A garage renovation is a great way to build a space just for your husband, and to leverage upgrades elsewhere, says Kim Armstrong.

A garage renovation is a great way to build a space just for your husband, and to leverage upgrades elsewhere, says Kim Armstrong.

By Kim Armstrong
Interior Designer, Kim Armstrong Interior Design

It is said that “a kitchen is the heart of the home,” “kitchens and baths sell homes,” and “if you’re going to do any upgrades, put your money into the kitchen.” This is not breaking news!

So what is it that will separate your home from every other home in the neighborhood? Perplexed? The answer lies with the male half of our population. Yes, those beings that carry the XY chromosomes and seek the perfect Man Cave. But I am talking about the “Original” man cave, the garage. That’s right, the garage!

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Photo: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

Photo: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

In the midst of a sweltering hot Texas summer, we’re dreaming about a lounging by the beach with a margarita in hand, and a cool breeze. But since we’re quite a few hours away from the ocean, a luxurious pool will have to suffice. After speaking to Lance Dickinson with Harold Leidner Landscape Architects, it’s obvious that not all pools are created equal.

From technology that enables you to heat the pool to your liking from anywhere, to haute finishes that make you feel like you’re at an exclusive resort, there’s no reason why your pool shouldn’t be your mini getaway. With a little bit of guidance from the proper experts, you can easily turn your pool into your sanctuary.

Here are some current pool trends from Harold Leidner Landscape Architects you want to know about:

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