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Knollwood / Woodside Area: 3 Bedroom w/Pool, Spa and Game Room Located inside the Loop on a cul-de-sac lot off a quiet street convenient to the Medical Center, this home has a lot to offer.  It needs a little work, but has a lot to love – and can be restored to its former glory and then some.   Open the SMARTePLAN floor plan so you can get a bird’s eye view of the overal...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
More home owners have planned to renovate their houses this year, according to Houzz, a remodeling Web site. The company surveyed approximately 100,000 home owners, and 53 percent of them reported that now is a good time to remodel.  More home owners getting motivated to increasing the values of their houses by improving the “look, flow, and layout” of these residences. The most p...
Read Post [Posted on 12/13/2014 By John Askins]
Whether they're snowy and frigid or just blah and wet, winter months drive many to spend more time in their homes. You can ward off cabin fever in advance with the tips posted by financial site Wise Bread on how to winterproof homes. Writer Mikey Rox offers nine tips to get through the winter happier and healthier. First on his list: Acclimate to the temperature by setting thermostats do...
Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By John Askins]
Many of us work long days and can’t always get away for vacation so our homes need to an inspiring and relaxing space that you can enjoy by getting away from the world for a time. I know that is what I did.  Once I decided that I was staying in my League City home for a long time I decided to make it as relaxing as possible.  Updating your home décor is a simple way to make this happen a...
Read Post [Posted on 12/07/2014 By Monica Foster]
Considered the heart of a home, the kitchen can be instrumental in selling a property.  Many buyers prefer dwellings with modern kitchens, especially since it's a room they'll use every day and a place where they will entertain guests.  But a kitchen retrofit does not have to be extensive. Realty Times offers the following tips on attracting buyers with lower-cost kitchen upgr...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Askins]
Many reports have centered on the upswing in adult millennial children moving in with their parents. But as these young professionals finally move out and form their own households, they may find that their baby boomer parents may soon coming knocking with moving bags in hand. The American Institute of Architects found that dedicated guest rooms, including in-law suites, have been surging ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By John Askins]
To make your home stand out in today's real estate marketplace, housing experts offer these tips for sprucing up a home to get it ready to sell.1. Create curb appeal. Here are some easy, big impact ideas: Paint the front door, pick a new color for the exterior trim, fix any old shutters, and make sure the path from the driveway is clear to the front door. Also, remove any overgrown plants and repl...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
Dream Spaces: Spa-Worthy Showers toRefresh the SensesThe term "shower stall” often conjures a utilitarian, single-person spot meant for one thing: getting clean. These fantastic showers are a different animal — in many of them, solid walls and opaque barriers have been largely banished to let in light and views, making an everyday wash an exhilarating experience. Take a look at 14 examples that ch...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Don Arsenault]
It may be cold today...but the next cold front can arrive with an even greater vengeance.You still have time, however, to avoid all of its frigid pitfalls it puts on your home. It's best to be prepared for the full winter of frost, snow and freezing temperatures with a few simple tasks that will prevent drafts, frosty windows and homeowners worst nightmare: busted pipes.A good place to s...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By John Askins]
(BPT) - When it comes to renovating spaces in your home, the master bath should be top of mind. Leading master bath trends for 2015 go beyond functionality to incorporate features that complement the design aesthetic and provide a touch of luxury for lasting results.By understanding top trends and incorporating them into your remodel, you can instantly increase your home's comfort, style and value...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Susan Roddy]
A privacy fence was a great investment for this homeowner (and any future buyers), considering her safety-minded neighbor loves mounted outdoor cameras. Image: Lee Niata Johnson from Little Bitty Damn Houze blog Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.Privacy from neighbors ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Marla Lewis]
Location is crucial when it comes to bath vanities. Install your vanity in a spot where there's enough space for mirrors and task lighting. Image: STS Construction ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/05/2014 By Marla Lewis]
 Have you heard of this new phenomenon of 'chalk paint'?  Honestly, it's not necessarily new having been around now for several years, but there are some people out there who are not educated on it yet, so let me educate you.  Now, if you're like me then the first thing you thought of when you heard 'chalk paint' was that paint you can use as a chalk board and write on whatever sur...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
A creative solution to a compost bin, fixing a steep slope on the cheap, and the money-saving joy of an edible garden.This compost bin holds leaves on one side and food scraps on the other side. All images in this post: Courtney Craig for HouseLogicI became a first-time home owner in May, but I waited until late September to start doing some landscaping projects. Why? Long-time home owners I know ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
You can get a lot of living out of a tiny house by including things that make you happy.This tiny house sports a garage, balcony, and full-size bath. Image: Brendon Purdy for SmallworksSmall is the new big when it comes to micro-living.If you think a tiny home would crimp your way of life, check this out. We found three weensy abodes that feel like much larger homes. The trick is that each pl...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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