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  • 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 […] Read more

  • 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 […] Read more

  • 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 […] Read more

  • 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 […] Read more

  • 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, […] Read more

  • 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 […] Read more

  • 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. […] Read more

  • Materials Matter: Trends in Flooring, Walls, and Countertops

    The materials you use during a home renovation set the tone for the overall feel of the project. Whether you are looking for a luxury kitchen or a functional family room, the materials you choose contribute greatly to the design choices. Here are some of the most popular materials that we’re seeing in 2017. Flooring […] Read more

  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Your Home Renovation Breaks Ground

    When clients begin to think about a home renovation project, they often spend time looking at the “After” pictures of kitchens, baths, and additions. These perfect images show you gleaming hardwood floors, pristine countertops, and elegant crown molding. What they don’t show you is how those pieces came together- the sawdust, the painter’s tape, the […] Read more

  • Bright and Bold, Luxurious and Livable: What’s New in Design for 2017

    While classics will stay in style forever, I find a lot of clients are looking to spruce up their homes in the New Year. Some are looking for a complete addition as they grow their families in 2017 and others just want to love living in their space a little more. No matter the reason, […] Read more

  • It All Starts With Trust

    Few rooms in a home garner as much attention as the master bathroom. Second only to the kitchen, a beautiful master bathroom is near the top of almost every homebuyer’s wish list. But, if you find yourself stuck with a less than stellar master bathroom, a renovation can give you all the features you’re looking […] Read more

  • Aging in Place

    Forget millennials and baby boomers. There is a new generation that needs our attention: the “sandwich” generation. A member of the sandwich generation is someone who is caring for an aging parent, while still raising children in the home. When it comes to home renovation, this group has a serious balancing act to contend with. […] Read more

  • The Only Happy Client

    Not every home renovation is a blank slate. While some clients come to us with dreams of complete demolition and starting from scratch, others are more interested in updating a home that they already love. This was the case when we began work on Haley Dugas’s home in East Dallas. “My house was built in […] Read more

  • Hidden Treasure Leads to Time Capsule

    If your walls could talk, what would they say? Would they speak of centuries past or would they only recall the last ten years? Even though Dallas new construction is booming, there are still many historic homes that are preserving the past. Recently, Blackline Renovations had an opportunity to take a peek into history during […] Read more

  • What It’s Like to Renovate While Expecting

    It’s not often you find a mother willing to tackle a home renovation project during her last trimester of pregnancy, but Paige McInerney put her trust in Blackline Renovations during her garage remodel this past winter. New England transplants, Paige and Tom McInerney, bought an older home that needed a lot of updating. After completing […] Read more

  • 3 Great Reasons to Renovate

    Behind every renovation is a story. People get married, kids go off to college, or someone starts working at home to pursue their passion. Part of what is so great about working in home remodeling is getting to know our clients and sharing an exciting time in their lives. Here are some of my favorite […] Read more

  • Seamlessly Integrate the New and the Old: Creating An Addition That Isn’t Out of Place

    Oftentimes, an addition sticks out like a sore thumb. Rather than enhancing a home’s current features, poorly thought out additions fail to blend with the home’s original style and architecture.  “We have found that most homeowners are increasingly concerned that their remodel or addition will look like a separate part of their home — that […] Read more

  • Home Renovation Professionals Report Widespread Confidence in Market Growth, Study Finds

    Q1 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer Finds Shortages Persist Across a Wide Range of Skilled Trades, Leading Many Firms to Take Action to Attract Young Talent Blackline Renovations recently participated in this survey about the renovation industry- read the results! Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today released the Q1 2016 Houzz […] Read more

  • Renovate or Run?

      Is your space at home feeling small or out-of-date? Once you decide it’s time to upgrade, there’s still one more big decision: Buy or Renovate? Here’s a look at some of the many variables and how your choice might impact your life and your home. Finances Whether upgrading your existing home or moving on […] Read more

  • Living (In) History

    Historical features can delight buyers, but untouched 100-year old homes certainly do not. When updating the classic bungalow for modern living, the design process seeks to blend the old with the new within one unified aesthetic. A bungalow is defined as a low house, with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or […] Read more

  • Beat the Heat: Convert Your Garage Into a Pool House

    While we are enjoying our short spring here in North Texas, we all know that the heat of summer is not far away. Once the Texas temperatures begin their annual climb, you may find yourself wondering how to keep cool and keep the kids busy after school is out. Already have a pool in the […] Read more

  • Clearing the Clutter: Home Renovation Edition

    A place for everything, and everything in its place. For many of us, this proverb seems more like a fantasy than reality. So if your home is more nightmare than sweet dream, read on for a round-up of clutter-busting ideas that will turn that frown upside down. Entryways Your best bet for a welcoming, clutter-free […] Read more

  • Six-time Award Winner Blackline Renovations of Dallas Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

    Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,  Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Blackline Renovations of Dallas, Texas has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The residential remodeler was chosen by the more than 35 million […] Read more

  • Home Renovation Trends for 2016

    At the dawn of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what worked in 2015 and imagine new possibilities for 2016. Whether your home renovation project is big or small, there’s likely somewhere to add value to your home. Millennial Trends These 80-90 million adults born between the early 1980s and early […] Read more

  • Escaping the Renovation Ruckus

    The pitter-patter of little feet, the click of furry paws on tile, and the roar of power tools and pounding hammers. Ah, progress, how sweet your sound. The survival of your loved ones and your sanity is possible during a home renovation, but there are definitely some key things to consider. Safety  Home renovation projects […] Read more

  • A Spa for Every Home

    In my last two posts, I shared my thoughts on experiencing a home renovation first hand as I lived through the complete remodeling of my master bathroom.  Despite the mess and frustration I felt during the process, the outcome has exceeded my expectations.  Designing and building my master bathroom from scratch has given me a […] Read more

  • Part 2: I Feel Your Pain… I’m Going Through a Remodel, Too!

    Remodeling a home can be one of the most stressful experiences of a homeowner’s life. There’s dust and dirt, noise, big decisions, deadlines, and — likely the most stressful of all — the cost of the remodel. As detailed in last month’s Part 1 article, I recently renovated my master bathroom. Even with years of […] Read more

  • Part 1: I Feel Your Pain… I’m Going Through a Remodel, Too!

    “Living through a home renovation is like living in the wild… you do whatever it takes to survive.” (author unknown) During the ongoing remodel of my master bathroom, I decided that the least disruptive way for me to monitor the process while maintaining access to my living space and home office was to remain in […] Read more

  • CB Construction Company is now Blackline Renovations

    After 14 years in the remodeling industry as CB Construction Company, we are changing our brand to better serve your needs. When starting this company, I intentionally left the name very generalized because I was unsure of the direction I would ultimately pursue in the construction industry. Within a few years, my passion started to […] Read more

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