Mansions & Estates International Building Consulting Services by Scott Binsack

The Luxury Home Building Blog

In the Luxury Home Building blog by Scott Binsack, founder and CEO of Mansions & Estates International, you’ll read articles on topics such as how to choose a builder, why you need a construction consultant when building a luxury home, what to expect when building a new home and much more.

After nearly 25 years of building luxury homes and renovating some of the nation’s most beautiful properties, Mansions & Estates International founder and CEO serves exclusively as a liaison between property owners and builders, offering exceptional construction consulting services. His objective is to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget and in a manner that exceeds your expectations of excellence.

As a top building and construction consultant, Scott strives to ensure that each client’s building or remodeling project progresses in a smooth and prompt manner. As a private liaison, Scott strives to understand the client’s precise vision for their new or remodeled home. Then, he goes to whatever lengths are required to ensure that the building project proceeds in a manner that fulfills the client’s vision — your vision — from conception to completion.

The building process can be a long and arduous one, with a slew of daily phone calls, emails and inquiries from the architect, builder, contractors and designers. When you turn to Mansions & Estates International, you’ll have an experienced building consultant and liaison representing your best interests and handling your building project to ensure everything goes according to plan. As one of the nation’s most in demand construction consultants, Scott will see to it that you’re only bothered with the most essential matters; matters that require your personal attention. Scott is one building consultant who understands that your time is valuable; it’s at a premium, so your home renovation or building project will be managed in a manner that respects your time and your privacy.

Call Mansions & Estates International at 800.956.3855.

Earthquake retrofitting by mansions and estates international ceo scott binsack

If you live in California or in another earthquake-prone area, especially around the Pacific “ring of fire,” then it’s wise to ensure that your home or other structure is built in accordance with the latest earthquake building codes. Of course, many older homes were built to more relaxed standards and these properties are usually exempt…

Choosing the right builder by Mansions & Estates CEO Scott Binsack

When it comes to building a home, choosing the right builder is essential! Choosing a less-than-ideal builder can result in frustration, delays and disappointment with the finished result. So in today’s article from construction consultant and Mansions & Estates International CEO Scott Binsack, we’ll examine what to look for as you choose the right home…

Scott Binsack on whether to build a new house or renovate an existing house

When it comes to finding your dream home, you may be faced with the option to remodel an existing home or to start anew with an entirely new structure. So what points should you consider when opting to build a new home or remodel an existing home? That’s exactly what Mansions & Estates International CEO…

Mansions and Estate Intl CEO Scott Binsack on Building a Home Size

Many clients who are building a home associate size with luxury, but this isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, one of the most common mistakes that clients make when building a home is to build a house that’s far larger than is necessary or practical. So in today’s article from CEO Scott Binsack, a longtime builder…

Scott Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Mistakes when Building a Luxury Home

Building a home is no small feat and the expense associated with building a luxury home can be very significant. But regardless of the anticipated size and price tag for your new home, nobody wants to waste money or spend more than necessary. There are a number of potentially costly home building mistakes that many people…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Today’s new luxury homes are smarter than ever, with clever gadgets and technology that automates your home and adds convenience. Of course, it’s best to integrate smart home technology as you’re building a luxury home, to ensure seamless integration. So if you’re in the design phase of building a new home, consider these, the best…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When building a home, there are few things more important than a good architect. The best architects can transform your ideas and dreams into a tangible structural reality in a way that few others can achieve. In fact, the top home architects can create a design that exceeds your expectations and vision! A good architect…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

On behalf of Mansions & Estates International, CEO and company founder Scott Binsack, would like to wish everyone a wonderful and productive 2016! 2015 was a wonderful year and 2016 is expected to be even better. The new year is just getting underway and it’s full of opportunity and potential. If you’ve been considering renovations…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

