New Year’s Resolution? Why Not Focus on Something You WANT to Do?

We’re close to that time of year when a lot of people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. If that doesn’t get you all excited, you’re not alone.  According to only 41 percent of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions. On the other hand, 42 percent never make them. Maybe our poor success rate has something to do with that. According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February!


Maybe that’s because so many resolutions are all about things we think we have to do. This year, why not focus on something you actually want to do—such as building a new luxury home in the Texas Hill Country. Not only is building a new home a good investment, (Hey! That takes care of your financial resolution) but you’ll also end up with something that will bring you enjoyment, comfort, and security for years to come.


Making this kind of resolution is much more fun than figuring out what you can’t eat and how many sit-ups you have to do each day. Plus, planning is half of the fun! So if you were to plan a new Hill Country luxury home, what would go on your wish list? Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  {NOTE: The code after each description is the code that needs to be embedded from HOUZZ. This gives us nice photos and also links readers back to a number of Boyer Houzz pages}

Kitchen Essentials
We all know that creating a great kitchen is essential to creating a home that you’ll love. What are the essentials for your dream kitchen? As builders, we think it begins with the right design so that the space fits the way you live and entertain. We’re seeing a lot of clients opt for larger kitchen islands that double as workspaces for food preparation and as gathering places for casual meals and entertaining.


Specialty Rooms
Perhaps you have a passion that you’d like to highlight in your new home. It could be an art collection, or a place where you create your own art. It might be a music room. Some families like the idea of having a dedicated media/home theater room for watching movies together. Or, you might create something like this wine cellar for storing, displaying, and enjoying your collection of fine wines.

Patios and Pools
Increasing numbers of homeowners in the Hill Country want coordinated indoor and outdoor spaces in their home. That could mean a patio area that includes a pool. Or it could mean a kind of transitional room such as the one you see here that blurs the lines between indoor space and outdoor space (and let’s you enjoy being “outside” even if the weather doesn’t cooperate).

Unique Materials
Maybe you want touches throughout your house that reflect the beautiful area around you. Here’s a look at a home we built that used local materials (limestone, wood, and even ironwork from a local blacksmith) to create a subtle homage to the rugged beauty of the Hill Country around the home. You might choose a completely different style that reflects your taste and personality.

You can use these ideas as a springboard for deciding what would make your wish list for your new home. Who wants to count calories or do crunches when you can resolve to create a beautiful new home that will be as much fun to plan as it will be to live in?

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