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Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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