There is no greater feeling than getting settled in into your new home and finally being able to enjoy it. What better way to celebrate your new home, than with a housewarming party? Now I know what you are probably thinking…..That is way too much work, no thank you! Take a look at these ideas [in order] to help make your party stress free and successful.
Today on the blog we are talking about different types of floor plans. At John Houston Custom Homes, we offer many different types of floor plans that are suitable for a wide variety of needs. When selecting floor plans, it is important to assess the needs of your lifestyle, privacy, home design, and even accommodating furniture and belongings.
"Having children changes your perspective on what’s important in more ways than one. For years, we felt content with our home and the community where we lived. After having our kids, things we had never discussed became major topics of discussion. Things like, 'Where are the best schools? Is this enough space for our kids? Is this the safest of neighborhoods for our kids to play?' The list went on and on.
Does anyone else often find themselves flipping through magazines or scrolling through Pinterest fantasizing about having the beautiful homes that fill the pages? Or what about the excitement you get from watching Joanna Gaines decorate and put unique touches on gorgeous Fixer Uppers? Many of you would like to challenge yourselves and take on the task of doing all the interior design for your home, while others would rather hire a specialist. For those of you that would like to decorate your own home, but do not know where to start, this blog is for you!!
Are you in the process of expanding your home for your growing family? At John Houston Custom Homes we help prepare families for growth on a regular basis. Travis and Kara Hollingsworth, the newest residents of our Dove Creek community, are just one example of the many growing families that we work with.
It’s that time again…. MOVING TIME!! At John Houston Custom Homes, we see families begin this process on a regular basis. In the past few months, our company faced a large move ourselves, into our new corporate office. Granted, we only moved one street over, it was still a move! Many people live and thrive on the excitement that comes with starting a new adventure. Others, are not as enthusiastic when it comes to pulling the house apart and packing up rooms that are filled with so many memories, just to turn around and unpack them. Whether, you enjoy the process or not, a few simple steps can be taken to avoid all the stress and headaches, making this process more enjoyable and less exhausting. First, you must take into account the amount of belongings that you will be moving. This will help you to determine whether it makes more sense for you to have family and loved ones help you move or if you should hire a moving company. Whether you pack up your home in a few weeks or if it takes a few months, don’t be afraid to ask for help! Having help can often relieve stress.
Energy bills can increase tremendously during the summer months. In some cases, you can even go on a vacation with the amount of money spent on your electricity bill. I could spend a ton of time talking to you about how you should upgrade on your air conditioner, plant trees to help keep the sun out, and even persuade you to take cold showers. Although these things are very helpful, saving on electricity during the summer can be very simple and requires just a small amount of discipline. Read on for a few helpful tips!
Are you preparing to purchase your first home? When you begin to consider making such a large purchase, it can often be intimidating and slightly overwhelming. At John Houston Custom Homes, we understand the pressure that comes with this decision, and we are here to make this process enjoyable for your family. After all, your home will be a safe-haven, a place to build memories, and a place where you will find rest. Before searching for the right home, get your ducks in a row and start with these five tips!
The Cove at North Grove is one of John Houston Custom Homes newest Waxahachie communities. Phase I has just been completed and now Phase II is in progress. This brand new 1,200 home master planned community is located in the heart of Waxahachie and is thriving with the amount of growth around it. The Cove at North Grove is surrounded by retail stores, restaurants and the highly acclaimed Waxahachie ISD. It is slated to have an easily accessible children's playground, park, pools, picnic areas, pond, and over 5 miles of walking and biking trails. Whether you want to spend your evening in with your family or out exploring the neighborhood, you will come to know this new community as your own oasis. Visit The Cove at North Grove for more information.
You are more than likely familiar with John Houston Custom Homes if you are reading this blog but what you may not know is that we are a family of companies offering an array of services well beyond just home building. As part of our mission to "Build Lifelong Relationships," we want to ensure that we are taking care of our customers throughout the home building process and beyond.
Whether you are looking for a new home or looking to renovate or spruce up your own home, model homes are a great source of inspiration. At John Houston Custom Homes, we have model homes in many of our communities that feature beautiful, open concept floor plans, customized wood cabinetry and trim, luxurious upgrades and timeless touches. While we may have many of these homes in close proximity to you, we have made it easier than ever to explore our models!
