“How much does it cost to build a custom home?” 

This is a question I am asked every week. I generally provide an answer that covers a wide price range and then attempt to explain why my answer is intentionally broad. To alleviate the frustration a prospective client may encounter in trying to determine their costs, I thought it would be helpful to explain in

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Recycle, Repurpose, Reclaim

Over the past two years, more clients are incorporating reclaimed elements in constructing and decorating their homes. Wood, bricks, stone, tile and glass—to name a few—are being used in new and innovative ways, adding instant character to new homes. Here are some ways we have incorporated reclaimed elements into our projects. Take a look, and

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Less ‘Motel’ More ‘Resort’: A Country Home Becomes a Showplace

I was fortunate enough to work on a recent project which seemed to be calling my name. Perhaps it is the outdoorsman in me, but this project will always be a memorable one. Remodeling and renovation jobs are typically more complicated than building a home from scratch, but the results can be particularly gratifying—especially when you can see ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures to illustrate the transformation. The clients in this case had recently purchased a hunting lodge (2 hours from Houston) and wanted to make some improvements that better reflected how they intended to use the property. When I first laid eyes on the space, I was struck by how ho-hum it was.

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Remodeling or Rebuilding: 5 Key Factors to Consider

Deciding whether to remodel your home or to rebuild it from the ground up can be a challenging proposition. Rebuilding is usually much more expensive than renovation; however, the end results are more customizable. Here are five key factors to consider when determining whether to rebuild or renovate your home. Budget Limitations: If you are working with a relatively limited budget, renovations can typically be done in stages to allow you to plan your expenditures more carefully. Rebuilding entails considerable expenses that must generally be paid upfront before demolition and construction begins.

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