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  Is your space at home feeling small or out-of-date?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, …

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 …

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 monthly unique users that comprise …

This laundry room remodel in Dallas's M-Streets features an LG Washer/Dryer and blue cabinets.

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 2000s are changing home buying …

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 do take time, so you …