Get Your Backyard Ready for Spring

It won’t be long until warm weather returns.  With that fact in mind, now is a great time to update your backyard so it is ready to enjoy when spring comes and you are spending more time outside.

A New Deck

Once things warm up, you’ll be ready to cook and entertain outside to your heart’s content with a new deck.  Ask MW Designs how you can have a deck to entertain the whole neighborhood.  If your dream is a small, intimate structure with a cozy gazebo, MW can make that a reality as well.

Splish, Splash!

It may be cold outside at the moment, but it will be hot again without a doubt. When that day comes, make sure you have a place to cool down in style.  MW Designs can help you put a swimming pool in place that fits your needs precisely.

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Think Green

Now is the perfect time to plan any new plants you want to add to your backyard.  Given the heat and possible dry conditions that hit the area every summer, consider drought-resistant plants in your planning.  A few in particular to keep in mind: Lavender, Blanket Flowers, or Moss Roses.

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Spring is just around the corner.  If the winter weather is keeping you inside more than you would like, use the time to plan improvements for your backyard that you can enjoy when warm weather returns.  Contact MW Designs to get the update started.

Get Ready to Make Your Home New One Step at a Time

Dining Room-2619xxThe arrival of a new year is imminent.  Turning over to a new calendar provides a perfect time to make numerous changes to your home big or small. To help you prepare for these changes, here are a few steps to follow to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Fully Understand What you Have Already

Before you start the process of renovating, it is helpful to know everything possible about your home.  Nothing will slow down a remodel more than an unexpected discovery once the work has begun.  Take an in-depth look at the inspection papers you received when you bought the house.  If you’ve been in the home a while, look into having another inspection done.

Plan Your Budget

Determine what you are able to afford at this point in time.  Knowing your budget will help you be prepared when it is time to make decisions about what to add or delete from your project.

Figure out Alternative Accommodations

If you are planning an extensive endeavor, your family may need to live somewhere else for a while.  Make sure you have somewhere else to go before the sledgehammers start flying.

Consider Doing a Little Bit at a Time

Depending on various factors, you may need to consider doing your project in phases.  If you have to spread out the work, have a plan in place.  Knowing when things are going to happen will make it easier to have the patience needed to make a long-term project happen.

A new year is a great time to give your home a new look.  Contact MW Designs to ring in 2014 in your house.

Get Ready to Make Your Home New One Step at a Time

Driving on empty road towards the setting sun 2014The arrival of a new year is imminent.  Turning over to a new calendar provides a perfect time to make numerous changes to your home big or small. To help you prepare for these changes, here are a few steps to follow to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Fully Understand What you Have Already

Before you start the process of renovating, it is helpful to know everything possible about your home.  Nothing will slow down a remodel more than an unexpected discovery once the work has begun.  Take an in-depth look at the inspection papers you received when you bought the house.  If you’ve been in the home a while, look into having another inspection done.

Plan Your Budget

Determine what you are able to afford at this point in time.  Knowing your budget will help you be prepared when it is time to make decisions about what to add or delete from your project.

Figure out Alternative Accommodations

If you are planning an extensive endeavor, your family may need to live somewhere else for a while.  Make sure you have somewhere else to go before the sledgehammers start flying.

Consider Doing a Little Bit at a Time

Depending on various factors, you may need to consider doing your project in phases.  If you have to spread out the work, have a plan in place.  Knowing when things are going to happen will make it easier to have the patience needed to make a long-term project happen.

A new year is a great time to give your home a new look.  Contact MW Designs to ring in 2014 in your house.

 

The New Year IS getting closer, but there is still time to make part of your home new

The new year is a week closer, but there is still time to renovate your home before 2014.  As another year nears its end, here are a few more remodeling ideas to consider.

New Shelving and a Fireplace

Fireplace and ShelvingOn a cold night, there is nothing like curling up in front of a fire with a good book.  An upgraded fireplace surrounded by brand new bookshelves make the experience even more enjoyable.  Enjoy your reading.

Add a View to Your Room

A balcony lets you look out on the world from above.  Your perch can give you a grant vantage point of your neighborhood.  MW Designs can renovate the balcony you have or, if need be, build a new one just the way you want it.

A Walk-In Closet

You can never have too much storage in your closet. An expansion of the closet you have is the perfect remedy for your cramped situation.  Consider a walk-in closet.  MW can design it and make it a reality.

2014 is right around the corner.  MW Designs is ready to help you ring in the new with a custom remodel.

 

Celebrate the New Year with a New Twist in Your Backyard

image12675242621519874503As was mentioned previously in this space, a new year is just around the corner.  Once the new year makes it around the corner, consider inviting to visit your backyard.  Here are some new landscaping ideas for your backyard that will make the new year feel right at home.

