2017 Design and Color Trends: A Look Back

Our love of beautiful things is fueled daily by Instagram and Pinterest. But, like the weather, our tastes are fickle and change often. Last year, we talked about the upcoming home design and color trends for 2017. Here’s what we actually saw trending this year as we remodeled homes throughout Dallas. Color Trends in 2017 New neutrals reigned supreme this …

Home Renovations for the Holidays

When better than in planning for the holidays and its slew of family gatherings to consider the best home renovation for entertaining. These projects all offer different benefits and can transform your celebration possibilities. Deck or Patio Holiday Renovations From summer barbecues to year-round al fresco dining, a custom deck can make a barren patch of grass into an entertainer’s …

Bathroom Renovations Are Good for Guests and Home Value

Updated kitchens and bathrooms top the wish lists for homeowners considering remodeling projects and for buyers on the hunt. With multi-generational households on the rise, fully appointed guest suites or dual-masters are also increasing in popularity. Whether your guests are full-time or part-time, the functionality of their own private bathroom is hard to deny. A bathroom renovation recoups from 55-65% …

3 Reasons Why Details Matter in a Home Renovation

When a client comes to me with an idea for a home renovation project, we almost always start the conversation by talking about the big picture. We discuss increasing the square footage in a kitchen, how many bedrooms to add or expand, or even adding on an entire floor to a home. It’s important for us to get these foundational …

Great Project Managers Keep Renovations Running Smoothly

  Our clients don’t have horror stories to tell us about us after a home renovation. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. When I founded Blackline Renovations, I was committed to doing business in a new way- streamlined and client-focused, with an emphasis on great communication. Blackline Renovations operates differently from other construction firms working with a hodge podge …

Kitchen Renovations Pay Off

It’s said that kitchens sell houses and that’s because they are the heart of the home. Family dinners, holiday cooking, homework- there is so much living that goes on in a kitchen. When clients come to us to begin a kitchen renovation project, we walk them through the process so they feel confident in their decisions before we break ground. …

Vacation Inspiration: Letting Travel Influence Your Home Design

Many people bring home souvenirs after vacation- trinkets to remind them of their travels across the world. Instead of just putting them on a shelf, what if you used the colors in your new scarf or designs in your stone trivet to inspire a home renovation project? When travel inspires remodeling, your home can feel like a holiday everyday. France …

You Should Hire a Certified Green Professional for Your Next Home Renovation

The environment is a constant source of conversation these days and I’m hearing about it from my clients more and more. Most clients come to me with questions about making their home more energy efficient and others are interested in reducing the environmental impact of their home renovation project. No matter what the concern is, I’m happy to provide insight …

Short survival guide for first time kitchen renovators

Published on The Chronicle Herald by NANCY MATTIA | CTW FEATURES CTW FEATURES The fridge is in the dining room, the waffle maker’s in the basement and your favourite sauté pan? You have no clue where it is. Welcome to a typical kitchen renovation. It can be frustrating to live in a home where nothing is where it used to be and …

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Read the Fine Print: Understanding Your Home Renovation Contract

Beyond the design details and material choices, there is another hard decision you have to make before you renovate- what kind of contract will you sign. When it comes to home renovations, contractors typically write up either lump sum fee contracts or contracts that bill for time and materials. Which one is better? Let’s discuss. At Blackline Renovations, we offer …