1 Simple Tip To Protect Against Lightning

If you are preparing to build that new dream home, let’s make sure you are protected against lightning strikes. The last thing anyone building a new house wants is to overlook an easy opportunity to further care for their new place and the loved ones living in it. With all of the homes we build, […]…

Home Energy Efficiency – Everything You Need for an Efficient Home in 2022

Do you enjoy paying your monthly utility bill? Probably not much! Thankfully, as technology and construction methods keep improving, new homes are becoming more energy efficientand existing homes are receiving efficient upgrades. In the United States, one of the leading agencies for home energy efficiency is the ENERGY STAR Program. Homes with ENERGY STAR certification […]…

Are your energy bills going through the roof?

Building or remodeling a house can feel like an overwhelming task at times. We get it. There’s a number of factors to consider. Unfortunately, attic ventilation rarely makes the cut as a high priority item on anyone’s list. Let’s cover some reasons why addressing your home’s attic ventilation is basically a no brainer. Roofs are […]…

Ditch Your Incandescent Bulbs for Home LED Lighting 4

It’s hard to change. Innovations in technology often lead to resistance among shoppers, where long-formed habits are concerned. The notion of paying extra for a light bulb can also be a deterrent, but over the course of the lifespan of an LED bulb, mixed with the number of bulbs in your home, making the switch […]…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Designing (& Building) Your Own Home

Owning your own home has always been part of living the American Dream. In fact, in a recent analysis by Nerd Wallet, 32% of Americans said they plan to purchase a home in the next five years, and 15% have purchased a home in the past five years. It looks like the American trend of […]…

The All-American-Made Design Tech Home

This 4th of July, come out to tour our all-American-made showcase model home. The Centennial floorplan, designed by Origin Architects and built by Design Tech Homes, is one of 12 showcase homes open daily, year-round for touring at MainStreet America located in Spring, Texas. This two-story Craftsman-style home displays the honesty and simplicity of a truly all-American made home — from the nails, roofing, plumbing, and insulation to the flooring, countertops, and cabinetry. The Centennial's style provides the harmonious blending of function and beauty, space planning and building materials that r…

Every Design Tech Homeowner Can Breathe Easier

The air in a home built by Design Tech Homes is cleaner than other homes. The air contains less dust and particles. That's because Design Tech Homes are built with a Strata air filtration system by CirrusAir Technologies as a standard feature. The Strata system includes a proprietary 2" pleated air filter right in the HVAC system that pulls dust and other particles out of the air as it passes through the system. The Strata system works well in most Houston area homes with superior results for most homeowners. Allergy sufferers can upgrade the Strata system to the Strata Plus system for a higher level…

Why Personal Design Plays a Huge Role in Custom Homebuilding

As more and more people continue to move to Texas, more and more homes are being built. Many of these homes are cookie-cutter with very little personality, leaving the homeowner with much to be desired and much to improve upon. Continuing to improve on a home can definitely cause headaches, especially when those improvements could be the personal standard when buying a custom home like at Design Tech Homes…

Frequently Overlooked Issues to Consider When Building Your First Home

You've done it — you've decided to build your first home. Congratulations -- building your own home can be rewarding and exciting! But we've all heard the horror stories of first-time builders who neglected to consider key issues that later came back to haunt them. Don't let that happen to you! You want to avoid these painful — and often costly — regrets. So what should you be paying attention to as you put together your plans? Here are a few important considerations that can sometimes get lost in the excitement of building design…