Home Renovation

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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East Dallas Entrepreneur Selling Fab Casa Linda Cottage—Her Change Is Your Gain

By Leah Shafer / March 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the home of entrepreneur Rachel O’Connor and her young family. O’Connor is the founder and owner of Party Made Pretty, and she creates all kinds of paper decorations, garlands, and banners. Party Made Pretty booming—she’s now filling more than 400 orders a month and her home-based business is busting at the seams. So she, […]

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From the Archives: Phenomenal Buckner Terrace Reno Goes Under Contract in 3 Days

By Leah Shafer / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran March 24, 2015, and highlights the gorgeous work of Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm. We subsequently wrote a profile of them here and featured another renovation of theirs here. If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s […]

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It’s My Mansion: A North Oak Cliff Tudor for Under $200K? Yep! It’s In Sunset Hill

By Leah Shafer / May 18, 2015 / 4 Comments

North Oak Cliff is one of the most sought-after areas in the DFW housing market, which makes it hotter than a fur coat in July. Houses regularly go under contract in a matter of days, and prices have increased substantially over the past five years in many of its neighborhoods. The list of reasons to love North Oak […]

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Barton-Graham Home & Design Firm Works Magic In Their East Dallas Renovations

By Leah Shafer / April 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

In last week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we wrote about a gorgeous East Dallas house in Phenomenal Buckner Terrace Reno Goes Under Contract in Three Days. The renovation was a masterpiece created by Casey Barton and Raymond E. Graham, who have been renovating and selling houses together for eight years and own the company Barton-Graham Home & Design […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Phenomenal Buckner Terrace Reno Goes Under Contract in 3 Days

By Leah Shafer / March 24, 2015 / 11 Comments

If you want to see what an incredible renovtion can do for a house, look no further than the 1960s ranch at 5823 Canterview Dr. Located near N. Jim Miller Road and Interstate 30 in the Buckner Terrace neighborhood, this 3-3 underwent massive changes during the past six months. When Raymond E. Graham and Casey Barton bought […]

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