Whitestone Builders Wins Prestigious Custom Builder of the Year Award

Houston luxury home builder Whitestone Builders today announced that it received the coveted “Custom Builder of the Year” award from the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). A seasoned builder of customized luxury homes in some of Houston’s finest neighborhoods, Whitestone Builders is well known for exceptional workmanship and strong customer service. GHBA is a trade [...]

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Experience Plus Skill Equal The Right Home Construction Company

A professional custom home builder is judged not only by their technical skills but also by their experience. While having the ability to perform the work is vitally important, knowing how to communicate with your customers and understand their desires and wishes when it comes to home construction is also a key to success. As [...]

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Construction of a Custom Home Can’t (And Shouldn’t) Be Rushed

The anticipation of having a truly custom home can make any even a seasoned homeowner anxious with excitement. Unlike moving into a home that was previously owned, a custom home is one that the homeowner has personally created, from long-held ideas and dreams. And now that the process has finally begun, they most likely can’t [...]

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Transitional Design: Living Rooms & Kitchens

Transitional design is growing in popularity for custom luxury homes. This simplistic, yet refined, style provides the class that many desire for their custom luxury home.  We will focus on some of the main elements of transitional design in the living room and kitchen and hope this inspires you!  Transitional Living Rooms Transitional living rooms [...]

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Ceiling Design Trends for Luxury Homes

In luxury home building, there’s a growing number of trends that people are wanting incorporated into their homes. At Whitestone Builders, we want to ensure that we stay ahead of the latest trends while integrating them into the homes we build. One trend in particular that’s exciting us is custom ceiling designs, which we get [...]

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What is a Smart House? – Whitestone Builders

A smart house is a home that’s equipped with lighting, thermostat, and other electronic devices that can be controlled remotely via a smartphone or computer. Think about your home as a smartphone, with apps that allow you to improve and optimize the overall “user” experience. Our current housing is designed much like the outdated flip [...]

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What is a Transitional Home?

Transitional style is a combination of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design.  Furniture lines are simple and clean yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabric is as diverse as graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas and textured chenilles on sleek wood frames. A transitional home would [...]

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Communication Key To Successful Builder/Client Relationship

The home building process can be a difficult one for the average homeowner to understand. From the technical aspects and terminology of the actual construction to the labyrinth of financing, even the most focused client can find themselves overwhelmed with information. This is where a good builder can make all the difference and help make [...]

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Indispensable Tips for Selecting a Houston Custom Home Builder

It would be great if selecting a custom home builder were as easy as, say, picking a toaster. You would go to a Houston store, look at a limited selection, pick the one with the features and style you want and be on your way. If it didn’t perform to expectations or you weren’t happy [...]

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The Rising Trend of Separate Master Suites

A 2001 survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that 12% of married Americans sleep alone. In 2012, it is estimated by the NSF that one in four spouses actually sleep in different bedrooms1. Do these figures surprise you?   Popular reasons for sleeping separately include one spouse disrupting the other’s sleep by snoring, fidgeting, [...]

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Color Me Gray – More Top Bathroom Trends For 2012

Those who cannot help but fall in love with the elegance and depth of the color gray can now have their moment of joy. Gray has been trending as the most desirable color for baths, after browns and blues, according to a National Kitchen and Bath Association report on 2012 design trends.   Either choose [...]

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The Importance of Intelligent Lighting Design

All too often, the importance of adequate lighting in a home is overlooked. This is a problem that can be easily addressed, but proper lighting involves important technical and aesthetic decisions best done while in the design phase of building your custom home. Houston-based Whitestone Builders understands that well-thought out lighting can not only set [...]

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Outdoor Living Spaces Becoming the New “In” Thing in Houston

When it comes to constructing their dream custom homes, Houston custom home owners are thinking outside the box…with the emphasis on “outside”.   With the goal of taking advantage of the wide open spaces, sun and fresh air that define the region, many Houston custom home owners are developing new and exciting outdoor living spaces [...]

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