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Myths of Custom Home Building, Part 1

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All your life you’ve wanted a custom home. After all, who wouldn’t want their walk-in closet to be truly a closet you can walk around in, their kitchen island to have a sink, and their basement to have room to put their gym equipment? With custom homes, the sky is the limit. However, many people… read more

Benefits of a Passive Home

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Everywhere you go these days, reducing your carbon footprint is on the forefront of people’s minds. Conserving nonrenewable resources has become a priority as this world becomes more populous and more countries are using more fossil fuels. Thus, being energy efficient has spread to the custom home builder industry as well, which we here at… read more

How to Achieve a Passive Home

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We’ve been taking a look at passive homes here on our blog. A passive home is one that uses 90% less energy than other homes by adhering to incredibly strict standards of energy conservation, such as having a fully insulated home, using passive heating technology as the primary means of heating and cooling your home,… read more

What’s a Passive Home?

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Many people think of passive negatively. After all, we’re Americans; we’re supposed to take charge in situations and be independent, active thinkers. Yet, when we talk about passive in terms of custom home building, passive can be defined as anything but negative. In fact, passive homes may be the wave of the future. UrbanLUX Builders… read more

The Case for Closed Floor Plans

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Open floor plans have been all the rage since the 1990s, with most modern homes being built with open floor plans. Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect, is largely credited with building upon the open floor plans in the 1880s and popularizing them when he centralized the kitchen instead of having it be at the… read more

Advantages of an Open Floor Plan

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Open floor plans are desired by most homeowners today. However, it wasn’t that long ago that an open floor plan was unheard of. In our last blog post, we took a look at some of the history of open floor plans and how homes have evolved over the centuries to become the homes of today.… read more

History of an Open Floor Plan

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There are many ways to build and design a home — so many, in fact, that every home built could be unique! For instance, many people love having their bedrooms on the main floor and a huge open loft area on the upper floor. However, others prefer to have their bedrooms on the upper floor… read more

Trends in Custom Home Building, Part 3

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UrbanLUX Builders offers the best custom homes in San Antonio. With the best neighborhoods, floor plans, and options, we stand head and shoulders above our competition. We involve you in every step of the home building process, ensuring that if you don’t like something, we can correct it immediately so there are no unnecessary delays… read more

Trends in Custom Home Building, Part 2

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When you decide to build a custom home in San Antonio, you not only want a custom home that has everything that you’ve ever dreamed of in it, but you also want a custom home with all of the latest gadgets, updates, looks, appliances, technology, eco-friendliness, and the like. You want a luxury home that… read more

Trends in Custom Home Building, Part 1

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While a house’s function never changes (designed to give you shelter from the elements and provide warmth in the winter), its design elements change to keep up with not only consumer demand, but our lifestyle as well. Throughout most of human history, people lived simply, with little more than four walls, a roof, one room,… read more