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Looking for a custom home builder in Pittsburgh?

Categories: Custom Home in Pittsburgh, Custom Home Plans, On your lot builder Pittsburg | Posted: April 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Looking for a custom home builder in Pittsburgh?
The Pasadena Floor Plan

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Have you been on the hunt for custom home builders in Pittsburgh to build your new home? Look no further than Parry Custom Homes! We are the premier choice for custom homes in Pittsburgh and can help make your dream home a reality.

A lot of homebuyers want a custom home without having to go through all the hassle of drawing up plans from scratch with an architect. If that is the case for you, Parry Custom Homes has just the solution! We have a huge portfolio of plans that is exclusive to Parry customers and offers home plans that suit any buyers home needs.

All of our plans can be seen by visiting our showroom for the full package of what we have to offer. One of our most popular plans is The Pasedena, which is a great choice for someone looking to purchase their first home, someone with a small family, or someone looking to downsize their home.

Our Pasadena floor plan features 2,084 square feet and the option of 3-4 bedrooms. There are 2 full baths and 1 half bath in this home, as well as a 2-car garage.

If you’re looking for a move-up home or more space, The Avondale floor plan in our portfolio is a popular choice among homebuyers.

The Avondale is a built off 3,014 spacious square feet and features 4-5 bedrooms. This plan has 2 full baths, one half bath and a 2- car garage. This gorgeous home is sure to grab a lot of curb appeal due to its gorgeous brick exterior.

Last, for those looking for the elegance and size of a true dream home, look no further than our Winchester plan.

The Winchester floor plan is built on 4,380 square feet and boasts 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath and a 2-car garage.

The Winchester is a home that takes full advantage of spacious living, elegant touches, and a cozy atmosphere to call home.

Contact us anytime to see our full portfolio of floor plans available in our showroom, or have us find the perfect Parry Custom Home to fit your needs. You’ll love working with our team!



Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.

Outdoor Kitchen Design For Your Parry Home

Categories: Pittsburgh New Home Builder | Posted: April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Outdoor Kitchen Design For Your Parry Home

Outdoor kitchens are a feature that continues to grow as a popular trend among homeowners. More people are turning to their backyards as retreats, creating a space that is the gathering place for their family and friends. An outdoor kitchen can extend your Parry home’s living area, making the space more functional. Just like the kitchen inside your Parry home, there are guidelines to outdoor kitchen design. If you’re in the market for a Pittsburgh new homebuilder to help make home dreams like this come true, you’ve come to the right place!

The outdoor kitchen of your Parry home has different zones, a cold, hot, wet and dry zone. They must all work together in proper proximity of each other.

There are two different types of outdoor kitchens available for your Parry home, satellite or independent. A satellite kitchen relies on the indoor kitchen for most of the prep work and refrigeration. An independent kitchen features the same functional zones as the indoor kitchen of your home.

The outdoor kitchen to your Parry home has to be easy to care for and to clean. Choose materials that are grease and stain resistant and suited for the outdoor elements of Pittsburg.

Make sure to use finishes and materials that are a complement your home. If the kitchen is against the house, create architectural transition. If the kitchen is located away from the house, think about the sight lines of your home and design the kitchen as a visible destination.

Make sure to account for gas line, electricity and water lines that are sufficient enough to supply all your usage for outside your home.

Make lighting a primary consideration for the outdoor space of your home. The appropriate amount of task light is a necessity for cooking by after dark. Ambient lighting helps illuminate the kitchen, dining and living space outside your home and creates drama throughout the entire area. Make sure that any pathways or stairs are well lit also.

Audio and video entertainment is an important consideration for your outdoor space. You may even want to incorporate an area for a television, just make sure to account for the power source and cables.

Don’t forget to also take into account the outdoor elements such as the movement of the sun and wind direction. The smoke from the grill planned too close to the dining area could propose a problem. Or trying to watch television with the sun setting in the background could be impossible. Think of the slope of the countertops and ground to prevent rainwater from pooling. Also the material that are being used and how they will hold up to the prolonged exposure to the sun and other outdoor elements you will endure in Pittsburg.

By planning ahead and making a lay out for the outdoor kitchen of your Parry home, will be helpful in the executing of a successful outdoor kitchen design that you can enjoy this summer and for many years to come!


Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information.

