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Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors

| December 1, 2015
Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors

Care For This Important Focal Point Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive Before guests arrive for the December holidays, homeowners should take stock of their home exterior doors to renew and beautify them to assure years of long-lasting beauty and service. “Entry doors are like other key features of the home because they require routine maintenance,” […]

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Make the Cooler Weather Work in Your Landscape

| November 1, 2015
Make the Cooler Weather Work in Your Landscape

These No-Sweat Fixes Bring Year-Round Benefits Fall is the landscaper’s secret weapon. It is the best time of year to fix problems or make wonderful things happen in the garden. Here are some tips on how you can make the cooler weather work for you and your landscape.   The time to plant your new […]

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Transform your Backyard

| October 1, 2015
Transform your Backyard

Follow the trends to transform your backyard By Merry Wise Trends in swimming pools, spas and the entire outdoor living scene have changed. What used to be considered “just a backyard” has been transforming to an outdoor room space for total enjoyment. From sophisticated sleek to wooded retreat, the trends in design, updates in technology […]

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Planning the Right Pool for Your living Style

| September 1, 2015
Planning the Right Pool for Your living Style

Consider Many Options Before Making Your Backyard Investment By Merry Wise Planning a custom swimming pool and/or spa for your specific environment and style of living is similar to planning your home and fashion styles — you want to analyze how you plan to use it as much as how you want it to look. […]

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Top 20 Tips for Creating “top Down” Curb Appeal

| August 1, 2015
Top 20 Tips for Creating “top Down” Curb Appeal

Kate Smith will be appearing at the 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show in The Woodlands at the Waterway Marriott, August 22 and 23.  Visit woodlandsshows.com for more details. Improvements, Updates And Pops Of Color Are Part Of The Plan By Kate Smith, CMG August is the perfect month to enjoy your outdoor living spaces. It is also National Curb […]

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Spa Space at Home

| August 1, 2015
Spa Space at Home

The Ultimate Upgrades For The Master Bath By Elizabeth Anthony Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries in the tub, perhaps by candlelight or with soft music playing in the background. Maybe you steam away […]

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How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

| July 1, 2015
How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.   Meet Mat Floor mats are wonderful things when it comes to hardwood floors. Tiny particles, like dirt, can act […]

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It’s All in Store and on the Floor

| June 1, 2015
It’s All in Store and on the Floor

See What Trends Are Underfoot From The World Floor Covering Association By Leah Gross-Harmon Whether soft or hard surface, Mother Nature is definitely influencing the future looks of flooring. Especially popular are “weathered” and “worn” looks showing up in every category. You might think that this goes against the grain of our high-tech world — […]

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Splashdown to Summer Fun

| May 1, 2015
Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning Your Pool For A Fabulous Outdoor Experience By Elizabeth Anthony Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision of your family’s outdoor space. Imagine your dream backyard when you’re entertaining or when it’s just you and […]

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Gardening: 10 Steps to Easy-Care
Beds and Borders

| April 1, 2015
Gardening: 10 Steps to Easy-Care </br>Beds and Borders

Eco-Friendly Plants Save Gardening Effort Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor intensive and peaked mainly in spring, today’s garden plots are filled with eco-friendly plants designed to perform better, require […]

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Creating Bird and Butterfly-friendly Landscapes

| March 1, 2015
Creating Bird and Butterfly-friendly Landscapes

Guidelines To Make A Complicated Subject Simpler

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What is the Best Carpet
for your Home

| February 1, 2015
What is the Best Carpet</br>for your Home

Guidelines To Make A Complicated Subject Simpler

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Spa Space at Home

| January 1, 2015
Spa Space at Home

The ultimate upgrades for the master bath

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Kitchen Winners!

| December 1, 2014
Kitchen Winners!

Outstanding kitchen from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

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Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round
To Make The Cut

| December 1, 2014
Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round </br>To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

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Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

| November 1, 2014
Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting

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Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

| November 1, 2014
Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

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Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

| October 1, 2014
Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

Dream big but start small

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Al Fresco at Home

| September 1, 2014
Al Fresco at Home

When you are planning an outdoor dining space you have much to consider, from the ambiance you want to create as well as the high-tech appliances you want to include.

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Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

| August 1, 2014
Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

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What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

| July 1, 2014
What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

No More “Shades Of Brown Only” — Today’s Flooring Is All About Color

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Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan

| June 1, 2014
Texture, Technology, Traditional or Titan

Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere

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When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

| June 1, 2014
When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

Pruning a rose garden a few times each season enables the plants to grow full and lush

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