Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas and new year!


Dear Customers,

Home Made will close for Winter Holiday between Dec. 30th (Thu) and Jan. 5th (Wed).

So, if you want to contact with us about maintenance and house building,

please send a message through my website or call us by Skype ASAP. Thanks.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Champagne Ball & Awards Evening

We participated in the party event on Friday night. Both TJCS and ACCJ organized this “Champagne Ball & Awards Evening”.
About 300 Japanese and people from abroad got together at Hilton Hotel.

It was impressive for me.
Well-dressed men and women of all ages fluctuated between hope and despair during the lottery to be winner. Dance party went through midnight and also intoxicated.
Participants got exciting by 80’s dance music such as The Beatles, Oldies, Earth wind & Fire, and they reminded a page of youth.This is the difference of culture. Men and Women from Western countries were getting together and naturally dance to music. It seemed to be a graduation party in America. I think that elder Japanese will be hesitate to do it. It’s Japanese weak point, isn’t it?
We’d like to improve our wealthy day life.
Have a party outside sometime,
otherwise stay calm with family in the moody interior which has indirect lighting.
I just realized it on that day.
Last weekend we had an open-house in Toyota, then many people visited there.
There was an open-house next door by one of major house company too. It had an affect on our open-house, but we hope that some visitor could be impressed by this.
Usuallly our customer has similar sense of value, but It is important to show our style for people who don’t know about us. If not, They never known new things and about us.
Please come and visit our Open-house on 23rd Nov. Tuesday.
If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.
House address: 8-3, Hachiman, Maebayashi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref., Japan

Elegant but Gorgeous!

Our new house in Toyota was opened for public as scheduled.
We look forward to finalizing our house construction. We’re a bit tied up though.
This is a picture of double sidelite door which has stained glass on both side of entrance.
Our customer chose it, but it’s very rare and unique.
A orange bud with blue-gray stalk give us a lovely and gentle impression.
Atmosphere of stained glass seems like a hand made.
It looks very nice!!
It reminds you something like that in medieval times in Europe, which is well suited for pink-gray brick cladding.
Please visit our new house in Toyota on 23rd Nov.Tuesday.
If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.
House address: 8-3, Hachiman, Maebayashi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref., Japan

It is hard wark!!

We went to the seminar in Fukuoka and Osaka 2 weeks ago. It say “Re-home, Re-modeling experience in Canada”. More than 50 people joined in both place.

I was often asked about

“Do you feel nervous when you talk in front of many people?”
“Do you practice for the seminar?”

Actually, Not at all.

We introduced interior renovation by Para-Paint. Most of contents were already written in Blog and HP, also spoken to customers many times. so I don’t have to study it every time. I meant we only talk about what we’re usually doing.

There isn’t enough time at this time. Just think about what the priority and what the point . I think it will be able to manage somehow or another.
We could talked much better if there wasn’t long speech from CMHC. (just a joke)
Please let me know if you are interested in:
              Environment and designs of Canada
              Imported material and custom made building
                                
               etc…
We will contact you as soon as possible.

If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.

It’s brand new but Antique!

We’d like to show you a kind of antique door at this time, but It combines vintage pattern with brand new door. One of them on the picture above.

The white color peeled off from the door and brown color coat comes out. The door ground coat disclose slightly by rubbing.The door clear or brown color of Paint-stain is getting more dingy.

How excite it is!!
We got excite by feel it’s atmosphere.

For long time ago, one of our customer bought a vintage door and asked to install it .The Antique door is too difficult to install it to the frame of entrance for new house, because it is winding and untrue.
But, if it is brand new door like that on the picture, no problem to install it to the new house. Perhaps you need to adjust wall and floor for the door.
If you want to build such as a Totoro’s house ,a western style house or a old house in England. You will love these doors. There are many people thought this way in Japan, but It’ll be difficult to connect with a maniac builder. Something like our company has.
By the way, The price of an antique door is about ¥80000.
actually it’s good price despite it has elaborate decorations. It is hard to build a whole designed house, but it is worth to try.
We would show you some of these doors at the Open-House from 20th Nov. Please join us.
If you would like any more details, check the link below.
http://buildinginhomemade.blogspot.com/2010/10/lets-go-open-house-on-nov-20th-21st-and.html

Monday, November 15, 2010

Party House!!


We went to the Party at the house that our company concerned with.
It had postponed for long time because homeowner had been so busy. but, They finally held this party with friends of church where they going to.


Nearly 50 people participated in this party in the end.

How big party it is!


More than 2/3 people are from Canada or America.
The other people has a partner from abroad.


We have ever had such a party that most of participants were from abroad.
I could be understood if it was a reception of Embassy or Consular Office. but, This was just a home party.


