At Greg Welch Construction, we believe in homes that last a lifetime (and beyond!). That is why it is so important during the new home planning and building process that each home be given extra consideration for the person or family that will someday live there. These five questions are a good place to start when looking at perspective Central Oregon builders, home plans, and neighborhoods for your future home.
How much space do I need and how should it best be arranged?
One bedroom or three? Playroom or media room? Kitchen nook or formal dining room? From layout to landscaping to colors to cabinetry, Greg Welch crafts beautiful, well-planned new homes for real people and their real needs.
Greg won’t look at you funny if you want a 2,700 sq ft, 2BR single story, or a tandem garage for your golf cart. The space is there to be filled by your own individual wants and desires. You decide what kind of home, where, and how big, and leave it to Greg Welch to help determine how to best make that happen. Should your house face West? Is a corner lot best for me? One-story or two? What should I do with my bonus room? With your ideas and Greg’s experience, these are all questions that Greg Welch can help you with throughout the building and construction process.
How will I move about in my home and use these spaces day-to-day?
With over 15 years of experience designing gorgeous, livable homes, Greg Welch can offer the knowledge and experience required to make your home ideal for you! Greg Welch is comfortable working in a variety of architectural styles–from Craftsman, to Contemporary, to Prairie style–stamping each one with an original mark of aesthetics, features, and livability as unique as those who will live there. Whether your tastes run toward the contemporary or the classic, the ornate or the simple, you’ll find a compatible home design to suit your family’s needs.
Features that enhance the livability of each home include exquisite mudrooms, upgraded closet and storage spaces, Zonal heating, continuous hot water, over-sized garage and work spaces, and easy to clean natural surfaces. By constantly assessing the unique needs of Central Oregonians, and as an avid outdoorsman himself, Greg Welch is constantly looking for ways to improve quality of life within the spaces we occupy.
What special touches can be made to particularly suit me and my family?
As a custom home builder, Greg Welch is able to adjust the features of a home to suit the family living there.
Our homes are an essential part of our lives, and the details we choose can affect everything—how we live and think and play.
Using a people-centric approach to new home construction, every Greg Welch home begins by assessing the needs, desires and lifestyle of the family, couple or individual who will inhabit the home. Even if a house is built on spec, there is a specific theme in mind. Young Family. Empty Nesters. Retiring Couple. Newlyweds. All decisions spin off from there. From landscaping to paint colors, every decision is based on creating a higher quality of life for those who will eventually inhabit the home.
What type of neighborhood do I want to live in?
As a resident of Bend’s Westside himself, Greg Welch is a builder who believes in the maintaining the beauty, character and natural charm of each of these coveted Bend neighborhoods. Before a single tree is removed from a lot, Greg Welch and his team walk the land, envisioning the perfect home to accentuate and blend with the natural space allotted, as well as fit seamlessly into the neighborhood in which it sits.
Whether you dream of owning a home in the innovative, mixed-use neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing, the golf community of Tetherow, or the historic downtown Bend area, Greg matches each home to its natural surroundings and melds it perfectly to the specific feel and flavor of the neighborhood. As a long time Bend resident and NorthWest Crossing homeowner, Greg Welch understands the specific needs of these unique Bend communities and the people who live in them.
What are some of the environmental considerations I should account for when buying or building a home?
Central Oregon residents know there’s more to being environmentally responsible than adding an Earth Advantage sticker to an appliance. People want to know that their home is healthy and sustainable, not just beautiful and affordable.
Greg Welch believes that quality, sustainability, and healthy living are all concepts that comprise the idea of green building. Green is more than Eco-friendly—it’s about creating lasting products that are affordable, while also contributing to the vibrancy and productivity of a community.
Using proper sustainable building practices means constructing a home that is more efficient, creates less waste, lasts longer, and contributes to the overall sustainability of the community. Employing local contractors who have longstanding reputations ensures good building practices while supporting the local economy. Each Greg Welch home is built to the Energy Star level of the Earth Advantage program and beyond! That’s a difference that goes beyond the basics of a Eco-friendly home. A Greg Welch home is one of enduring beauty, sustainable quality, lasting health, and a “buy local” principle.
With Greg Welch Construction, each new home is created with inspiration, quality and livability in mind from start to finish. No matter what your taste, your home will be crafted with thoughtful consideration, the very best materials, and the attention of someone who truly loves the work he does. Greg Welch understands how families live and move in the very best homes. Whatever architectural style, features, neighborhood, and environmental considerations you choose, your home will be timeless, original and the result of beautiful craftsmanship.