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From home additions and expansions to high-end kitchen remodels and luxury bath renovations, DTH Restoration & Remodeling can create custom spaces that reflect each homeowner’s unique style and functional demands. Developed as a natural extension to our custom home building business, DTH Restoration & Remodeling is professionally staffed in Houston to make the design and construction of your remodeling project go as smooth and seamless as possible.   Our Kitchen Expansion Project The floor plans below show the BEFORE and AFTER layouts of a...


  Take a look around at the roofs in your neighborhood. Are there dark streaks or discolored patches on the shingles? It’s not dirt—it’s staining from airborne algae. Commonly (but incorrectly) called fungus or mold, algae is a common eyesore on roofing throughout North America. Design Tech Homes has teamed up with CertainTeed to provide the best solution for this unsightly problem by installing StreakFighter® algae-resistant shingles. UNDERSTANDING ALGAE STREAKINGStandard roof shingles are quite susceptible to the unsightly black staining, smears, blotches, and streaks caused by...


  The 2018 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award recognizes the important contribution and commitment Design Tech Homes has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection. Collectively, all DTH ENERGY STAR® certified homes built in 2017 benefited the environment in the amount equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 116 metric tons, or in comparison: growing 2,960 tree seedlings for 10 years, avoiding the consumption of 269 barrels of oil and removing 25 passenger vehicles from the road. DTH is proud to be the ONLY custom home builder in Texas whose homes...


  If your home was flooded you may be facing critical decisions about which structural components in your home can be saved and which should be replaced.  In order to help answer many of these questions, we have compiled information that addresses a list of eight specific items in your home:     1. Wiring If your home was built between 1965 and 1972, there is a possibility that aluminum wiring was used throughout the home. Aluminum is no longer used for general wring today because it was deemed a fire hazard. If your home contains aluminum wiring and the floodwater...


If your home was flooded, Mike Feigin, Owner/CEO of Design Tech Homes and DTH Restoration & Remodeling, shares helpful information you need to know before you put up new sheetrock.


All New Homes Built by Design Tech Feature Smart Home Technology Leading Houston area home builders, Design Tech Homes includes the latest in smart home technology as standard features in all new homes built. A custom home built on your lot in a Houston or Central Texas area will feature easy, automated security, lock, lighting and thermostat control for your convenience and peace of mind. The Smart Security System with Home Control Whether you are building a home on a lot in a Houston area suburb or on several acres of land in Central Texas, you want to equip your new home with a...


When you consider the advantages of living in a smart home, convenience and luxury probably spring to mind. But did you know that one of the top benefits of home automation is energy efficiency? By enabling you to easily monitor your energy usage and remotely control it, home automation can significantly lower your electricity bills while keeping your home comfortable when occupied and giving you peace of mind.  Home Automation Makes Energy Management Easy & Convenient In our busy daily lives, it’s easy to forget to turn off the lights, TVs and other electronics before leaving...


Aging in place home design features can be added to this beautiful one-story Spanish Courtyard home. Most Americans want to continue to live in their own homes and remain independent as they age, but without accessible or universal home design features for aging in place, their capability to successfully do so diminishes as years pass and their abilities change. While getting older is not something many people want to think about when building a home, aging in place home design today is about making smart enhancements for “thriving in place”. Anyone, regardless of their age, would want to...


 This stunning one-story home can be custom designed for aging in place.With thousands of baby boomers reaching retirement age daily, the demand for universal design features to accommodate aging in place continues to grow. If you are interested in building a retirement home, make sure the house plan you select can include important age-in-place features. Those features make it possible for you to live in the home throughout your golden years without the need for remodeling. If building a home for aging in place does not sound very exciting, you will be pleased to discover that...


Even the most well-designed rooms can use an update.  No matter how well put together your place is, a small change can make a big impact. Whether you’ve just moved in, or you’ve lived in the same space for years, a few small changes are all you need to make you feel like you’ve updated your home without the expense of a remodel.  If you’re unsure of what to do to get a fresh look this year, take a deep breath and dive into these easy do-it-yourself updates. Start with the small things for a big visual payoff.  Thinking about new ways of using color, texture and light can all...