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A Publication of the Granbury Association of REALTORS March 2014

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218-TOWNHOME! Great location near everything in town. Over 1500 sq.ft., spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, formal dining, large master suite with fantastic bath. Large living area, fireplace, covered patio. Lawn care & outside maintenance included. $124,900 MLS# 12005373

215-WELCOME TO ELEGANCE!!! 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths with POOL on SPECTACULAR GOLF COURSE LOT!! Gourmet kitchen with island and granite counters. Unmatched views of water, fairways and greens! MAKE OFFER! $415,000 MLS# 12080907

228-DECORDOVA GOLF COURSE HOME! Tons of updates on this 4/3/2 with oversized golf cart storage. Open living/dining/kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. Huge deck overlooking the golf course! $149,900 MLS# 12087140

1012-27 ACRES, ON SQUAW CREEK! Large oak trees, sandy soil, fantastic building site. Beautiful creek frontage, paved road. Glen Rose schools. $213,300 MLS# 12086024

219-NEW HOME IN EXCLUSIVE PECAN PLANTATION! Fabulous 3-2½-3, formal dining, study, open concept. Split bedrooms. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances. Tons more! All on quiet street. $238,900 MLS#12085434

247-PERFECT FOR YOUR FAMILY! 4 bedroom, 3 full baths, study, hobby room, large living area with fireplace. Large trees, covered porch, great location in Southtown. Fenced yard, well landscaped. $169,900 MLS# 12004952

220-NEW PECAN BEAUTY! Fabulous 3-2½-3 New construction! Split bedrooms, formal dining, study, gourmet kitchen with granite. GATED SUBDIVISION!! $262,000 MLS# 12085224

1011-20 ACRES, TOLAR SCHOOLS! Bring your horses, beautiful place well established in Coastal and Tifton Bermuda grass, great soil, good pond, excellent fences. Great building site, on paved road. $5,950 per acre. $110,000 MLS# 11870318

1005-8 ACRES, TOLAR SCHOOLS, large oak trees, sandy soil, perfect for horses. Great building sites, water well. $68,000 MLS# 12062565

289-GOLF COURSE HOME, PECAN PLANTATION! Recently updated, custom built 4 bedroom 3½ bath, 2 dining, 2 living areas, master & guest bedroom downstairs, great kitchen w/granite. Luxurious master suite. Oversized 3 car garage, + golf cart area. Beautifully landscaped, fantastic view of golf course. $323,500 MLS# 12043352 243-IMMACULATE 3-2-2 ON OVER 3/4 ACRE FENCED LOT ON FT WORTH SIDE!! Open concept living/formal dining. Great kitchen w/breakfast area. Fireplace, wood blinds, 2 storage building + above ground pool. DON’T WAIT!!! $149,500 MLS# 12050302

802-ENJOY THE FANTASTIC VIEWS WITH SECLUDED PEACE & QUIET from this 4 bedroom, 2½ bath home on 3 acres!!! Open concept w/breakfast bar. Office. Master suite w/large master bath. Outside kitchen & shower. Large patio w/pergola. Fenced. Outside building with A/C & heat for office/shop. 2 stall stable + tool shed. $265,000 MLS# 12079009


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President’s Column February 2014 —distributed by Texas Association of Realtors

Calculating the Costs of Homeownership If you’re in the middle of your home search, you already know that there are many factors that affect a property’s price, how much a bank will lend you, and how much your monthly payments may be. But are you aware of some of the other costs of homeownership? Fortunately, they aren’t so high that you should be scared away from purchasing a home. Even so, a smart homebuyer should consider these extra costs that may arise. Even though “Radiant Orchid” is the color of the year, you don’t want it on your walls One of the advantages of being a homeowner is making decisions about how you want your house to look. That may mean a simple project like painting the walls, one that’s a little more involved like replacing the kitchen faucet, or a big renovation. Putting your special touch on your home is exciting, but it’s not going to be free. Expect to spend money on supplies or labor to make those changes you desire, or to buy that new furniture that is a better fit for your new space. When you can’t DIY … Another joy of homeownership is learning that you are a lot handier than you expected. But sometimes there aren’t enough YouTube videos to teach you how to make a repair, or it would take you too much time to learn. That’s when you’ll need to hire a professional to handle the job. Even if your house is brand new, expect the unexpected—you may have to shell out some cash to fix problems or keep your house maintained. You never needed a lawnmower at your apartment Depending on what kind of property you purchase, you may need some additional tools to help you maintain it. You may not even have a tool kit—if your landlord took care of your repairs, it’s not all that surprising. Yard tools like a rake, lawnmower, shovel, and shears might be something you need to make over that flowerbed. And although you might want to spend your money on other items, remember that it’s a lot cheaper to buy a ladder and clean your gutters than replace them because they were ruined from debris.

