Call Us Today 866.646.6008

Home Our Story BLOG: The Story

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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!

Read More

Now Selling! Don't Miss Out on This Exciting Community!

Thursday June 8, 2017

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.

Read More

John Houston Custom Homes Family of Companies

Monday April 10, 2017

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.

Read More

Tour Our Model Homes From Your Home

Thursday April 6, 2017

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!

Read More

Last Chance to Build Your Story in Thomas Crossing

Wednesday March 22, 2017

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.

Read More

Community Partners: Chick-Fil-A Waxahachie

Wednesday March 8, 2017

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.

Read More

Creative Curb Appeal Ideas

Wednesday March 8, 2017

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.

Read More

Timeless Features You Can Find in a John Houston Custom Home

Tuesday February 14, 2017

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.

Read More

5 Great Reasons to Call Waxahachie Home

Friday February 10, 2017

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.

Read More