Category Archive: Building a Home

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

Jun 23

What makes us different

What makes us different

1. Our People

Among its team members, the Jenkins team boasts over 110 years of design and construction experience! An extensive hiring process, along with the high standards set by existing team members, make it possible to attract and maintain the top talent in the custom home building industry. Jenkins …

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Jun 18

Custom home to-be-built at 405 Rough Hollow Cove

Custom home to-be-built at 405 Rough Hollow Cove

Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to build your dream home? Well, wait no longer. 405 Rough Hollow Cove is the stunning design of Jenkins Custom Homes and combines both luxury and supreme livability. Nestled within Rough Hollow and boasting views of Lake Travis, …

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May 06

2014 Jenkins Parade Home Favorite Features

2014 Jenkins Parade Home Favorite Features

The 2014 Parade of Homes has been a huge success. We have had many visitors and received excellent feedback. There are certainly some favorite features that have proved to stand out and set us apart. Here are a few crowd favorite features:

Hidden wine room

By far, this is the …

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Apr 29

Should I Use a Cost Plus or Fixed Price Contract?

Cost Plus or Fixed Price Contract

If you have started the process of looking for the perfect team to design and build your custom home, chances are you are trying to understand which of these is the best option for you: Cost plus or fixed price contract?

Cost plus pricing refers to a contract where …

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Apr 10

How to have the best home building experience

Best home building experience

Building a custom home is complicated, exciting and can be a little bit intimidating. Knowing what to expect and selecting an excellent team of professionals will set you up for a truly enjoyable experience.

Tips from the professionals at Jenkins Custom Homes

Tip #1: Establish goals

Creating a new home …

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Apr 04

Building experiences in Austin, Texas for more than 20 years

Building experiences

We do not build homes, We create experiences.

Every wall we draw Every detail we debate Every decision we make Every design we complete

Everything we do has one purpose

To translate ideas into experiences

Our homes are not the end of a creative process but a beginning

the beginning of beauty …

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Apr 01

Universal Design and Aging in Place

Universal Design and Aging in Place

Universal design refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities and people with disabilities.

Universal design is a consideration in the design of all Jenkins Custom Homes.

Aging in Place

As today’s Baby Boomers have watched …

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Mar 24

New in Windows from Andersen

New in Windows from Andersen

Just in time for remodeling season, learn what’s new in windows from an Andersen expert. 

Automatically Closes in Rain

Andersen’s automatic operator is built into the window frame and comes with a wall-mounted controller and a handheld remote that controls up to four windows — and a sensor that closes …

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