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REMODELING & REDECORATING
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Designer Projects Remodeling How-To Guide Tips from the Pros
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Jane Page DesignGroup remodeled onecouple's outdatedmaster bathroom tobecome an elegantretreat with increasedstorage. For tips andstory, see page 60.(Photography byLuciano Rodriguez)
ON THE COVER
Before & After: A Kitty Litter Box Solution
Tastemaker: Valerie Roberts
Editors Picks: Summer Finds
Gardening: Texas Tough Plants
Planning Your RemodelRemodeling IdeasDesigner Remdodeling ProjectsSpotlighting a Master Bedroom, Whole House, Master Shower, a Media Room and Living Spaces
Kitchen TrendsLighting Ideas
Inside: Texas Hill Country GuideWhat to Do, Where to Eat, Shopping & Nightlife
A Woodlands Couples Barn-inspired Home
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Were announcing our Contest!In anticipation of our 20-yearanniversary, we decided to cele-brate by saluting the BestProfessional Makeovers in theHouston metro area.
The deadline to enter isSeptember 15, 2014. Winnerswill be featured in our followingDecember and January issues.
So please nominate yourfriends works or honor the tal-ents of your contractor or design-er by letting us know whathe/she did at your home.Professionals and trades: nomi-nate your own company; dontbe shy!
We have indoor and outdoorcategory information along withentry instructions on ourWeb site(www.houseandhomeonline.com). Essentially, wed like to seethree to five After photos withat least one Before. Of course,we need your contact informa-tion as well as theirs. Email sub-missions, along with a 100-to200-word summary toHHHmakeover@houseandhomeonline.com
You can also get contest infor-mation on our Facebook page,titled Houston House and Homemagazine.
Speaking of makeovers, I bought a little house recently inGalveston a booming islandtown just an hours drive southof Houston. Its pictured above;although, its now paintedturquoise with blue trim and anorange door.
Its not my first redo nor mylast, Im sure! Im sharing myown experiences, advice and tipson page 28 if youd like to checkit out.
We look forward to seeingyour own remodeling projects!
Enjoy your summer, Susan
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PUBLISHER ........................Mike Harrison, Ph.D.
ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER ........Susie Reisenbigler
EDITOR ..............................................Susan Fox
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS................Anne Breux,
....................Marsha Canright, Lindsay Canright,
......................Joshua Kornagay, Joetta Moulden
Luciano Rodriguez, Katie LeSueur, Brad Carr
ART DIRECTOR ............................Robert Coplin
CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR......Tim Beeson
SR. ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ........Frances Dowling
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES ..........Katherine Adams
............................Melissa McGinnis, David Tree
PRINTING ........................................RR Donnelly
Blue Thumb Inc., dba Houston House &Home ("HH&H"), is a news magazine withemphasis on interior design and remodel-ing. HH&H does not knowingly accept falseor misleading advertising or editorial con-tent, nor does HH&H or its staff assumeresponsibility should such advertising or edi-torial content appear in any publication.
HH&H has not independently tested anyservices or products advertised herein andhas not verified claims made by its advertis-ers regarding those services or products.HH&H makes no warranties or representa-tions and assumes no liability for any claimsregarding those services or products orclaims made by advertisers. Readers areadvised to consult with the advertiser and/orother home repair and renovation profes-sionals regarding the suitability of an adver-tisers products.
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J U LY 2 0 1 4 A R T S E V E N T S M A R K E T S W O R K S H O P S
Cool To-DosAlmost 40 residential showrooms at the Houston Design Center which include Durango Doors, Design House, Anything But Plain,Fixtures and Fittings, Kitchen & Bath Concepts, Scene OneInteriors and more invite the public to browse their hot newselections all day on July 14. Be sure to drop off your business cardat the showrooms for chances to wi