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6 Architectural Features in Houston Residential Design and Build

If you’re an avid HGTV watcher, no doubt you’ve heard the phrase “I want a house with an open floor plan” as people consider their wish lists for their new home. Open floor house designs continue to dominate single-family residential design. One-room living is popular, bringing families and friends together. Open floor plan house designs provide casual, easy, non-compartmentalized spaces.

Houston homeowners, may want to apply a similar same floor plan blueprint to the master suite as well. Good residential design solutions will not sacrifice privacy. There are, after all, some activities that just need to be done behind closed doors. Creating an effective floor plan design that gives space, yet a sense of privacy. A blueprint for your floor plan may have walls and doors pocketed strategically giving definition to the bedroom, the closets, and bath space to create a beautiful master suite.

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Kitchens are a huge deal in residential design and are one of the top priority in new home construction, home restoration and remodels. Having a spacious kitchen floor plan with plenty of cabinet and countertop space, large pantries, or just maximizing the storage space available are top on most homeowners lists for their new residential design. Houston homeowners generally spend more time and money perfecting their kitchen space than any other room in the house.

A main component of the kitchen floor plan is, of course, the kitchen island, giving families a way to connect even while doing homework, checking emails, cooking or casual dining.

Architectural design solutions for the bathroom include creating a spa-like atmosphere. Designing the luxurious bathroom of your dreams may include design concepts for an oversized walk-in shower and a freestanding tub, his and her vanities, customized bathroom vanities, and whatever else may give you the luxury spa experience you want right at home.

Today, pets are considered more as family members. According to a 2017 article from Animal House, 81% of homebuyers said pet considerations played a role in their final decision on purchasing a home.

When remodeling or restoring your home, your architectural design process may include considerations such as doggie doors, pet stations, fenced-in yards, and flooring type. Some Houston homeowners have even included washing and grooming stations as part of their mudroom home floor design.

Storage concerns is yet another top priority in residential home design. Houston homeowners are always looking for more storage, the bigger the better. Because, of course, everything's bigger in Texas. The more storage options worked into your initial residential design process the better. Creative design solutions may include roll-out trays, pot and pan drawers, or built-in dish organizers. And, the crème de la crème, a customized bedroom closet system. But, why stop at just the bedroom. There are many options in modern house design for innovative architectural design storage solutions for your entire home.

Another popular Houston residential design topic is the importance of outdoor living space. Outdoor living spaces with private yards, outdoor kitchens, dining, entertainment areas, including fire pits, lighting and cooling design solutions top the wish lists of Houston homeowners. Having an architect design build firm to handle all aspects is a major plus so you can be confident your indoor and outdoor living spaces are complementary to one another.

Oreon Design Group specializes unique custom modern home designs offering design-build services for your complete indoor and outdoor living comfort.

Yota Papadopulos, Founder of Oreon Design Group, is also an LEED® Green Associate™ and is an advocate of environmentally and sustainable architectural residential designs that stand the test of time. Oreon Design Group can take your residential design build house project and turn it into the home of your dreams. Some of our services include:

  • Custom Home Plans and Construction

  • Whole House Remodel

  • Garage Conversions

  • Covered Patios & Balconies

  • Custom Home Floor Plans

  • Schematic Design

  • Design Development

  • Full-Service Construction Administration

For more architectural design services for Houston homeowners, visit our services page or Oreon Design Group at Facebook. For a free phone consultation, contact Yota directly at 832-834-5455 or email her at

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