Get Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal


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A short drive around town will tell you that spring has sprung in the front yards of DFW. Tulips are in bloom, hedges are trimmed, and homeowners are getting down and dirty to spruce up their curb appeal. Everyone must have read last week that curb appeal is one of the best investments you can make.

 

Curb appeal comes in many forms, but at its core it’s all about making your home feel welcoming and fresh. Whether that comes in the form of landscaping, porch furniture, or a general exterior cleaning is up to you!

 

Take a look at the ways homes on the market right now are taking advantage of spring to look their best. They might just inspire you to join the movement.

Get Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^7349 Fieldgate Drive, DallasGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^2616 Polo Lane, PlanoGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^7301 Trianon Court, ColleyvilleGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^700 Seeport Drive, AllenGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^5529 Saint Andrews Court, PlanoGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^5614 Boca Raton Drive, DallasGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal

^2860 FM 2495, AthensGet Inspired By Spring Curb Appeal^6122 Norway Road, Dallas

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry


One of the best parts about getting to look at pictures of houses all day is picking up on new trends. One of the hottest trends we’ve noticed over the last few months is contrasting cabinet colors. Islands have stepped into the spotlight and are being treated like their own element. No longer are they beholden to the color choices made for outer kitchen cabinetry.

 

This mix-matching shows up most often in brown and white, but we’re loving this new design trend no matter what color scheme it comes in. It adds a dynamic interest to a kitchen and allows homeowners and designers to step out of the box with cabinetry, an area in which most tend to play it safe.

 

Check out a few of the kitchens in which we’ve found this trend popping up around DFW, they may just inspire a weekend DIY in your home!

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^1066 Woodford Drive, Keller

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^6940 Hickory Hill Circle, Argyle

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^7204 Ripley St., McKinney

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^10715 Dixon Branch Drive, Dallas

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^9427 Monteleon Court, Dallas

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^1315 Sunset Ridge Circle, Cedar Hill

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^7022 Pasadena Ave., Dallas

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^4060 Chimney Rock Drive, Prosper

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^6838 Stefani Drive, Dallas

Now Trending: Contrasting Cabinetry^1122 Amy Drive, Allen

Interior Lighting: How To Do It Right


Did you know that lighting is one of the most important elements in your home? We’ve talked about the importance of natural light, but interior light is just as important. When natural light isn’t available, due to lack of windows or time of day, the mood and brightness of your home is dictated by interior lighting. Additionally, light fixtures are a large part of design and personal style. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your lighting:

 

1. Diversify: Use multiple sources for light so that the ambiance just right. Think about a mix of recessed ceiling lights, chandeliers, sconces, floor lamps, table lamps, and under mounted lighting solutions. A combination will throw light in different directions and create more generalized glow.

 

2. Focal Points: Use task lighting and directed light to highlight art, plants, dining tables, and unique decor.

 

3. Dimmers: Consider installing dimmers in entertaining spaces like dining rooms, media rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. Being able to set the mood for a meal, movie, or cozy night by the fire makes a high difference.

 

4. Read the Room: Different rooms call for different lighting heights, sizes, and illuminations. For example, overhead lighting makes more sense in a kitchen than is does in a bedroom. Smaller lamps, sconces, and delicate chandeliers are better suited in bedrooms and bathrooms than large living spaces.

 

5. Which Watt?: Always follow the instructions on your light fixture for maximum wattage, but don’t be afraid to take it down a notch. If the light fixture is more for decor than actual illumination, consider using low-wattage bulbs, which use less energy. Typical wattages range from 40 (for reading) and 80 (for putting on make up), but this wattage can be achieved with multiple fixtures.

 

6. Decor: The fixtures you choose have an impact on your space visually as well. Make sure to keep the overall look and feel of the room in mind when selecting fixtures, but don’t be afraid to go bold. A statement floor lamp or chandelier is the perfect way to pack a big punch of style with just one piece of decor.

 

DFW homeowners clearly know the importance of interior lighting, just look at great examples found in our homes for sale. From modern to victorian and floor lamps to recessed lighting, there’s a lighting solution that will “brighten” your home and mood in just the right way.