By the way, It was a Pot Luck Party which participants should bring some food and drinks with them.We pleased to have wine, non-alcohol beer, fried chicken and Oni-manju.


Master baked sparerib for everyone on the wood deck outside.

This western style house with dry wall is the best situation to have a party like that.

Some of participants were really happy with it.


Because there is few door in the house. It seems that you are in foreign country.
If you want to know more detail, check the link below.

http://www.homemade-co.com/ie/works/work15-en.html


If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.
Contact:http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html

Winter is coming soon!!

Please look at this picture.


There is a wood stove on the 2nd floor at the house that we have an Open-House from 20th November, Saturday. This is a simple free standing type. You can put kettle on the flat-top of that. I meant no dryness in the room.




Both Body and Chimney of this stove is made by double structure, so it doen’t matter if you touched it. This is a High safety standard model from Canada.Unexpectedly, it has a large amount of space.so, You can make a roasted sweet potatoes too.


The Fire-set should be used for clean up the stove sometime.therefore, It is not just a decoration.




We installed full-bricks around the wood stove as same as that for a brick cladding wall.It’s quite different with flat bricks. obviously, There is much benefit of outstanding thermal effect.


We also installed dry-wall for wall and ceiling, it looks like a natural interior though.Para-Paint has a beautiful color variation. and it’s original elegant wall really suit for a dark-brown floor and ceiling.


It’s very important to have something image or view when you built the House.






If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.
Contact:http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html


House address: 8-3, Hachiman, Maebayashi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref., Japan


Friday, November 12, 2010

Final countdown ~Open House in Toyota~

We’re going to report for our new house in Toyota which we have an Open-House on Nov. 20th(Sat), 21st(Sun), 23rd(Tue). It’s still constructing though.
First of all, The built-in garage door made of wood. It seems to be a white castle with a huge gate.

A brown color wood shutter. Look at the picture on the above.

The garage door on the right side is not completed yet.
Imported garage door is made by wood panels and it piles up from the bottom.
It’s impossible to lift it up by yourself., because of it’s weight.
It also can’t do this by motor.

There is a coil-spring inside and utilize it to open/close the garage door.





Next, please look at another picture

Dining & kitchen with L-shape Bar style.You can see the rare designed imported cabinet.

We adopted the counter table to use limited space usefully. They might have a dinner with this.
All of family members are able to take a seat beside the table.

and, You can see the big side-by-side Refrigerator behind the counter.

There are many noticeable at our house.
Please come and look an open house in Toyota.



If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.Contact:http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html


House address: 8-3, Hachiman, Maebayashi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref., JapanLocation

map:http://kokomail.mapfan.com/receivew.cgi?MAP=E137.4.12.9N35.1.51.2&ZM=12&CI=R

Unique bathtub for Japan

in Japan It’s normally sepatated into bathtub, washroom, sink and dressing room.
On the other hand, people in Western countries concentrate them in one place.
Is it rationalism?


For example, Look at this picture on the above.
It’s takes the traditional-room design concept.
This room provides 2 Pedestal, bath-tub and toilet seat with abundant space.
Including cabinet for towels and small articles. You could have a small break by the chair.
and the Rack is used for holding things such as shampoo in the bath-tub

It can afford to put some flowers on the cabinet.
Not only wall and floor but everything unified to be monotone.
One piece of painting and dark-green flowers brings brilliant colors.

You could feel something like that it makes more brighten on day time.

Next, please look at another picture which you might spend a time on there before sleep.

At the dusk, Sunshine get in through the double-hung window. and
Incandescent light bulb vividly illuminate the pedestal.

A bathtub also contrast well with brightness of downlight.
then,
These effort shows indirect lighting real ability.

It’s the greatest sense of that create a difference visual impact both active time and slow time.
By the way,
all of those products are from Neptune Co. Canada.
Of course, you’ll never get those products from a house-maker except the Home-Made Co.

We’re going to offer you such a unique and original designed interior like that. though It may not be completed quite as same as that on these picture.

It is the advantage of Imported House with that are able to provide a valuable design.




If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.
Contact:http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our presentation on Nov. 11th(Thu) and 12th(Fri).


We’re going to have a presentation about Para-Paints at the CMHC seminar which introduces some of Canadian products and techniques. We will show you a kind of Paints for dry wall, Although we don’t have enough time then.


We would like to distribute Color-chart to participant as possible as we can. It will also be delivered if you could not get it.


We’re going to offer our new plan "Dry-wall". The dry-wall interior makes your house more unique and original than that of the other house-maker.


