Give Your Home a Gift This Holiday Season

Give Your Home a Gift This Holiday Season

Have you considered giving your home a gift this holiday season?  There are many small projects that MW Designs can be a special gift to your home, and of course, to you and your family.

Spruce Up Your Kitchen

How would new countertops or new cabinets look in your kitchen as the year draws to a close?  There’s no doubt that egg nog would taste sweeter if it is prepared in a renovated setting.  MW Designs can give your kitchen a small make over or transform it  into an entirely new spot where you will dream of preparing food.

Turn Your Staircase into an Event

This holiday season, instead of just walking down the stairs to the first floor, amaze your guests by emerging from the upper floor of your home on a brand new staircase like this one.  MW Designs can give your stairway an attention-grabbing touch of elegance.

Give your Bathroom a Facelift

This is a wonderful time to make your rest room something special.  Perhaps new fixtures along with a new sink are what you desire.  Perhaps a walk-in tub and new custom cabinets are what you fancy.  MW Designs can remodel your bathroom into the perfect sanctuary.

Welcome Your Visitors in Style

A new and improved entry to your home makes all the difference.  MW Designs can give your home a brand new face to show to visitors.  It will be sure to make a great first impression.

As you search for gifts this holiday season, remember to keep your home in mind.  MW Designs will help your new addition make a big splash.

 

Go Green with MW Designs

Go Green with MW Designs

Including a green design for your home provides a chance to more efficiently use your resources.  MW Designs specializes in green design. They can assure that your new home leaves a small footprint on the environment.

Reduce what you’re using everyday, try to find a more efficient way

Just like individual can reduce their level of waste with more efficient living, a house can be designed to achieve the same goal.  There are numerous features included in a home that make it more friendly to the environment by reducing the amount of energy it uses.

 

LED and CFL Lighting

LED and CFL lighting costs more to install in a home upfront.  However, this small investment provides a large amount of savings over the life of the home.  Compared to traditional incandescent lighting, LED and CFL options use much less energy, which is beneficial to the environment and your pocketbook.

 

Energy Star Appliances

An appliance with the Energy Star sticker has been designed to be efficient and energy saving.  In addition, these appliances provide the quality that you expect.  An Energy Star appliances have a place in any green home.

 

Landscaping

Fittingly, the nature surrounding a home can be used to make it more environmentally friendly.  For example, proper placement of trees can be helpful throughout the year.  They can provide shade to keep your house cool in the summer and allow more sunlight to reach the house in the colder months.

 

Proper Insulation

Insulation may be the most important green upgrade in home construction.  Since adding more insulation after the home is completed can be costly, be sure to get an adequate amount installed during the construction process.

 

A green home is good for the environment.  If you want your home to reflect your commitment to the world around you, contact MW Designs about going green.

 

Introducing Our Latest Project: The Wickford Project

Introducing Our Latest Project: The Wickford Project

Can a home from MW Designs be simultaneously dynamic, peaceful, exciting, grand and cozy?

Our Wickford project proves that the answer to this question is a resounding “Yes!”

This custom home, is full of surprises. Surprises which tell a tale of two houses.  A tale of a public home for entertaining and a private one for daily living.

Guests enter the Wickford home through a six-foot wide pivoting stainless steel door.  This impressive entry way ushers them into the main living area.  This area includes coffered ceilings and vistas.  In addition, this gathering area will impress your guests with its free standing horizontal fireplace and stone slab wall.

The living area also serves as a gateway into more of the home’s public area.  A cozy covered terrace and lap pool and waterfalls await those who venture beyond the main living area.

Also awaiting guests at the Wickford project is the dining room, the heart of the home.  Friends dine together here in a circular arrangement that provides cozy ambience and pleasing energy.

When the entertaining ends the private side of the home awaits.  This part of the house provides not only a sanctuary for the residents. It also seems to be a second complete home.

For example, the family/media/library room is a quiet area accented with private art created by family members.  The area also includes favorite keepsakes and books in a wall to wall built in library.  Beyond this intimate space lies the gym and the family bedrooms.

The unique design of the Wickford Project gives its residents the best of both worlds.  This custom home from MW Designs provides a public face for welcoming friends and family in a grand fashion.  At the same time, the layout offers the family a place of respite and solitude when it is needed. Contact MW Designs to find out how they can plan a unique home that meets your needs as well.

 

Introducing MW Designs New Website

Introducing MW Designs New Website

For more than two decades, MW Designs has provided custom home building to the Houston community.  Now, thanks to our new website, we bring the same quality and attention to detail that we put into our home projects to the online community.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

When you decide to build a custom home, you want to be able to see the work that the builder you are considering has done in the past.  The new MW Designs website includes numerous examples of our work.  The Portfolio page includes images of custom homes, commercial remodels and much more.

Introducing MW Designs New Website

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

As its name implies, the Service page of the website tells you exactly what services MW Design offers.  Whether you are looking for a remodel, new construction or green options for either one, this section fills you in on how MW can satisfy your needs.

Introducing MW Designs New Website

WHO ARE WE?

The website also lets you meet the individuals who will be working on your project.  On the Our Team page, read about the architects behind every MW project.  We look forward to meeting you.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

The site holds more helpful features for readers.  You can read testimonials from satisfied MW customers.  The What’s New page regularly brings you new information especially relevant to the custom home building process.

Visit our new website and contact MW when you are ready to start your project.

 

Use These Tips to Stress Proof Your Move

Use These Tips to Stress Proof Your Move

You’ve decided to build a new home with MW Design and Construction.  Soon you will be living in the home of your dreams.  However, there will be some stressful times as you move to your new residence.  Here are some tips to help make the road to your new home less rocky.

