Accent Walls 101

An accent wall is simply a wall that has been designed to draw the eye and attract attention. While the easiest option for creating an accent wall is to use a contrasting paint color, there are plenty of other interesting options to create a focal point. Wallpaper, tile, and other textures add an interesting look to an area that needs attention. Which Wall? Typically, the first wall the eye sees upon entering a room is the best choice for your accent wall. In some cases, the wall may already have a focus feature, like a built-in bookcase or fireplace. If so, look for ways you can draw even more attention to the feature by using a contrasting color or texture. Which Color? When chosen correct

Holidays or HoliDAZE? Avoid The Stress with our Helpful Tips

Where has the time gone? It feels like Halloween was just yesterday and yet, we're all preparing for Thanksgiving next week. The end of the year seems to rush past and it can be hard to really enjoy the joys of the season. Never fear! We've compiled a list of the a few ways you can get a handle on holiday stress. Plan Ahead We know - plan ahead? The holidays are on top of us already! But you can still get ahead, believe it or not. You just have to be more efficient. Get ready to make a list or two: figure out the most important things that you must do in order to survive the holidays (top gifts, top traditions, the most urgent items-- including parties and house guests). Make clear prioritie

November Home Maintenance

November brings a transition to shorter days, colder weather and spending more time indoors. It also brings anticipation, planning and preparation for Thanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays. This month's checklist includes small, easy and usually quick tasks you can do now to get a jump start on your holiday hosting preparation so you can enjoy friends and family when they arrive.

How Do You Decide On A Custom Home Style?

When you've made the decision to invest in a custom home, it's important to have a good sense of your own style before you begin making choices and customizations. The style you choose will be one you live with for many years and should fit your own tastes and family needs. At McNair Custom Homes, we understand how important it is to own a unique home - one that stands out proudly from the rest. Traditional Traditional houses allow for casual living. This style is a perfect home for new growing families and individuals that are looking for a house with an old fashioned charm with a modern lifestyle. You can expect to see elements that combine practicality and accessibility with a classic lo

Time to Ditch Your Carpet

Your floor takes a beating more than any other part of your home. Spilled food, daily traffic, kids and pets, and MORE - all of these things can take their toll on your flooring, and nothing shows it off more than carpeting. Ready to move to hard flooring? Here's your primer: Laminates If you're looking for lower cost options in the hard flooring section, laminate is your best bet. Many people love laminate floors because their easy to install on your own and they're laid above the existing floor, so there's no need to tear out what you have, aside from the carpet and pad. Laminates come in a variety of colors and textures, made of pressed plywood or compressed fibers, with the top layer

Your November Garden

Once we hit "Autumn" in San Antonio, we can count on fluctuating temperatures. In fact, it isn't odd for us to see temps of 50 degrees to 80 degrees in the same week! However, we can expect consistently cooler temperatures in November, with our first freeze of the year typically showing up around November 15. It's important to be prepared and on top of the freezing weather, for the sake of your landscaping! You'll want to have fabric or old sheets ready to cover plants when the time comes. If the forecast calls for an overnight freeze, you can cover your more vulnerable spots before bed to give them a little protection ahead of time. And just because colder weather is coming doesn't mean you

November Events In San Antonio

Are you enjoying the cooler weather yet? There's plenty to do both inside and out this month as San Antonio embraces the fall and prepares for the holidays!

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