A Home for a Hero - Custom Plan Selections & Design Features

We recently had the honor, alongside the Gary Sinise R.I.S.E. Foundation,of presenting Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jay Fondren...


Mustang Trail - Custom Plan Selections & Design Features

Maximizing your space in a smaller home takes creativity and an eye for design. This 2,300 square foot home in Magnolia packs...


Hidden Costs of Being Your Own Contractor When Building a House

The popularity of HGTV, books, websites, and YouTube make even the average homeowner believe they are fully prepared to take...


Above and Beyond! A Dozen Design Ideas for Your Ceiling

When designing a custom home, the ceiling is often the last thing buyers think of but a beautiful home without an eye-catching...


How Much Does a Custom Home Cost?

For most people, building a home is the largest expense encountered in a lifetime. Whether it’s your forever home or starter...


Heritage Ranch - Custom Plan Selections & Design Features

This gorgeous home in the sloping topography of the Texas Hill Country features 3366 square feet in the main home and 333...


Kurk Homes Honored with a 2020 Houston BBB Award for Excellence

 

Houston, Texas – Kurk Homes is proud to announce that we've been named a 2020 Award for Excellence recipient by the Houston...


From Our Design Team: How to Read a Set of Plans

A custom set of plans includes a vast amount of detail, including abbreviations, dimensions, styles and types of materials,...


Home Design: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Custom Home Design

There are several moving parts and pieces to developing a floor plan, so being able to read a set of plans can take some...


What to Look for When Choosing a Custom Builder

For most people, building a home is the largest expense encountered in a lifetime. Whether it’s your forever home, first...


Lighting: Adding Jewelry to the Home

Lighting can have a dramatic impact on the character of your home. Without good lighting, completing the simplest tasks can be...


The Saddle Creek - Selections & Features of this Custom Home

We recently designed and completed this open concept ranch-style home in Waller, Texas. At just over 2500 square feet, this...


Spotlight on Home Design: The 9 Most Requested Architectural Styles

We love to get the question "Can you make this change?" while we are designing your family's home. Yes, we can! We love to....


Thousand Oaks Modern Farmhouse - Selections & Design

We recently designed and completed this gorgeous Modern Farmhouse in Magnolia. This home has a crawlspace beneath a raised...


St. Patrick's Favorite House Colors

How many shades of green can homes be? As plentiful as the shamrocks in Ireland, say we! Here are some of our favorite green...


Kurk Homes Presents: A Southern Living Showcase Home

Since 2017, Kurk Homes has been selected to be a part of the Southern Living Custom Home Builder Program. Southern Living...


Tip of the Month: Choosing Your Paint Color

Interior paint colors can significantly affect your mood and motivation, whether you’re in your home or office. The right...


Southern Favorites for the Fourth of July

At the heart of every Fourth of July celebration are fireworks and good food. This year make your holiday that much more...


Custom Home Building: Why the Weather can be Your Friend or Enemy

Building a custom home is a big decision and an even bigger investment. Any delay in the construction of your new home is...


Resource Centers in Homes: What Are Your Options?

There are many ways to make a home more functional, and one of those is having a Resource Center. This could be something as...


5 Online Resources for Design Inspiration

The days of using magazines and catalogs for design inspiration are past us. The internet has opened up a plethora of...


What's Cooking This Summer?

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...


Tip of the Month: Thinking Outside the... House

You decide on a floor plan, the exterior facade, and before you know it, it's time to put a shovel in the ground and start...


Spring & Summer Porch Ideas

During the spring and summer months, there's often nothing better than sitting on the porch. Whether you want to sip a cold...


Spicing Up the Pantry
May 21, 2019

Spicing Up the Pantry

In the past, luxury estates had a full kitchen staff who utilized one or more large pantries to store fresh and canned foods...


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

When planning your home, square footage is very important. A lot of people choose to build a home because they like the way...


Specialty Ceilings & Ceiling Treatments

When designing a custom home, homeowners should pay attention to how the room will function and feel when they walk into...


Elements of a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse kitchens are appealing more to homeowners because of both the simplicity of the style and the utilitarian design.

...


From Our Design Team: How to Read a Set of Plans

There are several moving parts and pieces to developing a floor plan, so being able to read a set of plans can take some...


How to Dry Out a Wet Lot
April 3, 2019

How to Dry Out a Wet Lot

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...