Give Yourself Time

If it is possible, allow yourself at least eight weeks to prepare for your move. This time frame gives time to take care of all the details you need to with a minimal amount of stress.

Clear Out the Clutter

This is a good step to get the moving process rolling.  It will give you some added momentum to know that you won’t be moving with items that you don’t need in your new location. In addition, this process helps you leave the past behind and move onto your future.

Get Organized

It will reduce the stress if you make a list of everything that needs to be done to prepare for the move.  Once your list is complete, plan a weekly schedule of which items you will do each week.

Ask For Help

It may be difficult to ask for assistance, but most people have been through the same process and understand what you are going through.  Ask friends and family if they can share a few hours of help.

Go With the Flow

No matter how organized and prepared you are, your moving train will inevitably go off the tracks at some point during your trip.  Take the unexpected in stride.  Allowing for some wiggle room will ensure that you can adjust and feel calm even when chaos abounds.

Be Prepared to Feel Uprooted

You will be living in chaos for a good part of the process.  When it becomes overwhelming, remember that you have done the work, and you will soon be in the home of your dreams.


Congratulations on your new home.  You will be living there before you know it.  Until then, relax and enjoy the ride.

Step-By-Step Your Dream Home will Materialize Before Your Eyes

Step-By-Step Your Dream Will Materialize Before Your Eyes

Seeing your custom-built home take shape from the ground up is a great experience.  Every week your dream house moves a step closer to being a reality.  Inevitably, anticipation grows as move in day approaches.

In case you would like to know what is coming next in the process, here is a timeline of the typical order of construction.  Please keep in mind that the exact order and timing can vary due to weather, supplies and other factors.

Planning

The ball gets rolling as the home site selection is made.  In addition, the home design commences, home pricing is set and the home building contract is signed.

Approvals

Until all the details are taken care of, there is no sense in breaking ground on your home.  These details include financing for your home, acquiring the proper permits, and obtaining homeowner association approval(if necessary).

Foundation and Frame

This is where your home starts to move off the paper.  The land is cleared.  The concrete is poured for the foundation.  The shell is created, and it actually begins to look like a house.

Building the Exterior

At this point, various crews will surrounding your home on a regular basis.  There is painting to be done, a roof to build and utility service to establish.

Making the Inside Just the Way you Want It

There is a long list of tasks to complete before you can move in to your new home.  From closet shelving to insulation to final inspections.  Your dream home is almost ready.

Completion

With every detail exactly the way you want it, there’s just one thing left to do.  Unlock the front door and move in.

 

Be prepared for plenty of excitement as you watch your custom home being built.  Step by step the place you have dreamed of will materialize right before your eyes.

 

A Custom Home Fits You Like A Glove

A Custom Home Fits You Like A Glove

 

A great home is one that fits its residents perfectly.  Given the fact that no two people are exactly the same, it stands to reason that the perfect home is actually different for everyone and cannot be mass produced.  If you are looking for a home that fits your unique personality, consider building a custom home.

 

It is Planned Around You

 

The planning for a custom home doesn’t begin until you enter the picture.  Any ideas or special needs you have for your new residence can be included in the plan.  If you want an elaborate flooring scheme or one more simple, the choice is yours.  Custom planning can be adapted to the vision you have, whether it is energy efficiency or a unique flooring pattern or anything else your heart desires.

 

Going the Extra Mile

 

Each custom home is a unique project.  As a result of this uniqueness, those involved in the building process approach it as a one of a kind endeavor rather than a run of the mill house that they put together many times a month.  This perspective leads to a greater attention to detail and a higher quality product.

 

Your Home Sweet Home

 

It only makes sense for your home to be different from your neighbor’s home.  While you need a giant room to host numerous parties, your neighbor may need a specially-lighted library to house his antique book collection. A custom home will help each of you accentuate your special interests and personalities.

 

With a custom home, you can tailor a residence to match your needs exactly, making it a place where you fit perfectly.  If you are looking for a dream home like this, consider building a custom home with MW Designs.

 

What to look for in a Builder

You have made the decision to construct the custom home of your dreams or to finally transition one of your spare bedrooms into a home office. The next step is finding a custom homebuilder, with whom you can easily communicate, that has the right certifications, permits and licenses and possesses substantial industry experience.

Favorable Feedback

Create a list of Houston custom homebuilders and custom remodelers that have impressive testimonials from previous clients. Clients that have experienced building a custom home or custom remodeling their current home with a builder have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Reading testimonials can show a builder’s talent when it comes to understanding clients’ visions and bringing them to life. In general, consistent, positive testimonials are telling in regard to the type of customer service and communication a custom home builder provides.

Certified

Look into licenses, permits and certifications for the home builders you are considering for your upcoming custom home or custom remodeling plans. Builders that do not follow the necessary certification processes in making sure your home is up to code can make the building process timeline lag or halt completely. Even worse, builders that do not procure the proper documentations and inspections have the potential to leave you with major problems with your custom home down the road.

Experienced

A custom home builder’s portfolio reveals a great deal about their experience with different custom home designs, a variety of custom remodeling projects and other services they offer, such as green construction. Green construction is a growing area of interest for homeowners looking to cut electrical costs and live a cleaner and greener lifestyle. At MW Design and Construction we are experienced in green construction, utilizing methods such as proper lot orientation and the strategic use of local materials to maximize savings.

Browse our online portfolio to find some of our past custom home building and custom remodeling projects. Contact us to find out more about what MW Design and Construction has to offer our clients.

Gavias Grand

We were in charge of the team that redesign the Middle tower into  the two towers.  We reduced the floor plans from 2/3 bedrooms to 1/2 bedroom units.

 

3525 Sage

Custom remodeling at an exclusive high rise building in the Galleria Area.