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Extending Hardwood

Extending Hardwood
…. of what they already loved! Extending nail down hardwood flooring. Beautiful nail-down hardwood floors in the Entry, DR and hallway had been selling features of this Twin Creeks home. A few years down the road, now, the homeowners felt they had gotten their money’s worth out of the...

Kohler White

Kohler White
                    Resurfacing updates cultured marble. Cultured marble tubs…. outdated now, but featured in so many Dallas homes of past decades. In the hierarchy of priorities, however, the cost of replacing the cultured marble tub in this Plano home...

Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom Vanities
Bathroom update. Black Paint. So Crate & Barrel! So Pottery Barn! So Restoration Hardware!….So effective for updating tired cabinets. Sported by this just-purchased home in Allen: A cultured marble countertop. Tired stained cabinets. Busy wallpaper. Builder Light Bar. Froo-Froo...

Color Punch

Color Punch
Before                       Update and Build-out. Blah walls. And more blah walls. This busy Dallas orthodontic practice was ready to brighten things up. The practice was also acquiring adjacent square footage, which necessitated build-out, but a full...

Watts Up?

Watts Up?
                                      A pretty Far North Dallas home. The DR had not yet received much attention. THE basics: We started with curtains and art. Curtains are quite often a great choice  for...

Bath Remodel

Bath Remodel
Bath Remodel Spacial Illusion True to the vintage of this Plano home, the Master Bath is relatively small. We considered knocking out walls between the bath, shower, potty and closets to reconfigure. In this case, however, there was nothing to be gained:  2+3 still equalled 5.  The Master Bath is still...

Upgrade: Engineered Wood Flooring

Upgrade: Engineered Wood Flooring
                      Wow! Now we know who they are! They are not just an urban legend. There actually is a family with young children that eats regularly in the Dining Room! These Frisco homeowners actually eat three(!) meals a day in their Dining...

Happy Pool Bath!

Happy Pool Bath!
The kitchen looks like a party. A Cantina? A patio scene from Mama Mia? Shouldn’t the Pool Bath be as happy as the kitchen it adjoins? Before After                         We started with paint.  Sherwin Williams 6765 Spa for the walls and...

Cabinet Update

Cabinet Update
Before   Meanwhile back at the ranch, Heritage Ranch.The cabinets were great quality and in nice condition but the finish was outdated.   After                       We showed Laura Buchanan of Nob Hill Painting a blackish-brown chest that we...

Backseat Backsplash? Not.

Backseat Backsplash? Not.
Having selected the granite for our Fairview kitchen remodel (see last post), our next step was to find a backsplash material. In general, I think simple works best. The two materials that made it to the top of our list were both small mosaics from IMC. We decided — whichever mosaic we picked —...

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