“I found them to have great solutions to some issues that I hadn’t even solved as a designer,” says Southwest Homes Client and local Architect, J.B. de los Santos. “The chemistry was there, the technique of their building, their subs were very good and I felt like there wasn’t too much that I could throw their way that they could not accomplish. Yes. Absolutely I’d recommend Southwest Homes. I do and I have to anyone that asks.”
Each month Southwest Homes owner Jason LaFollette will be taking you behind the scenes with our awesome vendors where he’ll be showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the home building and construction industry. Take a peek at our very first episode featuring our friends over at Centex Countertops in Bryan! Stay tuned for our next episode on March 1st!
It’s your home. Make a statement. This year, designers are leaning into bold colors which will make any home stand out.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home next year, now might be a good time to start planning. With Christmas and the New Year quickly approaching, home-owners are beginning to take action on transforming their current home or beginning plans to build their dream home. —a website that offers “all things” home related —has just named the 10 home design trends it expects to see most frequently in 2018.
Rich colors throughout the home
Say Goodbye to stainless steel sinks
Houzz expects sinks made with materials like stone, copper, concrete, and granite to become popular in 2018. Farmhouse sinks were originally designed to sit slightly to the front of the surrounding cabinets, so that any water flowing down the front of the sink would run to the floor instead of landing on and damaging the cabinets. Farmhouse sinks add a feeling of nostalgia to a kitchen and bring a sense of rustic character that enhances country- and traditional-style kitchens.
Training your eye to spot classic vintage pieces will help enhance just about any style in terms of interior design. Whether you prefer vintage modern, mid-century modern, shabby chic, or traditional, opening your eyes to flea market finds, garage sales, antique stores, or thrift stores, can help you score some great additions to your space; in the end, the secret is in the balance.
Concrete makes for nearly indestructible kitchen counters while offering artisan-crafted customization.
A deck is a great addition to any home, something that a homeowner would want to discuss with their custom home builder when creating the home of their dreams. No matter what type of home is being built, adding a deck can be one of the most valuable parts of any house plan. Before getting started, a homeowner and their custom builder should think about the type of deck to build, where to locate it, and what materials to use.
When building a custom home from the ground up, there is one area homeowners tend to get very excited about – their kitchen! As the heart of any home, kitchens are the place where people tend to gather – and much more than just a place where food is prepared. Planning and outfitting a dream kitchen is seen by many custom home builders as the best part of the custom home building process because so much can be done with a fresh, blank palette. Following are a few tips to help you when thinking about building the best kitchen.
A Wide Array of Small House Plans to Choose From
Your home is where you spend most of your time in. As such, it pays to build one which is comfortable, is in a safe neighborhood, like Bryan or College Station, and has all the living amenities that you’d need. But what if you have a very small lot area to work with? The good news is that you can always have a contractor come up with custom house plans for the size of lot that you have.
Building or Remodeling Your Home:
Step One is to Arrange Furniture
Are you in the process of building your dream house? Or maybe you’re tired of the same old look of your interiors so you decided to opt for home remodeling? For both of these, the first thing that you need to do is plan how you’re going to arrange furniture. Read on to find out why this task is important, and exactly how you can arrange the pieces to suit the design that you have in mind.
In the Process of Building a Home?
When It Pays to Consider a Single Story House
One of the biggest achievements that a person can have is investing in a home. Whether you’re having it custom built from the ground up on an empty lot of if you bought a lovely old house from a previous owner, you can turn it into your very own home in no time at all.
Are You Planning a Big Move?
Things to Look for in an Ideal Neighborhood
Job opportunities, a growing family, personal matters, having the grown-up kids leave the house – these are just some of the reasons why people move from one location to another. It could also be a matter of starting afresh somewhere new. Whichever reason it is that you have for planning a move, the number one thing that you need to consider is which neighborhood you will be moving to.
Your home is one of the biggest investments that you will ever make in a lifetime. Whether you bought an empty lot and had a house built from the ground up – or if you bought an already built home where a Hollywood celebrity used to live, it is a must for you to look for the right contractor to do a good job of building your home or remodelling it for you.
Let’s say that you would like to have a new house built in Washington County, TX. How can you make sure that the contractor will do a good job of it for you? Among the many things that you need to consider is if the contractor is aware of – and is a stickler to – the building codes which are being implemented in your state or your specific county. Read on to find out exactly what building codes are, what its benefits are and how you can look for contractors who are aware of building codes.
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