Custom Homes Made for Summer

Summer is almost here! But since we have seen warm weather for a while now, if you have a patio, I'm sure you have already spend many days and nights relaxing there.

We have plenty of move-in ready homes that have patios waiting for you! But if you have some great ideas of a patio unique to you, Pointe Homes can build you a custom home from scratch. There are so many ways you can create the perfect patio space perfect for you and your family.

Though we see a lot of patios on concrete, it is not the only option. Adding beautiful tile to your outdoor space can continue the flow from your home interior and add some color. You can even enclose it with a metal grate on top to give you some privacy but still give you some sunlight or moonlight on those amazing summer nights.

And speaking of nights, we can build you a fireplace to add heat and ambience on chilly nights. And since this is El Paso, you'll find yourself enjoying your patio all year round!

There are so many ways to customize your home and patio. Come share your ideas with us and we can build your new custom home!

Expand Your Small Patio in Easy Ways

It's patio weather! Time to sit outside and relax with these warm evenings. And you don't need a large space to enjoy your patio. BHG gives their tips on how to make a small patio space appear bigger!

Outdoor drapes helps draw your attention up and away from the floor space. Add some style with a bamboo pole as a curtain rod. 

Another way to draw attention up is with string lights. They will help illuminate the area and add some charm. You can even suit it to your style with bulbs, lanterns, or mason jars.

No matter the space, a mirror can always make any small space appear more open. Add some contrast with a gold or more ornate mirror above a rustic plant stand.

Furniture that is too big will clutter the area. Instead, choose smaller furniture that does not obstruct the flow.

If you have a patio or any outdoor space, utilize it and enjoy these summer days. And hey, it's El Paso, you can use it all year round!

To read the BHG article, click here.


Cottage-Style Kitchen Tips

If your style is more traditional, and you love the look of a cottage-style kitchen in your new home, Better Homes and Gardens, gives their tips!

Open shelving in your kitchen, especially with brackets to hold the shelves, is a sure way to give that cottage-style look. If you have existing cabinets in place, no need to install new ones. Simply remove the doors.

If privacy is not a major concern in your kitchen, paned glass windows and doors will give the kitchen a lot of natural light. You can even add curtains to the inside of the doors if you do want a little bit of privacy. Or you can also add plantation shutters to some windows

Patina on furniture gives off a well-worn look, and beaded boards along walls and islands also work well. Use cooler tones or paint the beaded boards white. However, don't be afraid to add a bright color to make things pop!

All of this looks great on top of wood flooring. Be sure to get a natural tone that you think works best, whether it is dark or light. 

There are several ways to make your kitchen stand out in a more traditional home. To read the rest of BHG's tips, click here. 

Building New Apartments for You

This week, we were featured in the El Paso Times! We have always built new and custom homes for El Paso. But now, we are doing more! We have two small apartment projects that are being built and plans for a third one.

All are located in Central/Downtown El Paso, which makes it easy for those who work Downtown, at the hospitals, and UTEP. If someone is moving to El Paso, there are now more living options available. One of the projects, the Franklin Avenue Apartments, is a 14-unit, that sits just down from the ballpark. If you feel like seeing a game or want to head Downtown for dinner, you are just steps away.

We are very excited that we can build for you in so many different ways, whether you need a 4-bedroom home for your family, or you live alone and love the Downtown lifestyle. We hope to keep building for you, El Paso!

To read the article, click here! 

Dining for Every Family | El Paso New Homes

Easter is this weekend! If you plan to have your family over for an Easter dinner in your new home, having the right dining room area is very helpful. 

If your family has a lot of kids or if you are just a more casual family, a kitchen that overlooks the living room and dining room in an open area, is very beneficial. It allows you to watch the kids and talk with family while you are preparing your meal.

If you prefer a more formal dining area, a separate dining room works well. You can still have a small breakfast table in the kitchen and have a larger dining room table in a separate area. If you want to add a little more elegance, play around with your features and decor. A hanging chandelier over the dining room table can make your dinners a little more special!

Different floor plans in new homes are suited for different people. There are many types of families. And depending on your needs and budget, we can find the right new home for you. We have several new floor plans for homes that are ready to move into. Our floor plans can even be modified. Or if you are looking for a new custom home, we can sit down with you and help you plan and then build your dream home!

Give us a call at 915-790-1515 to get started today!

Desert Landscapes in El Paso | New Home Builders

The days are longer, and that bright beautiful El Paso sun is shining. This weather definitely makes you want to start gardening, or garden more if you've already started! Gardening can definitely be fun, but we know that El Paso gets so hot come July or August, that taking care of your lawn becomes more difficult and time-consuming.

A great (and also beautiful!) solution for our climate is a desert landscape for your yard. A desert landscape is low maintenance, so taking care of it is an easy job. Plus, if you've just moved into your new home, you'll probably want to spend more time taking care and decorating the interior or just spending time inside with your family.

Since you will be using less water, it is great for the environment. Water is a precious natural resource, and by using less water for our lawns, we are helping this earth a step at a time. 

