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Swimming pools are wonderful, if you do some planning. Avoid a disaster before buying a swimming pool by learning a few simple tips. Considering buying a swimming pool for your Hill Country home or business? A pool can be very rewarding, but it makes sense to educate yourself before making a decision to invest. Look for companies that have the heart of a teacher…not a pushy salesman. Before you start wading through...

A remodeled bathroom can do a lot for your home and your financial position. It adds ROI (up to 70 percent) and makes your property more valuable (a lot of the value in your house is tied up in the bathroom and kitchen). But you need to budget carefully: The national average cost of remodeling a mid-sized bathroom is about $19,000. Homeowners with a plus-size bathroom may spend as much...

It's starting to get into "outdoor season" here in the Hill Country. We've officially put winter and the cold fronts in the rear-view mirror, and now it's time for sun, grilling and backyard parties. If you're planning to add a deck to your home, it may be time to investigate hiring a deck builder. Building a deck on your own is definitely doable, but even the home remodeling experts consider...

If you're like most of us, you’ve spent months (maybe years) planning for a your new Hill Country swimming pool. You know exactly where it will go and what shape it will take. Now comes the big question: Which Hill Country pool builder do you hire to turn your dream pool into reality? To help simplify the process, we’ve provided some quick tips for you to consider: DO YOUR RESEARCH A swimming...

While you're pobably not spending as much time outdoors in the winter due to our crazy South Texas weather, this is an excellent time to start planning for spring projects. If you're Texas Hill Country interested in adding an outdoor kitchen in the New Year, why not start the design process now? Ensure your designs look fresh by incorporating these Hill Country outdoor kitchen trends for 2019. Custom Designs As outdoor kitchens increase...

It seems like there's always some sort of construction going on in the Hill Country. If you’re at the point where you’ve definitely decided it’s time to start your Hill Country remodeling project this year or perhaps build a new custom home, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward living in a space that’s uniquely yours. Now comes the challenging part: selecting the right Hill Country general contractor for the...

At CMW General Contractors, we specialize in building dream homes of all shapes and sizes. Whether you're looking for a sprawling, luxury ranch house or a smaller home, we're here to help build your custom homes for any need. Another alternative residential construction trend (like tiny homes) gaining momentum is the “barndominium” movement.  Barndominiums are typically metal buildings that have been transformed from structures previously used for fully-functional industrial or agricultural purposes...

Lately, there's been a perception from some of our potential clients that we only specialize in working within the 281 area. While we do love sticking close to our Spring Branch and Bulverde area, we actually work with home building, remodeling and barndominium projects across the entire Texas Hill Country. Just as a bit of a recap, here are some of the recent projects we've completed at various locations from...

When the calendar turns to March in the Hill Country, it's officially moving toward swimming pool season. Here at CMW General Contractors, we offer expert swimming pool installation for our neighbors all across the Hill Country. Whether you're looking for a lap pool in Boerne or a kidney pool in Floresville, we've got the experience to help you put your dream pool in your backyard. We've built dozens of swimming pools...

Just the other day, I was talking to a friend of mine about how much I love building outdoor kitchens. I was sharing some of my favorite building stories – a collection of old “war tales” about special projects, challenging clients, particularly difficult designs, and the ones that we’re proudest of completing – when my buddy stopped me and asked a question that blew my mind. He looked me straight in...