If you have free time or interest in presentation, please come and visit to the seminar.
We will be happy to deal with any further questions.



Date : Nov. 11th(Thu)12:00~18:00
Address: 2-14-8 Tenzin, Tyuuo-ku, Fukuoka
Fukuoka Tenzin Center Building 8F
TKP Tenzin City Center
Map : http://tkptenjin.net/access/
Phone : 092-720-8003

Date : Nov. 12th(Fri)12:00~18:00
Address: 5-4-21 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
TKP Gate Tower Building Conference 9A/9B
TKP Osaka Umeda Business Center
Map : http://tkpumeda.net/access/
Phone : 06-4797-6610

Friday, November 5, 2010

Buy house for wealthy life


What is your priority when you build a house or purchase a condominium?
I believe everyone like this word “Low Cost” and it’s usually on the high rank.


However, If you have only financial problem, Do you really want to have your own house?


In that case, You will be lost your large fortune.
and, It will take 30 years to complete this mortgage.


If you have no idea about your salary in the future.
You better take a leasing condominium than purchasing a house which owing you a lot.
because you could remove to new place easily and you mustn’t pay property tax or maintenance fee periodically. That’ll be very convenience.


To be honest, a lot of people hope to have their own house.


There are some reasons to lose mind themselves, such as Dream, Desire of family, and status to have own house.


Especially People in Nagoya tend to think that way.
I meant there isn’t a perfect leasing condominium.


We think everybody will have own house someday.
also some people aim at real low-cost residence.

It’s strong feeling of that you want to decrease those fixed payment. (described on the above)
Never mind about the quality and design of house, if you secure a room.

We certainly agree with this.

but, does everybody achieve all their aims?

For example,
①Low cost 20 million yen House
②High quality 30 million yen House

Which house do you take?
There is a 10 million difference.

This is the era of super low-interest.
The interest about 3,000~4000 yen per month if you borrow 1 million yen.
I meant, The interest will be 30~40 thousands yen per month if you borrow 10 million yen.

It’s not a big deal!!
If you smoke 1 box of cigarette per day and go to café 2 times a day.
It will cover the payment by this.

Low cost performance doesn’t come up with a wealthy life.
What is real wealthy life?
We think that is to build a 100 years long lasting House. Although these houses also needs maintenance fee.

Nobody feel waste of money to keep up your lovely house.   Do you?

The priority to buy house is that the house is worth the price you’re paying.
Not low price.

Please check it out!!One of our house↓
http://www.homemade-co.com/ie/works/work7.html

Sense of Crystal !

People who are wearing accessories such as SWAROVSKI have been increasing in recent years in Japan. In North-America, There is a growing trend that they’re trying to take these crystals for house interior.

However, it seems to be difficult to match them with other interiors.
Straight shaped Crystal with modern chrome, The Electric Light harmonizes traditional style furniture with simple room design. (From picture on above) It’s also impressed with styles both modernism and tradition by put glasses and piece of pottery on the dining table.
How do we take Antiques into house!
We pleased to show you some example of designs or sense of designs.
but, everything will be designed by your idea. Of course, we do assist you as possible as we can.
If you have any question. do Not hesitate to contact us.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Feel Canada !

A window made by Resin (PVC) is not popular in Japan.
It’s only use for window frame or sash. Of course, It doesn’t cover a part of windowpane.

PVC technology are strong, durable, inexpensive and easy arrangement. PVC has strong structure like a honeycomb and air layer improve it’s insulation system. besides, The resin is easy to makeup and get it by reasonable price.

Condensation will never happen on the inside surfaces of this window.

That’s why over 90% of people in Canada and America adopted this PVC for their residence.

We import some PVC products from ACAN. They sent us 2 pieces of pictures on the below.


What a lovely home, it is!? In fact, these house are belongs to normal family.
It’s really Huge, isn’t it !!
You might have an image of that one of resort hotel or something public institution.
To be sure, Those windows are made by PVC.
Personally, I would like to build such a house for my own.

In Japan. Many people built houses with too many brilliant decorations.
In the contrary,
for example, less decorations, design of windows and performance with a color.
These are the most efficient to come up with real gorgeous.

What is the priority if you build an own house?
It’s “Design”
Original frame of house is not possible to change, even if you are able to do some.
What is the taste in architecture?
To quest the perspective of design?

Lastly, I would like to tell you a little more about PVC.
According to the law, Please note that it’s limited to use PVC in the most city area in Japan.
In the fire control area, It is prohibited to use these building materials unless any space between houses.



If you have any question about PVC.
please do not hesitate to contuct us.
We really recommend this high quality and valuable product.

This is the time. Yen is very strong right now.
Don’t miss it!!

