Open Sesame . . . Or Not

Published September 30, 2014 by Julie Provenzano

In the early 2000’s, the open first-floor layout became the rage. The benefits are obvious—it makes your house seem larger, it enables you to cook without being closed off from your family and guests, and it creates a great flow. But the longer homeowners have lived with the open floor plan, the more they are realizing it isn’t necessarily the “must-have” they thought it was. So if you live in a less-open home and are considering a remodel or are searching for your...

Wall demo
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Rewrite Your Toy Story

Published September 29, 2014 by Julie Provenzano

My son Aiden is now over a year old and has officially entered what I lovingly refer to as, "the toy bomb phase." He has the ability to enter the playroom that I meticulously clean up every night and, within 37 seconds, manage to scatter every single toy he owns (and seems to teleport toys that we don't own-think Barbie shoes) all over the entire downstairs. Now I am not a total neat-freak, but trying to cook dinner while simultaneously dancing around a litany of cars, dinosaurs, blocks, and...
Hot Mess
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To Pool or Not to Pool?

Published September 26, 2014 by Julie Provenzano

I frequently have clients ask me what putting in a pool will mean for them in terms of the resale value of their homes. It’s a tough decision in Dallas, because on one hand it seems like crazy talk to make it through an endless Dallas summer without constant and unfettered access to total aquatic submersion. On the other hand, in many areas of our city, yards are small, land is expensive, and there are many country club and fitness club...
Dream Pool
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