A Message From J Perry Homes

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Steve PerryWe are heartbroken to share that Steve Perry, our founder, and president, has passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.

J Perry Homes is just one of the successful businesses that Steve and his wife, Jennifer, started in Lexington. With decades of experience in construction and contracting, Steve had a passion for building quality. His homes and apartments became the place thousands of students, young professionals and families could start a new, exciting chapter in their lives.

But Steve was so much more than a builder. He was a devoted husband. A loving dad. A respected member of the community. And a diehard Wildcats fan.

Steve was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and moved to Lexington as a child. Although he began his building career in North Carolina, he and Jennifer returned to Lexington to start their family and their own business. Over the past 30+ years, they’ve created a life here that extends beyond the two of them. The community knows Steve more as a coach and youth sports enthusiast than as a home builder. He enjoyed volunteering as a soccer, softball, and baseball coach, serving as president of Bluegrass Girls fastpitch, and ensuring the town had quality places for kids to play ball.

Steve and Jennifer’s three children, James, Kristin, and Kathryn, were his pride and joy. In fact, it was James’s first college rental that spurred Steve’s passion for building quality student housing. After seeing what passed as “livable,” Steve and Jennifer founded Lex Properties to ensure local students had access to safe, high-quality, clean, and comfortable rentals. For 15 years, they’ve been the landlords that parents entrust their students to here in Lexington.

As much as Steve loved construction, he knew the importance of carving out time to enjoy the great outdoors. Nothing made him happier than the simple pleasures of spending time with family and friends while they were camping, boating, hunting, or fishing. Connecting with loved ones while no one was distracted by emails, texts, and phone calls was one of his favorite pastimes.

We will miss Steve, his sense of humor, his mission of always doing the right thing for the right reason, and his generosity forever. But we are grateful for his guidance and his love, and we will continue to build his vision of providing the types of high-quality homes our communities deserve. Until we meet again, Steve!

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The Interior Design of Your Home

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Interior Design and Flooring 

So far, we’ve discussed several aspects of J Perry Homes design. We’ve touched on the kitchen, bathroom, and exterior design, and we’re not done yet. Next on the list of crucial design elements is general interior and flooring!

The items we will be discussing in this post are paint, fireplace, trim, interior doors, and flooring, including hardwood, carpet, and tiling. Let’s start with the basics. 


Interior Design: Paint

Painting is a fundamental and essential part of designing a house. The colors of the walls give the home a personalized and welcoming feel. Children enjoy choosing fun and happy colors for their bedrooms, while adults pick colors that make them feel inspired, chic, or calm.

In a standard room, you get to choose two wall colors, one ceiling color, and one trim color in semi-gloss. These are included in your contract. Of course, you can always upgrade to extra colors for an additional fee.


Interior Design: Fireplace

Your contract includes a 36-inch vent-free firebox with a palmetto oak log set and stained cedar mantel. It is set into the wall by two feet, with the surround placed on the facade side. The left and right sides are sealed with drywall. 

Upgrades include stone or shiplap surround up to the mantel or up to the ceiling. You can also add an eight-inch raised hearth to match your surround material. We can even add six stained or painted shelves to your fireplace, three per side.


Interior Design: Decorative Trim

The standard trim package offers a colonial three and one-quarter-inch base with a two and one-quarter-inch casing. Upgrades include a Craftsman design with a one-by-six-inch base with a one-by-four-inch casing and exposed beams and everyday entry. Our experts can walk you through the differences and looks during your design session!


Interior Design: Doors

Our door package includes a standard design with hardware as well as an upgraded hardware option. 

The standard door package gives you a choice between three door styles: Logan, Winslow, and Conmore. These options come with our standard hardware, which is a “Fairfield” knob. For the knob, you can choose between nickel, orb, or black with matching stops and hinges. 

The upgraded hardware is a “Silona” lever in place of the knob. This also comes in nickel, orb, or black with the stop and hinges to match. Your pantry door can either match your interior door selection for a sleek look, or can be replaced with an old-fashioned glass pantry door for an added fee. 


