Windows and Your Home

Windows can be some of the most impactful choices in determining the feeling in a home. For example, a room filled with natural light feels more welcoming, bigger, and less confined. Natural light in a house also provides benefits in mood and perception, helps health, and improves overall well-being. At Tanzanite Homes, we appreciate the… Read more »

The Importance of a Trim Walk

At Tanzanite Homes, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and ability to transfer the vision you have to the physical build of your new home. Our detail-oriented building experience includes our customers at every step of the way, so you always know where we’re at on your homebuilding journey. As a home nears… Read more »

The Time is Now – To Build A Custom Home

Did you know that in 2021, more homes were sold in Iowa, than any other year? Last year’s housing market set records not only in Iowa but across the United States. Homes were in high demand but with low supply, and 2022 shows no signs of slowing down. Why Build instead of Buy? Building a… Read more »

Why Proper Home Insulation Matters

What’s inside your walls matters! The materials used to build your home that you don’t see are just as important as the ones that you do. We partner with Comfort Solutions to create an insulation process for every Tanzanite home that benefits you as a homeowner. No matter the floorplan, all our homes are designed… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask During Your Electrical Walk

Not too long ago, electricians had a fairly easy job when planning electrical options for a new home. There might’ve been a single light fixture in the entire room in addition to a few scattered electrical outlets. In older homes, there is not much of a choice of where you can place televisions, lamps, and… Read more »

Tanzanite Homes Quality Check

At Tanzanite Homes, we are all about quality, which is why every home gets a final quality walkthrough and homeowner orientation to make sure everything is in prime condition for move-in day.  Room by room, item by item, we cover it all. That includes going step-by-step through our warranty binder so the homeowner is crystal… Read more »

The Home Building Process

Tanzanite Homes, and its two distinct series of homes, was launched in response to our customer’s desire for custom homes at varying price points. Through our years of experience as Iowa’s premier locally-owned custom home builder, we’ve created a wide variety of different building experiences at all price points. But if you’re new to the… Read more »

Zip System

Welcome to the next installment of a video series where we tell you about the products and processes we use to build our quality homes.​ Since we started building houses in 2004, we’ve been using high performance house wrap on all of our homes. In 2019, we made the switch to Zip System. Using quality… Read more »