On behalf of Mansions & Estates International, CEO and company founder Scott Binsack, would like to extend the warmest of holiday wishes to all of the company’s clients, colleagues and friends. This year has been a very productive one and it has been an honor to be involved in the construction and restoration of so…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When it comes to building a new home, many don’t give a lot of thought to the season. But the time of year can have a significant impact on the building process and how quickly your home is constructed. In warmer, temperate climates, year-round home building is commonplace. But in regions that see greater seasonal…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Building a home on the coast can bring some positively incredible views and a very distinctive lifestyle, but as with any building project, there are some important pros and cons to consider as you decide whether a home on the water is right for you and your family. Con: Storms Storms and hurricanes pose a major…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Granite countertops can add a very distinctive element of class and sophistication to your home’s kitchen and bathrooms. But as with any element of your home, there’s more to consider than just looks and aesthetics. It’s important to consider the pros and cons of granite countertops so you can decide whether this type of stone…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

As a homeowner, your water bill can get very pricey. Nobody likes spending more than necessary, but fortunately, there are lots of simple techniques you can use to save water without inconveniencing yourself and your family. Identify Leaks Check common locations such as faucets and under the sink to look for leaks. Also, check your…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

How energy efficient is your home? While green building a new home enables you to build a new home with hyper-optimized efficiency, many older homes are less-than-efficient when it comes to energy usage. But fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to improve energy efficiency in your home, providing a major benefit to…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Green building is a new trend in construction that’s becoming increasingly popular, as eco-consciousness becomes more and more mainstream. Also known as sustainable building or eco building, green building involves constructing a home in manner that has a minimal impact on the environment, both during construction and in the long run. So what sets sustainable…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Using a construction consultant — like Scott Binsack, of Mansions & Estates International — to oversee your next project brings many benefits and advantages to you as a property owner. Not everybody has the time, knowledge or desire to oversee the construction, renovation or restoration process. Your construction consultant will serve as a liaison between…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Are you considering a remodeling project or a home renovation? While many renovation and remodeling projects are performed for aesthetics and functionality, return on investment (ROI) and the project’s impact on your home value are important considerations. Home improvement ROI is especially vital if you’re planning to sell your home in the foreseeable future. A…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Is your basement leaking? Many homes suffer from chronic basement leaks which prompt property owners to pull out the sump pump in order to clear out the water. Flooded basements can be a real hassle and a hazard, as you not only stand to lose your personal belongings, but you may also see serious property…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When it comes to renovations, repairs and remodeling, one of the most overlooked areas of any property is the roof. The “out of sight, out of mind” adage really does ring true when it comes to this area of your home. But an ailing roof can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in damage…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would not raise interest rates — a move that was contrary to many economic forecasters’ predictions. This means that homeowners can still obtain a home equity loan to fund property renovations and upgrades. This is also good news for home buyers who are seeking…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When building a new home, the contractor can only go so far when it comes to transforming that house into a home. While a builder can construct a house that meets your specific needs and preferences, most properties require something more to take it to the next level, turning your house into a real “home.” That’s…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

The summer has come and gone and now, we’re facing the cooler (or downright cold, depending upon where you live) autumn and winter months. So what do you need to do to prepare your home for the impending chill? Consider these tips from Mansions & Estates International CEO and Founder Scott Binsack. Drain the Water…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When building a new home, the process can be a complex and time-consuming one. In fact, overseeing the construction of your new home can be a full-time job in and of itself! But that’s precisely where a consultant like Scott Binsack of Mansions & Estates International can assist! When you turn to a construction consultant,…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Selecting the right roofing for your home is an important part of your new home build, remodel or renovation. Your home’s roof will have a major impact on the home’s appearance, its overall energy efficiency and the long-term maintenance that will be required for your property. So what points should you consider when selecting a…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Building a new home can be a very fun and exciting process. But many individuals who build a home have never done so before and as with every experience in life, you learn by doing. So what are the most common regrets when building a new home? What do many homeowners wish they’d done differently?…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

If you’re nearly ready to begin a new home construction project, renovation or home restoration, then now is the perfect time to retain the services of a building consultant like “Scott Binsack”, CEO and founder of Mansions & Estates International. Many wonder whether the investment in a consultant is worthwhile, but when you consider the…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

It’s hot out there! But it doesn’t need to be hot inside your home too! In fact, there are a number of things you can do to keep your home cooler this summer. Draw the Blinds on the Sunny Side Draw the blinds or drapes on the sunny side of your home during the daytime…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

