Budget Makeover

Budget Makeover
First Apartment …Well, at  least the first paid for with his own salary. This would happen to be my favorite nephew in Tejas. The apartment had good bones?…Or more specifically, a great window and a greater number  than necessary square feet. This would be a budget makeover. We were cost...

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...

Rearrangement Switch-a-roo

Rearrangement Switch-a-roo
Formals need attention. Function of the Living Room. The formal Living Room in this Allen home was “no man’s land”. The piano which does get played, was here ….otherwise, the formal LR was unused. Though there was seating in the Living Room, the Family Room was — and would continue...

Art & Accessories

Art & Accessories
                    Finishing touches: Accessories and color add warmth. What they had: a beautiful new home in Allen, recently purchased rug and seating, with a TV front and center! What they wanted? Color! Warmth. Lamps. Art. An inviting feel! Finishing...

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...

The Ubiquitous blind? Window Treatment Opions

The Ubiquitous blind? Window Treatment Opions
2″ White Blinds – the Status Quo I am not against blinds. I sell them, and there are situations where they are the product of choice to best address homeowners’ concerns. Most likely you have some. Perhaps you should take some of yours down? Blinds are part of the  finish-out package that...

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...

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 outdated now, but featured in so many Dallas homes of past decades.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...

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...

Reuse, Recycle…

Reuse, Recycle…
  DR after  DR after                         DR before Our goal was to use the existing furniture and accessories adding new only as necessary. The first time I met with the Fairview homeowner we made a list of new items we would probably...

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