This week’s Flip or Flop Fort Worth proves that a house can appear to be in great shape, only to find that something pricey lurks behind a wall or under the floor.

But before we start our recap of FOFFW, we have some reader mail to answer. (more…)

(Flip or Flop Fort Worth photos courtesy HGTV)

Ready for another recap of Flip or Flop Fort Worth? After more than a month of episodes, I can honestly say that of all the Flip or Flop shows, Ashley and Andy Williams are probably my favorites — and not just because they’re in the DFW area.

Their backstory is so appealing, their commitment to fellow veterans is wonderful, and they are just so much fun to watch.

Before we begin, I’ll answer some reader questions (as usual). (more…)

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Andy and Ashley Williams took on a Hurst fixer that needed a lot of love in this week’s “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” (photo courtesy HGTV).

I have to say that one of my favorite things about doing these “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” recaps has been getting all this great feedback from readers — especially the requests to help suss out what finishes were used in specific projects.

Last week, we switched gears and recapped the first episode of the last season of “Fixer Upper,” and we got some great questions (we’ll be circling back at the end of the season to recap the finale).

I’m still running down a couple of questions from last week — I’m working on that wallpaper, Jennifer — but I’ve been able to find either the exact item or something that can help duplicate the look (although I’ll keep looking, of course). (more…)

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are back for their last season of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” which premiered Tuesday night.

While there won’t be a “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” recap this week because it’s a repeat, the HGTV gods are still in a giving mood — Tuesday was the premiere of the first episode of the last season of “Fixer Upper.” (more…)

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Ashley and Andy Williams transformed a Burton Hills home in this week’s “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” but not without some drama (Photo courtesy Ashley and Andy Williams).

Not to brag, but I’m getting pretty good at finding tile since Flip or Flop Fort Worth launched — I may no longer remember my own phone number, but I have become adept at scouring the Internet for our readers, identifying tile by sight.

Last week, I found the gorgeous vintage-looking tile from the bathroom in the first episode (I’ve subsequently further narrowed it down to a stateside source). Reader Jana gave me another tile to hunt for this week — from the same episode.

“Is there any way to find out what the name of the tile is that they used around the fireplace on the first episode of The Flip or Flop Fort Worth series?” Jana wrote. “I would just certainly appreciate it so much if I could get that information or be told where I can go to find the information myself. Thank you so much in advance and I’m keeping my fingers crossed!” (more…)

(Photo courtesy HGTV)

Last week, we saw Fort Worth’s Ashley and Andy Williams redo of a cottage in Arlington Heights. What will this week’s episode of Flip or Flop Fort Worth bring?

Before we get to that, you might want to check out this video of last week’s house. I’ve had a good half dozen people ask me about that tile, and I think I’ve found it. (more…)

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Andy and Ashley Williams star in HGTV’s Flip or Flop Fort Worth, which debuted last night.

What kind of writer would I be if I worked for a real estate publication and never watched HGTV? I mean, of course I watched last night’s debut episode of Flip or Flop Fort Worth — it involves three things I like a lot: drinking, home improvement shows, and typing quickly.

Don’t be jealous of my mad fast phalanges. They type as fast a school board trustee can talk, or as fast as Ashley and Andy Williams – the stars of Flip or Flop Fort Worth – can talk. (more…)

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Andy and Ashley Williams will become the latest Texas-based home renovation stars when their “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” debuts next week on HGTV (Photo courtesy HGTV).

From the final season of “Fixer Upper” to the freshman season of “Flip or Flop Fort Worth,” Texas is home to several home improvement or design shows this fall. HGTV, the DIY Network, and even Great American Country, locals are ready for their close-ups.

As shows begin to roll out their season debuts, we thought we’d take a look at the ones who have been blessed with a full season run, and a couple that are still out there fighting the good fight to get picked up. (more…)