Interior Design: Flooring

The J Perry Homes flooring options include LVP/hardwood, carpet, and tile. We have several “levels” of hardwood, each incurring an added cost beyond the standard option. The difference comes down to preference and price. Hardwood flooring can go in any room, including the foyer, entry closet, family room, and kitchen. Hardwood can also be used in any bedroom for an added cost. 

For carpeting, we offer the standard six-pound pad; we also offer eight and 10-pound pads as upgrades. Carpeting is an option for all bedrooms and bedroom closets, as well as the dining room if you so choose. 

Finally, we offer tiling. Tiling is also provided on a level basis, with level one being our standard. Tiling is available in the master bath, half bath, and laundry room. The standard option can be used for each room, as can the upgraded tier.

There you have it! J Perry Homes offers several options for you to choose from to create the house of your dreams. We take great pride in our work and the flexibility to let you select your options while continuing to provide an easy construction process. Contact us today to begin your home-building journey!


Family room with an open concept floor plan that includes two windows and a stone fireplace.

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Building Your Home: Exterior Design

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When you think about building your dream home, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the kitchen or the master bedroom? Maybe your first idea is for the bathroom. The home’s interior is undoubtedly the main event when designing a new house, but it isn’t the only aspect that matters when it comes to design. At J Perry Homes, we want you to come home to a house that looks just as inviting on the outside as it looks homey and comfortable on the inside.

Part of our home building process is exterior design. Everything counts, and we make sure you get as much time as you need to perfect each area of your new house. So, what does exterior design entail?


The first step in exterior design is the foundation of the house. The foundation includes elevation, slab, and crawlspace. You can choose between elevation A and B. Elevation A includes three standard white corbels in the main gable and two tapered front porch columns with masonry bases. Elevation B gives you two standard white pediments along with two straight cedar front porch posts.

The foundation has a standard slab. You can also add a black foundation with a crawlspace, depending on the slope of the land.


The second exterior design concept is masonry. Our clients can choose between brick and stone. Brick is available in various mortar colors; our standard colors are Lane’s End and Pin Oak. You also have the option to upgrade to Ashview, Aston, Mosstown, or Augusta. If you choose stone, it is also available in various colors. Contact us for more information.

Vinyl Siding

Siding choices depend on whether you choose elevation A or B for your foundation. For Elevation A, choose one color for shake and one color for horizontal siding. Elevation B offers one color for shake as well as another color for board and batten siding. Both of these are included in the price of standard exterior design.

Exterior Framing

Exterior design also consists of framing: your garage and back deck. Our standard garage is an Amarr Oak Summit 2000 Series garage door, with the choice of glass windows and decorative hardware if you’d like. This garage design also comes with two garage doors. You can also upgrade to an expanded garage. This extends the space by two feet.

Your exterior design wouldn’t be complete without a deck! The J Perry standard back deck is eleven feet and four inches by fourteen feet. There is also the option to upgrade to a covered back deck. This includes two eight by eight cedar wood posts, a vaulted ceiling with the “truss style” decorative feature, and a fan/light fixture with a switch.

We also offer the optional dining room addition off the kitchen. This enhancement is a twelve by fourteen-foot room that includes two, three by six windows.

Exterior Doors and Windows

The final step in exterior design is choosing doors and windows. Our standard front door is a six-foot, eight-inch Craftsman with Dentil Shelf or Craftsman Six Life. There are various upgrade options—all eight feet. Our standard handle and lock set is either Colton or Chatham in nickel, bronze, or black. The antique bronze upgrade is available for an added fee.

The windows come standard—Jeld-Wen (V-2500) single-hung with “Colonial” grille pattern—but you can choose between white or desert sand/beige. There is no added fee for either color.

Exterior design is a fun way to make your house stand out and build a home that invites you in from the outside. Creating a welcoming exterior leads to further enjoyment of the interior, which is why we take exterior design just as seriously as we do interior design. Build a house that makes you excited to come home with J Perry Homes.

