When it’s Winter
Sep04

When it’s Winter

  Though it might not feel like it now, winter is right around the corner—and like so much Texas weather, it’s impossible to predict what it might have in store. But even if we don’t see any snow, cold temperatures are worth paying attention to. Get your home cold-weather-ready with these simple steps. Tune Up Your Heating System A professional technician can inspect your furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and in good...

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Updating A Houston Classic
Sep04

Updating A Houston Classic

  About the Designer: Founded in 1991 by principal Jay Baker, Jay Baker Architects is Houston’s premier residential architecture firm known for harmonizing form and function. For more than 25 years, the firm has designed new homes, renovations, and additions throughout Houston and Southeast Texas, leaving an indelible mark on the architectural tapestry of the region. The firm has committed itself to providing a uniquely engaging and...

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Fixture Upper

Ah yes, the often overlooked yet completely essential faucet. We all have them—and many of us have two, three, four, five? Close your eyes and think for a moment. Can you picture what a single faucet in your house looks like, specifically? Would you like to be able to? This month we’ve rounded up some faucets that you’re sure to remember, whether they find themselves differentiating a bathroom or kitchen. Would you like to be able to?...

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A Rediscovered Residence
May09

A Rediscovered Residence

Designed to be a constant center of activity where the owner—a single professional with grown children—can enjoy hosting her family and friends, the interior spaces in this extensive renovation were completely reorganized. The master bedroom, bath, and closet have no doors separating them, and are open to the ocean view. The entry sequence was designed to create privacy from the street—a mature olive tree sits in the entry courtyard...

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The Outdoors Inside
Apr11

The Outdoors Inside

Bridge the gap between nature and nest Whether it’s the smell of pine trees, the sound of crashing waves, or the feeling of grass beneath bare feet, the natural world has the power to calm and refresh us. It’s what Henry David Thoreau called “the tonic of wildness.” In Japan, the practice of forest bathing—reconnecting with nature by spending time in the woods—is even part of the national health program. While there’s no replacement...

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Quick and (not so) Dirty
Mar13

Quick and (not so) Dirty

A simple spring cleaning list

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Perfectly Perched
Mar13

Perfectly Perched

The approximately 2,580 square foot Perch Haus rests in the heart of East Dallas on the shore of White Rock Lake, bordering the popular 9-mile trail that encircles it.

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Saguaro Oasis
Feb06

Saguaro Oasis

A desert vacation home for four generations of family

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Love it and List it (…or not)
Feb06

Love it and List it (…or not)

Getting your home ready to show—even if you’re the only one looking

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Doorway to Heaven
Feb06

Doorway to Heaven

Focusing on the portal to your home’s personality

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Your 2018 Renovation Hit List
Jan03

Your 2018 Renovation Hit List

What to tackle on the homestead this year

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Into the Blue
Jan03

Into the Blue

The sea plays a focal role in Ashley Maddox’s home in Cape Town—and not only because it features a 180-degree view of the ocean.

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Perfect Potpourri
Dec04

Perfect Potpourri

Natural niceties for the holiday season

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Catching Fire
Dec04

Catching Fire

Most of us have a trusty fireplace, but how many of us use them?

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Winterize!
Dec04

Winterize!

Prepare your home and car for the cold

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They’ll Be Floored
Nov01

They’ll Be Floored

Ways to enhance your floors before holiday guests roll in

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The New Holiday Essential
Nov01

The New Holiday Essential

Surviving the season with the benefits of essential oils

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Holiday Houseguests
Nov01

Holiday Houseguests

Ready or not, here they come

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A Night in at the Movies
Nov01

A Night in at the Movies

How to pull off the theater feel in your own home

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Cozy Up to Danish Hygge
Nov01

Cozy Up to Danish Hygge

The simple art of feeling content, happy, and comfy

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Your Healthy House
Oct02

Your Healthy House

Take care of it, and it’ll take care of you

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Floating Around the House
Aug28

Floating Around the House

Trends in sleek, modern, space-saving furniture

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The Texas Touch
Aug28

The Texas Touch

Tips to make your home feel like Texas

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Home Improvement Movement
Aug25

Home Improvement Movement

This time of year is a great one for showing your home a little TLC

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The New Art of Xeriscaping
Aug25

The New Art of Xeriscaping

Climate-coordinated, minor maintenance

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Induction Cooking
Feb08

Induction Cooking

If a kitchen refresh or remodel nestles nicely into your homemaking horizons (and it probably does), there may be no better place to start than by looking into induction cooking—a futuristic kitchen technology that’s actually been an under-the-radar option for home cooks since the early 1970s but is rapidly becoming more available and affordable. Magnet-tech Induction cooking works by creating a magnetic field between the range and...

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Right Under Your Feet
Feb08

Right Under Your Feet

Your stairway has major design potential

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Punch Up Your Pool
Feb08

Punch Up Your Pool

To own a pool is to have your own personal stay-cation just outside your back door; a spot for relaxation, exercise, sunlight, and family fun.

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Fresh Fences
Feb08

Fresh Fences

Nothing beautifies quite like a new fence

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Financing Your Renovation
Feb08

Financing Your Renovation

6 great ways to make plans into reality

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Wannabe Gardener?
Feb08

Wannabe Gardener?

Give some unkillable plants a try

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Preparing to Buy or Sell Your Home
Feb08

Preparing to Buy or Sell Your Home

It’s time to get started

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It Lasts How Long?
Feb01

It Lasts How Long?

Facts are facts—nothing lasts forever.

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Trending: Terracotta Tile
Dec30

Trending: Terracotta Tile

Terracotta tiles have been used around the world for thousands of years, but are recently enjoying a resurgence of popularity—for very good reasons!

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New Bathroom for the New Year?
Dec30

New Bathroom for the New Year?

Ah, the bathroom: a spa-like escape, a personal sanctuary, and a little respite from cruel, real-world responsibilities.

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Your Hot Water Heater
Dec30

Your Hot Water Heater

It’s easy to forget what a luxury a hot bath or shower is until the water coming out of the tap seems to have been piped in from Antarctica.

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The Quirky Kitchen Gift Guide
Dec02

The Quirky Kitchen Gift Guide

For the family foodie that has it all, the classic stand mixer or imported chef’s knife might feel a little too… expected.

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Hostess with the Mostest
Dec02

Hostess with the Mostest

Being the best holiday host you can be, while retaining your sanity

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Vacation Home Value?
Nov02

Vacation Home Value?

The pros and cons of owning a second home

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Don’t Get Holi-dazed
Oct04

Don’t Get Holi-dazed

Stay safe when decorating your home

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A Breath of Fresh Air
Oct04

A Breath of Fresh Air

There may not be much we can do about outdoor air quality, but we can take action to improve air quality in our homes.

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What’s Cookin’?
Sep01

What’s Cookin’?

Tips and trends to transform your kitchen

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Winterproof!
Sep01

Winterproof!

This fall, prepare your lawn for winter and turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis

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Roofing Rules
Sep01

Roofing Rules

Whether your home has taken recent weather damage or not, it can never hurt to make sure the roof is doing its job.

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Pool TLC
Sep01

Pool TLC

Take it from “meh” to magnificent again

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Might Be Mold?
Sep01

Might Be Mold?

Don’t put it off—some mold can pose serious health risks

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Does Your House Need New Shoes?
Sep01

Does Your House Need New Shoes?

New flooring ideas for every room

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Save the Best for Last
Aug01

Save the Best for Last

Send off summer with a great party

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Curb Appeal
Aug01

Curb Appeal

Exterior enhancements can make your home look better—and increase in value

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Home Work
Jul05

Home Work

Crafting the perfect home office

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