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Building in Vintage Oaks

Categories: Living in New Braunfels TX, San Antonio New Home Communities | Posted: May 26, 2020

As a custom home builder in San Antonio, Weston Dean Custom Homes is proud to take part in creating one of a kind communities like Vintage Oaks. Vintage Oaks is a beautiful Texas Hill Country master-planned community and a perfect place to build a custom home. Peaceful scenery, outstanding amenities, and a great location in New Braunfels make Vintage Oaks an ideal place to live. The right lot for your dream home could very well be hiding in the 3,900 acres of Vintage Oaks.

Vintage Oaks custom home porch as sunsetThe unmistakable scenery of Vintage Oaks is created by gentle rolling hills and grand, shady oak trees, the namesake of the neighborhood. These stately trees cover the edges of many homesites and lots of wooded space in the area. The oaks create a precious sense of peacefulness and privacy that the community is known for. Some lots are more densely covered with trees than others, so whether you’re hoping for more seclusion in the woods, or more open space for the kids to play, you can find the perfect balance at Vintage Oaks. Another natural feature you’ll love at Vintage Oaks is the view. Many lots overlook the wooded valleys of the Hill Country. You’ll never get tired of watching from your home as the sunset hits the trees and the grass.

Vintage Oaks new home community pool

Vintage Oaks is special because although you’ll enjoy privacy and peace and quiet, you’ll also be part of a community. One of the things that draw people together in Vintage Oaks is the variety of amenities available to residents. The clubhouse boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool and a lazy river, as well as a smaller pool for kids and a shaded playground. The fitness center inside the clubhouse is a great place to take workout classes or workout on your own with the extensive equipment available. For even more outdoor fun, the community also has tennis courts, a soccer field, and a baseball field. At Vintage Oaks you can take a resort-style vacation every weekend. 

Building your custom home in Vintage Oaks means you’ll get the best of both worlds when it comes to quiet country living and big-city amenities. New Braunfels is a trendy and steadily growing city. Job opportunities abound between New Braunfels and San Antonio, which you can also easily commute to. New Braunfels is also conveniently located just an hour south of Austin, so you’ll enjoy endless opportunities for world-class entertainment in sports, music, and dining. Vintage Oaks is also just south of Canyon Lake, a popular destination for fishing, boating, and golf.

Read more about Vintage Oaks, and contact us to learn more about building a custom home in this breathtaking community.

The Home Office: Not Just Another Room

Categories: San Antonio Custom Home Builders | Posted: May 18, 2020

Working remotely has suddenly become the new reality for many Americans. Working from home for an extended period of time can seem daunting. The truth is, any environment can wear on you and affect your productivity if it’s not designed with your wellness and work in mind. Weston Dean Custom Homes is the San Antonio custom home builder to build your home with the perfect home office for you.

What makes a good home office?

An effective home office is just as much about the architecture as it is the nitty-gritty design details. It’s not always possible to convert a spare bedroom into the perfect home office. Chances are, if you’re not enjoying your home office it’s because it wasn’t designed to be one from the start.

One size does not fit all when it comes to a home office. You know what type of environment you work best in, and a custom home builder like Weston Dean Custom Homes will help bring that idea to life. Does your ideal home office have a window? Natural light can create a calm energy in a room, conducive to getting good work done. Then again, a window can also be a distraction. The placement of windows and the room itself in the layout of the house is important to consider, and a custom home builder has the flexibility to help you. A skylight can offer natural light and privacy, in a distraction-free environment. 

The perfect size of your home office also depends on your personal needs and preferences. The same small home office can seem cozy to one person and claustrophobic to another. How do you like to work? Do you use a standing desk? A drafting table? Nothing but a laptop? When you design your home office, picture yourself in the space. Some people like to pace when they’re on the phone or cooking up a great idea. Extra furniture in the room can be a good spot for thinking, or for slacking off. The bottom line is the basic structure of your home office is crucial and personal. 

You also want to think about the little things. What color do you want to see on your walls surrounding you for hours every day? Studies suggest that differentiating your workspace from your living space helps to get you in the zone when you’re on the clock. It helps you work better, but also helps you relax more when you’re not working, and you might even sleep better. Think about how much storage you might need for your work. Are your desk drawers enough, or do you need room for filing cabinets? You should be able to be as organized as a traditional office is (if not more so). Lastly, you get to have fun with little flourishes to make your home office feel like home. Personalize your space with your favorite picture frames, knick-knacks, and plants. 

Contact us and learn more about what we like to do to make great home offices.

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