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.

 

Four New Ways to Keep Up with MW Designs Online

There are four new ways to stay connected with MW Designs when you are online.  The following social media avenues will help you keep up with the quality work that MW Designs does.

Four New Ways to Keep Up with MW Designs Online

Twitter

Throughout the week, MW Designs provides insights into living in and enjoying every aspect of your home.  Follow them 140 character at a time here.

Facebook

You can find posts from MW Designs about maximizing your home satisfaction every day on Facebook.  You can also read posts from MW Designs blog in the “Notes” section.  Join MW Designs conversation on Facebook here.

Pinterest

Pictures of past MW projects are included on Pinterest to spark your imagination.  MW’s Pinterest page also includes pictures of tasty treats and celebrities enjoying their homes.  If you prefer this online pinboard, follow MW Designs on Pinterest.

Houzz

MW’s Houzz site makes it possible for you to interact with an online community of design aficionados.  The Houzz site provides pictures of various quality MW projects. These images will serve as a launching point of conversation between you and the Houzz community.  You can join MW’s Houzz community here.

Thanks to MW Designs new online presence, you can easily keep up with everything MW is doing at your own convenience.  MW Designs is waiting to interact with you.

 

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.