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Essential Home Upkeep and Maintenance Tips

Essential Home Upkeep and Maintenance Tips

Buffum Homes has a consistent track record for building high quality, beautiful homes that our clients can enjoy for years to come. We believe that proper home upkeep and maintenance are crucial in preserving the value and enjoyment of your home. While regular...

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HVAC Explained by a Professional Builder

HVAC Explained by a Professional Builder

When it comes to building your dream home, many elements come to mind: the perfect floor plan, stunning interior selections, and beautiful landscaping. However, one of the most crucial aspects is the HVAC system. At Buffum Homes, we understand that a comfortable and...

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What Interior Selections Can I Make?

What Interior Selections Can I Make?

When it comes to building a custom home, the journey is filled with countless decisions that shape the final outcome. At Buffum Homes, we're here to ensure that every step of the process is seamless and enjoyable. One of the most thrilling aspects of building your own...

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HOAs vs. Basic Bylaws: Understanding the Difference

HOAs vs. Basic Bylaws: Understanding the Difference

Welcome to Buffum Homes, where we specialize in creating custom homes tailored to your dreams. As you consider building your new home, one important factor to keep in mind is the type of community governance you prefer. Understanding the difference between living in a...

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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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Debunking Home Building Myths: Why Buffum Homes Leads the Way

Debunking Home Building Myths: Why Buffum Homes Leads the Way

In the realm of custom home building, myths often loom larger than reality, casting shadows of doubt over what should be an exciting and rewarding journey. As suppliers of dream homes, we at Buffum Homes have encountered our fair share of misconceptions about the...

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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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We want to say thank you again for helping us in building our new home, we absolutely love it. We want you to know that we are very happy and satisfied with the level of service you, your staff, and partner contractors provided. Thank you Josh for being very responsive to all our questions and requests. It was a pleasure working with your team. God Bless!
Chok & Gerrie A.
We Love Buffum homes so much that we’ve built 3 homes with them! Amazing homes and awesome group of people to work with. Norm and his team have gone above and beyond over the years to meet the changing needs of my family. Norm, Josh, and Bob are the best. Thanks Buffum Builders!
Holly T.
Now that we are settled in we jut wanted to take the time and thank you so very much for listening to our life and helping us out. We are very gratefull you came into our lives and gave us a chance to start over considering my health issue. Thank you many times over!!!
Mike & Nancy
I had the honor and was blessed enough to own a Buffum home. This isn’t just ANY Buffum home, though; it was one the owner himself built and raised his family in. Built in 1992, the quality still far exceeds homes built in that time. With 10-foot ceilings and quality trim work, not much has changed between the three owners prior to me. Some design changes, but the quality of originality still shines through! I happen to be a realtor myself, so I know quality when I see it and how homes age over the years. If you’re considering buying new construction or an existing Buffum home, you will not be disappointed! This builder puts his heart and soul into the final product we raise our families in, and the quality is top-notch. Amazing job to the Buffum team, past and present!
Amy G.
We love our home and could not have asked anybody else to design and create an affordable home. They came up with the ideal house plan for our family, and we thank God for Buffum Builders. They built us the best lasting home that we could stay in for many years to come.
Rick & Holly M.
Impressed with the quality and design choices, we purchased their recent Parade home. It has been close to six months since we moved in, and we are still in awe of how beautifully crafted our home is. Not a single detail was overlooked, and the builders take great pride in constructing quality homes. As a professional interior designer, I can attest that they keep up with the latest trends when it comes to finishes and other design elements. After researching custom home builders extensively, Buffum Homes stood out as one of the best. The buying process was smooth, and they were accommodating to all our needs. The house was professionally cleaned before our move-in, and we even had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Norm Buffum, during the closing. Ryan from the warranty team has been incredibly helpful in fixing any issues and answering our questions. We give a shoutout to Buffum Homes for their exceptional work!
Destiny L.