5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Building a Home

Building a new house in Dallas/Fort Worth – or anywhere! – can be stressful! You think you’ve thought everything out, and then after 6 months in the new home, you start to notice that maybe you should have done a few things differently. These mishaps are common, but NewBuildDFW has a few tips for you to help avoid second guessing the decision later!

  • Take time to plan the storage for your needs: Closets are a big part of this. If you live up north, then you certainly need a coat closet near the main entry, but if you live down south, this may be less practical for your needs. Maybe eliminate this space and repurpose that space for a mudroom with organization that would better suit your family’s needs. Think through each storage space in the home and make sure it’s maximized to YOUR needs.
  • Consider your stage of life: Do you plan to have this home long term or short term? Is mobility for the golden years of retirement an issue? Or are you going to have a young family in the Dallas new construction home? Considering your life stage can help you determine whether you need stairs vs. none, if there are safety features you need to include, and more.
  • Maximize underutilized rooms: Want a gameroom? Or think a home gym is perfect? How about a media room? These rooms are great, but consider making these underutilized spaces multipurpose and transitional, so that they can be used for multiple purposes and evolve as your family evolves.
  • Light it up! You can truly never have too much light in a home, so make sure you are getting plenty of natural light throughout the home, and that you have ample interior lighting to compensate for any dark areas. Also consider the direction the home will face and which rooms will be brightest/darkest throughout the day.
  • Keep the Bedroom a Sanctuary: Ideally, your bedroom should remain a place of peace and quiet, so make sure the master bedroom – and all bedrooms if possible – are removed from the main living spaces. In a one story home, you’d want the master bedroom to be the furthest from the central areas of the home.

Toll Brothers Model Home in Canyon Falls, a New Home Development in Flower Mound, TX

Gehan Homes – Now Building in North Texas!

Gehan Homes understands the demands of the Texas real estate market because Gehan Homes is a Texas homebuilder! Founded in 1991, Gehan Homes was started by Tim Gehan, his brothers Glenn and Peter, and his father. Previously, Tim had been a corporate attorney, but he felt something was missing and took the plunge into building homes of quality and distinction.

Quickly, the company went from a little start up, to a Top 30 homebuilder, building in major Texas metros and in 2012, expanding a portion of its operation to Phoenix, Arizona.

So what sets Gehan Homes apart? Despite the rapid growth and success, Gehan is still a family owned and operated company that values hard work, quality, and work ethic. As a privately held company, Gehan Homes strives to treat each job individually – giving you custom attention in your new construction Dallas home. And they have the awards to back it up, being awarded the top award for Volume Builder in the state of Texas, 2010 Builder of the Year, 2010 Star Awards, and Best Product Design Award, among others.

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If you are interested in a Dallas Fort Worth new construction home, then Gehan Homes has many options for you! Here are just a few of the distinguished communities available:

  • Carnegie Ridge: Coming soon to the Argyle/South Denton area! Get in on the ground floor of this exciting new community, starting in the low $200,000s.
  • Enclave of Hickory Creek: Gorgeous new homes constructed near Lake Lewisville in Hickory Creek, Texas, feeding into acclaimed Lake Dallas ISD. Gehan homes in the exclusive builder in this community, starting in the low $300,000s.
  • Paloma Creek: It’s close out time at Paloma Creek in Little Elm, Texas, so don’t wait! Come take a look at this beautiful community, complete with three swimming pools, splash pads, and easy access to the best restaurants and shopping. Starting in the mid-$200,000s.

Give NewBuildDFW a call today to learn more about a new Dallas Fort Worth home that would be right for you!

More Shopping and a New Look for The Shops at Highland Village

If you are looking to build a new construction home in Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lantana, or Argyle, then you will be excited to hear that new and better shopping is coming your way! This area of North Texas is already a great place to build your new dream home, and it will only get better.

Developers of The Shops at Highland Village – a premiere open air shopping center located at the Highland Village and Flower Mound border – have announced a multimillion dollar renovation for the facility.

The new look and feel began to take shape last Fall when Whole Foods Market opened up in the center. Trademark Property Co., the developer of the property and also a major player in the renovation at Victory Park in Dallas, said that the new concept will have more open areas for gathering, dining, and relaxing. Also in the plan are new landscaping, new signage, and new facades for the buildings. A big part of the $3-$4 million dollar renovations will be to make the entire center a destination for all things shopping, dining, and socializing. Residents in the area can expect to see more potted plants, open air pavilions, play areas for kids, and more outdoor seating for restaurants as part of the plan.

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Trademark hopes that the renovations will make The Shops at Highland Village the premiere destination for home owners and businesses alike in Highland Village, Flower Mound, Argyle, and Lantana, Texas.

With the continued growth in this area of Dallas-Fort Worth, now is a great time to purchase a new home! If you are interested in buying a brand new home in North Texas, give NewBuildDFW a call at 214.991.1298 today! Our team of experts is well connected with the builder community and can help get you into the home of your dreams.