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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 …

Kitchen Winners! Kitchen Winners!

Outstanding kitchen from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round
To Make The Cut
Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round </br>To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

Welcoming Guests for the Holidays Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting
By Janine Godwin, Organizing Designer
Family and friends gathering together during this time of year creates memories that will last a lifetime, and surrounding yourself with those you …

Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color”
By Robert Burns
What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting …

Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

Dream big but start small
By Elizabeth Alexander
It’s the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.   — J. W. Marriott
If …

Al Fresco at Home Al Fresco at Home

Outdoor dining trends include fresh new options
By Cheryl Alexander
When you are planning an outdoor dining space you have much to consider, from the ambiance you want to create as well as the high-tech appliances you …

Function and Flair in Your Kitchen Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

No More “Shades Of Brown Only” — Today’s Flooring Is All About Color
Wider planks. Darker colors. Richer tones. And more natural looks that showcase wood’s inherent textures and grains. These are just a few of …

Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan

Tantalized By Tile
By Elizabeth Anthony
Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely capture the …

When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

Tips To Get The Best Blooms
By Chelsea Fuss, Craftsy.com
The first time I grew roses, I was so afraid of doing the wrong thing I treated them like fragile little plants. Actually, roses are surprisingly resilient …

This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

Easy tips for tree planting success