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“The Master Suite”

July 2013 When approaching this very important increment of space for the custom home, we must not forget the primary function of the master bedroom. A master bedroom must serve as a place of rest and intimacy, nothing more shall be allowed to interfere with this prime mission for the human body. Simply stated, all…

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Estate Planning “The Land Plan”

June 2013 I have always, marveled at the farmers and ranchers in our country and the arrangements of the homestead. Growing up on a ranch in South Texas and with most of my family being in construction, farming or ranching,  I was exposed to many different sizes of property and arrangements of the building on…

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“The Guest Suite”

May 2013 My mother told me many years ago that relatives, guests, and uncooked fish had one thing in common, that being that they start becoming a problem after three days. While all of us have enjoyed folks staying longer, the three day rule works well for most guests. To this end I will address…

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“The Family Room”

April 2013 Many thoughts may race through our minds when we start dreaming what the design of our home, our shelter, and the place of refuge we will live in eventually will look like. There is much to assimilate and prioritize. This exciting journey will not only be one of the most important to the…

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“The Custom Kitchen”

March 2013 Designing the perfect environment for your family to enjoy living in is one of the most arduous but rewarding experiences you will undertake. That said, creating an outline or guideline for the task can be overwhelming when not approached systematically. Please don’t become discouraged as most of the questions and indeed the answers…

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“The Style”

February 2013  I believe strongly that the “style” that we choose must be carried throughout the entire house. That said, I’ve designed and seen many homes that the interior decor really didn’t reflect all of the exterior style elements and yet it was done very well. This approach may raise an eyebrow or two when…

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The Sense of Arrival “The Entry”

January 2013 Today I am starting to explore the individual space within the home design that I feel is important to consider in applying the homebuyer’s lifestyle. This is not a departure from the articles that I’ve presented before, rather in depths look into the home plan from more of an analytical approach; i.e.: “how…