When it comes to functionality, design doesn’t have to go out the window. Don’t miss our look at an “ADA plus” project that includes a lazy river, a creative ceiling track system and an overall aesthetic that’s a far cry from hospital drab.
The month’s copy of Houston House & Home is also our big remodeling issue. Not only do we have practical tips to help big dreamers avoid pitfalls and perils, but we’re also taking a closer look at some actual projects by local homeowners.
There’s the young couple that took a chance on buying a bad house in a good neighborhood. The investment turned out to be a big project with a few surprises along the way, but they rolled up their sleeves, did the work, and the results are amazing. We also covered a house in Spring that was already done, it just needed some pizzazz. A local designer knew exactly how to get that added “wow” by adding sparkle, luster and a touch of glitz.
If redoing your kitchen is on your “to do” list, don’t overlook our Project section. Local experts have weighed in on the latest trends in cabinets, storage, appliances, finishes and fixtures.
And we’ve put the spotlight on task lighting where LED is king. Our Product section digs keep into how best to turn impossible tasks into achievable chores.
We have a wonderful feature on ranch living, where rustic decor blends with natural textures to create a style that’s comfortably eclectic. We interviewed a few design experts for their tips and tricks then went a step further to help you find, finance and landscape your own Texas ranch hacienda.
Design junkies won’t want to miss the summer exhibit over at MFAH. The museum is presenting a showcase of contemporary Dutch design, including sleek objects from the collective Droog Design; discover more in our calendar.
Heat got you down? Then get out of the kitchen and don’t miss our Editor’s Picks for the best in grilling and chilling. And be sure to turn to our handy guide for locally-made frozen treats.
We wrap up this issue with artful gardening, a technique that borrows from the artist’s toolbox, and a look at Coal, our pet of the month. This young Labrador mix is kind, smart and just wants to feel important.
From our home to yours,