Trying to decide where to put that extra cash when building your new home? We’ve got a few suggestions for you! First, think of Pinterest and Houzz as inspirational tools and not your building road map – it will save you money and emotional stress. Stay focused on what is a want vs. need – this is different for every family. I’ll tell you, the building process will be much more enjoyable if you stay in budget! So here are 5 areas worth spending a little more in order to get you that WOW look, while keeping cost to a minimum.Read More
Brett and I were recently having dinner with friends who are interested in building a new home. What began as a casual conversation full of hesitation, ended with questions answered, confidence and a list of contacts to get the ball rolling. It was a dinner we have become quite accustomed to in the past few years and rightfully so. There is so much unknown when you start down the path to build - what can I afford? What are my selections? Will I have a huge overage check at the end of the project? How long will it take? And the list goes on. The conversation always begins with a version of – how much does it cost to build? It’s without a doubt the gateway question, but it’s typically not the best starting point and in many ways doesn’t put you in the driver seat. Here are a few tips to get you prepared for your initial builder conversations.Read More
We’re transitioning yet again, hence our pronounced absence from blogging, to set up shop in a new location. Though our move doesn’t involve moving boxes and packing peanuts in the literal sense, it does mean saying goodbye to our fun and light-hearted blog, SilverfoxandGoldilocks. We’re thrilled to share the debut of our boutique building company, High Street Homes. We’re beyond excited about some upcoming projects and we promise to keep you in the loop. Catch us on instagram at highstreethomes and a website is coming soon, it's worth the wait. If you’ve followed along with us, you know that we share a passion for building and designing beautiful and livable spaces, but we didn’t just want to do it for ourselves any longer. We’re taking the building process up a notch, so keep an eye on us as we shake things up!Read More
The day has come when our house, shining in its bricked glory, looks burned by the Texas sun. Each day, we come by to inspect the previous day's work, swallowing our pride and reciting the words "it will get better." What's the problem, you ask.
For all the Chi Omegas, you will be delighted by the cardinal and straw brick and trim combination. Luckily, a layer or two of paint is in the near future. In the meantime, we are considering whether or not to send a flyer throughout the neighborhood. "Keep Calm, It Will Be Painted"