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Join us for the 2019 Modern Architecture + Design Society Modern Home Tour of Austin

Please join us on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 as we invite you inside the homes that define modern in Austin today including a Barley|Pfeiffer

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The Latest Green Trends in Home Building

by Barrett Tilson November 16, 2016

Planning a new construction home gives you a bonus benefit: You can build in eco-friendly features to use now or in the future. No matter your level of sustainable home

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7 Great Home Improvements

by Barrett Tilson November 9, 2016

filo/iStock If you’re the type of homeowner who loves to lavish a little TLC on your home in the form of some smart renovations, the question remains: What are the very best

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Working With a Design-Build Team to Create Your Dream Home

by Barrett Tilson October 26, 2016

What do the experts say you need to do and know for a smooth build out? Building your dream home from scratch is a daunting task, especially if you’ve never worked with an

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Should You Hire a Home Inspector for a New House?

by Barrett Tilson October 12, 2016

Pamela Moore/iStock When you buy an old house worn down by time and climate, it’s a no-brainer to hire a home inspector to check what shape it’s in—before you commit to your

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Life in a Construction Zone: 5 Things to Expect When You Renovate Your Home

by Barrett Tilson September 21, 2016

powerofforever/iStock At some point in the middle of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” marathon you probably decided you hate your kitchen, and the dining room, the master bedroom, and

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7 Simple Home Remodeling Strategies for the Easily Overwhelmed

by Barrett Tilson September 8, 2016

Which stresses you out more? The mere thought of adding a bathroom (so many contractors, so many unknowns, and you’re too busy already!) or fighting for Monday-morning mirror

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What Exactly is Fiber Cement Siding?

by Barrett Tilson September 2, 2016

If you are picturing globs of cement stuck to the side of your home, we can’t blame you. The name can be deceiving! Fiber cement siding is nothing more than a building

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See what happens when you leave straight lines behind in your home

by Barrett Tilson August 24, 2016

Straight lines are rarely found in nature, yet contractors diligently work to ensure that all angles of the built environment are a perfectly plumb, square 90 degrees whenever

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Know Your House: Learn the Lingo of Rooftops

by Barrett Tilson August 10, 2016

Knowing the language of rooftop design will help you through your next repair or remodel project When it comes to a roof, knowing a few terms will help you talk to your roofer

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