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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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.

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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,...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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...