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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 the 1930s. It’s a Tudor-style …

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 a renovation project. During a …

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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 the main home, they set …

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 reasons my clients have taken …

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 Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence …

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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  Is your space at home feeling small or out-of-date?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 to something bigger and better, …

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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 upper rooms set in the …

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 yard?  Maximize your outside time …

Dallas, Texas bungalow in Vickery Place features built-in bookshelves and wood flooring in dining room.

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 entryway is simply to acknowledge …