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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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How Long Will It Take To Build My Custom Home?

April 02, 2018

After finding the right custom home builder, meeting with the design team to draw up the house plans for your dream home and finalizing all of the necessary details, you'll likely feel ready to move into your new home.

Unfortunately, your dream home still needs to be built. So how long should you expect the construction process for your new custom home to take? In short,...

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What can I do if I am not happy with my house plans?

March 07, 2018

You've been thinking about building your dream home for a long time, and you've finally decided to take the plunge. You found someone to draw up the plans for your new custom home — but something's gone wrong. Perhaps there was a miscommunication between you and your architect or designer, or maybe they simply don't have the skill necessary to give you what you want.


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Meet Kim, Plan Designer & Interior Design Consultant

February 15, 2018

Raised in Arkansas, Kim came home from elementary school each day and rearranged her grandmother's furniture. "She was so sweet and let me do this daily, only to place everything back exactly the way it was before. My mother was also gracious to let me paint my room any color while growing up, including Tweety Bird Yellow." It's no surprise to her family that Kim now...

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Meet Lisa, Pre-Construction Coordinator

February 15, 2018
"Growing up in a household with two artists as parents, I was exposed to mediums, colors and textures." Having a graphic designer for a dad and an illustrator as a mom exposed her to architecture and art very early on. With an uncanny gift of visualization, Lisa serves as our pre-construction coordinator, handling the behind-the-scenes efforts for each homeowner—arranging...
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