Renovate the Right Way: Using Your Space Wisely

Though made of concrete foundations and brick walls, homes can be dynamic spaces that grow and change with you over time. If you’ve found yourself feeling cramped in your home or just needing an upgrade, it’s time to rethink how you’re using your space.  Flex that Floor Plan Some walls, just like some rules, are made to be broken (load …

Home Renovation Ideas for Empty Nesters

You blinked, and the kids moved out; now you’re wondering what to do with all that extra space. It’s time to renovate your home to fit your new lifestyle. The open floor plan that suited you so well with little ones underfoot can be transformed into a beautiful entertaining space. The extra cabinet space in your kitchen that was filled …

How to Budget for a Home Renovation

In this age of instant information, it’s natural to look for shortcuts. Determining the cost of a remodel is one of those shortcuts people usually look for, and unfortunately that is one place where shortcuts don’t work. The square foot pricing method originated from homebuilding where it works very well. With homebuilding, you have all the same components every time …

From Basic to Beautiful: Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

So much living goes on in the kitchen and with the open floor plan that is favored by so many homeowners the kitchen is on display for all to see. Kitchen cabinets take up so much real estate in the room that it’s important to choose a style that offers both functionality and storage without sacrificing style. Whether you want …

Tips to Keep Your Family Home Renovation Safe and Beautiful

Home renovation projects may seem daunting to parents with children at home, but they don’t have to be. In fact, we’ve worked with clients who have renovated while expecting a new babyand been thrilled with the results. Here are a few things to take into consideration when you’re planning for a home remodeling project with kids underfoot. Safety One of …

Houzz Feature: 6 Things to Do This Weekend

Originally Featured on Houzz Give in to spring fever with a fun weekend antiquing adventure, painting project or patio spruce-up. And whatever the weather, you can always feed your need to dig your hands in the dirt by starting some seeds indoors. Seven could-dos for your weekend, straight ahead. 1. Go antiquing. If you’re in Texas, make your way to Round Top for …

You Can Go Green and Still Have a Great Home Renovation Project

(In the kitchen above, we used reclaimed pine for the floors from a supplier called Old Texas Wood that takes old wood from homes, barns, etc. and mills it to use for flooring.) Home remodeling and renovation projects meld easily with green design and construction strategies. The ability to work within or near an existing structure offers many opportunities to consider …

Easy Renovations Will Make Your Home a Favorite Teen Hang Out

From toddlers to teenagers, families are always adapting their homes to suit their needs. In recent years, there has been an uptick in parents looking for renovations to make their homes more teenager friendly. This could be as simple as remodeling an existing playroom or as comprehensive as putting on an addition to create a new hangout space.  No matter …

Does Your House Have Foundation Problems? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Originally featured on Realtor.com Does your house have foundation problems? Whether you’re a homeowner or just sizing up a home to buy, a faulty foundation can be dangerous—and expensive. Fortunately, though, that’s not always the case. “Most problems can be fixed, says Frank Lesh, executive director of the American Society of Home Inspectors. “Even a bad crack doesn’t mean you …

Aging in Place is Possible with Thoughtful Home Renovations

Many adults are looking to stay in their homes rather than move to a nursing or assisted living facility as they age. This is a critical issue at a time when “there are more than 100 million homes in U.S. cities, suburbs and rural areas, yet only about 1% of them are conducive to aging in place.” Fortunately, there are …