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 …

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. …