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

March 08, 2019

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It has been said that nature is good for health and wellness, and the idea of bringing the outdoors into your home is becoming more popular for a whole host of reasons. But what are the best ways to do that? You can add houseplants and artificial sunlight, but those just aren't the same as the true outdoors. They may also not...

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6 Common Misconceptions about Custom Home Building

February 11, 2019

There are many misconceptions about custom home building, and before you get started with a builder it's a good idea to put those misconceptions to rest. That will help ensure you're getting the best experience when you decide to build a custom home. Here are seven things you might not know about the process.

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Building a Home for Storage: Capitalizing on Space

January 16, 2019

 

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 all of their options, is storage. There are a lot of dead spaces in a house where you can store all kinds of great things, but it's much easier if you design those custom storage spaces into the home from the beginning. Think about the areas under the...

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