All real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination”. This publication will not knowingly accept any listing or advertising for rental or sell of real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis. The Homes Guide is published by GAR, 2504 James RD, Granbury, Texas 76049 * (817) 3262530. All information in this publication is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. All information should be independently verified by the customer. GAR assumes no liability for any advertisement in this magazine. GAR reserves the right to refuse advertising space to anyone for any reason. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, or any commercial attempt to cover or alter the appearance of this publication without the written permission of GAR is expressly forbidden. All rights reserved.

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Your homeowner friends and family likely have stories they can share about the extra little costs of homeownership. Your Texas Realtor is a good source to turn to as well. He or she can give you a good idea of how much repairs might run or what tools you may need to be a savvy homeowner.

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Choosing the Right Light Bulb The way you light your home is changing, starting with how you shop for light bulbs. In addition to new choices in technology — state-of-the-art LEDs or CFLs, for example — you have a variety of options in terms of brightness, as well as how long you want the bulb to last. In addition, you have the option of spending more money up front on an energy-efficient bulb that can save you money in the long run. The good news is you don’t have to be an Edison to find the right bulb. Use these tips and resources to pick the perfect bulb for your home: Calculate your savings Before you hit the stores, do your homework. Determine what lighting attributes are important to you, whether it’s long life, instant-on, dimming capabilities, bulb shape, or luminosity. Different bulb technologies offer different benefits. To boil down how much switching to a more efficient bulb means for you, look for resources like the savings calculator GE offers at www.gelighting.com/lighttransforms. It shows consumers how much they’ll save with a simple switch from incandescent bulbs to GE’s Energy-Efficient Soft White bulbs, which operate much like incandescent bulbs but are up to 28% more efficient. Check the facts The back of every new light bulb package now includes a “Lighting Facts” label that is similar in form to the nutrition label on the back of food boxes. The Lighting Facts label provides information about lumens (brightness), energy cost, life expectancy, light appearance (warm versus cool light), wattage, and mercury content. Mandated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the label is meant to standardize how companies in the lighting industry convey light bulb features, helping you to quickly make comparisons between bulbs and bulb technologies. Look for lumens, not watts

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1009-26+ PARK-LIKE ACRES with over 900 ft. of walk-out waterfront. Solar iron & rock entrance gate. AG exempt taxes, producing horse quality hay. 8 foot game fence. 5 stall pole-barn. 2500 sq. ft. all steel boat dock with TREX decking and 340 sq.ft. climate controlled dock house. Located on Ft. Worth side of Lake Granbury only 35 minutes from DFW Metroplex. Go to www.rockridgeranchgranburytx.com to view website. $1,859,000 MLS# 12076805

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In addition to the Lighting Facts label, some light bulb packaging is placing more emphasis from classifications by watts instead classifications by lumens. While you may have equated watts with brightness every time you made a bulb purchase, in true lighting terms, this gauge isn’t accurate. Watts are merely the measure of electrical energy used to light a bulb. A lumen is a measure of the bulb’s brightness. Simply put, the higher the lumen number, the brighter the bulb. So, if you are looking for a brighter light, look for a higher lumen number on the box. The same isn’t necessarily true for watts. In fact, a 13 watt CFL may be brighter than a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Examine new packaging Along with the Lighting Facts label, some manufacturers are going one step further in helping consumers decipher differences in bulbs by changing their packaging. For example, GE Lighting has implemented a color-coding system to help you better understand the light that will be emitted from each bulb. Color selections are modeled after the natural cycle of daylight, from sunrise to sunset. For example, yellow boxes represent bulbs with strong, vibrant light ideal for home cooking, cleaning and grooming, while purple boxes represent subtle and reassuring light for use at night. For more tips on finding the light bulb that’s right for your needs, visit www.GELighting.com/lighttransforms.


