Home Creations Moves Up on Builder Top 100 List

In May 2015, Builder magazine released the 2014 Top 100 Builders list. Home Creations moved up 3 positions from last year’s list and is now #69 of 100 top builders in America. Home Creations is also the largest locally owned and operated home builder on the list, as well as the only Oklahoma-owned builder in the Top 100. These rankings are based on annual closing numbers of builders all over the United States. Home Creations closed 526 homes in 2014 and had revenue of $90 million. Ranking on this list is a great honor for a locally owned and operated …

Oklahoma City Growth and Momentum: Small Business is Booming

In Oklahoma City business is booming. The Oklahoma City Metro area is becoming an attractive location for small businesses to launch and a prime location for relocation of out of state companies. Oklahoma City is the #1 City to Start a Business You might not think of entrepreneurship when you mention Oklahoma City, but in a recent report by NerdWallet lists, OKC as the #1 city to start a business. This was based on a variety of factors including: bank lending rates population growth unemployment rates business friendliness cost of living The sum of these factors secures OKC as a …

Ways to make your kitchen more user-friendly

Most people have heard that the kitchen is the heart of the home. For many of us, it is absolutely true. From meal preparation to homework, from crafting to entertaining, our kitchens are one of the most frequently used rooms in our home. With so many varied roles being played by this one room, it is important that your kitchen meet the individual needs of your family. This doesn’t have to mean an expensive remodeling project: with just a bit of ingenuity and creativity, you can have all the benefits of a customized kitchen without the inconvenience of sawdust and …

Pet-friendly home design is on the rise

Is this home going to the dogs? On the contrary. Many homeowners are planning and designing their homes with their pets in mind to make sure that their home value isn’t impacted by the use and abuse by our furry friends. Good planning and design can also help cats and dogs stay healthy and safe. “First, we humans need to plan ahead when building a new home,” said Danel Grimmett, DVM at Sunset Veterinary Clinic in Edmond, OK. “If we are partial to hairy dogs (like corgis) floors with smooth surfaces are nice to keep the cleaning simple and easy. …

Home Trends: The evolution of bathroom style

Today’s bathrooms are spa-like escapes with high tech showers, water-saving features and lots of space. But this room has gone through a huge evolution in the last century and a half.   A Home Creations look at how far this room has come: The early days  In the early days bathrooms were about functionality. But many rural and urban American homes did not have running water at the turn of the 20th century. If you were a family in rural Oklahoma, you would have to make do without indoor plumbing, getting water from rain barrels and windmills or hand pumped …