Renovation

Today’s Lull, Tomorrow’s Deal: Time to Engage Architects, Designers, and Realtors

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re all a little bored. We’ve run out of aloe for screen-burned eyeballs and we’re not feeling the burn bench-pressing soup cans – not to mention the angst at losing all those Flowbees on eBay. Yes, we’re at the point where a Flowbee must be backordered to a “wish list” or wedding registry on Amazon. […]

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One Lucky Reader Got a Virtual Tour of The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Last week was a busy week for the old Penthouse Plunge. On Monday contractors remained banned, on Thursday I was agreeing to terms for work to restart (full details tomorrow), and on Friday I welcomed a CandysDirt.com reader and potential buyer for a virtual tour. “Madam X” as I’ll call her, began emailing me in […]

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Penthouse Pause: COVID-19 Cripples Some High-Rise Renovations

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Three weeks ago, I would have said my best guess was that I was a hard six weeks shy of putting my Claridge Penthouse studs-in renovation on the market. Today, I can’t answer that question – and only partly for the reason you think. For those new readers discovering CandysDirt.com while sipping a quarantini, Penthouse […]

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As If We Needed Another Reason to Move Out to a Lake House Right Now

By Elaine Raffel / April 10, 2020 / 3 Comments

Sale of this totally renovated Cedar Creek Lake House will benefit Dwell with Dignity.

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Local Builder Transforms a WTF Into a Wow

By Adlene Neely Dealey / March 25, 2020 / 1 Comment

When someone slipped me this home for a prospective Wednesday WTF this week, it was definitely a wow in two ways. Let me explain. First, I’m going to show you the after pictures, because what Bengineering Texas did is create a bright, light, airy home that anyone would be proud to own. “From hell house […]

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5 Ways To Tell A Full Renovation From a Remodel

By Jon Anderson / January 31, 2020 / 6 Comments

What’s the difference between a remodel and a renovation? Typically, all things being equal, the difference is price.

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