If you’re building a new home, renovating your existing home or performing a full restoration, you could be facing a lengthy and costly building process. The reality is this: your builder or contractor doesn’t look out for your best interests. They protect their own best interests and often, their interests may conflict with yours. What’s…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Ready to give your home’s exterior a luxurious new look that’s certain to impress anyone who sees your property? Well, if you’ve got some extra money or time to invest this summer, consider a few of the following tips for transforming the look of your property! Get Gardening! Landscaping can make a tremendous difference in…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

If you’re building a new home, performing major renovations or restoring your home, a construction consultant can make for a much smoother process. In fact, a consultant can also help to ensure that your project stays on schedule and on budget — two points that are a major concern to anyone who’s delving into a…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When planning a home renovation, restoration or addition, it can be a challenge to visualize the finished result. But now, technology makes it simple to catch a glimpse of your new and improved home. Virtual 3D renderings allow you to view your future home in a realistic computer-generated world. And while it’s just plain cool…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

When renovating, restoring or building an entirely new home from the ground up, it’s customary for the home to undergo an in-depth inspection prior to the official completion of the project. In most communities, the building inspector must perform a walk through and inspection on all new structures. An inspection is typically required in order…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

If you’re building a home, then the most important matter will be selecting the right home builder for the job. Choosing a home builder is no small task and finding the right contractor is absolutely essential, as it will set the tone for the home building process and, of course, there will be a tremendous…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

A home restoration can transform a historic property and boost a home’s value in a big way, but as with all building projects, there is a proper way and an incorrect way to go about it. With a restoration project, it’s essential that you turn to an experienced team to ensure your restoration boosts your…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Constructing a new home is a very exciting experience, but there are also many opportunities for error. As an experienced construction consultant, Mansions & Estates International’s founder Scott Binsack routinely helps clients to avoid pitfalls such as the following: Consider the Bedroom Locations Bedroom location is extremely important and a major consideration that can impact…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Remodeling, renovating or restoring your home can be a very challenging project that may disrupt your everyday life in a number of different ways. But preparing properly in advance can help to lessen the inconvenience while the project is underway. Tip 1: Empty the Room  Prior to the start of your project, you will need…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Scott Binsack and the staff at Mansions & Estates International, Inc. would like to wish you a happy Memorial Day 2015. Memorial Day has been celebrated for decades, although it wasn’t formally known as Memorial Day until 1971. Memorial Day was previously known as Decoration Day and it was first celebrated on May 30, 1868,…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Many individuals who are building a new home don’t realize the value of a consultant until they’ve already gone through the process of building a home without one. A building consultant can provide you with peace of mind, protection and so much more as you build a new luxury home. After all, there’s a lot…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

A seaside home comes with many benefits — the view, the easy beach access, and did we mention the view? But there are many special considerations to keep in mind while building your beach front home. Location is everything and that’s very true for your seaside estate, but it’s especially vital to consider location when…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Finding the perfect architect for your home renovation project can be a challenge. It’s important to remember that each architect has his or her own distinctive aesthetic niche, just like each artist has his own unique style. So it’s best to seek out an architect who has stylistic specialty that aligns with your vision for…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

Building a new home can be a very exciting experience, especially when it comes to working with an architect who can transform your dreams into architectural reality! But many property owners really struggle to envision how the property will actually look in real life. Looking at a 2D architectural plan is very different from seeing…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

The Hamptons is now in the midst of a construction boom, with more and more new luxury homes now under development in one of the most exclusive regions of the nation. The Hamptons is a favorite home building destination amongst celebrities, CEOs, business executives, wealthy Wall Street investors and many others who make their millions…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

The construction field is booming and 2015, we’re seeing lots of new trends. So if you’re in the midst of planning a new home building project, you may wish to consider some of the following building and construction trends which are extremely popular now, in 2015! Trend: Going Digital Gone are the days of paper…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

A construction management firm such as Mansions & Estates International can serve as an extremely valuable asset as you construct your new luxury home. So how does a construction management specialist benefit your project? A construction manager serves as a point of contact amongst the many parties who are involved in constructing the home, from the…

Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

If you’re in the planning phases of a new home construction project, it’s wise to consider a construction consultant who can assist throughout the construction of your new home, from the design phases right through until completion. A construction consultant can serve as a valuable resource for the property owner. In fact, a consultant can…

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