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What's Cooking This Summer?

June 12, 2019

Summer can be the perfect time to grill outdoors. But if you don't have the right space to grill in or you aren't sure what to make, you might find that the experience isn't as nice as you would have hoped. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your space better and a lot of good recipes to experiment with during the warm days and comfortable evenings. Here are some...

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Spring & Summer Porch Ideas

June 03, 2019

During the spring and summer months, there's often nothing better than sitting on the porch. Whether you want to sip a cold drink, have a snack, take a nap or just watch the world go by, there's always something pleasant about being outdoors. Rocking chairs and swings are popular on porches, but you can set yours up however you like. Here are some great spring and summer...

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Spicing Up the Pantry

May 21, 2019

In the past, luxury estates had a full kitchen staff who utilized one or more large pantries to store fresh and canned foods as well as cooking equipment and serving items. After a time, pantries decreased in space as homeowners used kitchen cabinets more for storage. Currently, larger walk-in pantries with many purposes have come back into vogue as homeowners have...

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Custom Home Builder Tip of the Month: Figuring Out Square Footage

May 14, 2019

When planning your home, square footage is very important. A lot of people choose to build a home because they like the way the exterior of the plan looks or they are happy with certain elements of the design. But you also want to keep in mind how you will be using the home and what will work for you both in the present day and in the future. Depending on how long you plan...

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Specialty Ceilings & Ceiling Treatments

May 06, 2019

When designing a custom home, homeowners should pay attention to how the room will function and feel when they walk into it. Specialty ceilings can dramatically transform the look and apparent space of a room. When the the space from the floor to the ceiling is increased without moving walls, it will give the impression of the room being much larger. Incorporating details...

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Elements of a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

April 30, 2019

Farmhouse kitchens are appealing more to homeowners because of both the simplicity of the style and the utilitarian design. Homeowners that prefer a modern design aesthetic are incorporating the traditional elements of a farmhouse kitchen to create a simple, fresh, useful and welcoming space for their families. Below are a few design details to keep in mind while...

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Custom Home Builder Tip of the Month: What to Bring to Your First Meeting with Your Builder

April 25, 2019

The plan is to plan ahead! Preparing for a first meeting with your home builder can take a bit of research, but the more information you can gather ahead of time will save you time and effort later in the process!

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How to Dry Out a Wet Lot

April 03, 2019

One of the main hindrances when it comes to building a home is wet weather, something we are no stranger to in Texas! It only takes a little bit of rain to saturate the ground and make the lot unfit to build on until it dries out. When facing the issue of a saturated lot, you have a few options to consider in order to get the lot suitable for construction.

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Unique Additions to Custom Homes

March 29, 2019

Building a custom home is an exciting time, but it's also something you really want to get right. Among the considerations you'll have is whether you want to put something unique into your home's design. There are differences between making a home too unique — in a way that would make it harder to sell later — and making it just unique enough that it really fits your style...

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Questions to Ask Your Builder

March 18, 2019

 

When you plan to hire a builder, it's not surprising that you will have questions. You might even have a lot of them, especially if you've never hired someone to build a home before. But what should you really be asking? What are the things that you absolutely don't want to forget? Here are some of the most important questions to ask your builder, so you can choose the...

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