Feature We Love: Front Porches


Feature We Love: Front Porches

It’s safe to say most people grew up with a front porch. Traditionally, they’re associated with a simpler time — when neighbors brought over baked goods, waved to each other from across the way or just hung out and conversed while the sun went down. Regardless, there’s always some emotion brewing when it comes to that classic front space.

The front porch also provides a great opportunity to improve your curb appeal. Because, whether you’re selling or not, it’s always a good idea to make sure your home is giving off the best impression.

Below are a few front porches that have us wishing for a breezy morning (or evening), a hot cup of coffee and a fresh newspaper.

Feature We Love: Front Porches
3441 University Boulevard | Dallas — University Park | $1,450,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
11481 County Road 132 | Celina | $1,150,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
1113 N Canterbury Court | Dallas — Kessler Park (North Oak Cliff) | $799,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
505 W Hunt Street | McKinney | $569,900

Feature We Love: Front Porches
5610 Richard Avenue | Dallas — Vickery Place Conservation District | $419,500

Feature We Love: Front Porches
1220 E Seeton Road | Grand Prairie | $350,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
11 Admiral Way | Pottsboro — Harbor Village | $315,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
917 King George Lane | Savannah — Continental Congress Village | $215,000

 

Feature We Love: Front Porch


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The added living space, curb appeal, and charm of a front porch are just a few of the reasons why this feature has become a staple of the American home. Odds are pretty good that you either grew up with one, watched families gather on them in TV shows, or just like the way they look architecturally.

 

Even if a front porch isn’t at the top of your must-have list, it’s always a welcome amenity. Not sure you agree? The pictures below will convince you otherwise.

Feature We Love: Front Porch

^2860 FM 2495, AthensFeature We Love: Front Porch

^5610 Richard Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^500 W. Ennis Ave., EnnisFeature We Love: Front Porch

^9445 Thornberry Lane, Dallas
Feature We Love: Front Porch

^6414 Deloache Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^9003 Diceman Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^822 Valencia St., DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^9903 Coppedge Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch

^6051 Del Norte Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Front Porch^917 King George Lane, Savannah

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pool


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Warm weather is here and people can’t wait to get poolside. If you had a pool of your own, you wouldn’t have to wait a few more weeks for the public ones to open.

 

While homes with pools are fairly common in DFW, saltwater pools are becoming increasingly popular. Why? We did a little research and here’s a little of what we found. This type of system maintains a small amount of salt in your pool’s water, which allows for easier regulation of chlorine levels. Saltwater pools are also said to have less damaging effects on swimmers’ hair and skin than standard chlorine pools.

 

Check out a sample of our many listings with this beautiful and beneficial feature below:

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pool

 ^1254 Biltmore Drive, Southlake

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^4818 Irvin Simmons Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^1724 Wisteria Way, WestlakeFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^3660 Ranchero Road, PlanoFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^162 Shepherds Glen Road, HeathFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^5426 Southwestern Blvd., DallasFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool

^6436 Sudbury Road, PlanoFeature We Love: Saltwater Pool^688 Eagle Point Drive, Mount Vernon

Feature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds


From traditional to contemporary, we’re big fans of beds with personality. Your bedroom, like the rest of your home, is an expression of you, so why be boring? Add some color, fun pillows, and/or plush comforters to make your bed a special place to lay your head at the end of each day.

 

Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Check out the beautiful, bold beds we found in our DFW listings.

Feature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^7205 Vanguard Court, ColleyvilleFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^2714 Wolf Creek Drive, LucasFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^8408 Burgundy Court, McKinneyFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^1817 Broken Bend Drive, WestlakeFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^1817 Broken Bend Drive, WestlakeFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^1817 Broken Bend Drive, WestlakeFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^7301 Trianon Court, ColleyvilleFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^7301 Trianon Court, ColleyvilleFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^6738 Avalon Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds

^1800 Van Landingham Drive, McKinneyFeature We Love: Beautiful, Bold Beds^4624 Firestone Drive, Frisco

Feature We Love: Wet Bar


An entertainer’s dream home is centered around making every guest happy and comfortable. On this list of amenities are things like open floor plans, extra bathrooms, a well-stocked fridge, and, today’s feature, a wet bar.

