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Signs it’s Time for a Kitchen Renovation

As humans, no matter where you are from, our innate habits and culture center around food.  Therefore, it’s no surprise why many see kitchens as the focal point of a home.  And seeing as kitchens are the focal point, there’s value in having them be as comfortable as possible.  Below we have five signs that…

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How to Plan a Bathroom Renovation

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While it’s exciting and rejuvenating to remodel and renovate spaces in your homes, at times it can be a bit daunting if there are a lot of unanswered questions.  To ease the wary of what all it takes, there are few tips to assist you in preparing for your bathroom remodeling or renovation. Carefully Plan…

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5 Essential Pergola Feature Additions

Just installed a new pergola for your home’s backyard and looking for more features to put the finishing touch on it?  We’ve gathered the top five aesthetically pleasing and useful features you should add to your new pergola. Pergola Curtains When wintertime rolls around, many homeowners opt to leave their pergolas until spring comes around…

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4 Warning Signs Your Roof is Leaking

If you’ve lived in Houston for a while, you already know that June through November is the peak season for severe rain, tropical storms, and hurricanes.  Due to these high wind storms, homes are more susceptible to roof damage that may cause leaking.  It’s important to keep an eye on your home’s roof during these…

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Top 6 Renovation & Remodeling Trends for 2022

With 2022 returning to a more sense of normalcy for most people, many homeowners and families are seeking to make their homes work for them instead of the other way around.  From adding new features to their backyards to creating relaxing spaces, homeowners are reimagining spaces within their home to be more efficient. Spa Bathroom…

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5 Things to Keep In Mind When Planning a Patio build

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Building an outdoor patio can create the perfect at home retreat, perfect for family gatherings and entertainment amenities.  However, like most home renovations project, proper planning is an essential process to ensure a successful completion. 1. How do you intend to use the patio? Is it for outdoor cooking and dining or a place to…

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Top 10 Renovation Trends for 2021

After a tumultuous year that was 2020, many families are looking to make their home living situations more comfortable by upgrading and renovating their homes.  From creating new spaces to renovating existing ones, homeowners are reinvigorating their homes to accommodate new live-work situations. Home Office Multifunctional Spaces For those who find themselves running out of…

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Reasons to Build a Sunroom

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In the south and especially in Texas, the weather fluctuates year round like our moods.  Sometimes to the point that it can be a hassle to spend time outside.  Nevertheless, sometimes you want to take in some sun without the intense heat or enjoy the tranquil rain without getting soaked.  This is where the liberating…

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7 FREE Design Software Options

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Are you interested in trying your hand at home design?  Planning on building a home and want to customize it yourself?  Fortunately, there are many options available to you, and many of those are free and easy to use.  These 7 free design software options are great ways to play with different home and remodeling…

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Top 5 Home Remodeling Returns on Investment in Houston

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Our team has put together a beautiful infographic to illustrate which types of home remodeling jobs can generate the highest return on your investment in the Houston area. To view more remodeling ROI data visit http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/west-south-central/

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Simple and inexpensive ways to increase your home’s value

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In a previous article we discussed four major remodeling jobs that can add significant value to your home. While each those items are true value-adders, they are all rather costly, and they are not something you’re going to do very often. Thankfully, there are several smaller remodeling and upgrade jobs you can perform on your…

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Increase Your Home’s Value With These 4 Major Remodels

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Your home is likely the largest asset you have. When you purchased it, you didn’t just buy something, you made an investment in an appreciated asset; and just as with other investments, your goal should be to maximize the return. In the case of you home, in most cases, it will naturally rise in value,…

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10 Things to Keep In Mind When Planning an Outdoor Kitchen Build: Part 2

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Did you miss Part 1 with the first 5 items? Read them here. 6. Seating arrangement How many people do you anticipate regularly joining you in your outdoor living area? What will be the focal point of the area. Will you be rearranging furniture based on the number of people? All these are things to…

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10 Things to Keep In Mind When Planning an Outdoor Kitchen Build: Part 1

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When done right, an outdoor kitchen and living area can be like a resort in own backyard. However, like most home renovations project, proper planning is essential to minimize stress in the process and ensure a successful completion. Parts 1 and 2 of this article cover 10 things you should keep in mind to ensure…

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Things to know before replacing your roof


So you’ve decided that you do indeed need to replace your roof. Before you get started in the process, there a few things you need to consider. How many layers of shingles are legal? In most places of country, the maximum layers of shingles you can have on your roof is two. A second layer…

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Signs that your roof may be in need of a repair or replacement

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New roofs are one of the most expensive types of work you can have done on your home. So if you think you may need a new roof, you want to be sure before you proceed in that direction. Most people consider a leaking ceiling as the primary indicator of a need for a new…

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Things To Consider When Adding a Second Level To Your Home

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Once you’ve decided that a second story addition is the right choice for you, you now have some things to consider before you start building. Better Homes and Gardens has a great article on this topic. For your reference, we’ve take the time to explain some of these issues and hopefully provide some valuable insight…

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Why Add a Second Level To Your Home

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Adding a second level to your home is indeed quite an undertaking, and it can seem overwhelming to some. In this article, we’ll take the time to explain why building a second story can often be your best option when you need to expand your home. Building Up Can Be Less Expensive Than Building Out…

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Things to Consider Before Building Your Deck

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As with any other home improvement projects, proper preparation is vital to ensure a successful job and to avoid unnecessary headaches or even worst – disasters. Better Homes and Garden has a slideshow that list some things to consider before building your deck. In this article, we’ve compiled those items together for your reference. Learn…

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Reasons to Build a Garage Apartment


Garage apartments are one of the most popular home renovations in the country, and they’re also a great investment. Perhaps you have a college student that’s looking for some independence and privacy without the full responsibility of renting an apartment (and you as the parent having to help pay for it). Perhaps you have a…

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Return on Investment of Remodeling

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The following chart lists the cost vs. value of remodeling in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The first chart represents midrange projects, while the second chart represents upscale projects. * Source: http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/west-south-central/

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Things to Keep in Mind When You Hire a General Contractor

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When it comes to home renovation projects, it is vital that you find the right team of trustworthy, ethical, dependable and experienced professionals to work on your home. When you don’t have the right people in place, you can end up being one of the horror stories you hear about home renovations that end disastrously:…

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