Up to the Minute Twists in Custom Home Hardwood Design

Hardwood may be one of the oldest building materials known to man, yet architects, designers and homeowners are always finding fresh ways to use it in the modern home. What's the appeal? Flexibility and variety, for starters. "We're constantly delighted to see how traditional woods like...

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Top Paint Picks for Fall

From cool blues and smoky greens inspired by scenic mountaintop views to warm neutrals reminiscent of transitioning leaves, this season’s paint trends, according to Ace Hardware design experts Nathan Fischer, Katie Reynolds and Julie Richard, create classic, elegant palettes that bring the outdoors in. Below,...

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Incorporating Style and Sophistication in Your Custom Home Kitchen

Incorporating style and sophistication is becoming a standard in today's modern custom homes. As the center of activity and entertaining, the kitchen is the room to truly "wow" guests with elevated design choices that don't compromise the space's necessary functionality. From countertops to fixtures, a...

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Macro Trends Shaping Custom Home Design

From health-centric workplaces to socially-connected shops, macro trends inform design in industries across the board. Macro trends in the home, however, have higher staying power. The macro trends currently shaping the design in our homes are the “country chic/farmhouse,” “glamour/Hollywood regency,” “gold,” “industrial” and “mid-century modern”...

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The Evolution of the American Family Home and Lifestyle

The evolution of American families and their changing lifestyles is a popular topic these days. As family dynamics and lifestyles morph, they drive a change in home design. Aside from the enduring presence of a TV and seating, today's living room looks and functions very...

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E.Q.U.I.P.T.

We are best able to encapsulate our values and standards in the acronym E.Q.U.I.P.T., which collectively constitutes our approach to homebuilding: Endure: To create an enduring environment that weathers the process of custom home building.  Quality: To never bend or cut corners on quality. In the end,...

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DIY Stress-Free Backyard Parties

The end of summer means more outdoor entertaining in your new custom home – at least in Texas! Whatever type of gathering you’re hosting, you’ll want to make the backyard get together memorable. Here are some quick DIY ideas to help you get ready for...

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