Add Plants and Planters

Interspersing a variety of planters within a display of plants adds an architectural dimension to your yard.  If you use tall planters, you can reduce the amount of dirt that is needed by filing the bottom with plastic bottles or metal cans.

Make Part of the Yard a Unique Area

Rear-ElevationYou can make your yard stand out by building a section of it around a special theme.  With sand and a hammock, you have a beach hideaway.  Add a collection of feeders to a customized bench, and you will have a bird watching sanctuary.

Go For A Walk

A private pathway built into your backyard landscaping plan provides a chance to enjoy the scenery in a leisurely fashion.  Make sure to provide enough headroom for you and your guests.

A new twist in your backyard is a perfect way to celebrate the new year.  MW Designs can design a backyard plan that fits your home and gives you just what you need.

A New Year is the Perfect Time to Add Something New to Your Home

At the end of this month, a new year will begin. 2014 calendars are ready to be filled with new events and new activities.  A new year is the perfect time to add something new to your home.

A New Kitchen

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Since you spend time working in your kitchen every day, it makes sense to make sure that it is just the way you want it.  MW Designs can make your space a place you look forward to being.  A new countertop or island might be just what your kitchen needs.

A New Bathroom

At the end of a long day, relaxing in a new bathtub hits the spot.  MW Designs can make this dream a reality for you in 2014.  Why stop at the bathtub?  A new shower or new storage space can be part of your new year as well.

A New Backyard Getaway

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Your backyard is your sanctuary from the world.  You can make it an even more peaceful place with a cozy nook.  A waterfall and a hot tub makes your backyard a space you may never want to leave.

MW Designs is ready to make your home new in 2014.  From the front door to the backyard to the kitchen to the den, ring in the new year with MW Designs.

An Energy Efficient Home Begins With the Floor

fir boards installationThe first step to maximizing the energy efficiency of your home is to start at the bottom.  New construction or a remodel? Either way take into account the efficiency of your flooring.

Bamboo

Bamboo grows quickly so it reproduces every 5 to 10 years. This feature makes it a sustainable option.  It is recommended to buy bamboo from operations with sustainable management practices.

Concrete

A concrete floor can be a perfect fit in some rooms.  Quite often, concrete does include recycled materials.  In addition, concrete flooring is efficient as no further materials are required to augment the application.  An added energy efficient bonus of concrete is that radiant heating can be embedded into the concrete itself.

Natural Stone

The most efficient feature of a natural stone floor is that it will last virtually for ever.  If you do decide to replace the stone, it can be returned to the earth.  There is a finite supply of stone so it is advisable to get your flooring from a nearby source to limit the energy used in transportation.

Linoleum

Linoleum is biodegradable and recyclable.  Linoleum on your floor is long-lasting and can be patched if it is damaged.  Unlike most flooring options, linoleum can tolerate being wet.

With energy costs through the roof, the smart home builder considers every option to increase efficiency.  The floor you walk on is one of those options.  MW Designs is ready to give you an energy efficient home from floor to ceiling.

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

If you want a new look for any part of your home, MW Designs can give you what you need.  MW Designs provides quality remodels for any part of your house.  From the front door to the back door, and everywhere in between, MW Designs will make your dreams a reality.

 

Store in Style

Whether you need them in your kitchen or bathroom or some where else, a new set of cabinets gives your home a fresh feel.  MW Designs can create a storage space that is efficient and attractive.  Every detail will be taken care of to make sure your new cabinets fit your home just right.

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

Make Your Counter the Tops

A new countertop in your kitchen is a double bonus.  A custom countertop from MW Designs gives you the perfect spot to prepare meals just the way you like.  After the preparations are done, that same countertop can also serve as an elegant setting from which you can serve your guests.  Count on MW Designs to make your counter the top.

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

Add the Perfect Appliance

A new refrigerator adds the extra space you need for food storage.  A new oven allows you to cook your favorite dishes with even more pizzazz  A new washer and dryer makes keeping the clothes something to anticipate.  Whatever appliances your home needs, MW Designs helps you select the right one. What’s more, MW Designs creates a setting for the new appliances so it fits right into your beautiful home.

Upgrade your Water Source

There’s something special about getting your water from a brand new faucet.  Dishes get cleaner, showers are more refreshing, even a simple glass of water is better when it comes from a new faucet and sink installed by MW Designs.  MW Designs is ready to help you upgrade your water.

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

 

MW Designs makes any part of your home better than new.  Contact them today to start turning your dreams into reality.

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 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.