Just because your house is small, that doesn't mean it has to be boring. At M&F we pour over details for your custom home with you. This photo is about 3 weeks prior to us turning the keys over, but wanted to share some details with you. In the back drop, we have a dining [...]
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One of the great things about wall cladding is it gives a room instant character. One of my favorite types of wall cladding is veneer, or thin brick. If you purchase thin brick, it can get pretty expensive because all the cutting is done for you. If you are operating more on a budget, you [...]
Ta Da!!!!! Almost final product but couldn't wait to share. Owens Corning acoustic panels, conversion varnish alder walls, columns and trim, bar and mini kitchen, Control 4 lighting package, custom leather chairs with LED lighting, custom black theater fabric behind screen and hidden door to equipment. Couple this with 4K theater screen, [...]
Meet Noah. He's just 13 weeks young but getting ready for the journey filled with reward and meaningful contribution. Noah will assist our latest client, PAWS for Purple Hearts https://www.pawsforpurplehearts.org/ PAWS has a fascinating mission, they are dedicated to improving the lives of America's Warriors facing mobility challenges and trauma related conditions such as PTSD and TBI [...]
I heard an architectural comment one time that stuck with me. It was called "discovering your home as you approach it." The meaning of that is say you drive up to your home or a friends home, sometimes the house is there front and center, and you size it up immediately. On this home we are [...]
Awhile back I said I would keep you updated on the progress of our media room created by CinemaTech out of Dallas. These pictures may not be flattering at first glance but I promise you this room is going to be sick. First of all, we using smooth alder and furring everything [...]
Building is like a marriage between home owners and the builder. So after a year of almost constant communication you develop a really strong bond with folks and get to know them really well. There's always this sad moment when at the tail end of a job, you thank them and hug [...]
This photo was taken from a home we recently finished in Anaqua Springs and I really liked the presentation with the different elements. For example, pools are awesome but I've felt that it can get very concrete heavy with the decking that surrounds it. Here you have a travertine topped porch area, a grass area [...]
Lots of details that we worry about so you don't have to. This is hard to sell or explain to potential clients in a an upfront presentation with on why they should choose you. Do I tell them how psychotic we are about measurements and that it will save them weeks of [...]
Back when the rains were heavy earlier this year we literally spent 25% of our time responding to water overwhelming aspects of construction that aren't equipped to handle certain flows of water in a shortened amount of time. These photos are of a real live trouble shooting that we did to determine [...]