Home building trends

Outdoor Living Out? Laundry Rooms, Big Closets In? NAHB Shouldn’t Mess With Texas

By Candy Evans / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m a wee skeptical of The National Association of Home Builders 2018 survey of “thousands of U.S. homebuyers” for must-haves. I have no doubt these things were tops on consumer’s wish list, and were accurately reported. I just think housing preferences are more regional. And this list is too national.  These are features buyers ranked […]

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Dallas Housing Market: Four Things To Watch in 2019

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Unlike prior years, 2019 will not be full steam ahead for our area’s housing market. Looking ahead, here are four things to watch in the year to come and why they matter:

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TopMix Permeable: Why Are We Not Using This in Dallas?

By Candy Evans / July 27, 2018 / 2 Comments

A U.K. firm has created a water absorbing concrete that I seriously think we need to take a look at and begin using or making here in the U.S. STAT. This concrete is called “TopMix permeable”  and it acts as a giant concrete sieve/sponge, allowing the rainwater to drain right through it. Working on the traditional […]

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Fort Worth Company Creates Solution For Ugly Satellite Dishes

By Seth Fowler / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you have lived in North Texas for any period of time you know what happens to your satellite dish when the weather takes a turn for the worse.  It’s neither fun nor pretty. When the rains come, wind blows, and hail makes its way to North Texas, it’s a guarantee that your Internet will […]

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Big Design Changes and Trends Debut at the International Builders Show

By Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber / February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

This year is off to an exciting, fast-paced start! This Lifestylist® has spent the month traveling coast to coast in search of design and construction trends that we’ll see a lot of in 2017. After attending the International Builders Show, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Design and Construction Week, The Dallas Home and Gift Market, […]

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A $12,000 Coffeemaker? Wellness Center? What’s Coming Our Way in Fancy Schmancy New Home Features

By Candy Evans / December 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

Consumers, buyers, are so darn tootin sophisticated in what they want these days: Clean lines. Transitional. Open floor plans. Granite and lots of real stone. Hardwoods. Huge professional type kitchens with all the latest gadgets installed as soon as they arrive in the US.  High ceilings (but not too high). Vessel bathtubs. Spa master baths. […]

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