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Small Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Here at Palo Verde Homes, we believe that there is no need to sacrifice the health of the environment for pleasant living. Taking care of our mother earth is very important and we do our best to make all of our homes the most eco-friendly and energy-efficient as they can be. In fact, we have been recognized as an Energy Star leader in homebuilding. We don’t want to stop there though. We are always looking for ways to improve and make the planet just a little bit cleaner. Here are some ways that you can help improve the earth with just a few small changes that can even save you some money in the process. 

Use More Rags

Rags are far more sustainable than using paper towels to clean and use at the dinner table. Cloth napkins at the dinner table also help make everything feel just a little fancier. Using rags to clean uses less waste because rags and cloth napkins are reusable. All you need to do is stick them in the washer. With reusable rags and cloth napkins, you are largely cutting down on paper products, which means that there is a lot less taking up space in a landfill somewhere.

Buy Some Dryer Balls

Again, the less paper that you use the better, and you can easily cut down by buying fewer dryer sheets. Dryer balls can last for approximately 100 loads and make your clothes just as soft as dryer sheets do. It’s time to get rid of single-use items and time to aim towards reusable materials. 

Cut Down on Dryer Usage

This is an appliance that we use way too often. Many times, we don’t need to put our clothes in the dryer for as long as we usually do. You can probably afford to take your clothes out a few minutes earlier. You can also just skip the dryer altogether. Hang your clothes out to dry on a clothesline or invest in a nice drying rack to eliminate the need for a dryer. 

Shop Vintage

For this, we mean both clothes and furniture. Don’t buy a used mattress or anything, but if you see a nice vintage chair that barely has a stain and was kept in good condition, go for it. This means that there will be fewer things in landfills. Vintage clothes can be really cute and stylish if you find the right items for you. It’s one less thing going in the dump. Also, don’t be afraid of taking your clothes and furniture to get repaired if they’re torn or broken instead of tossing them out. It saves space at landfills and it is probably less expensive than buying new ones.

Get Some Plants

A few houseplants are always a pleasant sight in anyone’s home. They can give you and your family some well-needed oxygen and they look beautiful. The world needs more plants, so give it more plan. Consider also growing your own herb garden. This will save landfills from the packaging that comes with them when bought in a store and will smell lovely in your home.

Get a Compost Bin

Speaking of plants, maybe it’s time that you get a compost bin. Compost is a great way to put use to all of your food scraps so that they don’t go into the trash and into a landfill. You can save up all of your food scraps and use them to fertilize your plants. There are plenty of compost bin containers that can go right on your kitchen counter and hide the smell. 

Invest in a Good Water Filter

Don’t be afraid of drinking the water that your house provides for you. No more plastic single-use bottles and jugs in your house. Switch to a nice reusable bottle and some nice water filters to have all of your tap water taste nice and fresh.

Get a Low-Flow Showerhead

Here is another big yet small way for you and your family to save some water. You won’t even feel the difference if you manage to find yourself one with good reviews. It’s a very subtle change, but it will save a lot of water for our planet, and it will make its money back in no time with all of the money you’ve saved on your water bill. 

We here at Palo Verde Homes deeply care about the environment and try to build our homes to be as eco-friendly as possible. We do our best to give you the best home while saving the planet. Hopefully, this list has helped you become more environmentally conscious and make some small but impactful steps towards being more eco-friendly. If you have any questions about the homes that we build, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Before You Build: 5 Steps to Follow

Building a new home begins long before the foundation is poured. To avoid costly mistakes during the construction process, start with these five important steps. As you move from your dream house to your real house, be sure to ask questions and share your progress.

1. Plan Your Budget

Begin now to think about how much you can afford to spend and how much building your new home is likely to cost. Chances are you will need a construction loan and a mortgage. It’s not too early to find out what size loan you qualify for. Also, knowing the approximate costs will help you modify your building plans to meet your budget.

2. Choose Your Lot

Whether you are building your home in a suburban development or a site with sweeping ocean views, you will almost always need to choose the land before you select floor plans or other details. You (and any pros you hire) will need to investigate factors such as soil condition, drainage, zoning and building codes in the region.

3. Line Up Your Team

You’ll need a team of experts to design and construct your house. Key players will include a builder, an excavator, a surveyor and a home designer or an architect. Many homeowners begin by selecting the builder or contractor. That pro then selects other members of the team.

