DIY Renovation

Watch JoJo and Jordan Dress Up Tired Real Estate in Cash Pad

By Nikki Barringer / July 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been wishing and hoping and dreaming for an all new reno show with a different Jo and maybe a Jordan, too, your flippin’ dreams are coming true. The Bachelorette’s JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers aren’t set to star, they’re already starring on CNBC’s Cash Pad where they travel the country and turn unused crash pads […]

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Getting Real About Renos: Will New Insulation Really Add Value to My Home?

By Leah Shafer / July 13, 2016 / 4 Comments

This is the third installment of a new occasional column called Getting Real About Renovations. We’re looking at renovation realities for all sorts of projects, from hardwood floors and open floorplans, to master suite additions and kitchen upgrades. We’ll give you the unadulterated truth about options, costs, effort, Realtor opinion, and estimated ROI for these projects. You […]

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Getting Real About Renos: Will Hardwood Floors Really Add Value To My Home?

By Leah Shafer / April 12, 2016 / 6 Comments

Today, we’re starting a new occasional column called Getting Real About Renovations. We’re going to look at renovation realities for all sorts of projects, from hardwood floors and open floorplans, to master suite additions and kitchen upgrades. We’ll give you the unadulterated truth about options, costs, effort, Realtor opinion, and estimated ROI for these projects. […]

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Lake Highlands Habitat for Humanity ReStore to Open in Late February

By Leah Shafer / February 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

If you’re DIY aficionado or planning a home renovation project on a budget, then you’ve got to be jazzed about the Feb. 21 grand opening of the newest Habitat for Humanity ReStore Resale Outlet in DFW. The store will be located in Lake Highlands at the southeast corner of Skillman Street and Abrams Road in the […]

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Outstanding Reno Brings Original Life Back to Legendary Oak Cliff Midcentury Modern

By Leah Shafer / February 6, 2015 / 7 Comments

When Erik Schuessler first encountered the midcentury modern house at 1434 Bar Harbor Cir. in the Wynnewood Hills neighborhood of Oak Cliff, he fell in love with its potential and retro aesthetic. As he renovated the 4,600-square-foot beauty and learned more about it, he also grew fascinated by its history. In its heyday, Bar Harbor […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Murphy Fixer-Upper Sits on Almost an Acre with Pool, Barn

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Gone with the Wind was a childhood favorite of mine, with its winding storyline, genteel fashion, and dramatic romances. In one memorable scene, Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara, an Irish peasant immigrant, proclaims in his rough brogue, “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s […]

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