Sims Luxury Builders Blog

Your trusted resource for high-end home building and renovations.

What Design Decisions Need to Be Made Before Building a Custom Home

A custom home is a complex project that is most successfully ...

Steps for Custom Home Construction

General Tips for Success When Building a Custom Home

We refuse to let you become one of those homebuilding horror stories ...

How to Compare Custom Homebuilders

When it’s time to choose a custom homebuilder, how do you decide ...

Where to Find Custom Home Inspiration

Where do people get their inspiration for their custom home designs? ...

Unveiling Our Green Tree Showcase Home in Tanglewood

Should You Hire an Architect or Builder First?

If you’ve been researching the opportunity to build your own custom ...

How to Choose the Right Interior Designer for You

An interior designer can help you redesign any space in your home, ...

Aging in Place: How to Use Universal Design in Your Custom Home

Aging in place and universal design are about creating a home today ...

Sims Luxury Builders Hosts Texas A&M Construction Science Field Trip

Questions to Ask Renovation Builders / Contractors

You love your home, but lately you’ve been thinking it needs a few ...

Common Issues When Building a Custom Home

Taking on any major endeavor in life is bound to present you with ...

How Long Does a Whole Home Renovation Take?

There’s a mythology out there that renovating a house is usually a ...

What Makes a Good Homebuilder?

Chances are, by the time you’re ready to pick a homebuilder for your ...

How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home?

In our three decades of custom homebuilding, we’ve encountered just ...

Common Issues When Renovating a Home and How to Prepare

In their own way, renovations can be every bit as exciting and ...

Trying to Choose an Architect? 10 Questions to Ask

Aside from choosing your builder, selecting the right architect for ...

How to Choose the Right Custom Builder for You

Congratulations! You’re taking the first steps toward building your ...

Happy 30th Anniversary to Us!

We are both proud and humbled by the events of this past week. ...

Home Completion

We’re so excited for one of our wonderful families who will be moving ...

Welcome to Patricia!

We feel incredibly lucky to have found our newest team member, ...

Drum Roll Please…

As many of you know, we achieved an exciting milestone at the ...

A Diverse Portfolio

In the age of mass-production homebuilding, we count ourselves ...

LAGUNA on ABC’S “Cool Spaces”

ABC 13’s “Cool Spaces” featured our Laguna at Lake Pointe luxury ...

The Big Reveal!

We are thrilled to share this newest addition to our portfolio. This ...

GHBA Continuing Education

As home builders in Houston, we have the fortunate opportunity to ...

Laguna: A Vehicle for Giving Back

We started 2018 with a renewed sense of purpose: To create ...

Wrap-Up to Another Great Year

As a new year approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on where we’ve ...

Modern Home in Historic Tanglewood

We are excited to finally show off a few professional shots of our ...

NCBC Charleston Meeting a Success!

You’ve heard us many times talk about the National Custom Builders ...

Moisture Control

Water is essential and life-giving.  In construction, water is ...

Laguna Grand Opening

We recently had the pleasure of celebrating the official Grand ...

It’s Move-In Time!

This week, one of our families will be moving into their new home! As ...

Winner: 2017 Reader’s Choice

We got a special surprise today… Our firm was selected as the Best ...

Laguna Photography

Well, it’s official… The Laguna townhomes are complete and on the ...

Using Houzz for Our Homes

In recent years, Houzz.com has been instrumental in allowing us to ...

Welcome to our New Team Members 3

We’d like to send a warm welcome to our newest team member, Raul ...

Home for the Super Bowl

Another exciting Super Bowl in Houston, Texas!  The game on Sunday ...

A Happy New Year

Sims Luxury Builders has seen exciting evolution in 2016, from ...

Sims Luxury Builders Holiday Lunch

We certainly know how to work hard. So much so that we oftentimes ...

Tanglewood Spec Home: SOLD

We are thrilled that our recent spec home in Tanglewood sold ...

2016 NCBC Meeting: San Diego, CA

As most of you  know, Sims Luxury Builders is a member of the ...

