Best Kitchen Design

Congratulations to Mike Blake Custom Homes. Their kitchen entry was selected as a 2016 Star Awards – Best Kitchen Design Finalist!  There were many entries in one of the most prestigious categories in the competition. Mike Blake Custom Homes kitchen design, finish out and people impressed the out-of-state guest judges and resulted in their entry […]

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Pot Faucet

Pot Filler Faucet

Recently at Pinnacle Custom Homes we installed a pot filler faucet above a 36” gas cooktop. Initially I thought why in the world would anyone really need a pot filler. I mean how many pots of water are you going to carry to the cooktop anyway? Well now that I have one of my own I […]

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Bidet Toilet Seats

Bidet toilet seats – Mike Blake Custom Homes At Mike Blake Custom Homes I am frequently asked to investigate a range of products.  I recently investigated bidet toilet seats for a client and I was so impressed that I installed a bidet seat in my personal home. You’re probably asking yourself – what’s that. Bidet seats utilize […]

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Best Wall Sheathing – Zip System

At Pinnacle Custom Homes we understand that one of the biggest obstacles to achieving superior energy-efficiency is air leakage. Air leakage is the unintended movement of air into or out of a building enclosure. This is caused when the materials that comprise a building’s air-barrier system are ineffective. The United States Department of Energy reports […]

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Hardwood Flooring Part II

Wood floors come in a rainbow of colors to fit any décor. You can achieve unique, one-of-a-kind looks with custom stains and finishes. The possibilities are endless. Today’s wood floors come in more than 50 species, both domestic and exotic, spanning the spectrum of color options, hardness, and price ranges. No matter what the look […]

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How to Pick a Hardwood Floor

At Pinnacle Custom Homes we are always helping customers with the pros and cons of choosing hardwood floors.  Part 1 of this article will deal with the three main types of hardwood floors to consider. Each type is available in both an unfinished and a pre-finished version.  Unfinished flooring must be job-site sanded and finished after installation. […]

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The Best Safe Rooms and Storm Shelters

Recently I was going through my YouTube station and was astonished to see that one of our videos had over 100,000 views!  Of course that was a big surprise but what was even bigger was the subject manner – storm shelters/safe rooms. Thinking back or the last several years there has been a steady increase in interest.  So […]

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How to Pick the Best East Texas Builder or Remodeler

In 2003, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Residential Construction Commission(TRCC). Its primary goal was to register builders and remodelers, establish minimum construction and warranty standards and assist consumers with dispute resolutions. In 2009, the Texas Legislature decided to Sunset the regulatory agency because of it lacked enforcement authority. In other words it passed many […]

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Everyone Get Stoned, LOL

Let me clarify.  Today more and more buyers are interested in stone exterior and interior features.  Stone fireplace, archways, half-walls, floors, outdoor fire pits, grills, patio’s etc. abound. There is not doubt that the use of stone is going to be a desired option for sometime.  With the increased interest and use of stone Mike Blake Custom Homes […]

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