BLOG: The Story

10 Reasons To Build: Part 1

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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!

6 Leftover Turkey Recipes

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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”!

New Open Spaces Transform Cramped Kitchens

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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.

12 Home Office Storage Ideas

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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.

10 Succulent Plants for the Home

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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!

Back to School Season: For the Home

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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.

Rooms of the Week: Living Rooms

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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.

Ideas for Throwing the Ultimate Housewarming Party

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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.

Selecting The Perfect Floor Plan

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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.

The Wood Story

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"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.

How to Turn Your House Into a Home

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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!!

How To Prepare Your Home for Your Expanding Family

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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.

The Complete Guide To Moving

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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.

Cutting Costs in Your Home

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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!

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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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!

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

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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.

John Houston Custom Homes Family of Companies

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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.

Tour Our Model Homes From Your Home

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!

Last Chance to Build Your Story in Thomas Crossing

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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.