REAL ESTATE: 4 home improvement tips from Casa Bella Design Build in The Woodlands

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Andee Parker owns Casa Bella Design Build in The Woodlands (Courtesy Andee Parker)
Andee Parker, the founder and owner of Casa Bella Design Build in The Woodlands, provides building and remodeling services on both commercial and residential new construction.

Casa Bella has grown largely through referrals since 2007, Parker said.

“We stayed very busy locally with just word of mouth,” she said.

Remodeling work has continued during the coronavirus outbreak because some work had been scheduled on empty or new homes, she said.

Parker provided several tips on projects homeowners can pursue while they are at home to make a more comfortable and enjoyable living environment.

Deep cleaning the home

Homeowners at home during the coronavirus can declutter and donate items to charities. Now is a good time to go through garages, closets and attics as part of a deep cleaning, Parker said.

Build a garden

The current increase in homeowners’ time at home is also ideal for starting a garden, which can be a fun project with children or a way to provide kitchens with fresh produce.

Brighten the home

A fresh coat of paint helps to brighten interiors, Parker said. Removing old drapes and painting with white paint creates a clean, appealing and open space for very little cost, she said.

Create a home office

Converting an existing space in a home such as a spare bedroom will allow for homeowners to create an uncluttered environment to allow them to concentrate on work. Painting an accent wall with a bold color, adding a rug and keeping a clock on the wall help to set the space off as an office environment.

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By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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