Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For Keller homeowners, hardworking kitchens can still have style



Years ago, the kitchen served a very utilitarian function — a place to prepare food and clean the dishes. Today, it's truly the nerve center of the house where people eat meals, discuss the day's events, plan calendars, do homework, check e-mail and entertain guests.

With that increased demand on the kitchen, and the trend towards creating flexible living spaces, Keller homeowners are seeking ways to maximize their overall layout and make their kitchens work harder.

Expanded work surfaces, smart appliances and carefully thought-through floor plans are just a few elements that have recently emerged in kitchen trends. But one of the most noticeable differences in today's kitchen is the demand for multiple sinks and various water sources.

Many homeowners are using multiple sink areas to increase efficiency and literally spread out the work. However, they don't want to sacrifice the ability to showcase their personal tastes and eye for design.

If you're looking for ideas on how to make your kitchen more functional and stylish, consider integrating these options into your kitchen remodeling plan:

Main sink
An all-purpose station primarily used for clean-up duty, the main sink often features a deeper, single basin to handle dishes and oversized pots and pans. Consider pairing these sinks with a pre-rinse faucet. These faucets improve functionality of the sink area by allowing users to literally "take the water to the work," but are noticeably fashionable.

In addition to the primary functional faucet, many kitchens feature a water filtration faucet or tap as part of their main sink configuration.

Second sink
Often located in a center island, this sink helps avoid congestion at the main sink and is a great way to increase a kitchen's workflow. Many refer to this sink as a prep sink, which quite literally is one of its primary uses. Keller homeowners commonly use this extra workspace for cutting vegetables, chilling wine or washing hands before a meal. Choosing a faucet style and finish that complements the room's decor can add an eye-catching decorative piece to an otherwise "ho-hum" island.

Bar sink
Sometimes referred to as a convenience sink or a beverage center, this area is traditionally used for entertaining purposes. It's occasionally located on the center island, but is often placed on a separate countertop in the kitchen or adjacent room (if space allows). Make sure to choose a faucet that matches the other kitchen faucets.

Looking for another water source without a full sink? Try incorporating a pot filler faucet at your stovetop. These faucets provide a convenient, safe way to add more water to boiling pots or saute pans.

As you plan your kitchen remodel or look for ways to maximize your work areas, don't be shy about making your sinks, work surfaces and water sources work hard for you. However, since this space serves as the epicenter of most homes, be sure to also use the room as a way to express your unique style.


Whether it's selling your home or finding a new one, we have designed this site so that you can quickly and easily locate the information you are looking for. The Grove Team's client-centered approach results in the best possible outcome for you. Please contact us now to begin the process of achieving your dreams in home ownership.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

8636 Boswell Meadows Drive Fort Worth, TX 76179

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/65RK28/8636-Boswell-Meadows-Drive-Fort-Worth-TX-13578432
Precious memories begin here in this beautiful one story, three bedroom, two bath home . The open concept and abundance of natural light evoke a relaxing lifestyle. Spacious kitchen offers plenty of space for meal prep with dining area overlooking back yard. Entertain family and friends in the sizable family room featuring brick fireplace and new wood floors. Retreat to the Master suite for private time. Large secondary bedrooms with new carpet and patio complete this package. Easy access to shopping & highways. Please pardon our dust, Bailey Boswell Road is currently under construction at entry to Boswell Meadows...it will be well worth it! All offers will be presented to the seller on Monday 4.17.17 at 6 p.m.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,665
Price: $170,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4275179 to 67299.


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MLS ID: 13578432

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Keller Homeowners: Getting smarter about temperature control


The key to reducing your home's energy bills could literally be at your fingertips, hanging on the wall of your Keller home. Multiple studies have shown the connection between lower energy bills and thermostat settings. In fact, reducing thermostat settings just seven to 10 degrees for eight hours per day can reduce heating and cooling use by 10 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Smarter thermostats, greater efficiency
With smart home automation, homeowners can use a home comfort system to actively manage their comfort and energy usage. This greater ability to match the system performance to individual lifestyles puts the homeowner in a position of power when it comes to managing their energy usage. And in terms of home comfort, that control typically starts with the thermostat.
Thermostats often serve as the touchpoint that integrates with the larger system to provide the simplest, most user-friendly interface for the homeowner. So, it's important for homeowners to understand the different types of thermostats available to them and how they can improve comfort and efficiency:

  •  A conventional thermostat lets the homeowner adjust the temperature using a traditional dial or control panel.
  • Smart thermostats monitor user behavior and dynamically adjust system performance for consistent comfort and maximized efficiency.
  • Connected thermostats bridge the gap between the two, offering remote operation, but still rely on the user for direction.

Smart thermostats manage automation by communicating wirelessly with home heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to maximize efficiency. Smart thermostats learn better than humans, and can automatically adjust temperature programming to match your lifestyle while maximizing efficiency and savings. As part of a complete system, the Wi-Fi-enabled Momentum thermostat allows users to monitor and control systems remotely with an app from any internet-enabled mobile device, and can even notify homeowners of developing problems.

Looking beyond the thermostat
The number of connected households that have smart thermostats more than doubled in the past two years, according to market research firm Parks Associates. With 36 percent of broadband-using households interested in a system that manages and monitors their home energy use, Parks Associates predict that half of all American homes will be smart homes by 2020.

