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Remodeling & Improvements: Good Sense Spending Remodeling & Improvements: Good Sense Spending

The best remodeling jobs for a solid return on your investment
By Cheryl Alexander
Before taking on your next home remodeling project, it’s a good idea to get your ducks in a row by doing some important preliminary …

Summertime Paradise – Right in Your Own Backyard Summertime Paradise – Right in Your Own Backyard

Ideas To Transform Your Outdoor Living Space Into A Place You Never Want To Leave
By Cheryl Alexander
It’s finally summer, and while you may be ready to take the party outside, your outdoor living space may …

10 Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom 10 Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom

By Joanna Fallon
Remodeling your bathroom can breathe new life in to your home. It might be as simple as in­stalling new cabinets and countertops or upgrading your shower and/or tub. You might, however, want to …

Local Homeowners Lead the Way with Popular Flooring Trends Local Homeowners Lead the Way with Popular Flooring Trends

A Report On What’s Of Interest To Consumers
Floors are literally the foundation on which a room’s elegance and style are grounded. Whether you are planning to update the flooring in one or two rooms in …

Remodel: The Master Suite Remodel:  The Master Suite

Ten Tips To Help You Create A Stylish And Comfortable Space
By Joanna Fallon
FACT: A master bedroom with a fresh look not only feels good, it can give you a return on your investment (ROI) between …

Trending Tips for Your Kitchen Remodel Trending Tips for Your Kitchen Remodel

Countertops, Color, Cabinets And Technology Guide Homeowner Choices
It used to be that the kitchen was a small room that was situated in the back of the home, away from the center of activity. Today not …

Apply Nature’s Sunscreen to Your Landscape Apply Nature’s Sunscreen to Your Landscape

Plant Trees That Create Shade And Tolerate Drought
Grass tells a story about average rainfall over the last few weeks. And if you’ve taken a good look at your grass lately, you’ll quickly deduce that we’ve …

Spring Gardening Tips and Trends Spring Gardening Tips and Trends

Outdoor Ideas For Yards, Patios And Decks
Adding plants with patterned foliage, ones that are pollinator-friendly or mixing fresh dirt with healthy soil are just some of the trends impacting what, where and how people are …

Get the Look of Reclaimed Wood Flooring Get the Look of Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Real and fabricated materials can give your home this vintage look
Watch any remodeling program on the home improvement networks and you’ll see flooring with a lived-in look being placed in new and remodeled homes. Everything …

House of the Future Will Be Designed By Digital Apps and Powered By Smart Devices House of the Future Will Be Designed By Digital Apps and Powered By Smart Devices

Planner 5D, interior design platform, explains major features of a future house
Some of us are already enjoying new technology when designing or building our homes – such as IoT devices, interior design apps or even …

Maximize a Small Space Maximize a Small Space

Design Tips To Make The Most Of Less Square Footage
By Bee Heinemann
In almost every home there is a need for larger living areas. It can be a challenge to decorate small rooms to make …

Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds

If You Plant Natives, Birds Will Come
By Mara Soloway
The Houston area has numerous resident bird species, thanks to its humid subtropical climate. The area is also in the migratory path of so many more …

Make Pool Maintenance a Pleasant Experience Make Pool Maintenance  a Pleasant Experience

These Tips From The Pros Can Help You Keep Your Pool Sparkling
By Merry Wise
Pool season is here! The weather is warm, and it’s time to enjoy the pool once again. Use these useful professional …

10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders 10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

Eco-friendly plants save gardening effort
Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor …

The Art of the Outdoors The Art of the Outdoors

Create Elegant Ambiance With Water, Fire, Sculpture And Lighting
By Merry Wise
Adding art to your outdoor space can take your home to a whole new level of elegance. Consider adding the elements of water and …

It’s Summertime, and the Outdoor Living is Easy It’s Summertime, and the Outdoor Living is Easy

These Ideas Will Keep You Outdoors, No Matter How High The Temperature Climbs
By Mara Soloway
It’s summer, which means it’s time to enjoy your backyard and entertain on the patio. While the mercury is already on …

Metal Roofs are Growing in Popularity Metal Roofs are Growing in Popularity

They Have Several Advantages For Homes In The South
With the new year, homeowners are looking to new trends as they make home renovation plans. The roof is the biggest design element on a home and …

Make Pool Maintenance a Pleasant Experience Make Pool Maintenance a Pleasant Experience

These Tips From The Pros Can Help You Keep Your Pool Sparkling 
By Merry Wise 
Pool season is here! The weather is warm, and it’s time to enjoy the pool once again. Use these useful professional tips to …

Kitchens That Cook Kitchens That Cook

Creating A Culinary Space
Text by Cheryl Alexander
Kitchen designs are as varied as the cooks who use them. Some are so lackluster that even the thought of cooking in them can stifle any craving.

Easy To Grow Dahlias Easy To Grow Dahlias

Plan Now For Spectacular Summer Blooms
By Melinda Myers
Photos by Longfield-Gardens.com
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and …

Kid and Pet Friendly Flooring Ideas Kid and Pet Friendly Flooring Ideas

A Range Of Flooring Types Will Work For High-Activity Areas
By Mara Soloway
Sure, empty nesters can have stylish concrete floors in their homes. It certainly makes having dogs easier. And area rugs can make a soft, …

Outstanding Bath Designers
Show off Their Work
Outstanding Bath Designers </br>Show off Their Work

Winning Baths And Powder Rooms Make A Splash At NKBA
The winners of this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competiton show a steady stream of imaginative design solutions for challenges that included a …

Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact

Transform Your Home Without Spending A Fortune
The change of seasons to fall and eventually winter is a great time to give your home a face lift. Ready to make some changes, but don’t want to …