Building a Productive Home Office

Being able to work in your home office can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it offers flexibility, comfort, and convenience. On the other hand, it can be hard to focus and hard to close up shop at the end of the day. When you're creating your home office space, here are some tips to ensure that it's working hard for you, too. Find the Perfect Spot Some of us prefer to work in a noisy environment, while some need peace, quiet, and removal from family hubbub. Choose a spot in your home that meets your needs for both traffic and noise level. If you're looking for a quieter spot, consider an attic office, or utilizing a space away from bedrooms, game rooms, and play areas. Declu

Style Guide: Contemporary

If you've been shopping for a home, or considering a new, custom build, you've likely heard the term "Contemporary" over and over again. There is a misconception that contemporary interiors can come across as cold and minimalist, but the modern look we're seeing in recent years maintain comfort and coziness without succumbing to clutter. The basic rules of the contemporary style include keeping the look fundamentally simple. Clean lines and open space help define the look. COLOR Interiors are typically designed in a neutral palette, with black, white and gray being accented with sparing pops of color. Adding color with your accessories is easy to do with a neutral backdrop. LINES The clean

4 Foolproof Ways To Keep the Pool Out of Your Home

Are you over summer yet? With temperatures in the triple digits and school right around the corner, we're betting the stress of extra summer mess could be getting to you. Poolside afternoons are one of the best things about summer, but dripping kids and towels draped over chairs can make the most stylish homes feel out of sorts. Here are some tips for keeping the pool outside. Changing Tent If you don't have a restroom close to the pool or the poolside entrance to your home, a changing tent may be in order. Swimmers can slip into drier clothes before entering your house, leaving your floors free of drips and slipperiness. Storage Bins Little toys create big messes in the backyard. Pool float

July Garden To-Do List

July may bring triple digit temperatures to Texas, but it's also a great time to check some things off of your gardening list. Natural Gardener Austin and The Farmer's Almanac both have a lengthy list of plants, flowers, and edibles that are perfect to plant this month, along with other great gardening tips to maintain your garden's beauty. Plant These Seeds In July -Perennials: Black-Eyed Susan, Butterfly Weed, Copper Canyon Daisy, Cupheas, Coreopsis, Shasta Daisy, Plumbago, Lantana, Daylily -Annuals: Geranium, Marigolds, Periwinkle, Zinnia. -Vegetables: Pumpkins, Gourds, Squash, Onions, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn, Sweet Potato -Fruits: Cantaloupe and Watermelon -Herbs: Ba

July Events In San Antonio

Now that the 4th of July Festivities are behind us, don't get used to sitting still. Summer fun is alive and well in San Antonio, with activities for the whole family. Shrek The Musical (Now through July 30) The Woodlawn Theatre, The hit musical, based on the popular 2001 movie, takes the stage at the Woodlawn Theatre. Relive the story with the whole family. Diana Ross (July 5) Majestic Theatre, Diana Ross, hit recording artist and 2016 Medal of Freedom winner, graces San Antonio's Majestic Theatre for her Name of Love tour. Balcones Heights Jazz Festival (July 7, 14, 21, and 28) Wonderland of the Americas, This annual

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