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Looking for some kitchen design ideas? Here are some from Houzz I'm sure you will enjoy: "Kitchen design tends to be centered around the presumption that you will be spending loads of time in your kitchen cooking. Not so earth shattering, right? But the fact is, not everyone loves to cook. Not everyone could really use a super size fridge, dual ovens and an enormous island. So what do you...
Read Post [Posted on 09/24/2014 By Alex Handley]
Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the area leading up to it should extend a warm w...
Read Post [Posted on 09/24/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
We know so well the thrill of owning your own house — but don’t let the excitement cause you to overlook the basics. We’ve gathered up a half dozen classic boo-boos new homeowners often commit — and give you some insight on why each is critically important to avoid.1. Not Knowing Where the Main Water Shutoff Valve IsWater from a burst or broken plumbing pipe can spew dozens of gallons in...
Read Post [Posted on 09/24/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Don’t take contractor abuse lying down. If your contractor has fouled up your home improvement project — or disappeared altogether — you have recourse.Keep a detailed log of the ways your contractor hasn’t lived up to his responsibilities–it could come in handy later on. Image: Steven Errico/Photodisc/Getty ImagesWe all know that remodeling can be a hassle. But occasionally a construction project ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/24/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
The kitchen remains one of the most popular rooms in the house. If it's well laid out and equipped, it becomes a magnet for family members. “It’s the place where they begin and end their days and also interact with friends,” says designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon, founder of In Detail, Kitchens, Baths, Interiors, a design firm in Pensacola, Florida.But it can do more. “A home that’s in move-in condit...
Read Post [Posted on 09/24/2014 By John Askins]
You might assume that making your home energy efficient requires a lot of time and money, but generally that's not the case. Often small fixes can have a big impact on your heating, cooling, and other utility bills. Here are some easy things you can do to make your home more efficient right now: Tip #1: Don't turn that dialKeep your thermostat set at one temperature and leave it! In the winter ar...
Read Post [Posted on 09/22/2014 By Tonya Haugen]
Everyone's heard the old adage that kitchens and baths sell homes. So naturally when you want to renovate your home to increase its value most homeowners think of doing the kitchen. I want to share with you today a way to save a few dollars while doing that. Pocket the savings or spend them on splurge items like higher quality appliances, stone counters, a glass backsplash.. the choices are numero...
Read Post [Posted on 09/22/2014 By Tawnya Marney]
All my clients can receive a free Outdoor Kitchen Design that include engineered CAD Drawings for permitting with the City of Houston.
Read Post [Posted on 09/21/2014 By Tom Johns]
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 09/19/2014 By John Askins]
When you're shopping for appliances, think of two price tags. The first one covers the purchase price -- think of it as a down payment. The second price tag is the cost of operating the appliance during its lifetime. You'll be paying on that second price tag every month with your utility bill for the next 10 to 20 years, depending on the appliance. Refrigerators last an average of 12 years; clothe...
Read Post [Posted on 09/18/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Read Post [Posted on 09/18/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
Skip the rake and attach a mulching blade to your mower. The shredded leaves will protect and feed your lawn during winter. Image: Paul Balze ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/18/2014 By Marla Lewis]
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Read Post [Posted on 09/17/2014 By Susan Greer]
These stair treads are MDF covered in stained brown paper, giving the overall effect of cork. All images in this post: Rachael from Lovely Crafty Home When I first saw pictures of Rachael Evans’ stairway upgrade, I honed in on the textured wallpaper she applied to the risers beneath what looked like cork treads. But as I read Rachael’s post, I realized the t...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
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