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Why Carpet is Still Trending in 2019

The flooring options today are endless: wood, engineered wood, laminate, laminate that mimics wood, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, concrete, travertine, bamboo, cork, marble, vinyl….and of course, carpet. With so many choices, how is it that carpet is still one of the top flooring options in...

5 Shades of Gray

What gray is that?

What gray is that? It’s a question we get asked almost daily. As home renovators, gray shows up a lot in the homes we makeover. Whether we are choosing the paint color or leaving it up to a social media vote, gray is the color we...

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A/C, Air Quality, and Smart Controls – Oh my!

What’s most important for your home: High-efficiency air conditioning, indoor air quality, or a connected smart home? For our Trane vote for the Hope House in Texas, we are asking you to choose between these three. Many people are having a tough time deciding! We worked with...

Sponsor Highlight: Trane®

Let’s be honest - design elements typically get the most attention when remodeling a home. But the moment the heating or cooling is off in a house, it is the only thing people can focus on. Not having heat in the winter or air conditioning...

5 Tips to Light Up Your Home

Choosing lighting for your home can either be exciting or overwhelming. The styles of fixtures and features of lighting options allow you to explore your creative side, but if you don’t know where to begin, it is easy to get piled beneath all of the...

What type of first impression does your home make?

The front entrance. Often overlooked or under appreciated, the entrance sets the tone for your entire home. Think of your entryway as a first impression. What do you want guests to feel as they walk through the front door? What do you want to see...

Tile in the Master Bathroom: FAQs

We love tile. If you read 5 Home Design Don'ts, you know that we incorporate tile into the homes we design for its versatility, style, and easy maintenance. Kitchen or bathroom, floor or backsplash, tile can add in color and design while remaining easy to care...

Sponsor Highlight: Shaw Floors

As progress on The Hope House continues, we remain in awe of the sponsors that are part of the St. Jude Dream Home Showplace program. These sponsors make it possible to build homes at the lowest cost possible, ensuring funds from the sale of the...

5 Home Design Don’ts

Mike and Nicole have been renovating houses together for eight years. Between Social Media Houses with input from your votes and Beyond the House renovations on other homes, they have torn apart and redesigned over 50 houses (and that’s not including spaces they’ve completed outside...

Are Mudrooms a Must Have?

Benefits of Mudrooms Open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and master suites. These items often show up on buyers’ “must-have” list. But what about a functional space that helps to keep a home organized and clean? Homes being sold are staged for showings, which means all clutter...