Thomas Crossing surrounds Southern Oaks Golf Course, designed by PGA Champion Mark Brooks. Not only does it have a beautiful view for living, it is located in the highly acclaimed Burleson ISD School District. There is a corner of Ft. Worth that is tucked near the quiet country setting of Burleson on the Southern Oaks Golf Course that houses the best of both words. Close to all the amenities, shopping and restaurants that you desire in Burleson ISD with the relaxing element of the golf course lined with trees and sprawling green grass. Thomas Crossing is also perfect for commuting into Ft. Worth making it an ideal John Houston Custom Homes community to call home.
Here at John Houston Custom Homes, we strive to build relationships not just with our customers but within the communities in which we build. Community partnerships have long since been a very important part of who we are. Chick-Fil-A Waxahachie led by Philip Browne, is one of those community partners we are proud to work with to make our community a better place to call home.
Spring is the perfect time of year to spruce up your home and curb appeal is a great way to start. Whether your home is new or old, the winter months tend to add a drab look to your homes exterior. Check out this blog post from Better Homes and Garden to discover some easy and affordable ways to welcome spring with your home. CLICK HERE John Houston Custom Homes model homes are also a great way to get ideas for your existing home or to discover your dream home.
Home design trends come and go but there are some features that remain timeless and desired throughout the years. At John Houston Custom Homes, we offer beautiful floor plans and elevations that are current and modern but also have features that can stand the test of time. Here are a few features that many of our plans offer that we feel help to make a house feel like a home today and in the years to come. Open concept floor plans are a staple in our homes. While currently very popular in housing design, these types of floor plans help to create a home environment that is conducive to gathering and bringing people together. Shown here is our Providence model in The Grove in Midlothian and our Sandstone Ranch model, The Titus in Waxahachie.
Waxahachie. What a name! I recall the first time I saw the name on a map thinking, "how on earth does one pronounce that!?" I later learned after moving to Waxahachie and receiving a lesson from the locals that it is pronounced like "wa(l)ks-a-hachie, and now you know too! Waxahachie is a city rooted in history and tradition and full of friendly people and great schools. John Houston Custom Homes is proud to currently be building in 10 communities in Waxahachie all of which have a little something different making it easy to find the perfect home for you in this growing town. Just a short 30 minute drive from downtown, Dallas, Waxahachie has many of the conveniences of a larger city with a small town feel. Here are 5 great reasons that I have found to call a John Houston Custom Home in Waxahachie home.
At John Houston Custom Homes we love Burleson, Texas and are proud to build in and be a part of the communities in and around the area. We recently ran across an article in the Star-Telegram that stated, "...Burelson was deemed the healthiest housing market in Texas and No. 2 in the nation, based on four factors: stability, affordability, fluidity and risk of loss." We can see why Burleson is such an attractive option to home buyers and why the market is growing over the years as we have been building and continue to build there. Burleson features beautiful rolling hills and tree lined landscapes with quiet country enclaves conveniently located near major highways, Ft. Worth and premiere shopping and restaurants. The area offers exemplary schools and parks and bike trails throughout. Recently made famous by the film, Miracles from Heaven, Burleson is a great area to call home.
Most everyone makes resolutions at the beginning of the year. Most of those resolutions have to do with self improvement which is an awesome thing to incorporate into your new year. But here at John Houston Custom Homes, we aim to serve others daily and throughout the year. If you'd like to resolve to better serve others in the new year, here are some great ways that you and your family can make serving part of your 2017.
The New Year is almost upon us...can you believe it!? If you're like me, you'll be spending New Year's Eve at home with your family and staying clear of all the craziness that often accompanies this holiday. But New Year's Eve can still be fun and exciting from home! Check out these 4 fun ways to ring in 2017 at home with your family from us here at John Houston Custom Homes. 1. Netflix Countdown: I'm leading off with my most favorite thing...the Netflix Countdown. This is just a genius idea! Netflix has multiple family friendly characters that will do a countdown to the New Year at any time of night when you push play. If bed time is 9:00pm, let your kids feel like they are staying up for the real deal with this fun little countdown they will love!
Most of us know and understand that North Texas is experiencing a housing market boom. Sure prices have gone up, but what is proving to be a more difficult situation for home buyers is the lack of inventory. In fact, most areas of North Texas have experienced record low inventory during this past year making securing your dream home a bit of a challenge. Building your home with John Houston Custom Homes is an awesome alternative to this dilemma if you have the luxury of time. If time isn't on your side but you would still like to experience all that a new home has to offer, look no further than our available homes from John Houston Custom Homes. We currently have many available homes that are move-in ready or soon to be move-in ready in various communities throughout North Texas. What's better is for a limited time we have some available homes priced with as much as $30,000 in savings! Two-story homes, one-story homes, large lots or small, we currently have something for everyone like the few that are listed here: