Category Archive: Building a Home

Topics related to building a home, which can include information on construction, pricing, remodeling, or craftsmanship.

May 28

Selecting your lot – 6 things to consider

An in-depth analysis can help you save big money and eliminate the guesswork when selecting your lot. Here are 6 things you should consider before you purchase a lot in the Austin area: Permit Jurisdiction

 Is your lot in the City of Austin, Lakeway, Westlake Hills, Travis County or other? A lot within the …

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May 04

Transitional Style – Striking your balance

 Transitional Style  Transitional Style  Create a balance between comfort and style in your new home design using transitional style. Transitional design is a good way to join elements of contemporary and traditional design styles. A transitional home will use furniture, finishes, fabrics and design to create a classic look for your home that will age gracefully. …

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Mar 19

Luxury Home Paint Colors

Luxury Home Tour Show Home

What are the most popular Luxury Home paint colors? This is a question we often get asked. As it happens, we are currently building a home to debut in the Luxury Home Tour in The Reserve at Lake Travis, which will start in June – just months away now that it’s March (wow!). Currently, the home is …

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Dec 04

Is it wood or is it tile?

Wood or tile

Remember the commercial, “Is it live, or is it Memorex”? The question now is, “Is it wood, or is it tile”? Ceramic wood is one of the hottest new trends in floor covering today. While it isn’t a renewable resource, it’s extremely functional, durable, and attractive. Have you always wanted the …

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Oct 17

Pros and cons of a septic system

conventional septic system

Pros and cons of a septic system

Benefits of a septic system

  • Once it is in, is should only cost the electricity to operate
  • Can give you a nice lawn
  • Can be installed in remote locations
  • Low maintenance

Downsides to a septic system

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Aug 28

Making Selections for a Custom Home

Making Selections

The selection process can be the best part of the home building process, but it can also be the most frustrating if you don’t understand it. First, what is a selection? It is the items you must go to the store to select for your home. Items you might need to select …

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Jul 28

Building vs. buying

Building vs. buying

There are many reasons why you should consider building new vs. buying an existing home.

Construction Quality: modern construction methods and technology mean a more structurally sound home, and the warranty that backs a newly-built home means more peace of mind for you and your family.

Lower Cost of Ownership: more …

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Jul 21

Future Rough Hollow Home For Sale

Future Rough Hollow Home For Sale

This Santa Barbara style custom home, designed and to-be-built by Jenkins Custom Homes, will be located in Rough Hollow’s exclusive Water’s Edge neighborhood in Lakeway. Situated atop a hill with unobstructed views of Lake Travis, this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,700 sq ft home is all about entertaining and …

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