A rain garden is a shallow, vegetated depression designed to absorb and filter runoff from hard (impervious) surfaces like roofs, sidewalks, and driveways. Rain gardens are usually planted with colorful native plants and grasses.They not only provide an attractive addition to the yard, but also help to conserve water and protect our water quality. At […]

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Life Safety Systems Mechanical installations are nearly finished at our Lake Austin build and life safety systems are the focus of this weeks blog. A life safety system is a part of any building’s infrastructure that monitors the environment for changes in state that indicate the presence of fire or smoke. It then reacts to […]

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We are so happy to share a guest blog post from Trulia about the latest home design trends for Austin.   By Sam Brannan of Trulia Austin, Texas is a fast-growing, hip town known for its music festivals, spectacular golf courses and beautiful, safe neighborhoods. Always adapting to changing times, the capital of Texas is ranked third on […]

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Why Buy New? 9 Benefits of new homes Whether you are moving to a new area for work opportunities, sizing-up or planning for retirement and an empty nest, it’s important to weigh the benefits of deciding to buy new against purchasing an inventory home.  A new custom home presents some great opportunities and unique advantages […]

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Jenkins Custom Homes is actively committed to green building and sustainability, which promotes the health and well-being of our natural environment. As a result, environmental, economic and social benefits are obtained. Sustainability is important because all the choices we pursue and all the actions that we make today will affect everything in the future. What makes […]

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