April 2018
Dear Friend,

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.” – Christopher Morley.
Now that it is April, that’s exactly how you should be thinking about your own remodeling project. The time is now. Let’s get going!

As we promised, our new design studio opened in early March and is ready for your visit. We welcome you to come on in and see all the exciting products on display, and then start working with us on your project. Keep reading to learn more about what our design studio offers.

The fun of being together along with the desire for privacy is all a part of a typical multi-generational household. Each member of the family will appreciate being able to retreat to their own separate bedroom suite when they want to unwind. Enjoy our description below of a home that was designed both for multi-generational living and to showcase technologically advanced building innovations.

Cody Byrd, AMB, AR, CGR, CAPS, CGP
NC Accredited Master Builder and Remodeler

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Our Design Studio Doors Are Open!

We are excited to announce that Vision Design Build Remodel’s new design studio in Lenoir is now open. We hope you will set an appointment to come by and plan your project with us soon!


We will have our Homecrest Cabinetry displays up and running to pick out your new kitchen! We have some new appliances as well. The kitchen is up-to-date with a docking drawer to plug in your electronics, a pop-up power tower, and under cabinet lighting! We have several styles of interior doors and windows that we installed to showcase some of the different products that are available. We have installed tile flooring in the bathroom, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring in the main area, pre-finished hardwood flooring in the conference room, and onsite sanded oak flooring as well. Our office features LED lighting and a smart HVAC thermostat to utilize energy. We will be gathering lots of product info so we can make many selections in-house.
The exterior of the building has custom fiber cement siding, cedar piedmonts in the gables, and extensive custom rock and masonry work. The rock tapered columns are topped with real stone slabs cut to our specs. Cedar posts and bracing hold up the front porch. The front porch has a cathedral tongue and groove beaded pine ceiling. We have new seamless aluminum guttering and an architectural shingle roof. The lap and shake siding was finished with Sherwin Williams paint and Superdeck stain for durability. Do you like our color choices on the paint? Black trim is very popular right now! We have installed a Fiberon deck featuring some of their superior composite decking and railing products. We have a mahogany entrance door to invite you in with a craftsman-style cast iron door handle. We installed a custom made-to-order wrought iron railing system on the front entry. Don't miss our lighted sign post with the cedar pergola surrounding it. With the new sidewalks and accessible ramp, you can park on either side of the building!

See you soon!
Cody Byrd

NCHBA Home Building First Tour

Cody Byrd, Region IX vice-president of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA), was pleased to host one of the ten meetings of the Home Building First Tour this year. This important Region IX meeting took place on March 19 at the South Mountain Distilling Company in Connelly Springs, NC.

The Home Building First Tour took place during the week of March 19-23 as the NCHBA traveled across our state. At each stop, NCHBA members, leadership and staff gathered to share information. Those attending learned more about regional issues, and about how NCHBA fights for housing affordability, and also heard from a state lawmaker.

Because of Cody’s active participation in the NCHBA, he continues to keep on top of issues affecting the home building industry, which benefits his clients as well as his business.

Create an Innovative Multi-Generational Home

Are you planning to remodel your home to provide a comfortable, accessible suite for your elderly parents who are moving in with you? Or perhaps you wish to offer private living space for an adult child who is returning home. Maybe you are anticipating both your parents and your adult child coming to share your home. In today’s culture, multi-generational homes are becoming ever more popular as extended families make plans to come together under one roof.

The reNEWable Living Home 2018 was on display at the International Builders Show in Orlando in January as an inspiration for remodelers and builders when working on their own multi-generational projects. The creative design of the home allows three generations to live comfortably together, but enjoy private space when needed.

The two-story home includes a spacious owners suite and an in-law suite for aging parents on opposite ends of the main level. Each pleasant suite contains a separate bathroom, walk-in-closet and laundry facility. The shared open kitchen, dining room and great room integrate smoothly with an outdoor living area, patio and pool for the entire family’s enjoyment. Each of the hallways measure 42 inches wide, with 48- to 60-inch-wide spaces in the main circulation areas, so family members can easily use mobility equipment if needed.

Upstairs is an amazing urban-inspired flat that provides everything an adult child would need, including a combined kitchen/living space and office. Three additional bedrooms with baths are designed to be flex-spaces that can be used for purposes other than bedrooms, such as office space or hobby room. The central area on the second floor offers a game room and mini kitchen for entertainment.

A unique aspect of the reNEWable Living Home are its innovations in design, technology, materials and construction standards. Five key categories played a vital role in all the plans that were made, and should be considered as you plan to remodel your home to become multi-generational:

1. More Savings—Contains enough renewable energy sources to meet a Net Zero Energy standard, meaning it produces all of most of the energy it consumes.

2. Better Health—Proactively helps manage the health of the indoor air quality through features likes its progressive Aprilaire Ventilating Dehumidifier and HVAC control system, as well as CertainTeed AirRenew Drywall that breaks down formaldehyde.

3. Real Comfort—Innovations in building techniques that keep the interior quieter and provide consistent temperature and humidity levels, such as the HercuWall panelized wall system that is air tight and disaster-resistant.

4. Peace of Mind—Smart features that respond to occupants, connecting them to their home, like Wi-Fi enabled devices that adjust temperatures and lighting, enhance security, control kitchen appliances, and play music.

5. Thoughtful Design—The multi-generational floorplan was designed to promote a balance of family connectivity, individual space and physical needs. A soothing palette and clever storage solutions help eliminate stress and contribute towards relaxation.

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2318 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645



About Us

Owner of Vision Design Build Remodel, Cody Byrd comes from a family with many generations working in the construction industry. He loves giving back to our great community and helping its residents enjoy better living. At Vision DBR, we take your home building project from start to finish—including all design and construction. Through years of experience and staying up to date with industry certifications—we make sure your home project will meet your needs for many years to come.
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