Energy consumption starts with the overall heating and cooling equipment; thermostat watts are just a small portion of energy consumption. Purchasing home automation products designed and manufactured to work with the homeowner's specific comfort system is the best way to maximize performance and energy savings. And, Keller homeowners should start with buying energy-efficient equipment.


Whether it's selling your home or finding a new one, we have designed this site so that you can quickly and easily locate the information you are looking for. The Grove Team's client-centered approach results in the best possible outcome for you. Please contact us now to begin the process of achieving your dreams in home ownership.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

157 Private Road 3710 Paradise, TX 76073

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/V22VJD/157-Private-Road-3710-Paradise-TX-13574047
Simplistic charm evokes relaxed lifestyle. Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 32 acres acres of rolling hills, mature trees, seasonal creek and GREAT vistas! Wonderful open floor plan featuring large living area with master down, jetted tub and separate shower. Spacious bedrooms with adjoining decks for your viewing pleasure. Porch and decks are perfect for watching sunsets, children at play and animals. This home is a great get-away from the hustle and bustle of the Metroplex. Peaceful, beautiful trees and pastures. Country living with shopping and dining in nearby Decatur. Amazing 30 x 50 workshop wired for 220 VAC offering two roll up doors and a walk-out with access to water complete this fabulous package.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,742
Price: $435,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4261277 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13574047

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

721 Bandit Trail Keller, TX 76248

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/45B6MY/721-Bandit-Trail-Keller-TX-13566790
PARK-LIKE SETTING. If you desire graceful living among beautiful surroundings you must see this three bedroom, two bath updated home with one bedroom, one bath guest house. The main home - 2498 sq ft- features open concept, perfect for entertaining with updates galore. Huge, L shaped kitchen offers everything a cook could want and more. Retreat to the master suite and relax in the spa-like bath. Spacious living-dining and secondary bedrooms. The guest house -1197 sq ft - features large-open living area, kitchen, fabulous screened-in porch and Second garage with attached shop. Enormous, shaded back yard with outdoor kitchen and vegetable garden. Close to shopping, quiet neighborhood, Keller ISD. 3695 Total Sq ft.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 2,498
Price: $575,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4250882 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13566790

317 Paloverde Lane Fort Worth, TX 76112

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/5MWTXC/317-Paloverde-Lane-Fort-Worth-TX-13561745
Precious memories begin here! This updated three bed, two bath, two story home is tucked away in a quiet, established neighborhood close to restaurants, shopping and highways. Enter into the light and bright open floor plan with spacious family room, large dining room and wet bar. Retreat to the private master and relax in the spa like bath or enjoy the cool breeze on the deck overlooking pool. Sizable secondary bedrooms, flex room, covered patio and awesome yard complete this package.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 3,037
Price: $250,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4250880 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13561745

Monday, April 3, 2017

5 projects to recreate your Keller home's backyard



Your focus changes during the warm weather months. Your backyard becomes your new living room and the most memorable evenings are spent outdoors with friends and loved ones.

This is provided, of course, that you have the perfect space for such gatherings. If you don't, not to worry, the right project can get you there. DIY was made for goals such as this, and a simple weekend project can recreate your backyard space into the outdoor oasis you've always wanted.

Below are five projects you could tackle in a single weekend to recreate your Keller home's backyard space. Review each to see which inspires you.

A bar for the deck. A deck bar is an easy weekend project to house your cooler and act as a serving station for weekend events. Start this project by laminating four two-by-sixes together to form the top. Cut notches from four four-by-fours to build the legs for the bar and add the adjoining pieces to build the outside of the frame. Then add your cooler and connect your top to the frame with a hinge for a finished look.

A bench for sitting or storage. A beautiful bench that's perfect for sitting or storing comes together in three simple steps. Build the frame from notched pieces of cedar wood, before filling the back with narrow strips of wood to form the back rest. Finally, build the bench and attach it to the frame
with a series of hinges, ensuring the door can be opened whenever a little storage space is needed.

A dog crate. If you're looking for a safe place for your pooch, one where they can rest on their bed without fear of being trampled, a decorative crate delivers. Crates are available in different sizes based on the size of your dog and project plans for smaller dogs even include stairs. You can find free, downloadable building plans for each at www.realcedar.com.

Time to dine on your new table. Great memories are built around the dining room table, so when you want to spend more time outdoors, don't be afraid to take the table with you. Building a stylish table is easier than you think, and the matching benches make for a cozy gathering spot perfect for a collection of family and friends. Follow simple building plans and remember if you choose to finish your table, you should coat all six sides before installation.

Modern privacy right in your garden. Your garden is where you spend hours doing hard work, so why not make it a relaxing destination as well? A garden privacy nook can turn your favorite destination into a peaceful oasis with just a few rim joists, carriage bolts and two-by-fours.

Warmer weather is here but the season only lasts so long, so make the most of it while you can. Bring any of these five projects into your backyard and your favorite warm weather hangout space will be a spot Keller homeowners can enjoy all season long.



Whether it's selling your home or finding a new one, we have designed this site so that you can quickly and easily locate the information you are looking for. The Grove Team's client-centered approach results in the best possible outcome for you. Please contact us now to begin the process of achieving your dreams in home ownership.