Riva Top-Out Celebration

Last Monday evening, our team celebrated with all of our Riva at the ...

Professional Photos: Sweetwater Renovation

We have finally professionally photographed the whole-house ...

New Home Gallery: Riverstone Residence

After more than a year since its completion, our team had the ...

UPDATE: Laguna in Lake Pointe

Laguna, our community of nine luxury townhomes in Lake Pointe, is ...

Home Portfolio: Spanish Mediterranean

This Spanish Mediterranean home was built on 3.5 acres in Fort Bend ...

Riva Construction Progress

Enjoy this gallery chronicling the progress of Riva at the Park ...

Before and After: Home Renovation

This home is near and dear to our hearts here at Sims Luxury ...

The Making of a Wine Room Addition

What a ride! 15 years ago, we built a beautiful custom home for a ...

Welcome to Our New Team Members

We are thrilled to welcome the newest additions to our Sims Luxury ...

Aurora Sales Center

Our Aurora Sales Center has been opened for a few months now, and we ...

Riva Construction Progress

Progress on Riva at the Park has been swift over the last two and a ...

Winner of Two 2015 Prism Awards

This month, Sims Luxury Builders picked up TWO Houston’s Best Prism ...

2015 NCBC MEETING: SEATTLE, WA

This year’s National Custom Builders Council meeting was hosted by ...

Aurora Launch Party

Our Aurora launch party benefitting Dec My Room was a success. We’d ...

Riverstone Residence Completion

Our Riverstone Residence homeowners moved in a couple of months ago ...

Aurora

Following a successful pre-construction phase for our first luxury ...

Sims Luxury Builders Featured in Houzz Homepage Article

We’ve been featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of ...

We Just Keep Getting Stronger!

We’d like to offer a sincere welcome to our newest team members, ...

Sims Luxury Builders Project Videos

A couple of months ago, we spent a few days shooting video footage of ...

Introducing Laguna: A Sims Luxury Builders Townhome Project

Construction on our custom townhome project in Sugar Land has begun! ...

Sims Luxury Builders Team Jobsite Visit

Every couple of months, our Sims Luxury Builders team visits a job ...

Welcome to Our New Team Members

After searching for some time to find just the right fit, we are ...

Home Completion: Spanish Mediterranean in Riverstone

Our newest home completion is located in the Sugar Land community of ...

Luxe Magazine 2015 Gold List

What a great way to start the year! Our Sims Luxury Builders team is ...

Project Updates: New Home Starts

This is a very exciting time for us at Sims Luxury Builders. In the ...

Newest Home Completion: Lake Pointe Modern

We are extremely proud of our newest home completion located in The ...

2014 NCBC Meeting: Kansas City, MO

This year’s National Custom Builders Council meeting was hosted ...

Sims Luxury Builders Home on Cover of Luxe

Pick up a copy of the newest edition of Luxe magazine on newsstands ...

Sims Luxury Builders Launches Riva at the Park

We are excited to announce that sales have begun for Riva at the ...

Watch Our Sims Luxury Builders Video

We have officially made the transition from Christopher Sims Custom ...

Tribute

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of the loss of ...

The Results Are In!

The winners of the 2014 Texas Star Awards were announced at the ...

2014 Star Award Finalists Announced

We are pleased to announce that we have been named a finalist for a ...

Elevation Evolution

This Spanish Santa Barbara style home is one of our most recent ...

Visit Us On Houzz

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7 Home Completions in 3 Months

The last few months have been extremely exciting for our team and for ...

Team Job Site Visit: Lake Pointe

Several times a year, our entire Sims team visits a job site ...

Before and After 2

This home was referenced in our archived blog post showing before and ...

2013 CASA Christmas Home Tour

One of the very special causes that CSCH supports each year is that ...

2013 NCBC Meeting: Scottsdale, AZ

What an educational and enlightening workshop! This year’s National ...

Before and After

It’s truly amazing to reflect on the entire construction process of ...

