Infusing Natural Elements for Distinctive Design in Your Custom Home

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Natural materials add notes of strength and serenity to a space, while simultaneously revitalizing the overall aesthetic. These elements not only represent the distinct beauty found in nature, but also can serve as unique statement pieces that bring handcrafted modernity into a home. From furnishings to fixtures, designers incorporate natural materials to create a soothing, yet energized aesthetic that creates a sense of intrinsic luxury.

Luxury Bathroom Design that Invites You to Slow Down

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Life can get hectic. While it is easy to become overwhelmed with busy schedules and everyday challenges, it is important to carve out personal time for relaxation and renewal. The practice of self-care and personal wellness is becoming a trend on the rise.

To incorporate this trend into your new custom home, take a page from the luxury hotel playbook. Imagine what you would see, feel, smell and experience if you stepped into the bathroom of a five-star suite. Luxury bathrooms are designed to invite you to slow down, relax and spoil yourself.

Instead of thinking of your bathroom as your “hurry-up-and-get-ready space,” transform it into a “shut-out-the-world-and-recharge-your-batteries-space.” These are some luxury hotel concepts you can implement in your own new custom home design.

Crafting Fulshear’s Finest Homes

Fairmont Custom Homes – Building the future of Fulshear By: Jaclyn Ritter - original article in Fulshear Magazine   It is often said that if a couple can survive building a house together, they can survive anything. Building a home can be stressful. There are so many decisions to...

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Building a New Custom Home VS Remodeling

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Choosing to remodel an existing home or building a custom home. While both of these allow you to achieve the home of your dreams, how do you decide which is the right path for you?

When it comes to deciding whether to build new or remodel, you have to take location into account carefully. You have to take a close look at what’s going on in the neighborhood – what are the comps, are other homes or have other homes undergone renovations of the same type you’re planning.

New luxury home neighborhoods provide a constant and reliable indicator of value because all of the homes are of the same quality, and will value higher for future resale.

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A Luxury Bathroom Worthy of Any Man Cave

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Every guy wants his own man cave, right? But an amazing bathroom is rarely part of that equation. Instead, too many men see a bathroom for its functionality when it could be about luxury, too. Why can’t you have both?

It is possible to create a bathroom worthy of every modern gent and the tips below will show you how to make your bathroom into a space you will love to use.

Custom Kitchen Design Starts with the Sink!

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When designing your custom home’s kitchen, the perfect place to start is the sink. Most people don’t realize it, but a well-chosen sink has the potential to create the perfect focal point, and transforms the look and feel of one of the most important rooms in your house.

The style of sink should underscore the overall design theme of the kitchen. Ask yourself a few initial questions before you begin:

Organize Your Custom Home Through Voice

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The artificial intelligence that’s already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018, enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier, more comfortable or just more fun.

Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services and installation related to smart home systems, an amount expected to ramp up to $157 billion by 2022. The number of connected things installed in smart cities by next year? Nearly 1.1 billion, predicts Statista. Increasingly, people will enjoy the convenience of being able to monitor and control their surroundings with a simple touch or a few words of direction. In fact, a 2017 study found 24 percent of consumers already own a voice-controlled device and another 20 percent plan to purchase one in the next year.

Five Trends That Will Define Custom Kitchens in 2018

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It’s your new custom home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends.

Many of the trends that will define kitchens for the year appear first at KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry convention held every year. More than 600 brands attended this year’s event, and here are the five trends that stood out from the show and are sure to dictate kitchen styles for the rest of this year and beyond.

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2018 Pantone Color of the Year – ‘Black’ to Basics

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Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named the trending color of the year? While many assume the choice is random, trending colors are based on many influencers, but where do they really begin? Trending colors arise from consumer preferences, which are formed by societal influences, such as politics, economics, lifestyle and overall sentiment. We as a society hold the power of prompting new color trends based on our ever-changing attitudes, ideas and actions.

Custom Home Building Tip No 4 – Timeline

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Custom home construction contains many unknowns and can be overwhelming—especially if you’re unsure where to start or experience a hiccup in the planning process. Depending on square footage, weather conditions, and the availability of workers and supplies, the construction of a new home can take anywhere from three months to a year.

To help you better understand the steps in building a custom house, we’ve provided a basic construction timeline below: