Get Your Backyard Ready for Barbecue Season

Get Your Backyard Ready for Barbecue Season

Your backyard probably hasn’t gotten the love it deserves over the colder months or this past year at all. It’s time to get your outdoor oasis up to party standard as social gatherings and in-person events make a comeback this summer. Whether you have neglected your outdoor space more than usual with less visitors or are looking to create a space from scratch, here are some tips to turn your backyard into a summer party destination.

Give some extra attention to your lawn and garden

The first thing that guests notice when arriving to your home is landscaping. If your garden is looking a bit tired, it’s time to perk it up and transform it into a welcoming space for guests. Spring is the best time to prune your summer blooming shrubs and the ample moisture right now gives seeds a good start to growth. Take advantage of this by over seeding so that your lawn is green and lush. You can also prep for new plants by clearing weeds and debris from flower beds.

 

Lawn

Stock up on yard games

Up your game with cornhole, volleyball, and oversized yard games. There’s no better way to diverge everyone outside for quality time and it’s perfect for entertaining a group of all ages.

Yard Games

Prep the grilling station

It’s not a barbecue without the food. Consider a potluck party where guests each bring dishes to lighten your load. Grilling alone takes a lot of attention, so prepare ahead of time. Clean the grill and make sure you have enough gas or charcoal to keep it going

Grill

Consider outdoor upgrades

New lighting, furniture, and an outdoor kitchen can make all the difference in entertaining guests. All of these are investments that add value to your home and help your family enjoy summertime to its fullest. Extra features like fireplaces or covered patios can even make your space enjoyable year-round.

Outdoor Kitchen

Sitterle Homes offers outdoor designs that are luxurious and comfortable. Create a space where you can soak in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, or where you can entertain and enjoy time with family and friends. Whether you want to keep it simple or go all out, Sittlerle has options to fit your lifestyle and allow you to make the best memories in your outdoor escape. Available outdoor amenities may include:

  • Yard maintenance for a lock-and-leave lifestyle
  • Oversized lots
  • Covered porches and patios
  • Outdoor kitchen spaces
  • Irrigation systems and landscape design

If you’re looking for a community with great amenities for entertaining, check them out at sitterlehomes.com/communities/. Sitterle Homes builds in the most desirable communities in the Austin, Houston and San Antonio area.

The Charming Host

The Charming Host

Love having friends over to watch the big game, or to chat and socialize during a dinner club? Get back what you missed out on this past year and design a lifestyle with Sittlerle that centers on joyful gatherings of friends and family.

Sittlerle homes can be customized with expansive outdoor spaces, including covered patios perfect for grilling, dining, or enjoying a glass of wine with friends. If you enjoy hosting, you’ll also adore the lavish indoor spaces that Sittlerle can offer. All of your desired amenities like state-of-the-art kitchens with oversized islands are possible. Floor plans built for entertaining – that’s what Sittlerle is all about.

Whether you like having a few neighbors over for book club or are planning an event that’s a little larger, with Sitterle, you have plenty of options. Sittlerle Homes has communities in San Antonio, Austin and Houston, where you can choose from a variety of existing homes or customize a floor plan to build within our neighborhoods.

If you are looking for a community with great amenities for entertaining, explore these Sitterle Homes communities:

San Antonio:

Austin:

Houston:

No one else comes close to offering the range of lifestyle amenities and quality homes you’ll find with Sitterle.

Your Opportunity to Nestle in the Hill Country

Your Opportunity to Nestle in the Hill Country

Sitterle Homes is excited to announce that we have new building opportunities in Dripping Springs, the gateway to the Texas Hill Country. We have obtained new lots in Bunker Ranch, an elite enclave surrounded by nature and mature trees. New acreage lots are now available, where you’ll enjoy the freedom to spread out and take in the outdoors. This gated community is the epitome of relaxation.

The location of Bunker Ranch is ideal for outdoor and nature lovers alike. With stand-out activities like the Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls State Park, and Westcave Preserve, Dripping Springs is more than your typical city and offers true small-town charm.

As if that was not enough, the area is also a beer and wine lover’s paradise. It is home to plenty of local breweries, wineries, and distillers. Or, for a guaranteed good time, grab some friends and get some authentic Salt Lick BBQ.

So, given how picturesque the area is, it is only right to have a home that matches. And, more than ever before, there are more opportunities for you to build your dream home. Select one of our award-winning floorplans and customize the plan to make it your own. We offer different plan elevations for the utmost curb appeal. Most homes allow for long driveways which provide a real sense of arrival at your home.

Your hand-picked lot will also allow you to dream big. Boasting acre lots, there truly is no limitation to what your dream home can be.  We guarantee high-end finishes, luxurious details and high-quality craftsmanship that will not disappoint. Ultimately, giving every Bunker Ranch homeowner the privacy, peace, and luxury that’s needed in their life.

Featured Plans

Although any one of our stunning floor plans would make for a perfect family home we wanted to highlight three that stand out: The Calais, Abliene, and Cheyenne.

Calais

Calais

Calais – Elevation A

The Calais floorplan is a fan-favorite available in multiple elevations, and complete with a timeless iron front door. The home also offers up a ton of living space and features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a large kitchen. And, with 3,440 SQFT, of living space there will be no shortage of room.

Homeowners will also enjoy the sunlight and natural beauty of the area.  Enhanced with the home’s volume ceilings (which allow for a better flow of light) it will truly be your own paradise.

Abliene

Abilene

Abilene – Elevation C

Fed up with looking at neighbors rather than nature? The luxurious 4 bedroom and 3.5-bathroom  Abilene home design will solve these issues. Perfect for nature lovers, you will be surrounded by picturesque land and a large lot. 

Enjoy the outdoors from the beauty of the covered porch, large entry-way, or while indoors through magnificent windows. When the day is done, relax in style with a Master Bath that features a frameless glass mudset, freestanding tub, and tile to ceiling in the shower.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Cheyenne – Elevation B 

Want a customized design? Look no further than the Cheyenne. This plan offers buyers the ability to add on and expand the floorplan to better meet your needs.

 With this design, we offer an optional second level that can add an additional 700SQFT to your living space. Meaning, a 5th bedroom, games room, or other room can be added to optimize your build.

 As is, you and your family will enjoy a stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home with nearly 3,000 SQFT of living space. It’s hardwood flooring, volume ceilings, whisper-quiet drawers (on all kitchen cabinets), and energy-efficient features give it a luxurious feel.

The Advantage

Specializing in quality, consistency, and specialty builds; we take luxury seriously. We understand what makes a house a home.

With over 55+ years’ experience building in the Central Texas area, we are leading class experts who can be trusted to deliver you the home of your dreams.

Given our experience and recognition with the neighborhood, we are familiar with the area and only choose to build on the best. We know that your home’s location is part of what makes it which is why we take into consideration the community and atmosphere.

Our trustworthy craftsmen will expertly execute your home’s chosen design. And, we will take the time to walk through any personal touches or modifications you’d like. Guaranteeing a mix of style, functionality, and luxury.

See for Yourself

The beauty and serenity of the area are something that should be seen in person. Whether you are a nature lover or someone that seeks a peaceful home; the area and landscape will not disappoint.

Although we are currently offering a virtual tour here, we encourage you to come and see it for yourself. We currently have a model home located on 159 Reata Way (details on hours of operation here).

Come and see where nature, community, and luxury come together at Bunker Ranch.

Trendy vs. Timeless Design

Trendy vs. Timeless Design

When building your home, it can be challenging to find the right balance between a trendy and timeless style. Having spent far more time at home this past year, we have already seen many trends come and go as homeowners began to notice details of their house that needed revamping. No matter what type of environment you’re going for, Sitterle can help you choose a style that will stand the test of time.

It is important to recognize that trends are constantly evolving. What really matters is that your home never goes out of style in your mind. Consider timeless designs in areas that could be difficult to change and use trendy pieces for accents and finishing touches. If in two years you decide you don’t like your colorful rug or side chair, these can be relatively easy to switch out. Other items like home exteriors and expensive furniture should stay more neutral to accommodate newer trends easily.

Design Trends in 2021:

Earthy Palettes

It has been a common trend in recent months to accent the home with calming patterns. Where it was previously in style to have white or minimalistic kitchens and common areas, we are seeing more earthy tones like greens, browns, and even yellow bringing in influence from nature. A timeless kitchen could include granite or quartz countertops with soft colors that would mix well with colorful accent pieces.

Multifunctional Spaces

Spending more time at home has made us reconsider the purpose of a room. In extra space, we expect people to be inspired to maximize functionality. Trends here include dual-purpose furniture and smart storage. With the creative help of Sitterle’s design specialist, you will see that no space is too small to serve a bigger purpose.

Texture

Texture is what makes a home feel like it’s lived in. Layers of texture are easy to incorporate into any room and add personality without being too overwhelming. Texture can add dimension through furniture, walls, and more and can include materials like stone, marble, wood, or even velvet. Texturize a space easily with plants, patterned cushions and woven baskets. Architectural touches like crown molding and ceilings with wood planks are small touches that can make all the difference too.

Less Open Floor Plans

It is possible that the pandemic has weakened some enthusiasm for open floor plans. We will likely never completely say goodbye to the concept, but after the pandemic, homeowners discovered a new need for privacy and “zoom-friendly” spaces. Working with Sitterle Homes, you will see creative solutions to find a balance between entertaining and quiet space.

Sitterle Homes is a premier Texas homebuilder with a focus on creating long-lasting, high-quality homes and communities across San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. No matter your idea of a perfect home, Sitterle allows you the opportunity for personalization to fit your style. Our objective is to assist you in identifying the image you envision and create the environment that will be uniquely yours.