Custom Homes: Consider This Before Building A Beach Home

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Robbins|Reed Custom Homes have crafted breathtaking custom homes across California’s Central Coast.

Our home team is deeply committed to seeing your vision brought to life, whether you want outdoor living space to entertain, ample storage for paddleboards and kayak, or room to grow a new generation of the family.

If you’re considering building your dream home or vacation property beachside, be sure to keep the following four factors in mind:


While stunning panoramic views are absolutely important, there are other aspects to factor in when it comes to location from wind exposure and flood zones to strict coastal safety requirements. If you’re in the market to invest in seaside property, Robbins|Reed Custom Homes is available to help guide you from the ground up from navigating complex coastal management regulations to local ordinances, HOAs, and the permitting process.


Seaside living can inspire practical touches like an outdoor shower or outdoor kitchen for frequent entertaining. It also means we need to think about building material ideal for withstanding strong winds and saltwater. From glowing fire pits to luxurious spa bathrooms and beyond, we’ll ensure your home is designed for seaside living on your own terms.


Regardless of square footage, we have the expertise to provide flexible, environmentally sound energy options that add up to long-term savings. An energy efficient design has the power to impact the comfort level of your home, and reduce your utility bills. From innovative insulation systems to energy efficient home appliances and more, our expert San Luis Obispo custom home builders will help make your custom home as energy efficient as possible.


Planning decades into the future can provide real peace of mind. Looking ahead, what do you see? Here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes, your vision is valued. Is caring for aging family members part of your big picture plan? How about kid-friendly space for visiting grandkids? Generational planning can be important to consider when building your ideal beachfront custom home.

There’s a difference between building a place you call home and a place you simply come home to. Contact Robbins|Reed Custom Homes at (805) 543-7277 today.


Convenient Custom Home Features to Consider

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If you’re considering a custom home here in San Luis Obispo, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options and features available. The personalized features and special amenities are truly endless. What it comes down to is prioritizing the features that are important to you and will make a positive impact on your daily life. No matter what you decide to dream up, here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes, we’ll make it happen.

Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular luxury custom home trends here on California’s Central Coast.

Built-in communications infrastructure

Innovative whole-home cabling and wiring systems are increasingly in demand. This technology not only supports modern entertainment and sound systems, but home office functionality and communications throughout the property.

Increase electrical outlets

Today there are more devices than ever to charge on the daily. Knowing that, it’s a smart idea to pan ahead by adding more electrical outlets throughout your home in convenient or hidden locations.

Focus on natural lighting

Your San Luis Obispo custom home design will benefit from paying thoughtful attention to natural light. Natural light adds an inviting element to any home, making it feel especially spacious and airy. Skylights, windows, and glass doors are only a few of the ways to optimize natural light in your custom home.

Consider extra storage

Even the most streamlined and minimalist homeowners can benefit from the option of extra storage. Make the most of the space you have with modern solutions like under stair storage and built-in shelves, or even secret rooms to increase storage capacity.

Add refrigerator(s)

All too often, one refrigerator is simply not enough, especially if you and your family frequently entertain. Owning a dedicated beverage refrigerator is a simple and effective way to free up more storage in your kitchen.

There’s a difference between building a place you call home and a place you simply come home to. The key to defining that difference is you. Ultimately your vision is what makes your custom home come to life. When you need answers, know that our Central Coast custom home team is available to you every step of the way from planning and design to building and beyond. Contact Robbins|Reed Custom Homes online or by calling 805-543-7277 today.


Robbins|Reed Raises Over $2,700 for Breast Cancer Research


It’s party time.

We’re celebrating the collective efforts of our kick-ass team. That’s right, together Robbins|Reed raised $2,786 for breast cancer awareness and research. It’s an important cause we care deeply about, which is why we’re stoked to have exceeded our fundraising goal by nearly $800. Eight of us participated in the walk itself and had an awesome time doing it. To every client, friend, and community member who contributed to the cause, we thank you.


Walk With Us to Beat Breast Cancer


Each year we find an opportunity to take off our hard hats and do our part to build awareness of men’s and women’s health issues. This year, in support of the American Cancer Society, we are participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of San Luis Obispo, and we invite you to join us!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of San Luis Obispo
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Registration: 7:00AM | Walk: 8:00AM
504 Madonna Road
Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo

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We are also selling commemorative Robbins|Reed t-shirts for $10 to honor the event and promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Women’s and men’s sizes are available. Please email with the size you would like. All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society.


