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Fire Pits: The Perfect Luxury Addition for Your Backyard Retreat

August 2, 2021

One of the most well-loved backyard features is the fire pit. Not only do they provide a source of warmth and entertainment, but they help to create a cozy atmosphere...

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To Build New or Renovate?

July 19, 2021

Ready for a change? Whether you’ve grown out of your physical space, or simply want to upgrade your home’s interior style, deciding whether to pack up and move or remodel...

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What’s Trending In Interior Design?

July 5, 2021

Just like everything else in the world, home design trends are constantly evolving and changing… that’s what makes home design and custom construction such a fun business to be in!...

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One of a Kind Features for Your Custom Master Suite

June 21, 2021

The master suite is arguably one of the most important rooms in any custom home. Not only is it where you rest your head at night and get ready in...

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Designing a Serene Guest Suite

June 7, 2021

When designing a custom home, don’t make the mistake of forgetting about your guests! Whether you frequently host, or family only visits a few times a year, a well-thought out...

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Luxurious Features for Your Custom Master Bath

May 24, 2021

The master bath is arguably one of the most important rooms in any house. Situated off of the master suite, the master bath is where homeowners will spend their time...

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Renovations to Increase Home Value

May 10, 2021

Not only do upgrades and renovation projects add beauty and function to our homes, but they also add value which may pay off in the long run! Whether you’re planning...

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Which Comes First, the Builder or the Lot?

April 26, 2021

“I want to build a custom home. Do I need a lot before hiring a builder?” We get this question a lot. And the truth is, there is truly not...

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A Slice of Paradise on Lake Woodlands

April 12, 2021

Your home should be your safe space! After all, it is one of the only places that is entirely your own. You can truly design it to be however you...

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Poolside Cabana: The Ultimate Luxury Addition

March 29, 2021

With Summer fast approaching, many of us are looking forward to days spent poolside, sipping on a cold drink and enjoying the peace and serenity our backyard seems to bring. ...

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Go Green With An Energy Efficient Home

March 15, 2021

Over the years, the concept of energy efficiency has become more and more prevalent in the home building industry. Clients and builders alike are becoming more educated on the benefits...

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What to Look For in A Custom Builder

March 1, 2021

If you’re in the market for a custom home, odds are you know how important it is to find a reputable builder you can trust. But what is it that...

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Project Reveal- Modern Farmhouse

February 15, 2021

Farmhouse is a style that has captured the hearts of many homeowners over the last few years. It’s sophisticated and modern, yet charming and quaint. Farmhouse is a very customizable...

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What’s Your Home Design Style?

February 1, 2021

So you’re building a custom home… congratulations! Building your dream home from scratch is an extremely exciting journey that inevitably comes along with a multitude of decisions that need to...

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The Benefits of Building Over Buying

January 19, 2021

To build or to buy? While this can be an extremely personal decision, there is no doubt that building your own home has many advantages over buying a home. Besides...

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3 Common Myths About Home Renovation

January 4, 2021

Renovation is a huge part of our business. Besides building luxury custom homes, we are always busy renovating or adding on to our client’s existing homes. Some just want a...

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Building Your Luxury Custom Closet

December 21, 2020

If there’s one custom home feature most people have dreamt about, it’s a custom closet. Large, walk in closets with intricate organization systems and displays are all the rage, and...

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Looking Forward… 2021 Design Trends

December 7, 2020

As 2020 is coming to a close, many of us are looking forward to a year full of new beginnings. And as a custom home business, we’re always anticipating the...

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Luxury Bathroom Inspiration: The Free Standing Tub

November 23, 2020

The ultimate symbol of bathroom luxury? In our humble opinion, it’s the freestanding tub. Just imagine a gorgeous, large master bathroom with a wall of windows letting in natural light,...

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Four Reasons People Love Open Floor Plans

November 10, 2020

Over the past decade, open floor plans have become widely desired by homeowners. But besides their aesthetic appeal, what exactly is it that has so many people gravitating toward this...

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Love to Host? Add This to Your Custom Kitchen

October 29, 2020

When you build custom with us, we ask a series of questions to get a good understanding of your needs and wants, so we can make design suggestions that will...

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Fall-Inspired Interior Design Trends

October 12, 2020

Interior design is inspired by many different facets, with seasonal inspiration being one of the most common. With the changing of each season brings new experiences and colors that we...

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What’s on Your Custom Home Wishlist?

October 5, 2020

When you build a custom home, it’s completely up to you what goes in it. As we always say, the sky’s the limit! But besides picking out color, tile, flooring...

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Sunrooms: The Perfect Addition for Any Season

September 21, 2020

Whether you’re a nature lover or simply appreciate natural light in your home, a sunroom is the perfect addition to your space! These rooms, typically full of floor to ceiling...

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Exterior Refresh: Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

September 7, 2020

Looking to give your home a makeover? Besides custom home builds, we also offer renovation services here at Matt Powers Custom Homes. Stay comfortable in the home you’re in, and...

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Custom Elements for a Functional Garage

August 24, 2020

The garage is typically one of the most under-utilized rooms in the average American home. If it’s not being used to house cars, it’s typically filled with clutter, and lacks...

