Expanding a Closed-off Kitchen Creates a Family-friendly Home

We recently had the pleasure of remodeling a kitchen for a client that has lived in the same house for 46 years. She loves her home and its convenient location, as well as the close-knit local community. Without a doubt, she plans to live there the rest of her life. With a very large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she loves to entertain and host family get-togethers.

Unfortunately, her previous kitchen was tiny and closed off from the rest of the house. The crammed, dated kitchen desperately needed expansion and a new look! Read more

6 Reasons to Invest in Outdoor Lighting

 
 


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For many homeowners, the term curb appeal brings to mind landscaping, exterior painting, or just general sprucing up, like replacing a fence or cleaning out the gutters. These are all great home improvement options, but there is another choice that is easily forgotten: outdoor lighting.
 
 
Installing outdoor lighting is one of the best ways to increase curb appeal of your home, while also providing several other benefits. Here are 6 great reasons to invest in outdoor lighting:
 
 
1. Display with Spotlights
 
If you’ve spent a lot of time (and money) getting your home’s landscaping just right, why not show it off? Strategically placed lights can highlight the beautiful aspects of your front and backyards, including plants or trees, walkways, architecture or water features.
 
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Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb 2015

It’s hard to believe this September marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. Our hearts still break for those that lost their lives in this tragedy, including 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and 9 EMTs.

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, the annual Dallas Memorial Stair Climb is being held at Reunion Tower. During this yearly memorial, local firefighters, police officers and EMTs come together to climb the 110 stories of the tower, each wearing the name and photo of the fallen hero they are climbing for. Read more

Stay Cool With These ‘SOLID’ Flooring Ideas: Our July 2015 Newsletter

Did you know that choosing optimal flooring is one of the best ways to combat heat retention in your home? While carpet may be fitting for winter months, it can really trap heat and contribute to a higher energy bill throughout the summer time. Cooler options, such as tile or wood, can be covered with carpets or rugs during cold weather and then exposed once the temperatures rise. Not only does this method refresh the style of your home for spring and summer, but it also provides an easy way to keep the temperatures comfortable for you and your family all year long! Read more

5 Tips for Enduring Your Kitchen Renovation

 

The process of remodeling your kitchen is exciting, but can be quite a shock to a family’s daily routine. You don’t realize how much you really use your kitchen until you can’t use it anymore! Here are some tips to help you, and your family, survive your kitchen renovation:

1. Relocate Your Necessities (AKA: The ‘Junk Drawer’)

 

Every family has what is referred to as the ‘junk drawer.’ It holds things that you might use on a regular basis, but none of which have a particular place they belong. Ink pens, scratch paper, batteries, matches, rulers, calculators, tape, magnets, glue, school supplies, rubber bands… the list goes on! If this drawer is in your kitchen, make sure you move those items to a place that is more accessible while the kitchen is off limits. Read more

Sliding Barn Doors Add Personality to Our Client’s New Pantry

Sliding barn doors have become an increasingly popular remodeling choice among homeowners. A trendy option over traditional doors, barn doors can be used in a variety of ways and come in various styles and colors.

Some of our recent clients fell in love with this new trend while collecting inspirational photos on houzz.com, and quickly decided they wanted to include a barn door as a part of their kitchen design – complimenting their spacious new pantry!

Upon their initial decision to install a barn door, the clients met with our interior designer, Stephanie, to choose just the right style of door, hardware, and paint color. After some deliberation, they settled on a rustic door with a teal finish. The clients couldn’t wait to have the door installed, as it would really add a pop of color and personality to their newly remodeled kitchen! Read more