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 …

New Trends for 2018 in Home Remodeling and Renovation

2018 home design is looking a lot like 2017 but with a new, brighter color palette. Whether it’s wallpaper, kitchens, or floors, the new year finds many homeowners looking for ways to update their space. Here are a few of my favorite ideas that I hope to see more of in 2018.

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 …

Pro Remodeler 2017 Design Award Winner: Whole-House over $750,000

Blackline Renovations, Dallas Remodeler: Chris Black Architect: William Briggs Photographer: Ken Vaughan For this project, classic design blends with modern elements to create a timeless aesthetic. Built in the mid-century, the home’s dated, dark interior was updated and expanded with additions to the first and second floors. One challenge facing the team was how to install sufficient support for the …

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% …