Great Spaces: Pool playing

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 5:30pm

This pool conversion will employ modern technologies of harvesting rainwater. (Photos provided by Jeremy Delost) Turn an unused pool into an eco-friendly space By Jef Tingley It’s been said that swimming pools are like boats — they’re lots of fun, but it’s better to have a friend who has one than to have one yourself. [...]

Great Spaces: Cool it now

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 5:15pm

The unforgiving summer heat is looming over Texas and in short time, everyone will be opting to stay indoors where it’s nice and cool. Now that it’s bearable outside, this would be an ideal time to get that air conditioning unit tuned up. One company can help with that — only because they are hoping [...]

Great Spaces: There grows the neighborhood

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 5:00pm

Architect/TV host John Gidding offers tips for multiple-home improvement, or just a single room By Steven Lindsey Anyone who owns a home can quickly name the one house on the block that ruins the whole street for everyone. It could be as simple as an unkempt yard or as drastic as broken-down cars perched on [...]

Great Spaces: Conditioner love

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 3:45pm

Yes, you can have a cold house without the big bills — and that’s not hot air By David Taffet Perhaps the one thing we loathe the most besides triple digit temps in summer is that dreaded electric bill. The air conditioner is a must for summer in Texas, but the wallet sure takes a [...]