4. Pick a Plan

Many new homes are built using stock plans from a catalog. The builder or a home designer may make minor modifications in room size, window style or other details. A custom-designed home, on the other hand, is created specifically for the family which will live there. In most cases, custom-designed homes require the services of a licensed architect. Whether you opt for a stock or a custom design, you will be wise to choose a plan that will meet your needs for many years to come.

5. Negotiate a Contract

Be sure to get a written contract which has been signed and dated by both the builder or contractor and the architect or designer. A contract for new home construction will describe the project in detail and include a listing of all the parts to be included in the house. Remember to amend the contract if you or your team make any changes to the project later on.

The Many Benefits of Custom Homes

a yellow house superimposed with a sketch of the how and two hands framing the houseCustom homes provide substantial benefits to builders and future homeowners. With a custom home, you get to make sure that there is no wasted space. Every room can be designed with your needs and the needs of your family in mind. You can avoid having rooms you won’t use. You can also make sure that there is enough space to do all of the activities that you and your family most enjoy engaging in. Here at Palo Verde Homes, we offer custom homes to suit your El Paso family needs.

Custom Homes Can Work For You

Too many home designs are “stock” and don’t work with the way families live. Plans may have huge master suites even if parents don’t us them, while having small bedrooms for the kids. They may have open floor plans when you’d prefer to have closed off spaces for more privacy, or they may have formal dining rooms when you and your family always eat in the kitchen. You pay for all of the space in your home. For this reason, you should be able to use it all to do the things that you and your loved ones enjoy. With custom homes and custom floor plans, you can make sure that every room is just right.

Custom Homes Allow for Good Flow

When you create a custom floor plan for your new home, you can make sure that there is good flow in so you can move easily through your space. Think about how you use your house and the paths that you take. Do you have an easy way to bring in groceries from the garage? A place for kids to come in and take off muddy shoes and drop backpacks? A good spot for you to do laundry and put it away easily? Considering the way you live and the way you use your house can allow you to design a plan for a custom home that flows smoothly so your home feels more livable.

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Here at Palo Verde Homes, we can help families in El Paso create custom floor plans and custom homes that work for them. We have stock plans you can work from or modify. We can also build custom homes according to your plans and specifications. Living in a custom home will make all your dreams come true. Instead of living in a pre-built home, you can have one built to suit your needs. Home is where the heart is so why should it be exactly like every house in the neighborhood? Palo Verde Homes can make your custom home become a reality. Contact Palo Verde Homes today to learn more.

Custom Homes vs Newly Built Homes — Which Would You Prefer?

two story custom home under blue sky and white clouds In your search to buy a new home in El Paso, you may want to consider the difference between custom homes and newly built homes. While they may seem similar, they have individual advantages. Here at Palo Verde Homes, we want you to be able to make the right choice for your next home. In order to enjoy your future home, here is what you need to know about the two types of homes.

The Benefits Custom Homes

When building a custom home, you have the opportunity to build a home that suits your unique tastes. This is a great option if you are someone who likes things to be the way you want them. You will have the choice to build the rooms in your home the way you want. This means you get to choose the rooms you want. You can pick if you want a study room with built-in book shelves or a playroom for both adults and kids. This choice is a unique advantage since it allows you to decorate your home with a building plan you made.

Newly Built Homes

When buying a new home in El Paso, you avoid the cost of renovation which might necessary if you chose to buy an older home. This is because the design in older homes often keeps you wondering what the designer had in mind when designing such a home. When buying a new home, you can trust that your design will be current to the trends of El Paso. When building a new home, one the best benefits is that a lot of the planning has already been done. This means you do not have to worry about the kind of appliances or materials your home needs. By having many of these choices already narrowed down, the building process will be faster.upscale kitchen inside of a luxury home

Find Your Dream Home

If you are looking at custom homes in El Paso, you may want to consider all of your option. Between new homes and a custom home, the advantages depend on the individual buyer. If you are looking for a new home, why not give Palo Verde Homes a call. We can give you vast array of options for both custom and new homes.