Kitchen design with dark cabinets, white pantry door, and large kitchen island by J Perry Homes.

Design: Your Perfect Kitchen

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Designing your perfect kitchen can be a truly remarkable experience. You get to choose what goes into it, from sink design to countertops and ceilings. Though making so many decisions may sound like a daunting task, J Perry Homes makes it a simple process. We give you the options you need to choose from, and our experts help you craft an aesthetic that fits your family.

When designing a kitchen, there are several aspects to consider. These include cabinet colors, granite, appliances, wall paint, and flooring. Let’s dive into the J Perry Homes kitchen design process.

Meeting with the Design Team

Each new home design comes with a 6-hour complimentary meeting with our designers (though you may purchase more time if you need it!). Typically, the sessions are split into two 3-hour meetings: one for the home’s exterior and one for the interior. Designing the home’s exterior is less complex and therefore tends to take less time, so some clients even do 2 hours for the exterior and then 4 hours for the interior. We are happy to accommodate whatever process works best for you. Now, onto the good stuff (your design options)!

Cabinets and Islands

Our standard kitchen design comes with a 36-inch Luxor cabinet, though you can choose to upgrade to one of our more deluxe cabinets. We offer multiple options for 36- and 42-inch tall cabinets—”Elegant” and “Fashion”—that come in various colors, including white, grey, espresso, blue, pearl, or cinnamon. You also have a set allowance to choose pulls and knobs, which your decorator will help you with. In addition, our kitchen design allows for an island that can be seven or eight feet in length. You also choose island cabinets, which can fit either a seven or eight-foot-long island and come in similar colors. The seven-foot Luxor island comes standard with each floor plan, but you can upgrade your selection or choose one of the eight-foot options.

Countertops and Faucets

No kitchen design is complete without a gorgeous countertop. The countertop can be either granite or quartz and can be beveled, rolled, or flat cut. Our standard is the Tier 1 granite, made for a seven-foot island. All countertops come with a one-year sealer, so you do not need to worry about maintenance or damage during your first year in your new home! We also offer kitchen faucets in brushed nickel or chrome, or you can upgrade to Venetian bronze.

Sink and Backsplash

The last step of the J Perry Homes kitchen design journey is choosing your sink and backsplash options. Your home will come with a stainless steel sink. It can be a single bowl, 50-50 bowl, or 60-40 bowl. You can also upgrade to one of the Farmhouse options, including stainless steel or fireclay bowl with a 30-inch apron or a 50-50 bowl with a 33-inch apron. Though no backsplash is required, we can install a standard 4-inch granite backsplash. You can also upgrade to a tile backsplash if you wish!

Once you’ve chosen your kitchen amenities, all that’s left is the basic flooring and paint options, and your kitchen is designed and ready to come to life! The J Perry Homes mission is to deliver dream homes at an affordable price and provide the easiest construction experience possible. Give us a call today at (859) 523-8612 to get started on building the home you’ve always wanted.

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New Home Construction Services in Kentucky

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Kentucky is a great place to raise a family. Living in Kentucky offers numerous benefits, including low property taxes, no toll roads, great food, and affordable education. Kentucky also offers lots of outdoor activities, including fantastic horse farms! This allows kids and parents to enjoy horseback riding and an opportunity for kids to develop a sense of responsibility by caring for a horse. With beautiful landscapes in addition to affordable food, transportation, and healthcare, Kentucky is a great place to live a joyful life. If you’re looking to move to Kentucky, you are probably searching for new home construction services to create your dream home!

New Home Construction in Lexington

Is your family in the market for a new house in the Lexington/Georgetown, Kentucky area? Look no further than J Perry Homes, your premier builder for new home construction in Kentucky. We build beautiful, affordable modern houses for our clients. From our first conception meeting to the final walkthrough of your new home, J Perry Homes satisfies and delights with personalized fixtures and spacious rooms.

