Category: Ideas

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Gorgeous Ideas to Make Home Maintenance Less of a Pain!

1.  Front Yard Patio Image: Westover Landscape Design, Inc. Lawns are classic suburbia; they’re also classic maintenance time-sucks. Good-looking patios, on the other hand, don’t need mowing, watering, or fertilizing. Ever. Be a trend-setter and put one in your front yard for you to enjoy and your neighbors to envy. A professionally installed brick or flagstone patio runs $15 [...]

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5 Home Decorating Tips from Houston’s Hottest Home Designer!

“Two thousand and fifteen is the Year of the Sheep, a docile animal born to follow, and although we are seeing some trends that coordinate nicely, many of this year’s design trends are anything but meek,” Marie Flanigan of Marie Flanigan Interiors says. Flanigan shares her tips to ring in the New Year in style. Mid-Century Modern “In 2015, [...]

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10 Best Kept Secrets To Selling Your Home!

Selling Secret #1: Pricing it right Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just [...]

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist!

1. Stow the mower. If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, you should be. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer ($10 for a 10-ounce bottle) prevents gas from degrading. Add stabilizer to your gasoline can to keep [...]

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Grand New Gallery Furniture Store to Open by Christmas!

With a golden shovel in hand, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale broke ground Tuesday on Gallery Furniture‘s largest store ever. The ceremony, which featured sky writing and a hand bell performance, was almost as extravagant as the new store is said to be once completed. Located off Grand Parkway just south of the Westpark Tollway, the new store will house a 165,000 square foot [...]

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Tips from an A list designer to make your home Houston Design Savvy!

Good design only comes with a curated layering of collections, textures and materials, an overlapping process that brings energy and soul to a home. That’s the philosophy interior designer Jay Jeffers shares in his debut monograph, Jay Jeffers: Collected Cool: The Art of Bold, Stylish Interiors. Founder of the full-scale Jeffers Design Group based in San Francisco, the Texas native will [...]

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The New Happy Hour

Happy hour serves two functions in Houston: an excuse to socialize with friends and something to do while waiting for the traffic to clear out. There is definitely some comfort in visiting the same places over and over again. But sometimes, you want to try something new. Our favorite, CultureMap Houston, recently published an exciting [...]

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Fighting Back During Mosquito Season

No one likes mosquitoes, especially me. But after a warm winter and a rainy spring, they are out in full force. With memories of last summer’s horrific fires still fresh in our minds, the steady rain is a welcome gift. The mosquitoes, however, are not. Some say we’re having one of the worst mosquito seasons [...]

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Walking Westheimer Might be Better than Walking Washington

Washington really took off in the last few years as the most popular nighttime destination in Houston. Some say the bloom is off the flower when it comes to the Washington scene and seek out smaller pockets of culture to enjoy after the sun goes down. One of these pockets is on Westheimer just west [...]

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