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Follow The Trends To Transform Your Backyard
By Merry Wise
Trends in swimming pools, spas and the entire outdoor living scene have changed. What used to be considered “just a backyard” has been transforming to an outdoor …

Let There Be (Better) Light : The EzClipse Innovation Let There Be (Better) Light : The EzClipse Innovation

An Easy-To-Install Patented Design Reduces Glare From Recessed Lighting Fixtures And Updates The Decor Of Any Room
Looking for a cost-effective way to upgrade your home lighting? The innovative EzClipse can transform any room, from traditional to …

Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay

These four reasons highlight their durability and appeal
By Kathleen M. McCoy
Granite continues to be the preferred choice for kitchen countertops nationwide. According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, a stunning 91 percent …

Creativity Flows in Bathroom Design Winners Creativity Flows in Bathroom Design Winners

Designers plumb their creative depths to give homeowners unique spaces
In today’s homes, bath and powder rooms are as beautiful, luxurious and unique as any kitchen or master bedroom. The winners at the 2015 National Kitchen …

Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors

Care For This Important Focal Point Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive
Before guests arrive for the December holidays, homeowners should take stock of their home exterior doors to renew and beautify them to assure years of …

Make the Cooler Weather Work
in Your Landscape
Make the Cooler Weather Work </br>in Your Landscape

These No-Sweat Fixes Bring Year-Round Benefits
Fall is the landscaper’s secret weapon. It is the best time of year to fix problems or make wonderful things happen in the garden. Here are some tips on how …

Your Dream Outdoor Living Space Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

With the right amount of planning You can have a beautiful courtyard pool to complement your livable garden space.

Top 20 Tips for Creating “Top Down” Curb Appeal Top 20 Tips for Creating “Top Down” Curb Appeal

Kate Smith will be appearing at the 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show in The Woodlands at the Waterway Marriott, August 22 and 23.  Visit woodlandsshows.com for more details.
Improvements, Updates And Pops Of Color Are Part Of The Plan
By Kate …

Spa Space at Home Spa Space at Home

The Ultimate Upgrades For The Master Bath
By Elizabeth Anthony
Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries …

How to Clean Hardwood Flooring How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime
Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.
 
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It’s All in Store and on the Floor It’s All in Store and on the Floor

See What Trends Are Underfoot From The World
Floor Covering Association
By Leah Gross-Harmon
Whether soft or hard surface, Mother Nature is definitely influencing the future looks of flooring. Especially popular are “weathered” and “worn” looks showing up …

Splashdown to Summer Fun Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning Your Pool For A Fabulous Outdoor Experience
By Elizabeth Anthony
Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision …

Gardening: 10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders Gardening: 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 …

Be a Butterfly Hero! Be a Butterfly Hero!

NEW CAMPAIGN INSPIRES KIDS AND FAMILIES TO SAVE THE ICONIC MONARCH BUTTERFLY
The majestic Monarch butterfly is in decline and needs your help. National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Amer­ica’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is giving away …

Creating Bird and Butterfly-friendly Landscapes Creating Bird and Butterfly-friendly Landscapes

Make Your Yard Attractive To The Wildlife You Want
We gardeners have a choice. We can fill our landscapes with plants based purely on their looks alone, or we can deliberately select those that bring in …

Top 5 Home Design Trends 2015 Top 5 Home Design Trends 2015

HOUSTON DESIGN SCENE MAKING A SPLASH!
By Abby Vasek
Houston’s design style is as diverse as its population but there are several identifiable design trends that have emerged onto the scene and will definitely be making a …

Garden Color 101 Garden Color 101

Experiment With The Three Color Harmo
One of the best things about gardening is the lack of rules. That’s especially true when it comes to color – anything goes! In the garden, there are as many …

What is the Best Carpet for your Home What is the Best Carpet for your Home

Guidelines To Make A Complicated Subject Simpler
Finding the best carpet for your home starts out simple and quickly becomes complicated. You know you want something that will look good in your home, feel great, and …

Spa Space at Home Spa Space at Home

The ultimate upgrades for the master bath 
By Elizabeth Anthony
Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries …