If you're looking for some landscaping ideas, I might have a few that you could consider. I see that you're in Mesquite, TX, so perhaps you'd like to defy the elements! Imagine a subtle fountain or waterfall into your pool out back, or just the fountain in your front yard. I wouldn't do too many bushes and trees, but you should get some vegetation to accent some stones and rocks along your landscape. Perhaps a stone wall would look nice with bushes lining along the wall. Anyway, that's a few ideas to try! Hope this helps, Amr1969!
I would contact a professional home design company. They can help you out and give you exactly what you need. The personal connection might be better for your final plan, as will their expertise in the field.
I have also been thinking about redesigning my floors. Although I am not sure if hardwood or tile would be a better resale value, tile is less likely to be scratched. If you are planning on selling your home again, I would do some research with maybe an estate planning attorney?
What is the trim on your home? Metal, wood? Which do you like the best? Metal may last longer. Wood won't have gaps for some wild life to enter unless they go up and over. A combination of both is often beautiful if you have the right design. Look up fences on the internet or look at some homes to see what you like. Drive around your area and see what your neighbors are using. Do you like it? If so, decide if you want to copy cat or go with something else. Of course, this was asked in 2012 and it is now 2015. I hope you've made your decision. I would love to know what you decided.... more
It would probably depend on the home in particular. Some homes look better with different blinds than other. My parents are actually looking to replace all of their blinds and have asked me to help them chose them. http://www.toowoonbaycarpets.com.au/products... more
You,are looking at between $100 to $110 in Cape Coral. There are not a lot of new houses being built off the water but the last house that I was involve with cost $120 sq/ft. It has some pretty good upgrades, such as wood cabinets and granite countertops. That's high end. If you are just building an average house. Figure about 110.... more
Tile in the kitchen and bathrooms is a more durable material. Water run off from the bath or sink can cause problems to hardwood. Power outages can defrost ice makers in the kitchen and cause wood damage. Tile in the bedrooms always gets a thumbs down from my clients. Carpet and hardwood are the way to go for bedrooms. It all about what you want but for a resale value I would avoid tile in the bedrooms.... more
I think granite is still in, most of my clients still prefer granite over anything else. I have noticed a change in appliances from stainless to brushed aluminum because it reduces fingerprints.... more
My parents purchased a home that needed a complete overhaul. They called a landscape designer, which turned out to be a fantastic idea. The service they hired factored in weather conditions, angles, and the routine care and maintenance to build the perfect introduction to their home.
One of my newest listing has fantastic curb appeal, as well. www.AmyQuimby.com... more
Thanks for your answers guys! I was thinking the same think. What do you guys think about the cultured marble bathroom counter? Here is a link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3570000/20150303_124102.jpg... more
I want to get the flooring in my home replaced. Hardwood might be okay for some areas. There are also places where I think tile would be a much safer choice like my kitchen.
The upkeep of landscaping is going to be more important than how much of it is done. I think if you plan it well enough you could do some simple landscaping and one of those additions or remodels. If you are trying to nail down what you want to do quickly, you should talk to a real estate agent about what sells well in your area. That would be a good way to find out what to start with.
It depends on who you ask. If you are just doing landscaping simply to improve the visual look of your home, then of course it's worth it. Having good landscaping is going to make it look better. My landscaping is terrible and I am not proud of coming home to a bad yard every night. http://www.nakatalandscaping.com/services... more
The cost of pavers is as high as carpet. You need to learn about quality, design. The labor cost varies. You need to inspect hopefully the contractors recent work and contact his past clients for proof.... more