By the way,
We adopted same sash from ACAN at the house in Toyata where we will have an open house on Nov.20th, 21st and 23rd.

Location map:http://kokomail.mapfan.com/receivew.cgi?MAP=E137.4.12.9N35.1.51.2&ZM=12&CI=R

Contact:http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html

Luxuly Home!! No Scaffold!!


One of our HOME will have an Open house on Nov. 2oth(Sat), 21st(Sun), 23rd(Tue).

Look at this !! An exterior wall with bricks is just like a Stone built.

The arch-style entrance made of bricks carry each other. You might feel its gonna be dropped off. but, No problem!! There are many constructions made by same method such as The Meganebashi in Nagasaki, Japan and The Roman Aqueduct in Italy.

As you also can see from a picture, we have a unique 'Quoin' on the wall beside an Arch.

"What is a Quoin?"
Those square-designed layout are made by bricks dislocation. One of the great technique!It just looks like a Castle ,doesn't it !!
We will have an image of 'Forever' after we look at this. just about our dream.

The thick brick-wall is possible to have it's original bay-window.

The stainless steel Chimney is remarkable, too.

You know? A rain gutter made by aluminum does Not need to re-paint again and it’s also long lasting. That’ sounds nice!!

The open house is coming soon. so, We feel a bit upset right now. But we constantly inform you what’s going on the Open house one after another.

House address: 8-3, Hachiman, Maebayashi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref., Japan

Location map:http://kokomail.mapfan.com/receivew.cgi?MAP=E137.4.12.9N35.1.51.2&ZM=12&CI=R

Contact:http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Beauty In The House

Today I found a nice photograph from my old data glossary. It is a one of our showcase of Staircase. Although we completed that almost seven years ago, still keeps beauty.

This Staircase made from solid pine and the design is Quarter Landing Staircase.

We usually provide with Straight Staircase in case the space has a huge floor.

By the way, there weren’t enough space of height between first floor and second floor ceiling due to it is the mezzanine. One day the customer has got a nice idea for a space under the staircase to install a mini-library! Therefore we recommended this type of staircase.

I was hardly studied about many parts of stair in detail to combine then picked up one by one to reach what a customer wants.

Nowadays the house builder who knows materials in North America is fewer than before, then I think we are the one of a best company which can provide you with a right value of houses with all our might!

Anyway, as you can see the decorations called Stair Bracket under treads. It will be available only in Home Made. Other parts of banister, Volute is shaped as its name, and Four Risers Quarter-turn has more gorgeous design. Here is one of the highlight in this house.

As I said all parts of this Staircase made from a solid pine. It is soft wood therefore the Baluster has designed a little thick than a solid oak even a same design.

How wonderful the Canadian supplier is considering about design according to materials in such as tiny details!

Of course, we would love to show you more other various designs of stairs so do not hesitate to ask & contact us. We appreciate to make your own Sweet Home, together!

Let's go, Open House on Nov. 20th, 21st and 23rd!


I introduce an open house in Toyota, Aichi Pref. This is a brick cladding house. A Canadian bricklayer has installed whole bricks at exterior. And I will complete this house in the middle of Nov.

So we'd like to hold an open house on Nov. 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun) and 23rd(Tue) prior to delivery. Time is 10:00-17:00.

This picture is an exterior view. You can see the arched brick beam and quoin corners at entrance.

The Canadian materials are also one of highlights, a whirlpool in bath room, Canadian appliances in kitchen, a wood burning stove, built-in garages, drywall interior and central air conditioner, etc.

The map is as follows, but if you are not available on the days, it's possible to guide you on a different day.
In the case, please contact us any time.

House address: 8-3, Hachiman, Maebayashi-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref., Japan

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Refreshing Day!





These days ago I went for a ride by a motorcycle to Hida Takayama with my friend.

The motorcycle was a rental one. It was quite convenient, thank you KPS ! I felt very excited but actually it was scary because I haven’t ride a motorcycle in fifteen years ! And was also first time to ride a four stroke 400cc, I used to ride a two stroke 250cc one.

In the beginning, I was confusing about cornering.. but It’s like riding a bicycle. After a while, I didn’t consider much about that!

We took highway through rote22 to go to Takayama.

While riding a wind blows really hard to my body when the speed is over 80km/hr. Then again, I began to consider what dangerous if I blew off by a crosswind, so scary!!

Well, I think I didn’t care such a thing long time ago..Anyway, We arrived Takayama lastly.

For lunch we choose a one of famous and popular Yakisoba&Rahmen Restaurants “Chitose” not only for the strangers but also for local people. Yakisoba Teishoku I choose was so good.