Unique Additions to Custom Homes

Building a custom home is an exciting time, but it's also something you really want to get right. Among the considerations...


Questions to Ask Your Builder

 

When you plan to hire a builder, it's not surprising that you will have questions. You might even have a lot of them,...


Bring the Outdoors In: Blurring the Boundaries between Inside and Outside

MARVIN ULTIMATE BI-FOLD DOOR, EXTERIOR CLOSE UP

It has been said that nature is good for health and wellness, and the idea of...


6 Common Misconceptions about Custom Home Building

There are many misconceptions about custom home building, and before you get started with a builder it's a good idea to put...


Building a Home for Storage: Capitalizing on Space

 

When you build a home, you can make it what you really want and need. But one of the areas where people could miss out on...


January Home Checklist from Kurk Homes

Starting a new year is always exciting. While we all have new hopes and resolutions in place, we wish to keep our families...


Southern Living Recipe - Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup

The perfect meal when it feels a little crisp outside is Southern Living's Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup. A great choice that the...


Texas Holiday Traditions
December 20, 2018

Texas Holiday Traditions

For many homeowners, the holidays are a time to fall in love with what makes your space so special — all over again. ’Tis also...


Decorating Your Front Door During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, and one of the most festive areas of your home could be your front door. After all, this is what...


Thanksgiving Turkeys & Table Settings

 

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The Doug Pike Show on KBME/Host, Fifty+ on KTRH and KPRC with Kurk Homes

Have you heard us on iHeartRADIO? If case you missed us, you can listen below and hear about what Doug Pike is saying about...


The Tuscany Plan | Kurk Homes Design

There are many different options to consider when building your home. Our design team will customize any house plan to suit...


Planning Out Your MUD Room
October 30, 2018

Planning Out Your MUD Room

Whether you have a mud room already, you're planning on adding one, or if you are designing one in your future home, you...


The South Fork Home Plan | Kurk Homes Design

There are many different options to consider when building your home. Our design team will customize any house plan to suit...


Home Building Traditions
October 15, 2018

Home Building Traditions

There are many different traditions surrounding home building, but one of the most common is doing something that isn't seen...


The Morning Show with Michael Berry & Kurk Homes

Have you heard us on iHeartRADIO? If case you missed us, you can listen below and hear about what Michael Berry is saying...


5 Things to Consider when Building a Custom Home

The more informed decisions that are made in the planning stage of your home, the faster and smoother the building process...


Top Trends in Designer Outdoor Kitchens and Entertaining Spaces

 

An increasing number of homeowners are extending their living and entertaining areas far beyond the confines of their home....


2018 Energy Star Certified Homes Partner

When rigorous ENERGY STAR® requirements are applied to new home construction, the result is a home built better from the...


Designing a Custom Home to include Farmhouse Features

 

There are a lot of ways to design and build a custom home, and one of the most popular options includes the addition of...


Updating the All-White Kitchen

The all-white kitchen has reigned supreme among home decorating trends for the past decade. From stark alabaster to shades of...


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

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...


Meet Mark, Builder – Greater Houston North/NW

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

As a California native, Mark McGinley has had quite...


Better Business Bureau Recognizes Kurk Homes with Pinnacle Award 2018

Houston, Texas – In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace,...


Meet Steven, Architectural Design Manager

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country resides Steven Byrne, a visionary man with a dream—a dream to help families design...


Shiplap and Wood Paneling

In recent years, a vintage decorating trend has become new again: indoor wood paneling. Far from the dark, knotty pine that...


Kurk Homes has won

 

MAGNOLIA, TX – (FEB 14, 2020) – Kurk Homes has won "Best of Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home...


Natural Wood vs Wood-Look Flooring

Everyone loves the classic, timeless look of hardwood flooring. However, many homeowners don't care for the maintenance...


Subway Tile - Is it IN or OUT?

So many homeowners want to know what the new trends are in design options. Of course, if you're building a new custom home,...


How Long Will It Take To Build My Custom Home?

After finding the right custom home builder, meeting with the design team to draw up the house plans for your dream home and...


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

You've been thinking about building your dream home for a long time, and you've finally decided to take the plunge. You found...


Meet Kim, Plan Designer & Interior Design Consultant

Raised in Arkansas, Kim came home from elementary school each day and rearranged her grandmother's furniture. "She was so...


