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Apr 26, 2018

YFI Proud to Announce Best of Houzz 2018!!

YFI Custom Homes is very honored to share the news that the firm has won “Best of Design and Customer Service” for 2018 on Houzz – the leading platform for home remodeling and design.  YFI, a 38-year-old custom building firm,  was chosen by the more than 40 million unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more more…

Mar 29, 2018

Summer Dreaming

As John Steinbeck said in Travels with Charlie; “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  Those words seem particularly true today as New England (and YFI’s hometown of York, Maine) is experiencing yet another  snowstorm.  However, this does NOT keep us from looking ahead and longing more…

Mar 14, 2018

The Architecture of Life

It is wonderful to learn something new and today it was the concept of biophilic design.  The word “biophilia” literally means “love of life” and as would be expected, we as a species, have a natural affinity for natural settings over the built environment.  Biophilic design is the outcome devised by architects and builders to more…

Nov 28, 2017

YFI Commercial Projects

We have been updating the YFI website over the last few months and realized that there were gaps in the photography library of some of YFI Custom Homes commercial projects (yes, we do those too!)  So, last week, we set out with photographer Rob Karosis, to fill in some of these gaps.  Here is a more…

Oct 12, 2017

Completed YFI Custom Homes Project featured in Maine Home + Design!

YFI Custom Homes was honored to have a project featured in the October issue of Maine Home +Design Magazine appropriately titled The Best of Both Worlds.  This article was particularly close to home as it showcased YFI owner Glenn Farrell and his wife Mary’s personal Maine residence.  As Jen DeRose, Managing Editor of Maine Home + Design  and more…

May 29, 2017

First Steps in a New YFI Custom Homes Project

YFI Custom Homes, in another collaboration with TMS Architects of Portsmouth, NH, has begun work on a project located on a southern New Hampshire lakeside property. The home that was located on the property could not be salvaged as it was dated and covered with asbestos siding and had a rubble, not poured,  foundation.  After more…

Apr 13, 2017

Behind the Scene at YFI Millworks

Recently, with the help of photographer Rob Karosis, we visited YFI Millworks to take some photos to update the YFI website and were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of artisan Matt Stone hard at work on some YFI projects.  As YFI owner, Glenn Farrell explains, he started YFI Millworks out of necessity in order to have more…

Mar 28, 2017

Kitchen Trends 2017

Recently, Jen DeRose, Managing Editor of Maine Home + Design, contacted YFI Custom Homes for some insight into kitchen design from a builder’s perspective for The Lookbook, The Best of MH + D 2017 ; what questions do contractors ask their clients and what trends are emerging?  Glenn Farrell, owner of YFI,  said that he more…

Jan 17, 2017

All In The Details

Thanks so much to New Hampshire Home Magazine for their wonderful article, “All In The Details” appearing in the January/February issue currently on the newsstands!  Written by Debbie Kane with photography by Rob Karosis, the story covers the renovation of a an elegant 1860’s Seacoast home that deftly merges the historical nature of the residence with roomy more…

Dec 01, 2016

Look Up…Your Ceiling Can Be A Design Inspiration!

Scanning the YFI Custom Home photograph library, it was interesting to note that many of the ceiling designs are varied and impart a critical design element.  In the hands of a skillful custom builder,  your ceiling is a blank canvas and can be an integral part of the creative impact of any room in your more…

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