I really enjoyed the short trip to there and left.


When halfway passed, we stopped at gas station. After a few second, I noticed that unfortunately I was forgot my wallet!! But luckily I could I remember the last time I used mine was.. “Chitose”! Then immediately I searched telephone number of there and called.

Then a kind women’s voice answered to me, she said “Yes, certainly I am keeping it.” It was found by a customer that I can remember a couple of women who were sitting next to us!

I appreciate they are being so kind. And she said that she will send me it right away.

Lastly she found that one of their worker’s relative live in near my home, what a coincidence! This is sometimes happen, I think it is by a twist of fete. I shall go there again.


By the way, I’ve perfectly enjoyed and refreshed. Ah, now already thinking about next time...


A Steady Works Of Home Made

Our company give the last finish to interior walls and ceilings in a North American style called Drywall.

It never tears or peels off as wallpaper so that easily to repair unprofessionally with a few of plaster putty and safety water paints even if some place cracked or stained.

It is truly beautiful when light up this wall.

Unlike the wallpaper, there are many processes to carry out the Drywall.

Actually it needs some particular tools and materials in addition its in different order, it is a not easy choice.

Unfortunately, I often see some of house builders are not giving Primer, they just apply final paints on plaster boards directly due to reduce the process.

The plaster board may be absorbed paints. Any import paint manufactures never recommends this method.

We certainly can carry out the Drywall according to the proper rules of it.

We put water-based Primer as undercoating on the wall then give the final paints on it twice. This is a special tip for finishing a beautiful Drywall.

In fact the finishing paints are easily takes into a plaster boards or wooden parts due to the surface is covered by paper material so that it will be waste paints. The primer prevents a plaster board to it soaked up paints.

It also aids the final coat by giving an even finish, allowing the paint to properly adhere to the smooth primer layer.

Not only that, it covers some dirt rose to the surface of the plasterboard.

Those are our proud of the works of the Drywall.

My another blog of PARA Primer is following (Japanese) ;

http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/shizai/diary/200809050000/

Friday, October 15, 2010

Maintaining Your Window Screen

Many of imported window screen is fixed to the window with pins. As you can see in this photo ; a set of screen pin of Marvins ; are made of plastic.

Unfortunately it possible to deteriorate due to weather naturally, then perhaps it possible to be broken in ten years later or so. Therefore if there are some replacements it is very useful.

Living in Imported house, living in Japan, preparation is very important to our house.

In generally many of imported house builder doesn't have some stock of replacements, I suppose.

Anyhow Home Made is going to minority way we can not prepare perfectly of replacements, though so we are considering about how to get it anytime you need.

In my opinion, it is likely that domestic (Japanese) standard of windows could be changed or stopped to provide important parts suddenly in ten years or so.

To compare with import sashes, I think it is more kind for customers than the domestic one.

Imports are quite long lusting also the company can stock the replacements for a long time. In fact, I would recommend that you just keep some spare parts for your windows.

In addition some imported windows are available; fiberglass screens which has high durability and more strong than domestic, plastic one in our stock.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Triple Built-In Garage Doors



















This is a House we’ve almost finished these days, located in Obu city, south of Nagoya city.

This time I took this photo focused on those wooden garage doors.

The triple garage doors are installed on the red-bricks wall. The colors and tiles pattern in this layout feels like a music, I mean nice combination of materials.

In regard to function, the transmitter would transmit on a designated frequency; the receiver would listen for the radio signal, then open or close the garage, depending on the door position. It means it can never opens by someone from the out side.

Then talk about a security, open it by hands is possible in case of emergency. What to do in that situation is just pull down a rope tied to a safety device to release back towers door opener only from inside.

By the way, I think materials from North America are quite Simple but Sturdy. I can see some considerations in details.

Today I realized again, the import house building has many many possibility and, "dreams".

How wonderful to have a huge garages, it will absolutely admire car/motorcycle fans.
Have a nice dream!

What a Neat, Carpet Flooring !


In here Japan, I have seen some people would rather to choose a wooden flooring than a carpet one.
Why because they just want to avoid a severe dust mite allergy that I really understand.
Anyhow in my opinion, sometimes people have a wrong impression in regard to a carpet flooring.

On the other hand, Carpet flooring is still common in the North America so far.

By the way, If you are looking to add warmth and quiet elegance in your home, I would like to recommend the Carpet flooring installation your home, then show you a beautiful example of it.

In this photo, I think its very magnificent combination of white wooden doors, drywall and the Carpet flooring! Especially golden door knobs or hinges are making effects to brighten the room up.

This carpet is made in Canada, the pile deep is about 10mm to 15mm also its waterproofed.

