The Builder’s Beauty Contest

Thinking about building or remodeling? Don't be fooled by the Builder's Beauty Contest, protect yourself with these tools on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Reality check: Beware of the lowest bid…

For many people, the home is the biggest investment. When building one’s dream home or remodeling an existing house, one can easily get caught in the snare of the numbers game with multiple bids.  Misleading contractors have been known to say or do whatever it takes to get the job, encumbering the homeowner with devastating financial consequences. To discuss this topic and offer guidance, I have invited a highly respected Dallas contractor with a strong moral compass and decades of experience to decode the bidding wars in this special guest post.  Bob Hoebeke is all about communication with his clients; his honesty and transparency have built a solid base of repeat clients with stunning homes. Please welcome Bob: [Read more…]

Sherle Wagner for Luxury Bath

Sherle Wagner Green Onyx and Gold on www.CourtneyPrice.comEverybody loves the elegance of Sherle Wagner. But if you don’t live in Dallas, Houston, LA, New York City or Miami – you may not have the luxury of walking through a Sherle Wagner showroom on a whim. That’s where I come in….  to take you on a visual tour through the Dallas showroom; it is too good not to share. Sherle Wagner incorporates extraordinary beauty into the utilitarian fixtures of household life, making mundane towel bars, basins, bathtubs, plumbing fixtures more appealing with precious metals, Italian marble, and polished stone. [Read more…]

The Illusion of Marble

Believe it or not but these gorgeous mantels are made of plaster, not marble. Thanks to the incredible talent of the artist who painted the faux marble, thousands of dollars were saved in creating this high-end look.  The illusion of marble is so convincing that the eye would not even doubt the “marble” of these mantels.

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Kitchen and Bath Trends 2013

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The Modenus BlogTour Cologne trip was an incredible experience in so many ways. It was a privilege to see an international Furnishings & Kitchen and Bath show of the scale of IMM Living Kitchen because we were exposed to products designed for different cultures and spacial uses – also technologies that are way ahead of what we have in the US.  Below is a photographic tour of Kitchen and Bath trends 2013: [Read more…]

NKBA – Blog Tour Sponsor

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National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) was one of the generous sponsors of Modenus‘ BlogTour Cologne. NKBA enthusiastically supported the BlogTour team’s exposure to the latest kitchen and bath innovations at the IMM Living Kitchen show in Cologne. NKBA is all about education to improve the way the kitchen and bath industry does business.  How fitting and fortunate for the BlogTour Cologne group!

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