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.

 

Efficient and Long Lasting LED Bulbs Provide a Better Option

Light Emitting Diodes(LED) are more efficient and longer lasting sources of light than traditional incandescent bulbs.  In addition, they are more rugged and durable than their conventional counterparts.  As a result of these advantages, LED bulbs are now being used in every application imaginable from residential lighting to aerospace.

Up to 90% Less Energy Usage

Changing to LED lights can lead to a decrease in energy usage of up to 90%.  That level of efficiency is equivalent to changing the tires on a car and immediately being able to drive for a month on four gallons of gas instead of 40 gallons.

One key to the LED light’s efficiency is that it doesn’t waste energy heating its environment.  Up to 80% of the power used to run a conventional bulb is lost in heat generation.

100,000 Hours of Life

A typical diode or bulb has a life expectancy of approximately 100,000 hours. Doing the math, this means that If you use an LED bulb every day for eight hours day,  you will need to make a trip to your local hardware store to buy a replacement at some point. However, you won’t need to run that errand for about 20 years.

Built to Survive

LED lights are constructed with semiconductor material instead of fragile filaments and neon gas which are found in other types of lighting.  As a result, LED lights are much sturdier and able to withstand a much higher level of shock, vibration and exposure to extreme temperatures.  This increased durability makes it possible to use LED lights in environments where a traditional bulb would be unthinkable.

LED bulbs have many advantages when compared to traditional incandescent lighting solutions.

The level of efficiency and longevity and the promise of durability that these bulbs provide make them an excellent option to light your world.

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.

Memorial

We handled the complete renovation of Powder bath.

 

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.