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Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

| February 1, 2011
Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

According to the FBI, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries in 2008, and break-ins at residential properties accounted for 70 percent of those offenses. No wonder that electronic security products have seen a steady increase in sales in recent years. “People buy alarm systems for three reasons,” says Ralph Sevinor, a board member of the […]

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Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value

| January 1, 2011
Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value

Are you considering putting your home on the market? The time to take a good look at what needs to be renovated, removed or simply refreshed is well before the first prospective buyer walks up to your door. From tried-and-true advice worth repeating to cutting-edge trends, here are several suggestions for increasing the resale value […]

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Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring

| December 1, 2010
Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring

Are you choosing floor décor for a new house or renovating an existing one? As you figure out what you want underfoot, trying to decide among today’s vast array of choices may well floor you! Here’s an overview of just some of the exciting options popular now in hard surfaces, from classic wood to “green” […]

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Bring Life Back into the Kitchen

| November 1, 2010
Bring Life Back into the Kitchen

Quartz And Solid Surfaces Lead The Pack With Style And Durability When homeowners remodel they often look to upgrade the kitchen first. Since the kitchen is usually the gathering place within a home and used for much more then heating up leftovers or scrambling eggs for breakfast, it’s an obvious choice for a facelift when […]

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Made in the Shade

| October 1, 2010
Made in the Shade

Create An Outdoor Space That Offers Moderating Sun And Shade By Choice In early times, backyards were mere utilitarian areas. By 1950, these spaces were popular for entertaining, featuring grills and folding lawn chairs. More recently, backyards have been transformed into outdoor rooms with appliances and furniture. Today’s modern exteriors call for yet more flexibility. […]

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Fall in Houston: Time to Get Outdoors Poolside parties can continue a while longer

| September 1, 2010
Fall in Houston: Time to Get Outdoors Poolside parties can continue a while longer

Even though September means “fall” in some parts of the country, in Houston it’s still warm enough for outdoor entertaining. While summer is almost over for this year, it’s not too late to be thinking about end of summer activities or too early to consider how to make the most of next summer. In fact, […]

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Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

| August 1, 2010
Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

Replacing older windows can increase a home’s resale value Now that summer is winding down and the days will be getting cooler, this might be a good time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been dreaming about. Because of the slow real estate market that the country has been in for the past year, […]

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2010 NKBA Bathroom Design Competition

| July 1, 2010
2010 NKBA Bathroom Design Competition

Trends: What homeowners want in their bath and powder rooms The number one feature that modern homeowners are requesting when buying or remodeling a home is concealed kitchens, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Home­owners want their kitchen appliances to be hidden from view or custom-designed to blend in with the décor of […]

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Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

| June 1, 2010
Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

Wood and wood look-alikes go with any style Wood floors give a house a warm and cozy feel that just can’t be duplicated by vinyl or even carpet. Or can it? For many, a laminate floor is the perfect answer for an authentic wood look without the cost of wood or damage to forests. The […]

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Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless for Your Home

| May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless for Your Home

Spring has officially sprung in southern Texas and for many homeowners, this means it’s time to launch that big home remodeling project they’ve been dreaming of all winter long. But if the budget won’t allow for a complete room renovation, and you truly want to transform your living space, you might wonder where you should […]

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