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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Historic Window Design Returns to New Custom Homes

History tends to repeat itself. The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true with architectural styles. We have smarter ways of building and the layouts have evolved with lifestyle changes, but historical and authentic design is only growing in demand. “Post-war in...

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Unhinge Your Custom Home Doors

Think of a door opening and closing. Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that’s how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors. If you’re looking for a way to...

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Smart Home Automation Takes a Dip Into Pools

Many poolside mechanisms, such as the heater, pump and timer, can now be automatically controlled with smart home technology, optimizing energy use and performance and potentially extending their lifespan—a benefit that can result in thousands in saved repair or replacement costs, which are often a...

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What the Word Home Means to Us

Some may say a house, some may say family. Some might say comfort. Home is all of the above—and then some. The Life at Home report, released annually by IKEA, surveys thousands of people around the world to determine what makes a home a home. The findings...

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Embrace the Summer Oasis in Your New Custom Home

Summer’s here, and with it comes the desire to embrace the season through the décor in our homes. “This time of year offers an opportunity to create your perfect summer oasis by bringing sunny shades from the outdoors into your new custom home,” says Nathan Fischer,...

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Make Your Custom Home Comfortable and Safe for Your Pet

For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly custom home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive. These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a safer,...

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