You can choose between a prebuilt home in our development, Fox Run, or work with us to create your perfect house! We know how to build the ideal Kentucky home, and we make sure that it works for both your family’s needs and your budget.

Creating Your Dream Home

If you choose to create a home with us, there are a few details that you get to choose to personalize the home for your family. We offer five spacious floor plans to fit your needs. These plans offer three- or four-bedroom options, with two to three baths, depending on whether you’d like a single-story or two-story home. There are plenty of room options for kids, or home offices, theaters, art, and game rooms, or just extra space for storage. The master bedrooms all have exquisite designs and stunning bathrooms.

New home construction allows for creativity. By this, we mean that in addition to choosing the perfect floor plan for your family, you get to choose the most important details of your new home. On the exterior of your new home, you select your brick style and color. We offer various options for you to select from. We also work with you to craft an impeccable exterior by helping you select shutters, garage doors, siding, and your favorite front door option. We believe every aspect of your home should invite you in, and we make sure you feel excited to enter your new house.

For the interior, you have a range of options for many elements of the new home. You can choose from various modern lighting fixtures, shower and bath styles, granite countertops, cabinetry, and plumbing fixtures. The home is yours and should reflect your style and make you feel comfortable.

New Home Construction that Supports the Environment and Your Wallet

At J Perry Homes, we understand that a new home costs a pretty penny. While building your dream home can be very exciting and fulfilling, it isn’t a simple operation and will put a dent in your bank account. J Perry Homes wants to deliver more than just a new home; we want to provide a joyful life to our clients. That’s why we create an agreement at the beginning of the project to ensure that you get what you want for a set price. That’s right—we lock the price once the contract is signed. No sudden fees or material costs.

In addition to that, we are an environmentally friendly builder! We install low-emissivity windows and doors in all of our homes so that our clients don’t end up wasting money on changing temperatures when the sun goes down. Our energy-efficient appliances and HVAC systems will aid you in keeping costs down and polluting less.

J Perry Homes offers new home construction services that include the whole package: the home you want for a price you can afford and a sustainable system. If you’re ready to build your dream home in Central Kentucky, give us a call today: (859) 523-8612.

Builders in Georgetown, KY: Find Your New Home

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Exterior of a home in Fox Run, built by J Perry Homes, the premier builders in Georgetown.


Are you searching for your next home in Central Kentucky? We know it can be really hard to check all the boxes when it comes to selecting your new house. There are so many things to consider, including the neighborhood and proximity to schools, restaurants, and stores, as well as the house itself and what it has to offer. You may be looking for a home that fits your needs or searching for potential builders in Georgetown, KY.


What to Consider Before Buying

You have to make sure there are enough bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone in your family. Have pets and kids? You’ll need a spacious yard for them to play in. You want a home that fits your needs: not too big or too small, with the layout you need to enjoy privacy, but have the space to spend time with your family. Then there is the question of the area’s education system, crime rates, and job availability nearby. J Perry Homes has a development in Georgetown that may suit your needs.


Your J Perry Options

J Perry Homes has two amazing options for you. Choose a home from our available houses in the Fox Run neighborhood, built with quality materials, offering surrounding infrastructure, and ready for you to move in and start enjoying. See our available lots, what models can be built on them, their floor plans, and the realtor contact information here! Another option is to build your own home from scratch with one of our gorgeous floor plans and add personalizations along the way. This option allows you to choose your light fixtures, brick style, bathtub design, and more! Whichever route you choose, J Perry Homes is your premier option when searching for builders in Georgetown, KY.


Fox Run

Our Fox Run development is located within walking distance of Lemons Mill Elementary School, Southland Christian Church, Biggby Coffee House, and more. Georgetown Middle School, Scott County High School, and Georgetown College are also close by. The area’s largest employer, Toyota, has a manufacturing facility nearby. On top of that, the development is less than 30 minutes away from the heart of Lexington. Everything you need is no more than a short drive away, and North Elkhorn Creek is just across I-75.


