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...

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...

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...

Rearrangement

Rearrangement
                        Rearranging existing furnishings. What to buy for the grand entry? Maybe nothing. Maybe we use what the Allen client already owns. Maybe we hire piano movers and move the baby grand piano 12 feet into the entry hall. (It...

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 outdated now, but featured in so many Dallas homes of past decades.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

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...

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...

Bigger, Better Shower: Bathroom Remodel

Bigger, Better Shower: Bathroom Remodel
The point was to update the tile in the shower. That gave us the opportunity in this Plano home to update the size of the shower as well. The outer wall was pushed out a couple of inches to the door frame of the closet. Without changing the drainage area of the shower we were still able to push out the...

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