So you think you're ready to have a custom home built. You're excited and have visions of all you'd like to have in your home. You may even have a Pinterest page up and going full of ideas. The question now becomes, what is really doable, what are the must haves, what are negotiable and what is really a pipe dream.
Gearing up to build your dream home is an exciting time! You’ve saved up. You’ve got a vision of what you want written down. You’ve decided on Southwest Homes as your builder. Now, it’s time to get the construction loan so you can get things moving and the home of your dreams built!
Nobody wants a high electric bill, but here in Central Texas it seems the heat of the summers can have our bank accounts taking a beating. So, what do we do here at Southwest Homes to help reduce your electric bill and make your home as energy efficient as possible?
My Grandma had a clawfoot bathtub in her upstairs bathroom. As a little girl I would climb in that thing and I loved that I could have the water level up to my chin and be completely immersed. It was relaxing! Today the thought of that old tub is a memory that brings nostalgia and reminds me of simpler times.
As you consider the design of the bathrooms in your custom home build, the bathtub needs to have more thought and effort put into it, than you might initially think.
As my husband and I were in the process of our home build, I knew I had to have a freestanding bathtub in the master bathroom and I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like... or so I thought.
One of the more popular features that custom home builders are asked to include in custom designed homes is a fireplace, which you have included in your most recent home building design.
If you do have a fireplace, when is the last time you had the chimney cleaned?
Before you use your fireplace again and create a potential health and safety risk, it might be time to call out a contractor to clean it out so it’s safe to use.
If you’ve gone through the effort of building a home with custom builder in Texas, the best thing you can do to protect your special home is keep up with seasonal maintenance.
As annoying as it may seem, part of that maintenance is gutter cleaning.
Since it’s colder out these days and all the trees have shed their leaves, the time to clean those gutters before winter sets in is now.
Clean gutters keep custom built homes safe from the damage that clogged gutters can cause.
If you are having a custom home built, you’re probably thinking about all the great features and amenities you want to include to make your life easier and more comfortable.
As you do, are you also considering the features that will make your home safer and more accessible as you age?
Custom home builders find that if you think ahead when planning your custome designed home, you can make your life easier for aging at home.
Your house will remain just as accommodating for you in the future as it is today.
Building a new custom home can be an exciting project, a way for you to get the home of your dreams.
Still, the project itself can be a challenging endeavor since custom designed homes take time and involve a lot of effort on the part of both the owner as well as the home builders.
Are you ready to tackle this type of project? If you have questions about what the custom construction process could involve, read on.
Video doorbells have become quite popular in recent years, with many owners of custom built homes or any homes for that matter installing them.
They offer a lot of conveniences, making them an attractive option over a standard doorbell.
They can also be a bit expensive for a doorbell and might require your home builder or an electrician to do the installation if you can't do it on your own.
That said, there are many benefits to adding a video doorbell to your new custom designed home.
First Christmases are special, particularly when they happen inside a brand new custom home.
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting spending the holidays in your newly finished custom designed home, make sure it’s a happy time by making certain it’s ready for decorating.
Set up your house the right way and safely enjoy your new home at the most wonderful time of the year.
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