As one of the top builders in Georgetown, KY, we build our Fox Run homes with today’s homebuyer in mind. If you choose to select a home in our development, your new oasis is already built and ready for you to move in! This community includes all of our floorplan options from the three-bedroom Monticello design to the four-bedroom Windamere. With various options regarding square footage and bed and bath count, Fox Run has a housing option for every family.


Build with J Perry Homes

If there is another J Perry Homes location you’d like to use, or want to start from scratch, J Perry Homes is the best builder in Georgetown and Lexington when it comes to budget, ease of the process, and satisfaction. From cost-effective and energy-efficient materials to simple design decisions, J Perry Homes makes building a new home an enjoyable and stress-free experience.


You choose a floor plan that fits your needs; we have three- and four-bedroom options with two to three baths. From there, you get to choose certain personalizations. We offer various design options for outdoor decor, including brick style and window and door styles. Going inside the house, you choose paint colors, flooring, bathtub style, plumbing fixtures, and more.


Whichever method you choose, J Perry Homes is the builder in Georgetown, KY that can meet all your family’s needs at a fair price, and with little to no complications. Contact us today to get started on discovering your dream home.

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Find an Affordable Home Builder

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In today’s housing market, it can be really tough to get everything you want out of your home. Getting a mortgage and negotiating price may be easier right now, but checking all the boxes rarely ever is. When it comes to money, it may be in your best interest to hire an affordable home builder rather than buy an existing house that doesn’t quite fit your needs.

We also know that funds are tight right now, with the restrictions of COVID-19 just beginning to fade away. That’s why it’s important to find a good, affordable home builder to help you create your new home. Here is what you need to consider when searching for a home builder near you.

Finding Contractors

Building a home can include a lot of moving parts. You may need an architect, a landscaper, a general contractor, and a builder. These may all be separate entities and require separate payments. Additionally, one of the contractors may take longer than anticipated, causing costs and timing to change.

With J Perry Homes, you get an all-in-one home builder. Our team of experts will guide you through every step of the process, from conception to construction. With our pre-designed floor plans and personalized options to add, designing and building is one flowing, painless process.

Ensuring a Locked Price

Another big issue that families face with home builders is rising costs. You may get a quote that fits your budget, but it turns out that the construction is going to take longer, jacking up the price. Maybe the price of the materials changed, and your bill increases.

When you build your new home with J Perry Homes, you sign a contract with a locked price, and that will not change. Our home builders will work start to finish on your house, removing the concern of contractor hold-ups. We are fully focused on you, and include you in every step from choosing the best floor plan for you, to picking out light fixtures and bathtub designs.

Environmentally and Wallet-Friendly Materials

Another important consideration is the long-term costs of owning a home. When you purchase a home, you get it as-is. That means that if the house contains outdated systems, you would either need to update those at your own expense or eat the cost of maintenance. If you’re lucky, the previous owner already installed proper insulation and air barriers, but that is not always the case.

J Perry Homes is your trusted home builder for long-term savings across the board! We use top-notch materials, including low-emissivity windows and doors to keep your home from changing temperatures throughout the day. Additionally, energy-efficient appliances and HVAC systems are considered a J Perry Homes standard. This means that your utility costs will be noticeably lower with a J Perry-built home.

When you decide to hire a home builder to create your dream house, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of hiring multiple contractors, the possibility of a cost increase, and the use of quality materials. J Perry Homes is your one-stop-shop for a beautiful home that meets your desires and fits your budget. Give us a call today to begin your home-building journey!

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Build a New Home in Lexington, KY

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Are you looking for a new oasis for your family in the Lexington area? Look no further than J Perry Homes! Our team is the premier partner for building new homes in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky. At J Perry Homes, we offer various floor plans and home styles that make building a home fun and easy. Our process is simple:

  • You choose a floor plan that fits your needs.
  • Our experts help you personalize the design.
  • We construct a quality house that fits your needs.
  • You move into your dream home.


