Making Sense about Texas Homes

This website’s intentions are to help make living at home in North Texas more fun, less work, more stimulating and less frustrating. We can share ideas, figure out ways to save money, and make our homes more livable and more beautiful.


HVAC systems are critical to your comfort. Smart decisions here save money and make you comfortable.


How energy efficient is your home? Imagine saving money on electricity and being more comfortable and breathing cleaner air.

Brick Efflorescence Denoting a Structural Problem

What home structural issue is bugging you right now? What issue is ready to rear its head? Lets look around and save some money.

A Carpenter reaching into his tool belt.

How do you pick out a contractor you can trust? We do not have the usual list of BS here, but there are no easy answers either.

Deck and Comfy ChairLets collect our thoughts on making home more beautiful and more fun. Let’s break some rules. Maybe even a little outrageous. plants-in-pots-sLets think on creative ideas for yards and gardens that are so much more attractive and pleasant and relaxing and useful than plain old grass.

This site is intended as a resource to help you understand the basic fundamentals of solid construction and best practices. This is not so much a how to site- but more of a what to watch out for site. We want to

  • equip you with some tools to help you detect and avoid BS- and
  • be able to ask the right questions to help get you your best shot at being happy when the work is done.

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