New Address for CSCH

As of today, Christopher Sims Custom Homes has a new home! But don’t ...

SOLD: Lake Pointe Homes

As expected, the two homes that we are building on a speculative ...

WINNER: CSCH Takes Home a 2013 Star Award

The results are in!  Christopher Sims Custom Homes has been honored ...

CSCH Named Finalist for a 2013 Star Award

Our team is thrilled that we have been named a finalist for a 2013 ...

Project Updates: 3 New Home Starts

Once again, it’s full-steam ahead for the team at Christopher Sims ...

Project Update: Before and After – From Above

We had the good fortune of capturing a birds-eye view of this project ...

Project Updates: New Home Starts

Last month proved to be quite a busy one for our team.

Project Update: Three Home Completions

It is always particularly exciting for us when our clients are able ...

New CSCH Homes Available in Lake Pointe

Construction in Lake Pointe is picking up!  Christopher Sims Custom ...

2012 CASA Christmas Home Tour

One of the very special causes that CSCH supports each year is that ...

Another Successful NCBC Collaborative Meeting

This year’s National Custom Builders Council meeting took place in ...

WINNER: Houston’s Best PRISM Award for Custom Home of the Year

We are proud to announce that one of our homes has been honored with ...

Hope For 3 Luncheon Hosted at CSCH Home

The second annual Hope for 3 awareness event Lite Lunch Dazzling ...

Project Update: Newest CSCH Completion

Enjoy perusing photos of our newest home completion in Sugar Land. ...

CSCH Home Featured in Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes Magazine

We are thrilled each time one of our homes is featured in a magazine ...

Lake Pointe Modern Home Professional Photography

We are gearing up for our industry’s awards season by professionally ...

Community Spotlight: Saddlebrook (Memorial Area)

While building a home in this subdivision during the past two years, ...

Trends in Outdoor Living

Each month we enjoy sifting through the various industry publications ...

Project Update: Modern Lake Pointe Home Complete!

We are extremely proud of our newest home completion.  Building this ...

CSCH Home Featured in Texas Home & Living Magazine

A very special Christopher Sims home was featured in the December ...

Project Updates: 3 New Home Starts

The month of December brought three new home starts for CSCH!  This ...

National Custom Builders Council

Once again, Chris has returned from a National Custom Builders ...

Giving Hope for Three

Through the years, we have had the pleasure of building many ...

Project Update: Sweetwater Home is Complete!

Another successful completion for one of our very special homeowners! ...

CSCH Homes from the Air

For years, Chris has been talking about photographing some of our ...

Community Spotlight: Lake Pointe

Lake Pointe in Sugar Land boasts intimate gated, waterfront ...

Going Green with Reclaimed Materials

Building a home using recycled materials doesn’t mean you have to ...

Our Tree Story

We believe the old Scottish poet Alexander Smith had it right when he ...

Tankless Water Heaters

In recent years, Tankless (also called Demand or Instantaneous) water ...

No Challenge Too Great

Through the years, we have certainly held strong to the belief that ...

Community Spotlight: Sugar Land

Each year, it becomes more and more evident to us that Sugar Land is ...

Hot off the Press: 2011 Houston Custom Home Builders Resource Guide

One of our homes graced the cover of this year’s publication.  Visit ...

Green Building: Spray Foam Insulation

The “green building” movement taking place in the housing industry ...

Protecting your home with a Concealed Lightning Protection System

Well fellow Houstonians, it seems that our great city is now known as ...

Outdoor Living Spaces

Over the last several years, homeowners and homebuilders alike have ...

CSCH Wins Three 2010 Houston’s Best Awards

Along with the regional recognition we received this year through the ...

CSCH Wins Two 2010 Texas Star Awards

The Results Are In! We are honored to announce that Christopher Sims ...

Christopher Sims Custom Homes named Finalist for five 2010 Star Awards

Christopher Sims Custom Homes has just been named a finalist in five ...

Choosing an Architectural Style for Your Custom Home

While some stages of building your own custom home may be a bit ...