Getting Started

Break out your Pinterest boards and all those decorating images you’ve saved to your camera roll! With J Perry Homes, building a new home in Lexington is a fun and exciting experience where you get to have the joy of choosing design elements without the hassle of overseeing construction. Our experts will help you craft the perfect home for you and your family. Our floor plans offer ample space for your family, whether you are a couple needing extra rooms for office spaces or gaming areas or seeking space for your kids or grandkids! After choosing a floor plan, there are many design aspects that you can personalize to fit your style.

Exterior Design

The first thing we work with you to create is the exterior of your new Lexington home. This includes brick front, doors, shutters, roofing, etc. You choose design and color options that fit your taste. Choose a brick style that fits your fancy and windows and doors that make you feel excited to see what’s inside. We want your home to be more than a comfortable set of rooms. We want it to be gorgeous inside and out and make you look forward to returning home!

Interior Design

Next on the list is, of course, the interior of your new Lexington home. From the kitchen to the bedroom, you choose the detail and color for each important aspect of the house. Your personalizations include paint colors, flooring, countertops, sink bowls, and cabinet color. 

We have several options for every room. From bathroom tiling to bathtub style to stair railing design, we craft each part of the home to suit your style preference. Everything from fireplace surround to plumbing fixture finish is yours to select with a brand new J Perry home.

Final Walkthrough

Of course, we want you to sign off on the finished product! The final step in our new home building process is your final walkthrough. During this meeting, you’ll get to see your finished, personalized home and experience the craftsmanship and care that went into every square inch. While the process of building a J Perry Home is thrilling and enjoyable, our clients tell us that their absolute favorite step in this final meeting with us. You’ll get a chance to ask questions, understand your home and its components (including energy-efficient aspects), and envision your new life in your forever home!

J Perry Homes is dedicated to making the process of building a new home in Lexington, Kentucky, a fun, engaging, and fulfilling one. Personalize every room with your taste and touch while avoiding the headaches and price tag of designing the house from top to bottom. Give us a call at (859) 523-8612 today to set up your home building appointment with one of our specialists!

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Home Building is Easy with a J Perry Homes Personalized Floor Plan

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Building a new home is exciting! A new beginning, a new house, and a perfect place for your family to live. The challenging part is nailing down the design of the house; there are so many options and decisions to make. A new, personalized home should be a fun adventure but doesn’t always end in happy, hopeful customers.

While building a home from scratch sounds like an excellent opportunity to create exactly what you’ve imagined, it can become very complicated very quickly. With a million choices to make, from materials to placement to layout, what started as a fun project becomes a full-time job. You don’t have time for that, but J Perry Homes does! We build homes that work specifically for your needs. Instead of mulling over tiling options, trust the experts to get it done your way—the right way.

J Perry Homes makes it easy by offering you five different floor plans from which to choose. Each floor plan provides enough room for the whole family, with distinct options for layout, spatial preferences, and an open concept for common areas. Whether you live alone, with a partner, or have kids, one of our personalized floor plans will work perfectly for you! From high ceilings to spacious kitchen and living room areas, you can’t go wrong with a J Perry Homes floor plan. So, what do these plans entail?

3-Bedroom Floor Plans

Our 3-bedroom options include Monticello and Mansfield floor plans. Monticello is our one-story option, perfect for a nuclear family or a couple requiring more space. This option includes a master bedroom, along with two smaller bedrooms. These extra bedrooms could work for the kids, office space, a game room, or a reading nook—and there is still space for guests! With an open kitchen space and a large living room, entertaining is easy. Windows let in lots of light, and the front door leads straight back to the common area for an open feel.

Mansfield offers a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom floor plan. Unlike Monticello, this design opens up right into the entertaining space. Upon entering, guests experience the wide-open kitchen and dining area. With a one-bedroom near the kitchen and the other two down the hall, parents can have a little privacy while the kids share their own space. Another bathroom is placed perfectly between the two bedrooms and the dining area. No kids? Two home offices side-by-side allow for separate but close workspaces. Both Mansfield and Monticello offer personalized options for various aspects, including color and style!