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thiGreat waterfront deal! Seller motivated. Huge wall of windows, live oak shaded back yard, great dock and upper balcony. Home is updated and ready for new owners!

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Exceptionally well built home. 3-3.5-3 in Pecan Plantation. Beautiful views and close to front gate. 2x6 walls, upgraded HVAC, travertine tile floors, granite counters, spacious rooms! Trees!

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Wide open spaces is what you will find in this 4-2.5-3 home with over 4 acres. Close to town and ready for a new owners touch. Best price around for this much house. Priced to move fast!

Waterfront dream 3-2.5-3 custom If you have been waiting to buy a lake touches everywhere including paint, house, this is it. True lakey feel. Priced upgraded cabinets, stained driveway $30K below what current owners paid 1 and plantation shutters. Backyard oasis year ago! Incredible 2 story dock with with pergola, fireplace and grill. Wow! huge views and no west sun in back.


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One owner home on the main body of Lake Granbury. Very nice open floor plan. With lovely mature trees well groomed landscaping and 2 car garage. Wood floors in both living areas and kitchen. $299,000

Fantastic home conveniently located near Granbury shopping areas. Spacious rooms updated with crown molding, tile floors, new windows, so many updates! Pergola in back yard to enjoy the professionally planted back yard gardens. $180,000

Fantastic 1.6 acre lot on the main body of Lake Granbury in desirable subdivision. Owner has planted many live oak trees to surround your new home. The sea wall is in place. You wont find a better home site on Lake Granbury! $249,000

Seven and one half acres of rural land in Tolar TX. There is an older frame home which was moved to the property in 1979 and an older doublewide which convey. There is a well and septic system. $120,000

Darling three bedroom 2 bath home on the Fort Worth side is neat as a pin and so affordable! $129,000

6113 Laredo Ct DeCordova Austin Stone home on #12 Fairway & a quiet cul de sac. 3/2/2 & a golf cart garage. 2196sqft. Carpet allowance. Low maintenance yard. Fireplace. Kitchen island. Great patio to watch the golfers! $189K 4219 Mojave DeCordova New metal roof, paint & flooring, on DCBEs 165 yd #11 * 4 Bedrooms & LOTS of space * Master & one bed down. 2 BRs, & loft up! Large living area with 16in ceramic tile & WBFB! Bonus room $140K 5407 Comanche Vista DeCordova 1992 Brick*New Roof, Open Concept, Great Yard, Remodeled Kitchen, Sunroom, Split Plan 3/2 /2 + a golf cart garage Plank Floors Reduced to $192,500 4516 Overlook Ct. DeCordova Townhouse 3/2/1 Cute as a button*20x12 Living Area with Laminate Floors, Corner Wood Burning Fireplace, & Wet Bar*Full Utility Room, Lots of Storage, Two Bedrooms Up $129,900 5330 Fairway Circle Limestone Home in DCBE on wooded lot! 60 year old Oak hardwood on this 4BR 3 Bath Home with 4,166 sqft * 3 FP * Gourmet Kitchen * Master open to sunroom * Huge Master up & Master Bath & Office-bookcases & 3 FP $250K

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#70303 5 ACRES - Convenient location on Ft. Worth side of Granbury. Level acreage to build. No Mobiles. MINI-RANCH Community of High Chaparral. Only $49,900

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#7453 RESTAURANT & BAR Ready for new owners. On 1.78 acre property with 10,600 sq. ft. building and large parking lot. Restaurant has full kitchen and seats 165 persons. Bar area is approx. 5000 sq. ft. with bandstand, dance floor, and small kitchen. All furnishings convey. $795,000 Call GARY MATLOCK, Realtor Cell: 817-675-8685


