Our home is beautiful. Our neighborhood is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We pray that God will continue to bless your business. You have done much for us and we are forever grateful.
Tim & Karen K.
Norm, Josh, and the Buffum Homes crew really bring dreams to life. Step by step, from the design process to the final coat of paint, my custom dream home became a reality. I can’t express how pleased I am with every nook and cranny. I highly recommend Norm Buffum and Buffum Homes to build your dream house, cottage, remodel—you name it; they are the real deal! The attention to every little detail is just above and beyond! They truly make you feel like family! Grateful doesn’t come close!
Kristin R.
Norm, Josh, and the rest of the team at Buffum Homes have done a great job helping us get through what can be a stressful process. From building our new home to helping us sell our old home, we have been very happy with our experience.
Jeremiah J.
You're so quick to respond, and I can't tell you both how much I appreciate your expertise and willingness to work with me! Please pass my gratitude on :) God is good and I wholeheartedly believe he brought me to Buffum Builders with purpose :)
Lindsay T.
We just finished building a home with Buffum Homes. We had a FANTASTIC experience. I can't say enough good things about Josh Buffum and Bob Frye! Unlike other builders that we've dealt with (with their cookie cutter homes and pre-determined "options") Buffum was willing to work with us every step of the way. No matter what we asked, the answer was never "no". They were willing to provide us with exactly what we wanted and they were very fair with costs. We were kept informed throughout the build process. Buffum was able to build the home of our dreams AND stay within our budget. What a great team!
Jason & Jessica