Category Archives: Remodeling

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April 2021 Post Archive

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Bringing New Life to a Well-Loved Home

Back in December, we shared a Triangle Home Design & Decor feature about our clients, the Canady family, and their experience working with interior designer Aimee Montgomery. We chatted recently with Erika Canady to learn more about the renovation process and see how they’re enjoying their home a year later.

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What Is a Luxury Home Builder?

When you decide to finally build that home you’ve always secretly dreamed about, you have two main options when it comes to choosing a builder. You can either choose to work with a production builder or a custom luxury home builder. 

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How Rufty Rises Above Traditional Custom Home Building Business Practices

Building a custom home or going through an extensive renovation of your current home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a significant investment of time and money, but oftentimes, the experience leaves a lot to be desired. 

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A Timeless Classic That Pairs Rustic Elements With Femininity

The Thompson family ended up building the home of their dreams, all thanks to a little luck. They liked the idea of building a forever home, but they were in love with their current location, on a picturesque, quiet street filled with trees.

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The Power of Collaboration

Here at Rufty Homes, we know it’s not possible to bring our clients’ dreams to life without a lot of teamwork. This recent remodel is the perfect example of how when we come together, we do our best work.

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A Forever Home with a View

Barbara Hunter and Frank Rockhold didn’t intend to build a new home. After having recently built a beach house on Bald Head Island, the last thing they were thinking about was going through the lengthy – and often stressful – process of building another home. 

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Custom Kitchen Remodels by Rufty Homes

Upgrading Your Home to Increase Its Value

Custom Kitchen Remodels by Rufty Homes

As a homeowner, it’s exciting to think about new projects to update your home. But, before taking on any new project, whether it’s a DIY effort or a professional remodeling project, it’s worth doing some research to see how it will impact your home’s value. 

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A Modern Transformation

Rufty Homes teamed up with JSF Designs to turn a traditional 1980s home into a modern, 21st-century dream.

When Jenn Frost, owner of JSF Designs first walked into this traditional home in Cary, she knew she’d have quite the task at hand to transform it into a clean, modern space that fit the new homeowners’ aesthetic.

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From Ornate and Opulent to Warm and Inviting

When Tony and Cathy Moraco first saw the French-inspired, Chateaux-like house that would eventually be their home, they looked past the ornate design to see the potential within the walls.

Cathy remembers, “The original style of the home didn’t match our taste, but Tony instantly recognized the quality of the build and the floor plan so we thought about how we could make it work for us.

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Colonial Refresh


Bart and Carolyn Abbott are no strangers to remodeling. While Bart served in the Air Force, the Abbotts moved 18 times, dabbling in remodels along the way. Whether it was small projects in rental homes or designing and building from scratch, they’ve always enjoyed finding ways to turn their houses into homes, in most cases doing the work themselves.

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West Coast Influence in Raleigh

Chris and Misty Austin experienced love, at first sight, the moment they saw the house they would eventually buy. “I remember driving up this beautiful street and seeing this perfect house and I just started dreaming of all the ways we could make it our own,” Misty remembers.

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Overcoming the Fear of Remodeling Unknowns

Custom Kitchen Remodels by Rufty Homes

Imagine this…

You’ve been dreaming of remodeling your kitchen for some time now, and after doing your due diligence, you’ve picked a contractor, settled on a budget and timeline, and the construction process begins. 

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Curated Craftsman

Curated Craftsman

Curated Craftsman

The Gast Family turned to Rufty Homes for a craftsman-inspired home full of their own personal touches.

When Bill and Donna Gast sat down to design their dream home, they had a clear vision of exactly what they wanted: a Craftsman-inspired home with built-in usable storage, beautiful wood features, and a well-designed floor plan where every room serves a purpose, set on a wooded lot to feel surrounded by nature.

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Sneak Peek At New Rufty Digs

Our colleagues at Rufty-Peedin Design Builders recently shared a sneak peek at our new office space now underway. It’s a treat to be the client in this commercial build-out project to create our new home.


Modern Bath Trends In 2017

The rise of the modern bath has been a top remodeling trend in 2017. This recent Rufty custom project has graceful elements, both old and new. You might find this interesting article on design styles impacting bathrooms to be helpful in your planning.

Rufty Remodeling Guru Harry Grube Featured In Hayes Barton Living

Our own Harry Grube was recently featured in Hayes Barton Living thanks to his efforts to install the neighborhood’s new Little Free Library. Well done, Harry!



Custom Homes Showcased on Lifetime’s “Designing Spaces”

Lifetime’s “Designing Spaces” paid a recent visit to the Triangle to talk natural stone and interview our friends at ROCKin’teriors. They toured a fabulous custom home by the Rufty Homes team.

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Rufty Homes Named Among Triangle’s Top Remodelers

The Triangle Business Journal recently published its list of “top residential remodelers.”  Our team is honored to be recognized among the top 20 remodeling companies in the region, and everyone at Rufty Homes takes tremendous pride in the awards and recognition we receive.

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