Feature We Love: Glass Tile Backsplash


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One of the hottest trends in kitchen design today is an amazing backsplash. Gone are the days of boring paint and plaster. There are plenty of options out there, but one of our favorites is glass tile.

 

Many of our listings have taken to this designer trend in their kitchens. From basic white to a myriad of colors, glass tile brings a luminescence and shine to an otherwise forgotten space. These backsplashes don’t just look great, they’re easy to clean, too!

Feature We Love: Glass Tile Backsplash^1512 Pembroke Court, Keller

Feature We Love: Glass Tile Backsplash^5418 Deer Brook Road, Garland

Feature We Love: Glass Tile Backsplash^4818 Irvin Simmons Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glass Tile Backsplash^7955 Enclave Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Glass Tile Backsplash^1131 Clermont St., Dallas

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home


Whether you’re selling now, planning to sell in the future, or just want peace of mind, there are always things you can do to improve the value of your home.

 

Check out this list of 15 items that will attract buyers and make the place you call home that much more special.

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Home Office: Technology has made it possible for more and more people to work out of their homes. By updating your home office or designating a space to a new one, you show your homes full potential.

(Pictured: 9226 Hathaway St., Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Master Suite: A master bedroom with its own bathroom has become an expected amenity these days. If you don’t have one, try to find the budget and space to create a master suite. If you do, focus on amplifying storage space.

(Pictured: 3210 Carlisle St. 51H, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Family Room: Everyone’s looking for a comfortable, open space to fill with family and friends. Make sure your room looks this way by drawing attention to windows and natural light. A fireplace is almost always a plus.

(Pictured: 9029 Broken Arrow Lane, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Kitchen: This space can make or break your home. As long as you stay reasonable with materials and design, you’re going to get your money back and then some on a kitchen remodel.

(Pictured: 6601 La Cosa Drive, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Bathroom: Have you ever heard of a home having too many bathrooms? How about too few? If your home has fewer bathrooms than bedrooms or no bathroom on the main floor, think about adding another full or half-bath. Additionally, if you have an old, dingy bathroom, consider an update that is simple and clean.

(Pictured: 5418 Deer Brook Road, Garland)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Windows: Did you know that, on average, 30% of your home’s energy is lost through its windows? If your windows are in bad shape or you’re looking to impress buyers, upgrade to energy efficient windows that will last and save the future owners money for years to come.

(Pictured: 9836 Gooding Drive, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Basement: Though it’s not the most common feature in DFW, a basement can add a major value to your home. If the ceilings aren’t too low a basement can be the ideal space for an office, playroom, media room, or spare bedroom.

(Pictured: 12541 Renoir Lane, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Deck: Outdoor space is at a premium these days. On average, the addition of a deck brings a 76% return on investment. Typically, they’re not too expensive to build and they create an entirely new living space.

(Pictured: 11120 FM 678, Whitesboro)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Landscaping: An overgrown and poorly maintained yard isn’t appealing to anyone. Liven things up with some color, height, and possibly a designated seating and/or entertaining space.

(Pictured: 3612 Villanova St., University Park)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Paint: A few coats of paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your home. If you’re selling, keep things light and neutral so that buyers can easily image their things in your space.

(Pictured: 1314 Cardinal Creek Drive, Duncanville)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Flexibility: Your house is yours to make your own, but if you think you may sell in the future try not to over-customize. Again, buyers need to be able to see themselves and their things working in your home, so try not to pigeonhole your spaces.

(Pictured: 9629 Whitehurst Drive, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Blending: When adding an addition, choose materials that blend well with the existing house. Carry over design elements from the original house in order to create a flawless transition.

(Pictured: 9610 El Patio Drive, Dallas)

14 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

^Exterior: Though we’ve been told to do otherwise, people do judge homes based on curb appeal and first impressions. Put the best foot forward by sprucing up your home’s roof, exterior paint, siding, and garage doors.

(Pictured: 5715 Wortham Lane, Dallas)

Feature We Love: Dual Vanities


Getting ready in the morning is enough of a task without the added annoyance of constantly running into someone else in the bathroom. That’s why today’s Feature We Love is double vanities. Just a little bit of distance and a sink all to yourself can change your daily routine in a major way.

 

Below, check out the many ways you can design this feature in order to get some personal space.

 

Feature We Love: Dual Vanities^4818 Irvin Simmons, Dallas

Feature We Love: Dual Vanities^5684 Montreaux Drive, Frisco

Feature We Love: Dual Vanities^2171 Hogan Drive, Irving

Feature We Love: Dual Vanities^9226 Hathaway Street, Dallas

Feature We Love: Dual Vanities^6820 Southridge Drive, Dallas

 

Room Re-Do: Sweet, Serene Nursery


On this edition of Room Re-Do we took on the adorable nursery at 5543 Morningside Ave. in Dallas’ M Streets neighborhood. Designed in brown and white with pops of pink, the pieces in this space could easily transition into a little boy’s nursery as well.

