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Tub Converted to Walk in Shower

Tub Converted to Walk in Shower
Form. Update! It was a nice house in a lovely neighborhood. The home owners were  oh-so-ready to start some updates. The baths particularly smacked of the 90’s: Cultured marble, pickled stain, gold plumbing fixtures, white tile. They would start upstairs. Before After Function. Rethink...

Stair Carpet

Stair Carpet
First Impression. A riddle: What can take a beating but look classy enough to make a great first impression? How about…. patterned Entry Stair carpet? To the right and left of the front door this Plano home had great formals, but straight ahead was a blah...

Game Room Remodel

Game Room Remodel
“Enough togetherness!” people (parents?) are saying today.   We keep re-learning that  limitations of duration and/or degree can make time spent together more enjoyable! Segueing now from a holiday conclusion to a structural issue: Divide and Conquer! Remodel- Reconfigure Game Room Remodel An...

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel
Affordable Cabinet Update. The stained cabinets in this Fairview home were ho-hum and outdated. As part of a larger kitchen remodel, the cabinets needed attention. Knowing that cabinets would be costly to replace, we decided that paint and some modifications would give us the updated look we were...

Lighting Update

Lighting Update
Remodel: Lighting Update. Yes, I gave it a spin…! The lighting in this home needed updating. The owner of this Addison vacation home was aiming for a playful look. The lighting project was offloaded to Decorating on a Shoe String. Lighting Vendor. We ordered this fun lighting fixture from Lamps Plus. It...

Engineered Wood

Engineered Wood
The homeowners’ priority was to update their home by replacing the original builder carpet with hardwood flooring. These Allen clients had decided to go with engineered wood rather than nail-down hardwood because the process was less invasive. Engineered wood is 100% wood. Thin layers of wood are...

Buy American! Marble Countertops for Kitchen Remodel

Buy American! Marble Countertops for Kitchen Remodel
Danby Marble, quarried in the US — A great choice for  Kitchen and Bath countertops. If you are considering marble for your kitchen counter tops, Danby is a terrific choice! Danby Marble is quarried in the US. Marble performance in Kitchens. For the past two decades marble has gotten bad press for...

Urban Jungle: Decorating Palette

Urban Jungle: Decorating Palette
    Anthropologie bedding serves as the palette for a new guest room. Well, jungle bedding anyway…. from Anthropologie.  The client purchased this bedding she loved  (from a store she loves) which became the palette for this guest room. Decorating on a Shoe String painted the walls in this...

Stair Carpet Replaced

Stair Carpet Replaced
                        Replacing Stair Carpet Stairs take a beating. How to camouflage the wear? How to avoid changing all of the carpet upstairs? How to take a well-traveled path up a notch? — Patterned carpet! For this Far North Dallas...

Back Splash Replaced

Back Splash Replaced
Kitchen Remodeling Replacing the Backsplash   The cabinets in this Twin Creeks home in Allen were high end. They out-classed the back splash: the back splash was rather tract. It was double ordinary, actually, because this back splash was twice the square footage of a “typical” back...

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