4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Attempting a DIY Home Remodel

If given the option to hire a remodeler or complete a home renovation themselves, most homeowners would prefer to trust a professional over taking on the job on their own. However, there are always a select few that are up to the challenge. Depending on the size of the project, DIY remodeling may be an achievable task, but it’s a good idea to consider the risks involved before jumping in.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself before opting to remodel on your own:

1. What size is your project?
Most homeowners are comfortable taking on small-scale projects that do not require significant experience or craftsmanship. These types of projects might include replacing an old faucet or installing a light fixture – the kind of projects that might have simple step-by-step tutorials available on YouTube. A good rule of thumb is that if the total cost is expected to be under $1,000.00, it’s most likely a small enough job to handle on your own. Keep in mind this is only the case if you are comfortable with the work and understand each step of the process. If you have fully reviewed available tutorials or read through several how-to’s and you still feel unsure, calling a professional would definitely be the safest route to take. Read more

A Mile in My Shoes, Southside: Serving the Homeless Community of Fort Worth, Texas

 
 
Holiday season is just around the corner: a time for giving and helping those in need. Unfortunately, North Texas – Fort Worth in particular – has many that are in need this time of year.

Southside Community Center in Fort Worth is hosting an event — A Mile in My Shoes, Southside — to serve the local homeless community. They are looking for volunteers to assist with donations and catering to the homeless.

The event is taking place Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Southside Community Center:
959 E. Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
 
Needed items include:
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A Dated 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

Another beautiful home renovation, complete! Our most recent project features a remodeled kitchen, powder bath, den and bar area of a 1980’s home in Colleyville, TX. The closed off, dated rooms now showcase a spacious floor plan, bright atmosphere, a modern design, and of course, happy clients!

Final photos by the talented Todd Ramsey at Impressia (www.impressia.net).

A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 

 
 
Another beautiful home renovation, complete! Our most recent project features a remodeled kitchen, powder bath, den and bar area of a 1980’s home in Colleyville, TX. The closed off, dated rooms now showcase a spacious floor plan, bright atmosphere, modern design, and of course, happy clients!
 
 
We began by discussing the goals the clients had in mind. They wanted to reconfigure the kitchen to incorporate an island and also update the powder bath, the fireplace in the den, and the bar area. Taking out the wall between the kitchen and the den and readjusting the desk area from the main walk way were also on the list.
 
 
After taking photos and measurements, our designers were able to create detailed floor plans and 3-D renderings to illustrate how the remodeled spaces would look once the renovations were complete:
 
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10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Fall: Our September 2016 Newsletter

It’s Time for Fall Home Prep!

Can you believe it’s already September!? This year has flown by, and cooler, wetter months are on the horizon! Many North Texans are undoubtedly ready for the change (especially the cooler weather!), but a change in season also means it’s time to prepare your home to endure the next several months.

Here’s a short list of fall “to-do’s” to get you started:

 1. Clean out the gutters

2. Empty the fireplace and have the chimney cleaned

3. Reverse ceiling fans

4. Inspect the heating system

5. Caulk around windows and doors to prevent drafts 

6. Disconnect garden hoses and drain faucets

7. Check downspouts and add extensions if necessary

8. Inspect the roof

9. Replace door and window screens with storm doors and windows

10. Check the water heater

Although winter weather might seem like a long way off, it will be here before you know it. Preparing your home ahead of time will be well worth it! Read more