RE/MAX Lake Granbury

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Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

(817) 946-3303

4810 E. Hwy. 377, Granbury,Texas 76049 (817) 579-1504

EXCEPTIONAL BRAZOS RIVER HOME ON 2.140 ACRES. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage, 2 living areas, huge gourmet kitchen, lots of storage, large garden room. Wood burning fireplace in den and master bedroom. Totally remodeled. Move in ready! REDUCED - $365,000

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17+/BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL ACRES. Lots of trees, access from two county roads. Glen Rose ISD. Minutes from Rough Creek Lodge and Fossil Rim. Peaceful country living! Possible owner finance. $139,000


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406-BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOME with split bedrooms and many special features. Large master bedroom with split vanities in the master bath. Gas fireplace and cooktop. Nice shady trees make this home special. $298,500 MLS# 12066714

832-TOLAR, 5 ACRES! Perfect for large family. 4bd/3½ bath, 2 spacious living areas, formal dining, beautiful master suite. Two separate kitchens, great for entertaining, separate guest house, & work shop. Large pecan trees, coastal. Additional acreage available. $369,500 MLS# 12031566

407-GREAT WEEKENDER 20X21 Covered deck, boat slip, new foundation, steel piers in 2009, new roof 2008, close to stores, shopping & the historic town square. A polished jewel just waiting for you. $124,900 MLS# 11771637

804-4/3.5/4 CP VICTORIAN 2-STORY METAL FRAME HOME ON 10.705 WOODED ACRES with abundant wildlife, in serene, ranchette community complete with wrap around porch, covered breezeway to carport with storage & workshop. MLS# 11913019 $294,900

405-MAKE OFFER!!! JUST OFF MAINBODY! With open concept living/ dining, 2/2/2cp, huge den with tons of glass & fireplace! Additional game room. 15X12 building would be a great guest house. Large dock with huge deck! AWESOME! $199,900 MLS#12047697

200-GLEN ROSE - 4884 sq. ft. on 1.68 ac, 4/5/2/2 with 3 fireplaces, 2 staircases, 3 living, 2 dining, gourmet kitchen, pool & tennis courts. Built in 1994, remodeled in 2007. $435,000 MLS# 11985161

276-IMMACULATE brick home on 1/2 acre on FW side of town! 3/3/2, large split bedrooms, study, spacious kitchen, built-ins galore, TONS of closet space, beautiful peaceful lot & location! $193,000 MLS# 11903671

229-LARGE FAMILY HOME! 5/3/2CP with 5X13 storage-shop, separate 12X19 storage bldg. Large fenced yard. Conveniently located to town & easy commute to Ft Worth. $149,900 MLS# 12088646

402-INCREDIBLE MAINBODY CHALET. This home is perfect for full time or weekend living. Huge deck off of living room, balcony off of top level, master suite. Extra room at dock level. Boat dock with lift. Beautiful views of Lake Granbury. Perfect lake house. $189,900 MLS# 12088699

295-IMMACULATE 50’S STYLISH DECOR WATERFRONT CONDO. Refreshing & colorful open living, kitchen, half bath & utility downstairs & 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths up. Detached 2 car garage. Walking distance to clubhouse, pool, dining & golf! $140,000 MLS# 12061166

230-BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME IN DCBE. Nice granite in kitchen and wet bar, double ovens. Community boat dock with two slips. Pretty pool, landscaped yard with circular drive & oversized 2 car garage. Nice open floor plan. Transfer fees to be paid at this price. $249,900 MLS# 12088730

209-FANTASTIC newly renovated 3/2/2 in Indian Harbor! The upgrades are just awesome with new wood floors, carpet, paint, bathroom updates, fireplace and huge backyard. Don’t miss it! $134,500 MLS# 12031597

203-MISTY MEADOWS DEAL! 3/2/2 with fenced back yard and storage building. $3,000 flooring allowance. $2000 painting allowance. Walking distance to schools. $108,900 MLS# 12020836