Interior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^6838 Stefani Drive, DallasInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^9427 Monteleon Court, Dallas (For Lease)Interior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^1412 Teaberry Court, PlanoInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^12744 Hawktree Road, FriscoInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^2411 Laguna Lane, ArlingtonInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^6316 Caroline Drive, FriscoInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^12744 Hawktree Road, FriscoInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^1412 Teaberry Court, PlanoInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^1823 Canyon Court, AllenInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^5055 Addison Circle #204, AddisonInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right

^8000 Choctaw Lane, McKinneyInterior Lighting: How To Do It Right^7022 Pasadena Ave., Dallas

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10 Tubs We Love


Every day is the perfect day to go home, relax, and take a hot bath. The best part is, these days your bath tub choices are pretty much endless. From jetted to standalone to deep soaker tubs, there is no bad way to wash the stress away.

 

Take a look at how bathrooms across DFW are stepping up their game in the bath tub department.

10 Tubs We Love

^48 Oak Hill Circle, Brownwood10 Tubs We Love

^3141 Brookhollow Circle, Prosper10 Tubs We Love

^4915 Cherokee Trail, Dallas10 Tubs We Love

^732 Lexington Ave., Coppell10 Tubs We Love

^12317 Montego Plaza, Dallas10 Tubs We Love

^6205 Del Norte Lane, Dallas10 Tubs We Love

^610 Madison St., Coppell10 Tubs We Love

^1326 Sandy Creek Drive, Allen10 Tubs We Love

^1315 Sunset Ridge Circle, Cedar Hill10 Tubs We Love^4021 Winsor Drive, Farmers Branch

 

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Feature We Love: Open Floor Plan


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The transition into open floor plans is one of the biggest changes we’ve seen in housing trends over the past few years. While some still prefer a traditional layout, with divided rooms, the open floor plan has been widely adopted because it offers an entirely new way of living.

 

Homeowners and builders love this trend because it’s ideal for entertaining, allows for seamless design and an incorporated style throughout, provides panoramic views, and it’s great for keeping an eye on family members in other rooms. Additionally, open floor plans have an easy flow and can make a home feel much larger.

 

Check out the various ways people are making use of this popular trend all over DFW.

Feature We Love: Open Floor Plan

^7304 Park Lane Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Open Floor Plan

^6838 Stefani Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Open Floor Plan

^8139 San Leandro, DallasFeature We Love: Open Floor Plan

^621 Pelican Hills, Fairview

Feature We Love: Open Floor Plan

^4519 Cherokee Trail, DallasFeature We Love: Open Floor Plan

^978 Rockport Drive, AllenFeature We Love: Open Floor Plan^2411 Laguna Lane, Arlington

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Feature We Love: Plantation Shutters


What’s not to love about plantation shutters? They’re versatile, beautiful, and they work well with almost any design style. These shutters are well-loved by owners and designers alike because they can fit any window or door size and they allow for maximum control of light and privacy.

 

Plantation shutters can be found all over DFW, from massive mansions to one-story cottages. Check out the images below to see the myriad of ways that this feature is being used in homes today.

 

Feature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^5508 Cavendish Court, PlanoFeature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^1724 Wisteria Way, WestlakeFeature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^12541 Renoir Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^4167 Lomita Lane, Dallas
Feature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^2209 Stanford Court, McKinney Feature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^1866 Sunset Court, AllenFeature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^421 Wyndemere Blvd., Heath  Feature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^6922 Forest Glen Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Plantation Shutters

^2212 Forest Creek, McKinney

Feature We Love: The Arched Entry


You know something is a housing trend when you see it in homes in not just one or two cities, but all across the Metroplex. That’s exactly the case with arched entries, the latest feature we’ve noticed popping up in our available inventory.

 

There’s not much to say that these pictures don’t say for themselves. These archways are both beautiful and inviting, and they create stunning curb appeal for the homes and doorways that they frame. This architectural feature has made a lasting mark on North Texas homes, and we only expect that it will continue to rise in popularity.

 

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^2212 Stanford Court, McKinney

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^8501 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^607 Naples Drive, Allen

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^467 Ridge Point Drive, Heath

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^2700 Regency Place Court, Arlington

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^7000 Mills Branch Circle, Plano

Feature We Love: Arched Entry^12269 Pecan Forest Drive, Dallas

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