Plus, with the gorgeous desert all around us, a landscape like this matches perfectly. There are several desert plants to use on your lawn. You can even get creative with large rock or flat stone. In the end, you'll have something more interesting to look at than a regular yard with grass!

As one of the top home builders in El Paso, we strive to always give you excellent craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. We have over 30 floor plans for new homes available that can be modified to your needs and budget. Give us call today to find out how we can start building your new dream home!

Create An Open Space in Your New Home | El Paso Home Builders

Create one large and beautiful living space with a sliding glass door!

Whether you are having guests over or just spending time with the family, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors are the perfect solution to combine the inside of your new home with your outdoor living area. The open flow allows you to walk in between both areas with ease.

Or if you and your family are just enjoying dinner together, the open space allows you to enjoy a beautiful view while you eat.

This is just one of the many features we can include in your new home. We have over 30 floor plans that we are consistently refining to design you an innovative and beautiful home. Our floor plans can also be modified to suit your needs and budget. Give us a call today and find out how we can start building for you.


Bright Custom Kitchens in New Homes

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An all white contemporary design gives you a bright looking kitchen! Plus, adding a metallic backsplash against the white, gives it a glistening touch.  

We love building custom homes for you, El Paso. While we have great ideas we want to share with you, we know that sometimes you already have your dream home in mind. So sit down with us, and tell us what kind of features you want in your new home. Do you like one-story or two-story homes? Tile or hardwood floors? Do you want an open kitchen that looks over the living room? Together we can design your dream home!

Give us a call today at 915-790-1515 and find out how we can start building for you.

New Homes in the New Year

It's a new year! We had a great 2015, and we can't wait to start building new homes in El Paso this year. Are you thinking of buying a new home in 2016? Let us know what you are looking for in a new home. We have several floor plans available that can accommodate your needs. Also, our home features can be modified to suit your preferences and budget. 

Can you picture your dream home? Do want a specific floor plan? Sit down with our in-house design team. Share your great ideas with us and together we can build you a custom home. 

Whether you are ready for your new home or you have questions, give us a call at 915-790-1515. We'll help you every step of the way, from the time you step into our doors until the day you step into yours! It's going to be a great year, El Paso!

Create the Perfect Lighting in Your New Home

Lighting is very important in your new home. You can customize your house with lighting that is both unique and practical. Better Homes and Gardens discusses some tips to get the right lighting in the bathroom.

In the bathroom, "you need a variety of sources that provide illumination in three layers: ambient, task, and accent" ensure adequate lighting. According to Better Homes and Gardens, "lighting serves many purposes in a bathroom. It eases the transition from asleep to awake, guides you in your daily grooming routines, and helps you unwind after a long day."

Lights go further than just fixtures. Mirrors, medicine cabinets, and whirlpool tubs can all be integrated with the right kind of lighting to calm or energize you. Read their full article here to learn about the different types of lighting and how they can best suit you!

Whether you are ready to move in to a new home or you want to build a custom house from scratch, Pointe Homes can help you every step of the way. Your needs and budget are important to us, and we are dedicated to accommodating you and your family by building you your dream home.

Send us a message or give us a call today at 915-790-1515 to see some of our model homes, to start building your custom home, or if you just want more information. 

New Model Homes in El Paso | Pointe Homes

Buying a new home is an important step in life. Before buying or building your new home, you want to make sure it accommodates everything you need. At Pointe Homes, we're happy to show you our new model homes! We'll tell you all the features our homes have to offer and find the right one for you. 

And if you like our model homes but want a little more, we can customize our floor plans or build you a  new custom home from scratch. Our in-house design team will listen to your great ideas and together we can build your dream home!


Keeping Granite Clean | New Homes El Paso

We know buying a new home is a huge investment, so it is important to take good care of your home details and features. When buying or building your new home, granite is a great choice for countertops because it is resistant to scratches, water, heat, and bacteria. And although it is very durable, it's a good idea to take the proper steps to maintain it.

Help your granite countertop stay resistant from stains by always using coasters, trivets, and keeping bottles of cooking oils off the counter. Sealing a granite countertop is a good option because it keeps the surface more resistant to stains. 

If a spill occurs on the countertop, be sure to blot the stain with a paper towel as opposed to wiping it to avoid spreading the spill. Immediately clean the area with water and mild dishwashing soap. Avoid cleaners that contain acids such as lemon or vinegar, or ammonia or bleach. You can even find cleaners that are made especially for granite countertops. 

Granite is just one of the many features Pointe Homes offers for our new homes. Find out about our many other home features! Plus, our features list can be modified to suit your needs and budget. Give us a call today at 915-790-1515 to find out what we offer in our new homes!

Let Us Build Your Dream Home in El Paso

New homes in El Paso can be custom built to your needs and budget. If you have been planning your dream home and you know what is important to you and your family, give us a call! We have several floor plans and feature lists that can be modified to suit you. And if you want to build your custom home from scratch, our in-house design studio is ready to hear your ideas. 

We know buying or building a new home is an important step in life, and it can also be a bit scary. But at Pointe Homes, we're here to help you throughout the entire process. We are one of the best home builders in El Paso and we consistently provide our customers with excellent service and outstanding workmanship.