Are You Looking for Unique New Homes?

new homes being builtThanks to Palo Verde Homes, there is an abundance of wonderful new homes in El Paso. Filled with quality work and patience befit of professionals, Palo Verde works hard to provide all their clients with unique homes and properties.  You will have an extremely versatile and expansive list of choices to choose from. Within our eight amazing communities all with multiple floor plans from which to choose.

We Craft New Homes with Client’s Involvement 


Additionally, your new home can be created with your involvement.  Palo Verde Homes in El Paso is proud of our ability to aid and work with our clients throughout the build process. We will aid as much as the client allows for.  We give our clients the choice to be fully involved with our custom built plan process. You may also leave it up to the professionals in our semi-custom plans for new homes.

Regardless of your choice, rest assured you will have a unique new home that is specially attributed to you.  Your El Paso home will be built and designed with you in mind, all the way until the final product.

Vast Amenities for New Homes 


We offer you to choose from a selection of floor plans, as well ascouple dreaming up their new home site specific building options for your property. By choosing Palo Verde to build your new home, you will have unrestrained freedom.  You are free to choose your home’s new colors, flooring, roofing, exterior type and so much more.

With specific home additions per floor plan that allow for option and versatility, your new home will be exactly what you’ve always wanted.  At the end of the day, your new home will stand tall, from out of your dreams and onto your neighborhood. Contact Palo Verde Homes today to get your new home under way. 

What Makes Custom Homes Unique for Homebuyers

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Are you looking for someone who constructs custom homes in El Paso? El Paso is a diverse community with plenty of homes across the city, but when you want a home that really conforms to your vision, then choosing a custom home builder from Palo Verde Homes is the best choice. Custom homes are unique in many ways for homebuyers scanning the local housing market. Here are some reasons why custom built homes are unique:

Custom Homes are Personalized for Your Taste

As the future homeowner of a property, it is essential that you have all your needs met from the onset of the process. This is accomplished with the help of an expert team of professionals in the building and design industry. Custom built homes allow you to have the home you have always dreamed of, including all the detailed additions that make it unique to your style and taste. For example, you may choose to include spacious windows and skylights to brighten the atmosphere or have wooden floors throughout. Whatever unique specifications you seek, you can make your home just the way you want.

Expert Building from Start to Finish 

The task of building custom homes should not be entrusted to just any home builder. You will need to invest in a builder who can design and execute a new home to your exact specifications. You wouldn’t want a home builder who cannot be trusted or who might cut corners in the materials used. Instead you will want and subsequently, need a home builder who asks what you want before suggesting any other ideas that will detract from your original vision. Here at Palo Verde Homes, we listen carefully to our customers needs and desires and we implement these factors into the design process, which is what has earned us the “Builder of the Year” award for 2015.builder of the year award

We ensure that with every step of the way, you are satisfied with our work. Your home dreams are important to us and we work hard to make this happen. With Palo Verde Homes, we make custom homes in El Paso that shatter the competition. Contact us today!

New Houses Have Style & Unique Features

new houses in el paso, marble kitchen island in modern homeWhen considering popular new houses in El Paso during this new year, it is important to keep in mind that custom homes are created to fit your image. Specifically, modern styles and textured roofs are particularly popular- for their efficiency and reliability.  Furthermore, they give off a sense of class and elegance compared to other, older homes that makes your home truly stand out in the new year.  With Palo Verde Homes, this vision of class and elegance is available and achievable to you in your new home, inside and out.

New Houses Have Unique Style

 

Stylish custom built homes are unique to its owners with modern furnishing and colors, with sleek edges and monochrome features.  Inside, you can create the dream home you’ve always wanted for 2016, one with polished marble, large spacious rooms and shag carpets.  Everything is made to be comfortable yet stylish and elegant for the eye.  These are the types of homes available to Palo Verde clients in the El Paso district, specifically made for our customer’s different tastes and styles but with a classy edge incorporated within.

 

Palo Verde Homes is the Trusted Brand of New Homes

 

Here, in 2016, the most popular type of home is the one you choose to come home to everyday.  Made to fit your expectations and needs above all else, beautiful and made to last the test of time for your future generations down the road.  Regardless if your unique style is rustic or chic, there is always that sweet modern class within every tile piece from Palo Verde Homes.  Allow yourself to lie in comfort and efficiency, made just for you, as you live out your days in the El Paso area and your family after you.