Therefore even if some juice spilled on this carpet it does not soak into the structural lumber. Just in that case, wipe it immediately with wring out towel then it is enough.

In addition it also has mite-proofed. What a tip to make the carpet safe is just keep air dry in your room!
We usually put urethane pads on all floor under the carpet to make it more softer. It must be comfortable on your feet.

Why don't you choose a carpet flooring if you admire to make a house as an American style,
I think it would be best for you.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Toyota 2000GT and Home Made's Creativity

This is a classic car, Toyota 2000 GT, manufactured in 1967.

I recently saw this at the LEXUS showroom in the Midland Square.

It recognized that I also meet a first Nissan-Skyline GT-R, just six month ago, it seems I’ve seen series of great cars in the past these days.

May I say I prefer a old or classic cars than a modern cars, or its just unsuitable for me a modern cars are...?

Anyway, I was very excited because it was the first time to meet such a close to 2000GT!

It was quite good condition, I guess it carried from Toyota Museum?

It designed very cool from this photo angle even so center of gravity was almost twenty to eighty from the right side ! Awesome.

Well, actually that design reminds me that my car Suzuki Cappuccino is designed like, pushed the back sheet against the rear tire.

However I imagined Japan was energetic very much when that kind of design has coming up.
I hope their manufacturing could be live as long as they can.

Then I've overlapped to think about design both the 2000GT and a house of Home Made.
We should provide a house for a customer who can really sure to be proud of it to their children.

Therefore a design is one of the most important elements to reach a high level of quality and durability, what I realized again today. How do you think of it?

The Imported House, Just Like a Castle

Now this house is constructing in Toyota city and will be complete few weeks later.

This time we choose to laid a bricks named “Heritage Gray” for brick veneer wall.

Those bricks has a rugged surface almost like a stone.
Then about the color, those were formerly red but coated by white sand therefore this bricks are wearing pinkish gray then it is looks like white in a whole picture.

Actually, those bricks are named gray but that’s really like a white castle in the dream. Isn't this fabulous? We are proud of our materials, perhaps, no one cannot provide such a nice bricks?

Sometime later you can see completely how beautiful this house.

We are planing for an Open House in the middle of November,2010,
but if you would like see more details just contact us any time.
I shall be pleased to show you our proud of lovely works!

The Mirror Wall Cabinet Has Been Rare


This is one of the houses showcasing our work in Kariya city.

And it was partly designed by one of our female staff.
When she joined our company, she was a new graduate, so she needed to be trained from the very beginning.
I'm sure that she had to study really hard and had some tough times back then.

The cabinet and counter in the washroom was designed by her. Actually, I had to ask her to redesign it many times until we can could share the design with the client.
And then, we had some meetings with the client for the final design.

It was made by natural color oak and we put a pure white counter on it.

The imported cabinet and counter are custom-built and there weren't any other choices. It shows the brightness and cleanliness, and I think it also express the atmosphere of the customer.
And then, she used a dolphin shaped faucet. It's easy to imagine that children love to use it. About the mirror, fortunately there was a medicine cabinet in our stock, which perfectly fits to the room.

The medicine cabinet is quite useful for putting goods away around the washbasin like toothbrushes, or cosmetics, and so on, but recently it has been rare in North America. And what I hope is this kind of old design loved by every generations.

I really would recommend especially for Japanese people who prefer to use storage, in addition there is a function of the mirror! It will make washbasin keep clean.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Real American Residence in Nagoya, Japan



This house was built for American family staying in Nagoya, japan. They have many friends and hold a party together. So, a huge space was required here.

I installed the whole bricks at the first floor wall. And for the interior wall, I installed drywall like North America, though they are rare in Japan.

Of course, many building materials were imported from Canada. So, this house is a real western style house.

Please check the movie and enjoy it.

If you would like to know the details, please visit the following website. Thanks.


Ideal Home for American Family - Mr. C's house
http://www.homemade-co.com/ie/works/work15-en.html

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Grandma's home was imaged. - Mr. M's house

Added a new work, Mr. M's house in my web page of Work Introduction. The house plan is based on feng shui conception and Japanese retro design in Showa period. Foe this House, while we asked a master the opinion of feng shui, we were planning the floor and exterior design.

Considering the features and usability, it is often not ideal. But we finally achieved this to use every device.

At exterior wall we installed Stucco Flex that combines durability and flexibility as a cladding material. And we installed asphalt shingle roofing with 30 years warranty on the roof.

The interior conception is the house where the owner's wife had visited a grandmother in her childhood. It can also be sticking to this even a new building. Please check the details in the page, Grandma's home was imaged. - Mr. M's house. If you want to see the video, please check the video of Mr. M's house.

