Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kitchen DIY projects to improve the look of your home

An updated kitchen can add value to your home, and, if you’re trying to sell, make it more attractive to prospective buyers. However, many people shy away from updating and outdated kitchen because they think the changes that need to be made will be too difficult, or the cost to remodel is out of their price range. Not so! Here, we’ve provided a few ideas from to improve the look and function of your kitchen.

Install A New Backsplash: Installing a new backsplash to your kitchen isn’t as hard as you might think. Check out this video from the DIY network for step by step instructions.

Before and After Using Rust-Oleum Transformations on Counters and Cabinets

Before and After Using Rust-Oleum Transformations on Counters and Cabinets

Repair Cabinet Scratches & Update If replacing your current cabinets is not in your budget, there several ways you can update these areas of your kitchen using stain, touch up markers, and wax pencils. There area also a number of kits available to resurface counters & cabinets with nice looking results. Rust-Oleum makes a DIY kit used on the cabinets below. Click here for step by step instructions for DIY cabinet refinishing to get results like the ones here.

cabinet transformation

Update Counters: If installing granite is not in the budget, try using another Rust-Oleum DIY kit to redo counters. The kits come in a variety of colors and finishes, and, can give a boring kitchen a much needed update.

Choose from a variety of colors/finishes

As with any DIY project, the most important thing is to closely follow the instructions in order to get your desired result. Be sure to do all the necessary prep work before starting on one of these projects, and you’ll be much happier with the results!

What’s your home worth in June 2013?

What’s the real estate market doing in your area? What are homes in my area selling for? Is it a good time to sell my home? Is it a good time to buy a home? The Austin area MLS statistics are out for June 2013 and things are looking good! Check out all the Austin area MLS statistics below, and if you want to know more about what homes are selling for your specific area, contact us! We can help you determine what your home may be worth in this ever-changing real estate market.

Area-Wide MLS Statistics for the Austin area

Area-Wide MLS Statistics for the Austin area


Great Austin Parks and Recreational Activities for the Whole Family!

Looking for something fun to do as a family and keep the kids occupied while school’s out? Check out our guide to Austin area parks and recreational activities!

(Click on the picture below to view PDF flyer)

Guide to Central Texas Parks & Recreational Acitivities