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John Houston Homes Happy To Support Midway ISD Education Foundation

Monday September 24, 2018

John Houston Custom Homes is happy to announce their sponsorship of the 2018 Rookie Assistance Award for the Midway ISD Education Foundation. The Rookie Assistance Award provides a $150 reimbursement for each first-year teacher to use as needed to purchase classroom supplies.

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What To Expect When You Build A New Home

Thursday September 20, 2018

The decision to purchase a home is scary. It’s even scarier to make the decision to build a new home not knowing what the process is. This article explains the process of building a new home and what the first steps are to get started.

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Top Home Design Trends for 2019

Saturday September 1, 2018

As a Dallas, Fort Worth & Waco home builder, we take great pride in providing quality custom homes to the North Texas Area. In order to ensure we continue to excel in our craft, we're always on the lookout for new home design trends on the rise. Here's to ringing in the New Year with these trending styles.

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Moving to Midlothian? Why Moving To A Top-Rated School District is Worth It

Thursday July 19, 2018

When it comes to parenting, few things carry the anxiety of trying to decide where to live based on the school district. It’s especially an issue for those who purchased a home in a neighborhood before they had children, only to discover once their kids reach school age that the schools in the area are not up to their standards. Should people move for a better school district? The answer may not be what some want to hear, but it’s usually “yes.”

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12 Home Office Storage Ideas

Sunday July 1, 2018

For families that often work from home, having a home office is a necessity. The best way to create a productive home office is to focus on your needs and the amount of space that you have. At John Houston Custom Homes, we understand the importance of taking the time to find organizational tools and items that help make life easier.

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10 Reasons To Build: Part 1

Thursday January 11, 2018

If you have not already heard it 100 times, Happy New Year, from John Houston Custom Homes!!! It’s that time of year that we are motivated for change and a new start. Resolutions are made, goals are set, vacations get booked… we are all ready to make it the best year yet!

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Let's Get Social!

Wednesday December 13, 2017

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6 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Wednesday November 15, 2017

At John Houston Custom Homes, we believe in Building Lifelong Relationships. With the Holiday Season nearing, we are given the opportunity for these relationships to grow and expand. Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. We are able to gather together with family and friends to stuff our bellies with delicious food. However, if you’re anything like our families, you’re left with an impossible amount of leftovers, leaving you with a fridge full of Tupperware. Today’s blog is for YOU! Say goodbye to turkey sandwiches and hello to these quick and easy recipes that are sure to be a “crowd-pleaser”!

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New Open Spaces Transform Cramped Kitchens

Sunday October 29, 2017

Many homeowners prefer closed concept kitchens for many reasons such as privacy. Other’s may differ in opinion and prefer an open concept kitchen due to the feeling being cramped or even claustrophobic in their home. Today on the blog, we are going to talk all about open concept kitchens and how they transform a home.

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10 Succulent Plants for the Home

Monday August 28, 2017

There is no doubt that one of the biggest trends in home gardening is succulent plants. These beautiful plants come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Succulents can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. They are generally pest resistant and their cuttings can be used to grow new plants! Not only is their exotic look a great conversation starter, but they are low maintenance and a must have for your John Houston Custom Home! Check out our top 10 favorites!

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Back to School Season: For the Home

Saturday August 19, 2017

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.

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Rooms of the Week: Living Rooms

Tuesday August 15, 2017

At John Houston Custom Homes, we believe in building more than homes. We believe in building lifelong relationships. We do this by providing our customers with a trustworthy and experienced team throughout the home purchase and development process. Our commitment to service and quality has earned us countless loyal customers. As it was with each of them, we would feel truly blessed to be your Custom Homebuilder. We love seeing how our clients have turned their brand-new houses into a home.

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Ideas for Throwing the Ultimate Housewarming Party

Saturday August 5, 2017

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.

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Selecting The Perfect Floor Plan

Friday July 28, 2017

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.

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The Wood Story

Thursday July 20, 2017

"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.

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How to Turn Your House Into a Home

Wednesday July 12, 2017

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!!

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How To Prepare Your Home for Your Expanding Family

Thursday July 6, 2017

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.

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The Complete Guide To Moving

Thursday June 29, 2017

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.

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Cutting Costs in Your Home

Thursday June 22, 2017

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!

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5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Thursday June 15, 2017

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!

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