Eyes for Detail | New Homes El Paso

Our new homes are designed with innovation and equipped with the most current features so we can build you a home that will last you many, many years. Our floor plans are refined with a close attention to detail.

With every home, we work with the best craftsmanship and professionalism. Every part of your new home is important, whether we are working on the ceiling of your living room or the faucet in your kitchen. The tile we place in your bathroom is just as important as the walls of your entire home. 

We will work diligently and will be there with your every step of the way, from the time you give us a call or walk into our doors to the time you close on your new home. We are one of the best home builders in El Paso, TX, and we will always strive to stay the best. If you are ready to move into a new home, come see us and we can show you several floor plans that will accommodate your needs and budget. If you are looking to build your dream home from scratch, our in-house design team can help you plan and build your home the way you want it. 

Check out our floor plans now or send us a message!

    Tools You Should Have in Your New Home

    As time passes, your new home may need small repairs. If you need to fix something in your home, you can call someone to help you with the repairs. However, if it is something easy, you can take care of it yourself. It is good to always bee prepared with the right tools. House Beautiful lists the top tools you should always hold in your new home.

    Be sure to always have an assortment of sizes and types like Phillips, slotted, and square-drive.

    House Beautiful recommends a 16 or 25 foot Stanley Powerlock, which is big enough for projects around the house but not too bulky to carry around.

    It's best to get a multi-bit driver with hex key bits. "The bits have hex shanks so you can turn them by hand or chuck them into an impact driver or drill."

    There are two styles to choose from: traditional push-out and a foldout pocket-knife style. Always use caution when handling knives.

    Clamps come in several sizes and always come in handy!

    You always want to protect yourself when you're doing home repairs. Gloves can prevent burns, splinters, and cuts.

    Even doing something as simple as hanging a frame on a wall will be much easier with a level. The best ones to get project a 360-degree beam vertical out the front and out the side.

    These are just a few of the tools you should have in your new home to take care of simple jobs and repairs. To see the full list from House Beautiful, click here.

    Bathroom Features in New Homes | El Paso Home Builders

    When we build your new home, we always use the best features and top quality materials to provide you with the most durable, innovative, and well-designed home. The design and structure of every room your new house is important so you can be happy in it for many years. Here are some features about the bathrooms of our new homes:

    • Ceramic tile on floor and shower walls

    • Listello design in all shower walls

    • Orange peel texture in bedrooms and baths 

    • Granite or travertine vanity tops in bathrooms 

    • Bronze or satin nickel lavatory faucets

    • Undermount sinks

    • Elongated toilets

    • Semi frameless shower doors

    • 40” high framed vanity mirrors in all bathrooms

    Pointe Homes is one of the top home builders in El Paso, TX. When we build your home, we are there every step of the way, so you can be assured you are receiving excellent craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, and consistent professionalism. 

    DIY: Ceiling Style Changes

    Popcorn ceilings were once popular in new homes, but today, there are so many new ways you can add some style to your ceiling. House Beautiful gives their DIY steps on fixing up an older popcorn ceiling. 

    After covering the walls and floor with a drop cloth and cutting off the power to any light fixtures on the ceiling, wet the popcorn layer with water until saturated. Scrape it away, touch it up with joint compound, and then buff it. After this, you can then prime and paint it. House Beautiful notes, "if your house was built before 1980, test a sample of your ceiling tested for asbestos first. You can buy professional test kits at home improvement stores and online.Asbestos popcorn was banned in 1978 but could still be purchased in the early eighties."

    If you don't want to scrape it, you can also just cover it completely with wood planks. "Adhere thin (but quality-grade) tonge-and-groove wood planks to the ceiling with a coast of Liquid Nails, then secure them in place with a nail gun". Afterwards, you can finish it with a stain.

    Another no-scrapping option is to cover it with faux-tin Styrofoam tiles.

    To read the steps on House Beautiful and check out their tutorial links, click here!


    The Benefits of Owning a New Home

    Renting vs. Owning

    Owning a new home can bring you security, comfort, and pride. It is a huge step in life and a very important decision to make for you and your family. Are you currently renting and thinking about buying your first home? We know it can be scary, but we're here to help! Here are some benefits to owning a new home:

    Ownership means just that: that new home is YOURS! You will always enjoy the feeling that you worked hard to buy this home for yourself and your family. 

    And because you own a home, you have total control over it! You no longer answer to a landlord. If you want to make any changes in your home, such as painting, home improvements, you don't need to ask permission from a landlord or worry about making a landlord upset. Any improvements you make in your new home will only benefit you and add value to your home.

    Your new home is yours to live in for as long as you wish. You do not have to worry about your landlord asking you to move or increasing the rent. With a fixed-rate mortgage, the payment you make in the last month of your mortgage will be the same as or even less than the one you made in the first month.

    With owning a new home, there are tax benefits of being able to deduct your mortgage interest from your federal taxes.

    If you have any more questions about owning a new home, give us a call at 915-790-1515. We're here to help you every step of the way.