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Project Reveal- Modern Montgomery Remodel

August 11, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce another project reveal for #MattPowersCustomHomes! This recent remodel of a home in Montgomery County is one of our most dramatic transformations to date, and we’re so...

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Trendy or Timeless? How to Find a Balance

July 28, 2020

When granted with the freedom to design a completely custom home, it’s natural to want every detail to be unique, and up to date on the latest trends. However, as...

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2020 Kitchen Design Trends

July 14, 2020

In modern day interior design, the kitchen is the focal point of the home. It’s the place where families gather in the midst of a busy day, and it often...

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4 Must-Have Features for Luxury Outdoor Living

July 6, 2020

When designing your custom home, don’t forget about the backyard! While the typical yard is bland, there are many fun custom additions that can take your outdoor space to the...

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Signs You’re the Perfect Candidate for a Custom Home

June 23, 2020

Customizing your own home is a dream come true- you get to make every feature of your house exactly how you would want it. However, it’s not in the cards...

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Why to Consider a One-Story Home

June 9, 2020

Typically, when one thinks of a custom home, they think of a large and elaborate two-story house. However as the name implies, these homes are completely custom! Anything goes. Some...

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Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

May 27, 2020

At Matt Powers Custom Homes, not only do we work hard in order to stand apart in the industry due to our energy efficient home plans, but we’re also officially...

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Designing Your Home With Natural Lighting in Mind

Who doesn’t love natural lighting? Having adequate natural lighting in your home not only aids in highlighting your interior and reducing energy usage, but it can positively affect your mood...

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Project Reveal- 15 Steeldust Court

April 30, 2020

Here at Matt Powers, we’ve been hard at work on one of our latest custom builds- 15 Steeldust Court. This beautiful home embodies contemporary sophistication, spanning over 9,000 square feet....

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Must-Haves for a Custom Home Bar

April 14, 2020

If you love to entertain, throw parties or just have the occasional get together with friends and family, you may want to consider adding a bar area into your custom...

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Designing the Perfect Home Office

April 1, 2020

With everyone spending more time in their homes, many people are finding themselves in a situation where they are working from home for the first time. While staying home all...

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Achieving a Farmhouse-Inspired Master Bath

March 3, 2020

The farmhouse interior design style is a popular one, focused on crisp whites mixed with wood accents and dark, contrasting fixtures. It’s about combining a rustic feel with a modern...

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A Front Porch to Suit Any Home

February 18, 2020

Dreaming of warmer weather? What better place to enjoy a nice day than your own front porch. Front porches have become a symbol that represents the quintessential American household; they’re...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

February 4, 2020

While people like to imagine their home building process to be perfect, it can be easy to make a mistake if you don’t have a plan going into it. Your...

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A Nod to Industrial Style Design

January 21, 2020

Industrial style design is an increasingly popular modern decor theme, modeled after commercialized buildings that have been turned into living spaces. Common elements include exposed brick, concrete, beams, large windows...

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In-Law Suites and Why They’re a Great Addition to Any Home

January 7, 2020

Within the last few decades, multigenerational households have become increasingly more common. Roughly 25% of individuals ages 55-65 have been reported to be living with their children, or other close...

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Elements of Nautical Interior Design

December 23, 2019

Nautical, coastal styled designs have been around forever; it’s one of those classic interior design looks that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Great for those who love the beach,...

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Heated Floors- Are they Worth it?

December 9, 2019

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and having to roll out of your warm bed, just to feel your feet hit the cold, hard ground. Not to...

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Designing a Custom Drop Zone

November 26, 2019

A “Drop Zone” is known as the place where everyone in the family drops off their bags, keys, coats and more when they walk in the door. Just like anything...

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Designing a Serene Master Bedroom

November 11, 2019

When designing your master bedroom, it’s important to incorporate your personal style and elements that will create a relaxing, calming space that you can enjoy for years to come. While...

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Shining a Light on Renovation

October 28, 2019

Moving is not the only option! At Matt Powers Custom Homes and Renovations, we don’t only offer brand new custom-designed homes, we also give our clients the option to remodel...

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Builder

October 14, 2019

While building a custom home is always a great move, in order for it to be the best possible experience, you have to ensure you’re picking the right builder. A...

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Ways to Design an Energy Efficient Home

October 1, 2019

At Matt Powers Custom Homes, we pride ourselves on energy efficiency and building greener homes that both help the environment and your wallet. We’re proud to offer certified ENERGY STAR...

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Luxury Pool Design Trends 2019

September 16, 2019

Summer is starting to come to a close, but our love for a nice pool day never seems to fade. Pools make a wonderful addition to any backyard and add...

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Project Reveal – Cape Cod Inspired Estate

September 3, 2019

The Matt Powers Team recently completed our most recent new construction, introducing yet another beautiful grandeur home in The Woodlands area, this time in amenity-rich Carlton Woods neighborhood. This 39,000...

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Best Smart Home Devices To Consider

August 19, 2019

  With modern technology constantly progressing, we’ve seen a good amount of different smart-home devices come on the market in the last couple of years. These products have become more...