4-Bedroom Floor Plans

The J Perry Homes 4-bedroom homes are built for those who need a little more space but don’t want an oversize home. J Perry Homes uses space wisely and provides the right size home at the right price! These plans include Windamere, Cherbourg, and Glenwood. All of these plans also offer personalized options for design aspects.

Windamere offers two floors: the main floor includes the living space, kitchen, dining area, and a powder room. There is an extra room on the first floor for a home office or game room—whatever you desire! With four bedrooms and a laundry room/storage space upstairs, you have everything you need in the right place.

For a larger family with bigger needs, Cherbourg has the master bedroom tucked away on the first floor, along with the gorgeous kitchen and living space. The master bathroom hosts a modern, luxurious shower and bathtub, along with his and hers sink space. Exit the master to the wide-open living room and stairs up to the remaining bedrooms.

Finally, Glenwood offers everything you need and more. Our largest option, 2 ½ stories tall, is equal parts glamorous and contemporary. This option includes a spacious living room and kitchen area, and office space, as well as large closets in every room. This plan gives your family the storage space it needs while remaining stylish and cozy

Whatever your family needs, we have a floor plan to fit. J Perry Homes makes building your dream easy with home floor plans built with personalized options to suit your needs.

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What is an energy-efficient home?

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J Perry Homes has been committed to building quality, energy-efficient homes in Lexington for 25 years. Family-owned and operated, J Perry has built over 600 homes and made lifelong relationships with customers.

One of our specialties is energy efficiency. An energy-efficient home sounds sustainable and healthy, but what does that look like?

What is energy efficiency?

Making a home energy efficient means considering every aspect of the building before breaking ground. Efficiency includes walls, appliances, insulation, lighting, and heating systems. It also stems from using sustainable suppliers and materials. How do we implement this?

Low Emissivity Windows

Another aspect of an energy-efficient home is low emissivity windows. J Perry Homes uses Low-E windows for all homes. Other construction companies may have you jumping through hoops to secure these features, but these energy-saving devices are a J Perry standard.

An issue that many homeowners face is sunlight coming through windows and causing the house to become warm. This leads the owner to turn on the AC, but then when the sun goes down and the house cools, the heater may be called to action. Low emissivity windows have a coating on them that reflects heat energy. This means that when sunlight hits your window, instead of the energy entering and heating your home, it is reflected back outside toward the sun.

It works the same for your heater: the heat will be reflected back and will not exit your home. This way, your house stays the same temperature throughout the day and into the night, so there is no need for increasing or decreasing the temperature and overworking your HVAC.

Another perk of Low-E entryways is that they protect from leaks. Some windows have gaps in a few small areas that allow hot or cold air in. J Perry Homes ensure proper installation to prevent any leaks.

Proper Insulation and Air Barriers

In addition to low-energy materials, using proper insulation can have a great effect on energy usage. This is another standard addition when you work with J Perry Homes. When things are well wrapped, residents use less energy by keeping the heating system under control. Insulation helps keep rooms warmer, therefore less heating energy is needed. This is, of course, much better for the environment and your wallet.

Another aspect of any J Perry home is mold-resistant drywall lining. All moisture-prone rooms are lined to avoid potential foundation damage. These include the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. Additionally, J Perry Homes offers air barriers to keep the air clean and safe throughout the house, as well as protect the internal structure of the home from harmful elements.

Finally, the HERS Inspection

At J Perry Homes, we are dedicated to full transparency. We want every client to know exactly what is in their home, how much energy they will likely be using, and what it is going to cost them. To accomplish this, we use the Home Energy Rating System or HERS.

This rating will provide the owners with information regarding the energy efficiency of their home and what they can expect to spend on monthly energy costs. This way, the client is prepared and understands how their house functions.

With J Perry Homes, you’ll get an energy-efficient home at an affordable cost. Better for the planet, and better for your family. Contact us today to discuss your next energy-efficient home!