Robbins|Reed Custom Homes: 4 Tips for Designing Your Custom Home

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Details and decisions. The custom home building process is all about them, from considering the future needs of your family, to the style and functionality to best complement your lifestyle. And budget. And timeline. Ultimately, the success of any custom home project directly relates to the degree and detail of planning you and your team pours into the project before groundbreaking even begins. In that spirit, we’re sharing 4 essential tips for creating your custom home:

1. Plan Ahead

Let’s go back to the future. You want to build a home that will continue to grow with you over the years. Consider how your family might grow, your ability to care for aging parents, or home office functionality. Define your most important priorities with a list. At Robbins|Reed, our highly organized custom home builders is happy to keep track of your goals as we go.

2. Make the Most of Your Property

Maximize every advantage your land has to offer from opportunities to soak up natural light to taking advantage of sweeping scenic views and more.

3. Get the Most Out of Your Budget

Compromise has no business setting foot in your dream home; our value-minded process will find the building solutions that get the most out of your budget.

4. Hire A Dependable and Experienced Home Builder

Our experienced Custom Homes team is prepared to guide you through the custom home building process, ensuring the process goes smoothly every step of the way.

Here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes, our passion is building yours. We’re ready to see your new home through from the floorplan to the fixtures. Playing a design-build role, we’ll work with you to draft the perfect custom home design. And with a network of trusted partners, every piece of your home will be crafted with the greatest of care and quality, as though it were our own.

Scope out a few of the custom homes we’ve built across the Central Coast community and learn more. Our home team is available to answer your questions online, or at 1-805-543-7277.

Robbins|Reed Custom Homes: Luxury Homebuilding Trends 2018

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Today our San Luis Obispo custom homebuilders are sharing a roundup of the latest luxury homebuilding trends on the Central Coast and beyond. Even if your summer plans don’t include building a luxury home, this is a fun time to refresh the look and feel of your existing residence or vacation home.


Say hello to cobalt stoves and yellow dryers – bright appliances in all colors of the rainbow are seriously in style. If you prefer stainless steel for major appliances, add a pop of color with your toaster instead…they’re available in more shades than ever to complement your countertop.


Patterned flooring adds visual interest to a room and can truly tie a look together. Moroccan-inspired designs and geometric shapes are two styles in particular with the power to floor your guests!


Playful and eye-catching, patterned fabrics are a practical way to showcase some personality. Forget matchy-matchy. When it comes to furniture and throw pillows, pair florals with stripes and ombré with geometric shapes. It’s a brave new world and there really aren’t any rules.


Soft and luxurious, velvet is a trend that’s come back in a big way. The plush upholstery is popping up almost everywhere. Custom upholstery in a sophisticated hue adds texture and interest to entertaining spaces.


If you’ve always gravitated toward lavender, this is your year. The Pantone Color of the Year is ultra violet. The great thing about this blue-based purple is that it evokes both a modern and vintage feel simultaneously. The color also happens to be extremely versatile. From the kitchen to the bedroom, the hue can be accentuated with modern art and architectural details, or simply provide a statement as an accent wall in the entryway.


Silver with gold? Yes and yes. Interior designers around the globe are giving you the green light to mix metallics. From kitchen and bathroom fixtures to outdoor dining rooms, mixing metallics is an appealing way to add interest to your home. If you’re looking to add soft warmth to any space, blend rose gold accents paired with just about any metal for a complimentary glow.


Elevating the bathroom into a spa-inspired sanctuary is a rewarding transformation you’ll actually enjoy and appreciate everyday, and doing so doesn’t have to be complicated. Touches like a new tub or patterned flooring can make a major impact.


It might sound like the Japanese horseradish wasabi, but wabi sabi is actually the Japanese aesthetic that honors the beauty in imperfection, particularly in handcrafted wears such as ceramic pottery. So proudly share your collection, imperfect or otherwise.

Here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes our team is always interested in the luxury trends homeowners can benefit from. Explore the beautiful homes we’ve built here.