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Old 08-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #21
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... Awards. Saw 1 or 2 that were ok, both small volume custom guys...

You must have seen a bunch. Any notable trends or innovations, either in the building or the selling?
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You must have seen a bunch. Any notable trends or innovations, either in the building or the selling?
Wine grottos, 2 story chimineys tiled or rocked in the great room, walk though showers, contemporary, Casitas.
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Wine grottos, 2 story chimineys tiled or rocked in the great room, walk though showers, contemporary, Casitas.
What's a casita?
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What's a casita?
Tex Mex for a guest quarter's that is seperate from the house and connected by the roof, creating a dog run.
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IMO, trouble will eventually rear it's ugly head, minus the sloppy finish. Everyone is so fricken lazy nowadays.

I am of the mindset that sealing everything is the only way to go. That one side where it gets no sealer will be the side that gets the most movement from moisture.
There was a lot of furniture made with close fitting inset face drawers that weren't sealed on all sides. If the humidity gets too high, you aren't opening those drawers without a flat bar
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There was a lot of furniture made with close fitting inset face drawers that weren't sealed on all sides. If the humidity gets too high, you aren't opening those drawers without a flat bar
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It is not uncommon in TX hill country to see builders doing $1MM "custom" homes, and using molded hardboard hollow core interior doors. And of course, cabs with plywood d'boxes.
And don't forget the fancy fireplace moldings that are like paper mache.
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Oh, it's not just TX that builds crap "custom" cabinets that way. Plenty of people around here proudly proclaim that they have "custom", and it looks like dog doo. Hardly anyone has any discernment to tell the difference though. They're more interested in the snob label that the actual product.
That word "custom" is just as you said. A label. It's a fancy buzz word such as "real wood" is.

Custom has absolutely NOTHING to do with describing the quality of the product. Custom basically means it was built to fit.

And that "real wood" fancy word I never heard back east. They call particle board or furniture board "fake wood". They call it fake because it's manufactured in a factory. Here's the deal: Plywood is also manufactured in a factory so does that make it fake too? What a silly way to talk but the consumer is not educated enough to know better. It's our job to explain the various material choices to them.

My favorite is when a customer comes in crying he does not want fake wood but he is holding a piece of flooring in his hand that he wants to match colors with his new cabinets. I politely tell him that piece of Pergo flooring in his hand is nothing more then recycled 2 liter soda bottles. The faces are priceless!!!
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Wine grottos, 2 story chimineys tiled or rocked in the great room, walk though showers, contemporary, Casitas.
Wow......casita. I have not heard that word in awhile. Casitas were very common in Las Vegas as most good sized homes were offered with them. I never seen one in south Texas.

It's a separate garage sized structure with a full bathroom and sometimes a micro mini kitchen. Many new home buyers who worked at home used their casita for a home office. They are usually set in front of the house and close and the home is usually L shaped so this creates a nice little private courtyard.
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Wow......casita. I have not heard that word in awhile. Casitas were very common in Las Vegas as most good sized homes were offered with them. I never seen one in south Texas.

It's a separate garage sized structure with a full bathroom and sometimes a micro mini kitchen. Many new home buyers who worked at home used their casita for a home office. They are usually set in front of the house and close and the home is usually L shaped so this creates a nice little private courtyard.
I just judged 35 homes in y our neck of the woods, atleast 7 had casitas.
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I just judged 35 homes in y our neck of the woods, atleast 7 had casitas.
Let me guess. Cinco Ranch? That's just a guess as I have never seen one but I bet my guess is right.
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Let me guess. Cinco Ranch? That's just a guess as I have never seen one but I bet my guess is right.


Yes, Cinco, believe Partners in Building and Taylor Morrison, but too many names come to mind. There were some in a few other areas too, but I cant remember where. Not familiar with Houston. We went to Tomball, Spring, Woodlands, Historic District inside the loop, Freindswood, Texas City, too many to name.

The best true "custom" was north near the Woodlands.
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Casa = House

Tack on ita to the end of any spanish word and it means "little."

Casa + ita = Little House

Lived in Mexico for a couple years.

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