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Building Your Custom Home Design Wish-List

The beauty and greatest convenience of building a home from scratch are the personal touches you’re able to add to make it your own- molding the space to perfectly suit...

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Designing Bonus Rooms in Custom Homes

August 5, 2019

Customized homes come with many perks. One of them, and the most notable being the endless customization that they offer to you, the homebuyer. They allow you to bring your...

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Community Spotlight: Carlton Homes

July 23, 2019

Carlton Woods is a premier neighborhood in The Woodlands that is a fantastic community live in. Named one of Houston’s best-gated communities, this neighborhood features beautiful luxury homes and estates...

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Top Reasons for Working with a Custom Home Builder

July 9, 2019

For a lot of people, the idea of a custom home may seem daunting, expensive, or too overwhelming to take on. Luckily, with the help of a professional custom home...

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Trends in Countertops

June 25, 2019

Countertops are one of the most used features in the average home. Most people think of countertops as being only in the kitchen, but they can be placed all throughout...

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Maximizing Your Home for Entertainment

June 11, 2019

For a lot of our custom home clients, the ability to entertain, and entertain well is important. In terms of hosting, not all houses are created equally. Designing a custom...

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Tesla Solar Roof Shingles to Make a Splash in Custom Home Market

May 28, 2019

Saving money month to month in your home starts with energy efficiency. Tesla, one of the most innovative companies in the world today, is consistently making being energy-efficient more available...

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Which Kitchen Layout is Right for You?

May 23, 2019

Kitchen spaces can be the most fun to design when building a custom home. You spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it’s often a place where families gather...

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Community Spotlight: Tres Lagos

April 30, 2019

Tres Lagos, one of the newest communities in the Spring area, is one of our favorite neighborhoods to build for. Featuring luxury, custom lakefront homes, this unique neighborhood is a...

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2019 Bathroom Design Trends

April 15, 2019

Trends come and go as the years pass, but bathrooms consistently remain one of the most popular rooms in the home to remodel. Take a look at some of 2019’s...

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Home Builder Digest: Best Custom Home Builder in Houston, TX

February 14, 2019

Home Builder Digest prides themselves in being able to find the best and right custom home builder for you, no matter where you live. They consider things like the history of the...

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Unique Twist on Artichoke Dip

January 31, 2019

Artichoke dip is a family favorite – and makes just about any gathering a little more enjoyable. But – that doesn’t mean we can’t shake it up a little bit....

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5 New Restaurants You Have to Try (The Woodlands)

New restaurants are constantly popping up in the Woodlands…it seems impossible to try them all! Luckily, we’ve made a list of some new ones you can’t pass up.   1....

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Energy Saving Tips (That Won’t Break the Bank!)

Saving energy by using more efficient appliances and equipment isn’t a new fad…it’s a time-tested, money-saving strategy that’s good for our environment. But, what if you don’t have a big...

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2015 Houston Design Resources – LEED or Follow?

January 11, 2019

While the definitions of style and elegance evolve every year, our commitment to our guiding principle of building home with timeless elegance that blends the craftsmanship of yesteryear with the...

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2015 Houston Business Journal – Gracepoint Homes selects custom homebuilders for its new community in Conroe – Houston

Magnolia-based Gracepoint Homes has selected four custom homebuilders from The Woodlands for Stillwater, its new community just south of Conroe. Jeff Paul Custom Homes, Matt Powers Custom Homes, T.D. Cox...

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2013 Houston Design Resources – Dare to Dream

Thank you HDR for choosing MPCH for the cover of this issue. Custom builders have the good fortune to work with many different types of clients on many different types...

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Ultimate Woodlands – Houston Chronicle (December 2012)

Matt Powers was featured in the weekly Faces in the Crowd discussing not only the Matt Powers Custom Homes & Renovations celebrating a great 2012 and newly won awards, but...

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2012 Houston Design Resources – The “New” Old Home

Tear down or remodel? As a custom builder, who also specializes in renovations throughout the Houston area, this is a question that I face daily. For many of our clients...

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Houston Business Journal

Dewey Hennessee, from Matt Powers Custom Homes, was interviewed in the Houston Business Journal as they discussed the most popular requests in custom homes today.

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NARI CotY Showcase Publication – 2012

Matt Powers Custom Homes was recognized in NARI stand-alone publication, The CotY Showcase for the NARI 2012 Green Recognition Awards for the Entire House $250,000 - $500,000.

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2012 Houston Design Resources – The “New” Old Home

January 8, 2019

Tear down or remodel? As a custom builder, who also specializes in renovations throughout the Houston area, this is a question that I face daily. For many of our clients...

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2010 Houston Design Resources – Bigger is Not Always Better

We believe it is essential to establish the relationship with our client prior to any type of design or architectural decisions being made. The design process is a huge commitment...

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2008 Houston Design Resources – Home Is Where The Heart Is

A family's "home" is so much more than "just a place to live". It is a sanctuary, a retreat, a canvas on which memories are painted, a place to share...

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