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Designing a Custom Home to include Farmhouse Features

August 08, 2018


There are a lot of ways to design and build a custom home, and one of the most popular options includes the addition of farmhouse features. These features have always been in some homes, but they wax and wane in how much of an interest there is in them. With the right mix of these features, though, they can have a timeless look and feel that will remain lovely and...

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Updating the All-White Kitchen

July 20, 2018

The all-white kitchen has reigned supreme among home decorating trends for the past decade. From stark alabaster to shades of soft eggshell, there's a white hue for every kitchen. One of the biggest benefits of going all-white is that it works for many styles - from space-age streamlined to farmhouse country casual.

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Multigenerational Living: How to Build a Home to Accommodate Families of All Ages

July 10, 2018

Building a home can be a very exciting time with a lot of things to consider. As society changes, there are also new ways many people are planning and constructing their homes. One recent, growing trend is multigenerational living. This is not only changing the dynamics of families, but the style and look of the house itself. Here's what you need to know about how...

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Meet Mark, Builder – Greater Houston North/NW

June 25, 2018

Mark McGinley on the Move: Wisconsin to Texas and a Virgin Islands Dream

As a California native, Mark McGinley has had quite a few adventures before settling down in the Lone Star State as a professional builder with the Kurk Homes family in 2013. As a youth, he dreamt of becoming a forest ranger which led him to pursue a degree in biology at Northland College in...

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Better Business Bureau Recognizes Kurk Homes with Pinnacle Award 2018

June 05, 2018

Houston, Texas – In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, Kurk Homes was one of the 285 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 9, 2018.

Presented with the Pinnacle Award, this was the seventh consecutive year for Kurk Homes to be recognized by the Better...

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Meet Steven, Architectural Design Manager

June 01, 2018

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country resides Steven Byrne, a visionary man with a dream—a dream to help families design and build their very own custom home, just as he has helped numerous families do during his years of varied experience. However, his passion for planning and creating structures began at the tender age of four when he got hooked on drawing, piecing...

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Shiplap and Wood Paneling

May 23, 2018

In recent years, a vintage decorating trend has become new again: indoor wood paneling. Far from the dark, knotty pine that graced the den of your childhood home, today's interior wood panels offer a fresh way to bring the outdoors in.

Not all wood panel options are the same. From shiplap to tongue-and-groove to board-and-batten, modern paneling comes in a range of styles...

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Kurk Homes has won "Best of Customer Service" on Houzz®

May 11, 2018


MAGNOLIA, TX – (MAY 11, 2018) – Kurk Homes has won "Best of Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, now for three consecutive years. The family-owned and -operated company, which has been designing and building from the Gulf Coast through the Texas Hill Country for nearly 30 years, was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly...

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Natural Wood vs Wood-Look Flooring

May 01, 2018

Everyone loves the classic, timeless look of hardwood flooring. However, many homeowners don't care for the maintenance involved in keeping a traditional hardwood floor looking its best, and for families with active children and pets in the home, hardwood flooring may not be the best option. Fortunately, today's homeowners have alternative choices in the form of wood-look...

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Subway Tile - Is it IN or OUT?

April 20, 2018

So many homeowners want to know what the new trends are in design options. Of course, if you're building a new custom home, you want the features that suit your style the best, whether that is modern, classic, farmhouse, rustic or a combination. There are always some great new options that come in vogue.

When it comes to backsplash tile, you're likely going to keep that in...

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