Meet Lisa, Pre-Construction Coordinator
"Growing up in a household with two artists as parents, I was exposed to mediums, colors and textures." Having a graphic...

Where to Splurge and Where to Save when Building a Custom Home

Setting a budget is always a tricky and exhausting affair when building a new home. It’s a tough financial balancing act when...


How to avoid these common mistakes when building a custom home...

Often times the excitement of building your dream home can become overshadowed by stress, frustration, and lack of...


Kurk Homes – Copper Ridge Model – New Braunfels, Texas

We recently completed our latest model home in the exclusive gated subdivision of Copper Ridge in New Braunfels, Texas. The...


Guardian Certified Home Builder Program

Kurk Homes is proud to be a part of the Guardian Certified Home Builder program. Our homes are built for maximum longevity,...


 

Deciding whether to remodel or rebuild your home is a difficult decision. When considering how to achieve the home of your...


Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors
November 22, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors

 


Building a Home for Entertaining

Whether you’re always hosting family for gatherings around the holidays or your home is just the go-to destination for your...


Southern Living House Plans
October 31, 2017

Southern Living House Plans

Kurk Homes was selected to be a part of the prestigious Southern Living Custom Builder Program in 2017. With this designation,...


The Modern Farmhouse
October 18, 2017

The Modern Farmhouse

Thanks in part to Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of the popular HGTV television program, Fixer Upper, Modern Farmhouse is now a...


7 Custom Home Trends
October 3, 2017

7 Custom Home Trends

Whether you are looking to get back to nature, wanting to make a great first impression, or looking for new ways to gain...


Custom vs. Tract/Production Homes

Your house makes a home. It's where you will settle in to make a life, host friends and relatives, and watch your family grow....


Build on Your Lot Design Tips
Planning to custom build on your lot? Here are some key questions to ask yourself as you begin the process:

1. Does the...


What Is Universal Design
June 15, 2017

What Is Universal Design

Universal Design is a way of strategizing a plan, or modifying a home, to maximize accessibility for any person that may have...


Better Business Bureau Recognizes Kurk Homes with Pinnacle Award

Houston, Texas – In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace,...


Spotlight on Cabinetry Design - Favorite Styles

CABINETRY STYLES

The character of the kitchen is displayed through the cabinetry design. With a wide selection of panel...

Kurk Homes selected for Southern Living Custom Builder Program

Birmingham, Alabama – Texas builder Kurk Homes has been selected for membership in the exclusive Southern Living Custom...


Custom Building Tips for Spring Cleaning & Organization
Although Texas has been warm for a while, spring is officially here and 'tis the season for refreshing, cleaning,...
From Quarries to Custom Homes - All About Countertops!
Kitchen and bathroom designs can largely rely on the selection of the countertop. Whether your design is contemporary,...

Spotlight on Home Design: The 8 Most Requested Architectural Styles
We always love to get the question "Can you change this?" while we are under design. Yes, we can! We love to. Our designers'...
Giving Thanks to Our Staff and Customers for a Great 2016!
The goal of this Kurk Homes Design & Build Blog was to bring forward ideas to our former, current, and new customers - whether...
Eyes Of the Home - Clarifying Window Types and Styles

As some say, eyes are a window into the soul. Similarly, windows are the eyes of the home. There are myriad styles of windows...


Universal Design - Creating a Home for a Lifetime
 While universal design may not be front and center for everyone, it is for some families. Building with this design in mind...
7 Ways to Add Texture & Character With Interior Masonry

This month's spotlight is on Interior Masonry. Here are 7 Beautiful Ideas to add texture and character to your home using...


Celebrating the Life of Mr. Kurk - Co-Founder of Kurk Homes
Despite growing up during wartime in Poland and witnessing atrocities we could never imagine, Mr. Kurk maintained a...
Interior Design - 7 Ways to Custom Design A Farmhouse Kitchen
The "farmhouse" look has become a favorite of many, especially as it has recently been made even more visible in current...

The recent storms in the Houston area and panicked reactions from residents made it evident that many people do not know what to...
Demo VS Remodel - What is better for you?

Location Location Location!The first rule of real estate is a doozie. If you love your home, and can't imagine getting old(er)...


As many couples have experienced, the process of both planning a wedding and building a home can be exciting at times and...
February 21, 2016

If you build it...

...your family will call it  home.