 

For more information on new houses in El Paso, contact us today!

 

Personalize Your Home with Unique Custom Floor Plans

custom floor plans in El Paso Making the decision to create your own home through custom floor plans in El Paso is one that allows you the freedom to fully enjoy every square foot of your home. Too often, we grow up living in different homes or apartments and find that there are things we would like to change about the place. Sometimes, there is a wall or a room that you would like to change but for infrastructural purposes, you cannot. Custom floor plans allow you to avoid costly renovations and enjoy a fresh start with a home that conforms to your design and not the other way around.

Our Palo Verde Homes website is beginner friendly to all who are in the brainstorming process of designing their own space. With our easy to use online tools, you are able to explore your options as rationally and artistically as possible when faced with the prospect of having your own home.

WHY CREATE YOUR OWN HOME?

Choosing a custom home means that everything is exactly how you want it and all your concerns will be taken into consideration during the  building process, such as age and occupancy.  Also, with thoughts of your family in mind, you can customize your home to fit their liking as well.  Choosing the floor plan perfect to your family’s activities, such as a large backyard for the grand-kids to play in or having a larger indoor space for a family den space will allow you and your family the closeness you deserve.

YOUR FRESH START BEGINS WITH US

With Palo Verde Homes, we work with you to make this the best home possible for you, so you can be comfortable and happy here in El Paso.  Customizing your property to fit your liking is akin to creating an extension of yourself, as a home and a shelter for your family that will last a lifetime.  To seek more custom floor plans in El Paso, check out Palo Verde Homes to find the perfect fit for your family. Contact us today!

Building Unique Custom Homes For Clients Who Want More

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When you are looking for custom homes in El Paso, Palo Verde Homes is the company you want to choose.  We build high quality custom homes in El Paso for people who want to live in desirable areas and who want to create a home of unparalleled quality and unique design.

 

Design Your Home For a Unique Look

Many people who want to live on the west or far east sides of El Paso are frustrated by the boring cookie-cutter homes that they find for sale.  Too many houses look like dull suburban homes with no character or features or interest.  If you want to step outside of the box and design a home that is a reflection of your style and taste, our custom homes are the way to go.  With custom homes, you make every decision from how to orient your house on your lot to the floor plan to the finishes that go throughout your home. Your house will be like no other home because it will be designed by you and for you.

 

Trust Our Reputation and Experience

Not all custom homes in El Paso are created equal though. You do not want to just choose any builder to create your dream home in El Paso.  You need a builder with a trusted reputation in the area who is committed to quality and who is committed to providing you with the very best in service throughout the entire build process.

 

Your Vision is Our Goal

Building custom homes in El Paso should be a collaborative process, with your builder working hard to make your dreams a reality.  Palo Verde Homes is a trusted and respected builder because we really care about every home we build. Our craftsmen pay attention to every detail and we will build you a beautiful house you will love.
To learn more about custom homes in El Paso, call Palo Verde Homes contact us today.

Custom Homes in El Paso | Building What You Want

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Is your family looking for a specific type of house? Custom homes in El Paso are the one and only starting point that you will need to look at. However, you have to make sure you are dealing with a reputable builder that can make that specific dream a reality. Palo Verde Homes is a premier home builder in the El Paso area that can provide you with the service you want in order to create your very own custom home. We take great pride in being able to fulfill the following qualifications you want your home builder to have!  

  • Reputation. Palo Verde Homes has a good standing in the industry and within the El Paso community, which is important. We take pride in continuously building homes that people take pride in and love for years.
  • Process: if you are starting your search from home and the comfort of a personal computer, it is a good idea to take a look at our website. You can see for yourself the testimonials of past clients who are still loving their home years later. You can also browse our selection of model homes and floor plans.
  • Experience.  Palo Verde Homes is proud of our experience and tradition of customer satisfaction. Finding floorplans and a gallery of past subdivisions we have worked on is a good starting point when you want to build a specific custom-built home for your family.

More than anything, Palo Verde Homes understands the process that building custom homes in El Paso entails and how it applies to people looking for a specific type of home for their family. We are here to make sure the home you build is up to your standards and is true to the vision you have for your home. Being happy with your custom home is what we strive for.  Call or visit us today to get started!

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