DIY home updates to increase your home’s value

Categories: Homeowner Tips, Pittsburgh custom homes | Posted: April 12, 2019 | Comments Off on DIY home updates to increase your home’s value


Regardless if you are planning to move this spring, down the road or aren’t even sure how long you will be in your current home, it is always good to invest in updates to your home each year. When the time does come to sell, your home will already have the updates needed in order for it to be ready to put on the market and allow you to avoid the time and money for a costly remodel all at once before you move. Parry Custom Homes, a premier builder for Pittsburgh custom homes, shares DIY updates you can do it your home today, that will increase its value in the long run.

A nice kitchen is one of the main things buyers look at and look for in a new home, so making some upgrades to your kitchen can pay off in the long run. However, why not enjoy the upgrades you make for your kitchen yourself while you are still living in and enjoying your home?

A great do it yourself project for your kitchen that will also add some resale value, is to add some adhesive backsplash tiles. Not only is this a relatively mess-free project, but one you can easily do yourself. There are a variety of styles and colors to choose from, so get creative and add a real touch of modern elegance that can automatically give new life to your kitchen.

While you don’t need to replace all your kitchen cabinets at the same time, it might be a good idea to address them as well. Try painting all your cabinets to go along with your new backsplash. This can lead to a complete transformation in the overall look of your kitchen and look like you spent a fortune, when it isn’t a costly upgrade to do at all.

Another easy project you can do if you want to start small, is a simple upgrade that can be made to any room in your home. What is this simple and easy upgrade? Add crown molding! Your bedrooms, especially a master bedroom are the perfect place to add some elegant crown molding that will automatically make the room look much more finished and give it a more expensive look. You can purchase and choose the crown molding style of your liking and pick up all the supplies to install it at your local home improvement store. They can even give you tips on how to install it and the tools that you will need.

Next, the laundry room is often a very over-looked room in the home but with a few simple DIY improvements, it can be a real highlight in your home when it comes time to sell. Start by removing any of the basic wire shelving in the laundry room and put up attractive wood shelving options or cabinets in its place.

Painting the room can also make a world of difference as well as improving the storage space and what storage solutions you have in the room. Adding some hooks on a nice wooden platform can add both a nice design piece as well as functional piece to the laundry room. Don’t be afraid to add some décor on the walls as well. If you need some quick, easy and inexpensive laundry room wall décor, check online or on Pinterest for a lot of inspiration for your home.

Your lawn is another place on the exterior of your home that can make a dramatic difference and be done on your own. You can add some greenery around your walkways, add some stone siding to your walkway or front lawn area around a flower bed, as well as add some drought-friendly plants. Perennial plants are an excellent option since they will come back year after year, so you can essentially set them and forget them in terms of maintenance.

Some other quick fixes you can do on your own for your home include: painting the front door, updating your window treatments, power washing your deck and sidewalks, and cleaning your gutters as well as replacing any old ones that may not be performing to their full potential.

These simple ideas can have your home looking more updated while adding value at the same time.




Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information.

The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: April 5, 2019 | Comments Off on The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Parry Home

Pittsburgh new homeIn a beautifully decorated room, the window treatments are not done as an afterthought. How you accessorize the window in your Pittsburgh new home affects not only the mood of the room, but also the appearance from outside. When shopping for window treatments for your Parry home, stick with this guide when making your decision for the window treatments for your new home. Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, shares information on how to make the most of the window treatments in your gorgeous new Parry home.

Plantation shutters are a style investment. They are a great choice because they look classic and will add elegance to your home and they are a classic style.

Whites, off-whites and other neutral window coverings almost always work best. Neutrals are timeless. You might change up you paint, furniture and lighting, but your neutral window treatments can endure the decorating changes made in your Parry home.

Woven shades add texture and ambiance to any room. There are natural or synthetic woven woods to choose from like bamboo or grass weaves to create a fresh modern look to any room of your home.

Sheer fabrics let the light from the outside into your Parry home, but still offer more privacy than an undressed window. Sheers can help a small room look bigger by letting in the sunshine and opening up the view rather than closing it in.

Pattern and rich colored window treatments work well in spaces like the dining room of your home. Color plays against a plain table, chairs and sideboard. Rooms that don’t have a lot of upholstery or texture welcome the energy of strong window treatment. And a lined drapery will offer more privacy at night than a sheer.

Honeycomb shades are an energy efficient window covering that help block summer heat and winter chill and can help lower the utility bill in your home. They give a streamlined look along with energy savings.

This should help get you started in the right direction as you look into any of these popular window treatments that will add a special design touch to any room of your home.


Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.