 

A well-placed wet bar, by the living room or main entertaining space, is the ultimate convenience. Who wants to have to run to the kitchen every time they need a splash of water, a new glass, or more ice? This amenity is also an easy way to allow your guests to help themselves without disrupting kitchen activities.

 

While it may not be the most necessary feature in a home, a wet bar is definitely an added bonus for every host-with-the-most.

Feature We Love: Wet Bar

^6541 Stichter Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Wet Bar

^4624 Firestone Drive, FriscoFeature We Love: Wet Bar

^6141 Shady Valley Drive, Arlington Feature We Love: Wet Bar

^5501 Mahogany Run Court, Plano Feature We Love: Wet Bar

^4463 Brookview Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Wet Bar

^10427 Lennox Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Wet Bar

^6409 Harrods Court, PlanoFeature We Love: Wet Bar

^5704 Chalice Drive, PlanoFeature We Love: Wet Bar

^381 Whitley Place Drive, ProsperFeature We Love: Wet Bar^6612 Orchard Park Drive, McKinney

Feature We Love: Crystal Chandelier


One word can be used to describe today’s feature: timeless. Other adequate choices are classic, stunning, elegant, beautiful, regal, glistening. Well, that list could go on for a long time.

 

Crystal chandeliers are a statement piece and an eye-catcher no matter what room they grace with their presence. They instantly elevate rooms to a higher standard. You can bet that an investment in a chandelier is one that will keep on giving for years and years to come. In fact, many become family heirlooms that are passed down for generations.

 

Let’s take a look at the many gorgeous ways crystal chandeliers are being used to bring style and class to homes around DFW. The popularity of this feature means we have a lot of properties to show off!

Feature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^12541 Renoir Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^4463 Brookview Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^4463 Brookview Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^9250 Meadowbrook Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^1001 Stone Cottage Lane, McKinneyFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^1 Kildonan, RichardsonFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^5 Santa Fe Circle, Dalworthington Gardens
Feature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^2260 Bluff Court, Cedar HillFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^5 Abbey Woods Lane, Dallas Feature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^5 Abbey Woods Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^9511 Estate Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^300 W. Bethel Road, CoppellFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier

^5320 Doral Circle, PlanoFeature We Love: Crystal Chandelier^5508 Bent Tree Drive, Dallas

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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Feature We Love: Natural Light


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We’re all about natural light, and lots of it! It can help you save on energy bills and it brings the warmth and happiness of sunlight into your home. The best way to take advantage of natural light is with windows, of course. There are many ways to design windows in order to capitalize on natural light. Take a look at a few of your options below.

Feature We Love: Natural Light

^6728 Aberdeen Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light

^6865 Lorna Lane, DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light

^621 Pelican Hills, FairviewFeature We Love: Natural Light

^6019 Lakehurst Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light

^6838 Stefani Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light

^9250 Meadowbrooke Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light

^2305 Worthington St.. #312, DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light

^6708 Glenhurst Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Natural Light^4 Mission Hills Drive, Frisco

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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: Glam Glass Shower


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Form meets function in the most beautiful of ways in today’s Feature We Love. Glass showers have become wildly popular recently because of their clean look and ability to open up a bathroom visually. This style choice enhances bathrooms of any size and design. But, why explain it with words when you can so “clearly” see the benefits of glass showers for yourself below?

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^1210 N. Winnetka Ave., Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^6421 Lavendale Ave., DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^12105 Elysian Court, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^4519 Cherokee Trail, DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^9744 Dartridge Drive, DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^6820 Southridge Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower

^3030 McKinney Ave. #202, DallasFeature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^5104 Malvern Drive, Plano

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^6218 White Rose Trail, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glam Glass Shower^7034 Hillshire Lane, Sachse