 

Take a look at the links below to get the look of this cozy, chic room for your little one.

Room Re-do: Sweet, Serene Nursery1. Giraffe 2. Bookshelf (with optional baskets) 3. Silver frames 4. Iron crib 5. Swivel rocker 6. Ottoman 7. Pouf 8. Lamb rocker 9. Hamper 10. Rug

 

10 Best Spaces to Watch Football


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In honor of the official start of the 2014 NFL season we’ve rounded up some of our on-the-market home theaters and media rooms that will make for the ultimate football-watching, Sunday-lounging experience. No matter which team you support, you’re sure to have the best viewing party in the neighborhood with the awesome spaces.

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^4707 Chapel Hill Road, Dallas

 

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^177 Angel Ridge Lane, Sherman

 

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^5149 Brandywine Lane, Frisco

 

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^9226 Hathaway Street, Dallas

 

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^1254 Biltmore Drive, Southlake

 

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^1809 Everest Road, Keller

 

If you’re not into home theaters, these rooms may be more your speed…

5 Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^177 Angel Ridge Lane, Sherman

 

Best Space to Watch the NFL^4612 W. Stanford Ave., Dallas

 

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^6906 Edelweiss Circle, Dallas

Best Spaces to Watch the NFL^306 Touchdown, Irving

 

Room Re-Do: Glam Guest Bedroom


The Old Preston Hollow home at 5808 Falls Road is filled with gorgeous design and attention to detail, all the way through to the guest bedrooms.

 

On this edition of Room Re-Do we tackled this glam guest room done in hues of brown with a punch of pink and accents in gold and metallics. So many guest rooms these days lack personality and style, but not this room! It’s serene and welcoming with just the right amount of color.

Room Re-Do: Glam Guestroom1. Pendant Light 2. Headboard 3. Mirror 4. Curtains 5. Bedding 6. Lamp 7. Bedside Table

Feature We Love: Dark Wood Cabinetry


There’s something so warm and inviting about richly stained hardwood, especially in a kitchen. Even though white kitchens seem to be all the rage right now, we can’t help but love the look and feel of these darker shades. From sleek and modern to ornate and traditional, dark wood cabinetry fits perfectly into any design style. Check out some of our favorites that are currently on the market.

Feature We Love: Dark Wood Cabinetry^6612 Shady Creek Circle, Plano

Feature We Love: Dark Wood Cabinetry^7224 Diamond Oaks Drive, Mansfield

Feature We Love: Dark Wood Cabinetry^2914 Preston Lane, Wylie

Feature We Love: Dark Wood Cabinetry^3007 Ridgecrest Drive, Southlake

Feature We Love: Dark Wood Cabinetry^7624 Worthington St., Dallas

Images via ebby.com & Shoot2Sell

 

Room Re-Do: Chic Home Office


If you’re looking for a chic and stylish way to decorate your home office, look no further. The listing at 5638 Merrimac Ave. in Dallas’ M Streets neighborhood has designer touches throughout, but we’re especially enchanted by the office. Get the look for yourself by checking out these items!

Room Re-Do: Chic Home Office

1. Blue Chair 2. Clock 3. Cabinet 4. Garden Stool 5. Desk 6. Desk Chair 7. Lamp 8. Rug

 

Property Photo via ebby.com & Shot2Sell: 5638 Merrimac Ave., Dallas

 

Room Re-Do: Modern Comfort


The living room at 5214 Pershing St., a brand new listing in Dallas, displays the perfect collaboration between modern style and comfort. The neutral colors, including the beautiful gray fireplace surround, and clean lines create an airy space with a distinct designer touch.

 

If you love this room as much as we do, you can follow the links below to get it for yourself!

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1. Abstract Art 2. Silver Mirror 3. Acrylic Lamp 4. Alexander McQueen Coffe Table Book 5. Queen Elizabeth Coffee Table Book 6. Sofa 7. Arc Floor Lamp 8. Coffee Table 9. Leather Chair

 

 Property photo via ebby.com & Shoot2Sell

Feature We Love: Floors With Finesse


We’re amazed every day by the creativity we find in homes across D-FW. It is truly a treat to get a look into other people’s homes, styles, and design decisions. Recently, we’ve noticed an increasing number of houses with unique, fashion-forward floors. If you thought hardwoods were your only option, think again.

 

Feature We Love: Floors With Finesse^Hexagonal Saltillo: 9029 Broken Arrow Ln., Dallas

Feature We Love: Floors With Finesse^Intricate Marble: 2018 Old York Rd., McKinney

Feature We Love: Floors With Finesse^Patterned Hardwoods: 2212 Forest Creek, McKinney

Feature We Love: Floors With Finesse^Oversized Porcelain Tile: 6906 Edelweiss Circle, Dallas 

Feature We Love: Floors With Finesse^Pinstriped tile: 5000 FM 2862m Anna

Photos via ebby.com