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  • H O U S T O N

    T H E C O M P L E T E R E S O U R C E M A G A Z I N E F O R Y O U R H O M E

    J U L Y 2 0 1 4

    REMODELING & REDECORATING

    Where to Go & What to Do Shopping & Restaurants Custom Barn Home

    Designer Projects Remodeling How-To Guide Tips from the Pros

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    W W W. C A S T L E F D C . C O M3819 Fondren Rd. (Fondren & Westpark) Houston, TX 77063 (832) 201-1000

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    J U LY 2 0 1 4

    CONTENTS

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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

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    Editors Note

    Calendar

    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

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    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

    E D I T O R S N O T E

    PUBLISHER ........................Mike Harrison, Ph.D.

    ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER ........Susie Reisenbigler

    EDITOR ..............................................Susan Fox

    CONTRIBUTING WRITERS................Anne Breux,

    ....................Marsha Canright, Lindsay Canright,

    ......................Joshua Kornagay, Joetta Moulden

    CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS....................

    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.

    No reproduction is permitted withoutthe written consent of the Publisher.Copyright 2014, all rights reserved. HH&H isdistributed at most Houston area Kroberand HEB stores.

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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