Living with pets


Do you design with pets in mind at house building or renovation? When you build a new house or renovate a room in Japan, you may want to consult a builder who knows dog or cat and building materials to live with pets, but actually such a builder is rare near you.

So, I would like to let you know information in my new web page, "Living with pets". Please check it, if you are interested in it. Thanks.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Old Style Design K1770PB


Recently I have never seen such a brass colored lighting in North America. However, Japanese may like a chandelier with candle bulbs.

It is not so decolative but they will imagine the old American life in this design.

The diameter is 17" and it is suitable in a narrow stairway.

The customer, N moved here yesterday, but it looks like an old house by the light and shadow on the drywall.

It will become beautiful more after 10 years or more.

The other Japanese builders cannot achieve such a design because they use a vinyl wall paper and a commonplace lighting fixture.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Calculated Beauty


The highlights in home design are kitchen, vanity, bath tub and lighting, etc. This time we introduce the staircase and handrail.

From a recent trend, simple and modern style, there are not so many builders who install the decorative design in houses.

It may be easier, if it is packaged together with all. But I must combine the various parts depending on the size and shape of the stairs. And a carpenter needs experience and time for the installation.

How do you think about this? I think it is art. Ballusters stand rhythmically and handrail moves three-dimensionally.

This is made of solid red oak and I can choose delicate design for ballusters. Because it is so hard and difficult to break.
When using soft pine for staircase, I will choose thick ones to increase the strength of the tread and balluster.

I have to change the materials in accordance with the place and customer's desire. It would be required to a builder.

After all, hard work is fun!

The other highlights are shown on the page of " Sales and introduction of materials ". Thanks.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Barrel Sauna


Recently, I wrote a post about a Japanese marketing seminar that I was asked by a group of material company in Atlantic Canada through the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya. And I would like to introduce some interesting products in its group companies.

One of them, this barrel sauna.

Home sauna, Hey What a luxury!


Diameter and length 6ft x 8ft (rest area at entrance: 2ft) and it is manufactured by Barrel Enterprises.

A bubble-shaped window is made by smoke and cannot be seen from the outside.

Canadian Cedar makes you relax the mind and body by good smell of wood.

Also, an electric heater is so warm, safe and economical.

How about sauna party with family and friends in your garden?

Of course, when you do not use a sauna, you can also use it as a private room or a den.

(After the sauna, a wood-burning barrel bath is also available.)

Monday, June 28, 2010

American Terraced house


Recently I was consulted by a brother in law about the exploitation of the land.

He has some lands and other assets but he has a fear that he is not able to pay the municipal property tax in future.

So, we bring a large urban agricultural land adjoining a road at 112 feets in focus. The land is located in Midori ward, Nagoya.

Here, the property tax is cheap as long as he has as a agricultural land, but it is no value, if he exploits it.

But once he changes the land to a housing lot site, he must pay the tax so much.

He asked me if a cheap apartment building was available, but the apartment for low incomer exsists a lot.

In addition, such a market always falls victim of price competition and vacant room.

So, I had suggested the rental houses for foreign families. They make a tranquil community to live in three families.

As for Families living away from home, it is encouraged that some families who come from the same country, stay close.


As the image plan, if a house looks western style luxury building and there are three houses with the reasonable rent as well, I feel that it has considerable potential for demand.

Of course, as well as exterior, I build the houses with imported materials from North America, with western interior design like their home. Well, Home made is bset at western style in Japan.

You may feel a little condominium in North America.

It is still a project in the future, but if it starts moving, it works well, it might become a new core business in Home Made Company.

Stay tuned!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sorry for error of message forms on Home Made website


I find a error that your request message might not reach me through my web site from April to June.

I apologize such a trouble and sorry for your inconvenience.

If you do not receive my response by E-mail, please submit your message again from the following forms. Thanks.

Document request Form:
http://www.homemade-co.com/ie/shiryou-en.html

Contact Form:
http://www.homemade-co.com/ie/soudan-en.html

Contact us:
http://www.homemade-co.com/otoiawase/index-en.html

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Imported Appliances


Some of customers want to install the appliances imported from North America in their new house.

It is easy for me, but usual home builders cannot do it because they are not familiar with such appliances and could not understand a installation guide in English.

Why shall we use such appliances in Japan?

I am a challenger and the design & dimension is different from Japanese one. I feel an American life style on them.

However, please be careful for the imported appliances!

There is no meintenance service in Japan because the warranty is applied in domestic only.

So, you have to be ready to re-import and replace it, if it goes wrong.

