10 Reasons To Build: Part 2

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6. Online Sales Team
Our knowledgeable Online Sales Team is standing by to help you find the perfect location and home to begin building your story. With expertise of all of our communities, amenities, schools, and more, we will ensure you visit the community with all of your needs and wants. Call us today.

7. Quality Where It Matters
Ensuring that your dream home measures up to all of your standards is just important to us as it is to you. Our experienced, quality inspection team guarantees that your home is built  with the superb craftsmanship you have come to expect from John Houston Custom Homes.

8. Peace of Mind

 We stand behind the quality of our homes, and our home warranty process gives our home owners peace of mind. 

9. HVAC Quality 10 year Parts and Labor
Your system is a standard 10 year parts and compressor warranty, and a 10-year labor warranty included.

10. Experience a Seamless Process
Buying a home requires a lot of moving parts. That’s why…

10 Reasons To Build: Part 1

If you have not already heard it 100 times, Happy New Year, from John Houston Custom Homes!!!
It’s that time of year that we are motivated for change and a new start. Resolutions are made, goals are set, vacations get booked… we are all ready to make it the best year yet! 
What are your New Year Resolutions and goals for 2018? Did you resolve to get organized? Plan to spend more time with family and friends or get healthier?

Believe it or not, a new John Houston Custom Home will help you accomplish these goals and more. Get organized with spacious floor plans, walk-in closets, and extra cabinet space. Large lots with flexible spaces, like media and game rooms, offer plenty of room to host every family get-together in 2018. And finally, you have room for that home gym that will help you get healthier this year. Then, you can relax in your beautiful master bathroom retreat.

Build with John Houston Custom Homes and you will not only have a beautiful home that you love, you will have the b…

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6 Leftover Turkey Recipes

At John Houston Custom Homes, we believe in Building Lifelong Relationships. With the Holiday Season nearing, we are given the opportunity for these relationships to grow and expand. Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. We are able to gather together with family and friends to stuff our bellies with delicious food. However, if you’re anything like our families, you’re left with an impossible amount of leftovers, leaving you with a fridge full of Tupperware. Today’s blog is for YOU! Say goodbye to turkey sandwiches and hello to these quick and easy recipes that are sure to be a “crowd-pleaser”!
Turkey Chili | New York Times

Turkey Pot Pie | Taste of Home

Turkey Fettuccine | Taste of Home

Turkey Tostadas | Eating Well

Turkey Cobb Salad | Countryside Cravings

Turkey Breakfast Casserole | Amanda's Cookin'

With these delicious recipes, there can never be too much turkey! We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you next time on The Story!

New Open Spaces Transform Cramped Kitchens

Many homeowners prefer closed concept kitchens for many reasons such as privacy. Other’s may differ in opinion and prefer an open concept kitchen due to the feeling being cramped or even claustrophobic in their home. Today on the blog, we are going to talk all about open concept kitchens and how they transform a home.
Let's take a closer look!
(Model: South Pointe)
What makes an open concept kitchen?
When you step into an open concept kitchen, you will not only notice the obvious (Being “open”) but you may notice a few other details. First the placement of the pantry is typically located in the kitchen, but off to the side not to be separated but also not the main focus in the kitchen. 
(Model: Springfield Lakes)
In an open concept kitchen, you may also find quite a bit of cabinet space and high ceilings. 
(Model: Autumn Run)
Most open concept kitchens is have a significant amount of counter space that helps the overall flow the rooms nearby. Take for example, having an island can serve a…

12 Home Office Storage Ideas

For families that often work from home, having a home office is a necessity. The best way to create a productive home office is to focus on your needs and the amount of space that you have. At John Houston Custom Homes, we understand the importance of taking the time to find organizational tools and items that help make life easier.

1. Built In Storage Unit

Investing in built-in storage units is a wonderful idea when it comes to getting organized in your home office. How perfect is this built-in unit in our South Pointe model home?

2. Portable Cart

Having a portable cart is an inexpensive organization tool that can be used in any room of your home, not just your office.

3. Receipt Jar
Does anyone else fall into the trap of accumulating receipts in areas such as your car, wallet, and even your desk area? Using an extra jar that you may have in your kitchen is a perfect way to keep track of your receipts!

4. Power Cord Labels
Sometimes it can be a tad bit frustrating trying to figure out what c…

10 Succulent Plants for the Home

There is no doubt that one of the biggest trends in home gardening is succulent plants. These beautiful plants come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Succulents can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. They are generally pest resistant and their cuttings can be used to grow new plants! Not only is their exotic look a great conversation starter, but they are low maintenance and a must have for your John Houston Custom Home! Check out our top 10 favorites!

#1 Burro's Tail
Sedum morganianum, also known as Burro's Tail, is a popular and easy-to-grow succulent that has rows of tear-dropped shaped leaves. These succulents are excellent for hanging planters, or they can be used as trailers in small pots. Flowers bloom in late summer in hanging clusters of red, yellow or white. This beautiful plant requires full sun so it is perfect for a sunny window in your home.

#2 Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi)
The Christmas Cactus does not have spines and they do not have true leaves as…