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Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling? Fresh Paint! Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling?  Fresh Paint!

Spending around $100 will provide a whole new look
A remodeled kitchen is the fondest dream of many homeowners. But at an average cost of $56,000 for a “mid-range” upgrade according to Remodeling magazine, the price …

Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy

Remodeling Older Homes Allows Buyers To Put Principles Into Action And Keep Money In The Bank
Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photos by TK Images
Though headlines announcing unemployment rates, continued layoffs, acquisitions and buy-outs are still …

Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011 Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

 
The results of a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association on design trends for 2011 suggest there will be some changes in kitchen and bath styles  this year. Below are 10 kitchen trends …

Gardening Trends and To-Dos Gardening Trends and To-Dos

Gardening with a purpose takes root; get your garden in shape
With Earth Day — and spring —just around the corner, it’s time to revitalize that garden that’s been dormant all winter. So, put on your …

Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

According to the FBI, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries in 2008, and break-ins at residential properties accounted for 70 percent of those offenses. No wonder that electronic security products have seen a steady increase …

Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase  your home’s value

Are you considering putting your home on the market? The time to take a good look at what needs to be renovated, removed or simply refreshed is well before the first prospective buyer walks up …

Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room

“What I find most interesting about color is the very positive effect it has on mood. It can make you feel relaxed, nurtured or whimsical,” says color consultant Kate Smith, owner of Sensational Color and …

Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring Fabulous Designs  Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring

Are you choosing floor décor for a new house or renovating an existing one? As you figure out what you want underfoot, trying to decide among today’s vast array of choices may well floor you! …

Bring Life Back into the Kitchen Bring Life Back into the Kitchen

Quartz And Solid Surfaces Lead The Pack With Style And Durability
When homeowners remodel they often look to upgrade the kitchen first. Since the kitchen is usually the gathering place within a home and used …

Made in the Shade Made in the Shade

Create An Outdoor Space That Offers Moderating Sun And Shade By Choice
In early times, backyards were mere utilitarian areas. By 1950, these spaces were popular for entertaining, featuring grills and folding lawn chairs. More …

Fall in Houston: Time to Get Outdoors Poolside parties can continue a while longer Fall in Houston: Time to Get Outdoors Poolside parties can continue a while longer

Even though September means “fall” in some parts of the country, in Houston it’s still warm enough for outdoor entertaining. While summer is almost over for this year,  it’s not too late to be thinking …

Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

Replacing older windows can increase a home’s resale value
Now that summer is winding down and the days will be getting cooler, this might be a good time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been …

2010 Kitchen Design Competition 2010 Kitchen Design Competition

Walk into the 2010 National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Pinnacle of Design Award winning kitchen, and you will think you entered a 19th century farmhouse. But look out the window, and you won’t see a …

Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

Wood and wood look-alikes go with any style
Wood floors give a house a warm and cozy feel that just can’t be duplicated by vinyl or even carpet. Or can it? For many, a laminate floor …

Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless for Your Home Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless for Your Home

By Christie Craig
Spring has officially sprung in southern Texas and for many homeowners, this means it’s time to launch that big home remodeling project …