HOUSTON, TX, May 04, 2012 (Press-News.org) It might be time to say good-bye to the traditional home as more and more homeowners are thinking outside of the box - sometimes literally - and are embracing new concepts and design ideas to make their living space more organic, efficient and personalized, according to Whitestone Builders (http://www.WhitestoneBuilders.com), a company that has been building luxury homes in Houston.
"Thanks to new materials, new technology and a trend toward a 'greener' lifestyle, homeowners are discovering creative uses for formerly under-used spaces and employing special features that are not only innovative but energy and cost efficient as well", said David Gordon, one of the principals of Whitestone Builders.
According to the Greater Houston Builders Association, there are several hot new trends in homebuilding that utilize these new concepts. They include:
- Outdoor areas that deftly integrate features usually found indoors such as fireplaces, kitchens and sleeping areas
- The creation of "me" spaces, or spaces that are personalized for individual members of the home
- Bathrooms that boast water-saving faucets and showerheads, as well as unusual features such as televisions
- Entertainment, lighting and appliance systems that are intuitive and respond to the owner's voice or physical commands
- Environmentally-friendly home insulation that not only reduces heating and cooling costs but also acts as sound proofing material
- Tankless home water heating systems that are up to three times as efficient as traditional water heating systems.
The challenge for most homebuilders is successfully integrating these two concepts - tradition and modern technology - seamlessly into one home. But as homeowners in the Houston area have found out, Whitestone Builders has mastered this skill and emerged as the premier homebuilder in the region.
"When you are designing your custom built home, your dream home, there's really no end to the special features, details and amenities you can include," explained Gordon. "Of course, some house styles accommodate different needs and interests, and then within that set of home styles, there is an appropriate floor plan to fit your lifestyle. Then there's of course a big difference between building modest custom homes and building luxury homes in Houston."
While many of the features and innovations being requested by homeowners rely on modern technology and elements, the project doesn't mean they have to sacrifice the beauty and traditional look of their classically styled home, according to Whitestone Builders (http://www.WhitestoneBuilders.com).
"The goal with each home is that it reflects historical charm, intimacy, and nostalgia without sacrificing any conveniences of a modern lifestyle," said Graham Gamble, another principal at Whitestone Builders. "We strive for period accuracy throughout the design process, with the end result being a customized luxury home that reflects the owner's discriminating taste and style."
Whitestone Builders has a proven track record of remodeling and building luxury homes in Houston. Their distinctive, quality work has resulted in numerous industry awards, including a 2011 Star Award from the Texas Association of Builders. They employ experienced and talented craftsmen and designers who work together to create custom homes that encompass the vision of the homeowner and even take their vision above and beyond their expectations.
About Whitestone Builders
With a reputation for fine carpentry, period accuracy, and distinctive quality, Whitestone builds customized luxury homes for those with the most discriminating style. Customer focused, Whitestone employs proven, well-defined processes that exceed your expectations and create an experience that's second to none. To learn more and view our gallery of custom homes, please visit us at WhitestoneBuilders.com, find us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CustomLuxuryHomes, and follow us on Twitter:
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Homeowners Thinking Outside of the Box when it Comes to Remodeling
More homeowners are thinking outside of the box and embracing new concepts and design ideas to make their living space more organic, efficient and personalized, according to Whitestone Builders.
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