If you have no generosity about it, please choose domestic ones in Japan. Even considering such care, when you still like the design in North America, they are recommended.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Asian influences


Recently I received a consultation from a customer who wants to build a house with decor inspired by Bali, Indonesia.

It is still planning roughly, so that I do not know whether we can do it together or not. However, I would like to introduce the design to you a little.

In North America, it is no doubt that Asian decor which includes Japanese is one design trend.

As for Southeast Asia, including Bali, I think there's almost a longing for a distant country in North America.

The theme of the interior is "Asian Aesthetics of simplicity, serenity and harmony".

Unique items that are placed there are produced now.


Famous manufacturers produce some bronze coloured faucets and a bamboo-shaped faucet. Bronze colour appears old time and bamboo design echoes the peace and serenity found in nature.

In North America gold or silver colour in faucet has been in popular, it has been turned into something a little less glitz like satin nickel colour.

In Japan, when we look for the ethnic products, we must rely on imports from Southeast Asia, but in North America there are a lot of manufacturers which have designed products by themselves.


Of course, in fact, some manufacturers are placed for producing in China because of low wages, but quality control and inspection, design centers have been remained in home country.

In Japan houses become the same design. When a modern design becomes in fashion, all major home builder builds it with modern and simple design without exception.

"Fashion = profitable" "Same fashion = safe". They are a nature of Japanese.

People who want to express your individuality with Asian influences are always under stress, because major housing companies cannot reply to their demand.

(If Asian influences become popular, the companies would build homes with only Asian influences.)

In any event, the Japanese House design fashion has been delayed in several years and I think that Japan is an underdeveloped country in the wealth of home building.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Foundation for brick cladding


This is the foundation for a brick wall and there is outside of the foundation for wood structural framing. The width is 6 inches.

You can also confirm the thickness of the ferroconcrete in the photo.

It is enough to withstand the heavy brick wall to stand up vertically.

The nice thing about this brick foundation is to be on the same base as foundation of the building frame.

So, even if ground subsidence has occurred, brick wall and building frame will go down together and it does not cause trouble by the only one side subsidence.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Careful for the details


At last Weekend, a lot of customers came to House Open House in Moriyama-ku, C's house. Thank you.

I guess that they could see design capped with a considerable impact, it may be lucky.

Well, last week renovation in I's house has proceeded smoothly and I removed the old concrete roofing materials and installed the new asphalt shingle roofing.

Let me introduce a bit of the thing.

The roof, according to the shape of the house, is facing various directions. Joint lines happen on roof valleys and ridges where face a different roof direction.

There is a weakness at heavy rain and wind, so I put a waterproof metal sheet on. We call it flashing.

In this photo you can see that I installed a stainless steel sheet baking color paint as flashing under the roof at the valley.

The old flashing was made by a steel painted with a color and I could not use it because of fairly rusty.

The customer says that it has been re-painted six years ago, but I could not confirm the re-painted finish.

Accordingly, I discussed with the roof worker, I decided to use stainless steel in the future without fear.

Of course, It takes an extra cost, this is my conscience to do so. So, I do not request it to the customer.

As for flashing, two things are important: (1) that the asphalt shingle roofing covers it enough, (2) Waterproof adhesive called asphalt coulking, contains properly on the flashing at the part in contact with the roofing. They will cover up weaknesses at the roof.

Even at the Japanese concrete roofing, and this asphalt shingle guaranteed 30-year, such underlayment work (Flashing and Felt) will prevent a leakage basically.

Anyway, my blog is a maniac, so people reads this and he may become an annoying customer for ordinary Japanese builders.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Golden Week Holiday in Home Made


Closed due to Golden Week Holiday from May 2nd to 5th.

But I will often work in the office during the holiday.

If you want to consult me before the holiday, please contact ASAP. Have a good Holiday!

Friday, April 23, 2010

An open house has ended in C's house, Moriyama


This house is designed as a real American house.

It was an exhibit for only two days in weekend, but I had many customers come.

On Sunday my friend who took charge of the building code application has come to take pictures.

He is fascinated with a photography recently and took many pictures this time.

I will carry his 2 pictures here. If a camera isn't a good one as expected, it's useless.

I might not get such good pictures by my camera on cell phone.

There are a living and a dining room on both of pictures. A party of about 50 people can be helded enough here.

In a picture you can see the beauty of the arch wall and the brilliant oak floor. Don't you think it has the atmosphere in a huge American house?


The owner says that he does not like luxurious design, but if there are not these chandeliers in this house, it isn't well-balanced, is it?

Kitchen, lighting fixture and the interior coordination. I take charge of everything. I guess that no one can achieve such a level of American design.

I think that people who came to the open house is really lucky.

Please also look forward to the next work.