Helpful Ideas




The more research you do, the more ideas you find, the more we can help you explore the possibilities.  Below are some ideas that may prove helpful.

Start a scrapbook.  Saving your ideas will make it easier to visualize the home you want to build and communicate your thoughts to your builder/designer when the time comes to get started.

Collect floor plans and renderings.  You’ll find them readily available in stock plan books, magazines and online.  Clip, print and save them.  Referring to them can give you a jump-start when we start your floor plan discussion.

Collect pictures.  As with plans, photos are abundant in print as well as online.  Houz and Pinterest are just two of many sites to review.  Clip and print those that spark ideas or interest, and bring them to our meetings!  (Note:  Floor plans may be copyrighted.  Check to see who owns the rights to the drawings.  Do not copy or use any floor plan without written permission.)

Visit model homes, particularly those that appeal to you and are fully furnished.  You’re sure to pick up some design and layout ideas.  Don’t be shy about asking for a copy of any floor plans that you particularly like.  

Take pictures.  Keep a camera with you when you’re touring models.  It will help you remember things you liked… and things you didn’t!  Be sure to take pictures when you’re on vacation, too!  You might find some interesting ideas that would be new to New Mexico!

Look for interesting exterior color combinations and textures that you like on homes in the area.  Take a photo and write down the address so that, when it’s time to choose colors and textures, you have a large-scale reference point, which is far more helpful than tiny samples.


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JG Madueña Homes has been designing/building award winning homes of distinction since 1996. Constantly perfecting his craft and updating techniques and materials with the best Green Building has to offer. Jim specializes in creating homes that are sensitive to the client’s needs and desires and our environment. Always taking the hands on approach to every design and construction detail. Collaborating with clients and architects to build beautiful, functional, high performance homes for today and tomorrow.

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Green-building principles and standards have always been integral to J.G Madueña Homes’ design and construction.

Owner, Jim Madueña, is a “Certified Green Professional” through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

His expertise and commitment to quality will give you the confidence and peace of mind you want and expect through the entire design and build process.

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104 Llanito Lindo
Placitas, NM, 87043

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