Popular for 2020: Grandmillennial Style

By |2020-03-12T01:49:38-05:00March 11th, 2020|Creative, Design|

Got a penchant for knickknacks and needlepoint? Go ahead and indulge your inner granny – it’s trendy! In response to all the chaos going on in the world, many people are choosing to decorate their homes in ways that recall simpler times. Enter the term “Grandmillennial” – a mashup of the words “grandma” and “millennial” [...]

5 Materials to Mulch Your Landscape in Your Midland, TX Home

By |2020-02-06T18:18:47-06:00February 23rd, 2020|Buyers, Design, Landscaping, Sellers, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Not only does mulch give your landscape a clean and polished look, it can enrich your soil, help to retain moisture, and prevent weeds. So what do you use? Here's what you need to know. 5 Materials to Mulch Your Landscape in Your Midland, TX Home Here are five mulches to consider for your yard: [...]

5 Colorful Winter Flowers for Your Landscape

By |2020-02-06T18:18:39-06:00February 20th, 2020|Buyers, Design, Landscaping, Seasonal, Sellers, Tips for Winter, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Texas winters can be unpredictable. Some are mild. Others bring days when temperatures drop below freezing and flowers suffer frost damage. If you want color in your winter landscape, but are unsure of what to plant because you’re concerned about a hard freeze and dead plants, here are some hardy flowers to consider during the [...]

Adding the Color of the Year to Your New Home

By |2020-02-06T17:57:31-06:00January 20th, 2020|Buyers, Creative, Design, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

If you missed the news among all the hoopla surrounding the calendar turning to a new year (and decade!), the official Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 is (drumroll, please) Classic Blue. Shades of blue have been chosen for the honor quite often over the years. In fact, the company selected Cerulean back in [...]

What Is Mid-Century Modern Architecture and Design?

By |2019-11-22T12:21:39-06:00December 11th, 2019|Design|

When it comes to architecture and interior design, what exactly is mid-century modern? The “mid-century” time period is disputed, and somewhat broad. Some consider it to be exclusively set in the mid-1960s—part of the era depicted in TV’s 60s drama Mad Men, when mid-century design, skinny neckties, dirty martinis, and smoking in public buildings ruled [...]

I Can’t Afford a Home Stager. What Should I do?

By |2019-11-22T12:19:21-06:00November 29th, 2019|Design, Staging|

So you’re putting your house on the market and you’ve heard that staged homes sell faster and fetch higher prices than un-staged ones, but you don’t have the cash to hire a stager. What do you do? Here are a few easy and inexpensive ways to do your own staging to get a professional look [...]

Cement Fiber Beadboard Is The Perfect Solution For Porch Ceilings In Midland

By |2019-06-15T12:00:12-05:00June 18th, 2019|Around the House, Buyers, Design, Home Buying, Home Selling, Luxury, Midland Texas, Permian Basin Life, Sellers, Staging, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Midland can get warm and the humidity can fluctuate. Vinyl beadboard might be perfect for consistently dry, temperate regions, but there is a multitude of places where fiber cement beadboard is the single best option for replacing an old, worn porch ceiling. Fiber cement beadboard is a new building material that looks just like gorgeous [...]

Is Bamboo Really A Green Building Material?

By |2019-06-13T19:04:00-05:00June 14th, 2019|Around the House, Buyers, Design, Home Buying, Home Selling, Midland Texas, Sellers, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Bamboo is considered a green building material, but some environmentalists have questioned how green it really is. It seems to fit the definition of a sustainable material. It doesn't even require re-planting. Once matured enough to use as a building material, bamboo can replace itself in just three years. Still, some say it's not nearly [...]

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Promotes Earth-Kind® Landscaping Principles

By |2019-03-17T19:44:20-05:00March 27th, 2019|Design, Home Buying, Landscaping, Midland Texas, Pets, Tips for Spring, Tips, Life Hacks & How-to|

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension promotes the use of Earth-Kind® landscaping principles in order to get low maintenance lawns that are better for conservation. These principles can reduce the amount of fertilizer, pesticides and water that you use on your property for landscaping purposes. The following principles are used in Earth-Kind® landscaping. Mulch Texas A&M Agrilife [...]

Making Whimsical Gardens, Butterfly Gardens On Your Midland, Texas Property

By |2019-03-17T16:39:09-05:00March 21st, 2019|Creative, Design, Landscaping, Midland Texas, Things to Do|

Who wouldn’t love to have a beautiful garden behind or beside their home? Not only is a garden a place of tranquility and peace, it is a place of beauty that appeals to many admirers, including those looking for a new home. A well-established flower garden that requires minimal care would rarely be anything but [...]