January 2014

Found 4 blog entries for January 2014.

north fort worth commercial real estateMake way for Fort Worth's first premium outlet mall - "The Outlets At Alliance". The Woodmount Company has purchased 45 acres of prime land in North Fort Worth in order to develop a brand new outlet mall. Plans show that this new commercial real estate development will look like a race track, with pedestrian sidewalks circling the complex. According to a press release, the mall will feature the "most prominent brand names in the industry", however, which stores will call The Outlets At Alliance home remains a mystery.

This mall will feature at least 50 stores, and over 1,500 parking spaces spread out over an impressive 350,000 square feet. With only one other outlet mall in the Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, this is the first mall of its kind within

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By: Jeanne Huber

Published: June 18, 2013

Here’s our take on your insulation options, with tips on cost effectiveness and whether to DIY or hire a pro.

However, it you’re not remodeling, think long and hard about replacing or adding wall insulation. Retrofitting wall insulation has a long payback period that should make you think twice before committing to it.

Batts and Blankets

This is the most common type of insulation. It comes in convenient rolls that are easy to transport and carry. It’s especially suitable for do-it-yourself projects, but take care to cut the material to fit around plumbing pipes, wires, and electrical outlets. Clumsily stuffed into awkward spaces, it loses effectiveness — sometimes as much as 50%.


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By: Jan Soults Walker

Published: December 27, 2012

If clutter trumps cars in your garage, get organized (and make room for your vehicles) with these smart garage storage solutions, each costing less than $50.

  • Hoist bicycles to the rafters with a rope-and-pulley system ($22) that makes it easy to raise the bike and lock safely in place. When you’re ready to ride, release the lock and lower your bike to the garage floor. You’ll need an hour or two and basic tools to secure the pair of pulleys to ceiling joists and thread the ropes. (Similar hoists are available for kayaks or small boats; $25.)
  • Avoid unintentional skateboard “tricks” with a specially designed wall rack that makes it easy for kids to hang up helmets and skateboards
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By: Jan Soults Walker

Published: February 1, 2012

From babies who adore you to teens who ignore you, kids change -- and so do their storage needs. Here’s how to organize kids’ rooms from cradle to college.

Toddlers and elementary age
Look ‘em in the eye. Stow books and puzzles on a low magazine rack or shelving unit so toddlers and elementary-age children can grab a good read or brain teaser on a whim. As children grow, paint the shelf to suit changing tastes and use it for teen magazines, framed photos, and school books.
Cornering the market. Young kids love nooks, so create a cozy hideaway by arranging storage units — open shelves, a desk top, and cabinets — so they (mostly) enclose one corner of your kid’s room. Bookshelves and kids’ desks

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