Kitchen remodel

Penthouse Plunge: Picking Leicht German Custom Kitchen Cabinetry For a Flip

By Jon Anderson / January 14, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’ve renovated every home I’ve ever owned, but I’ve never done a flip like I’m doing for the Penthouse Plunge series. Sure, there are different economic elements to consider when you’re flipping, which often shake out of tastes (my specific versus the great unwashed public’s). Armed with my budget and thoughts on what everyone wants […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Sudden Stone Sale Brings Countertops Into Focus

By Jon Anderson / January 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

The framing is almost complete in the A-unit of this Penthouse Plunge renovation project. For the newbies, this is the latest installment of a series chronicling the absurdity of my purchasing a double penthouse at The Claridge on Turtle Creek. I’m separating it back into two units and gutting and renovating the corner A-unit and […]

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Kristin Cavallari Teamed Up With Dal-Tile To Make All Your Ceramic Dreams Come True

By Nikki Barringer / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Right in our backyard, there’s a tile giant named Dal-Tile. I mean, it’s right in the name: DAL-Tile. But what if there’s some other famous Dal out there? It could happen. Here’s something to consider though, one in three tiles sold in America is a Dal-Tile product. Isn’t that bananas? It is a little, but […]

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Seven-Day Sale Shows Renovation Pays Dividends

By Jon Anderson / May 28, 2019 / 5 Comments

On May 12, I posted a column on the coming sale of my home at the Athena. On May 14, it was listed in the MLS for $530,000. The home was under contract in seven days with the first (of many) people who toured (and still tour). Including my home, there are currently five properties […]

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Dallas Builders Association Hosts Best in the Business for 2016 ARC Awards

By Jon Anderson / August 23, 2016 / 5 Comments

The Dallas Builders Association’s annual ARC awards sent me north to the Westin Galleria on Saturday night.  Amazingly, our recent rains didn’t hamper any glamorous (and dry) entrances and exits. It’s my second year attending this fab ‘do and I try not to take their “no jeans, khakis, shorts” admonition personally. Before we jump to […]

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Remodeling Realities: What Home Renos Bring Greatest Joy, Biggest Returns?

By Leah Shafer / January 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Americans are crazy about renovations. Entire entertainment mediums are dedicated to our love of home improvement, like DIY Network and HGTV Magazine. In the first ten months of October 2015 alone, Americans spent $326.1 billion on remodeling their homes. The big goals were to upgrade worn-out surfaces, finishes, and materials; add features and improve livability; and just because […]

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