205-PRISTINE 4/3/2 IN LAGUNA TRES. With over 2200 sq.ft., this immaculate home won’t last long and it is priced to sell at $195,000. Call Evelyn today to arrange a tour! MLS# 12050912

224-CHARMING BRICK HOME ON A LARGE CUL-DE-SAC. Great open floorplan with formal dining room. Nice granite counter tops, fireplace and workshop. So many extras make this home a must see. $144,900 MLS# 12078821


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Martha Dugan

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Denise Gray

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Alicia Tibbits

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280-DOWNSTAIRS UNIT FOR EASY ACCESS. Enjoy a carefree Pecan Plantation lifestyle without all the upkeep. Easy walking distance to clubhouse for dinner or golf. New carpet, paint, appliances. A great get-a-way or carefree permanent living. $54,000 MLS# 11938498

208-PECAN PLANTATION IMMACULATE GROUND FLOOR CONDO. Overlooks pool & golf course. Living room with wood burning fireplace & master suite with French doors to big covered porch. Separate golf cart garage & covered parking. Fresh paint. $75,000 MLS# 11922762

419-LAKE FRONT HOME! 2 large oversized lots, huge trees, park-like setting. Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with extra guest suite including extra full bath and kitchen. Oversized garage, room for shop area. Nice neighborhood. Priced to sell. $145,000 MLS# 12087195

414-LUXURY HOME IN DECORDOVA BEND ESTATES on deep water, soaring ceilings, exquisite finishout. Screened porches, walkout basement, double boat dock with swim platform. Guest house at water’s edge. $765,000 MLS# 11915646

410-ENJOY BEAUTIFUL LAKE GRANBURY with this wonderful main body home. Spectacular views. Dock, sun deck, boat lift, trees, lots of windows. Perfect weekend or permanent home. A must see. $319,900 MLS# 12045354

251-HISTORIC GRANBURY!! 3br/2ba on quiet street close to square. Open concept living, dining, kitchen. Split bedrooms. Great outdoor living area on shady deck. 2 car garage too! $219,500 MLS# 11952052

293-NEW ROOF - NEW FLOORING - NEW PAINT. Charming brick house in a very nice waterfront neighborhood on the Ft. Worth side. 3/2/2 with split bedroom arrangement. Enclosed porch filled with windows. WBFP. Ample storage. No city taxes. Boat ramp access. $132,900 MLS# 12064621

810-RANCH STYLE 6+ ACRES. Custom built in 2008, stone, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, stained concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, large covered patio. 30X50 work shop on slab, large trees, Tolar schools. $289,500 MLS# 11960375

231-A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY 2/2.5/2 - RV garage, shop, fenced back yard with pool and storage building. 2 living areas, formal dining, split bedrooms. Tons of updates, granite counters, tile and lots more! $179,900 MLS# 12026654

400-GREAT PLACE FOR ENTERTAINING! Neat & clean. Great yard & new boat dock, lift & retaining wall. Enjoy all the amenities of Indian Harbor: Gated patrolled security, swimming pool, clubhouse, marina. Furniture & appliances go with house. $205,000 MLS# 12049630

401-WATERFRONT ON CANAL, LAGUNA TRES! Excellent location in established neighborhood very close to town, 3 bedroom home with study, large kitchen with island and breakfast bar, large yard and outbuildings. $155,000 MLS# 12067232

228-DECORDOVA GOLF COURSE HOME! Tons of updates on this 4/3/2 with oversized golf cart storage. Open living/dining/kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. Huge deck overlooking the golf course! $149,900 MLS# 12087140

226-NICE FRAME HOUSE in great neighborhood on 2 lots on the Ft. Worth side of town with a carport and trees. Come see today! $79,000 MLS# 11934111

294-LARGE FAMILY? This is the perfect home, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, study, large open living area, large kitchen. In ground pool, large corner lot, great trees, circle drive, oversized covered patio. $239,900 MLS# 12050253

216-BEAUTIFUL like new home in great neighborhood on Fort Worth side of Granbury. Oversized corner lot. Fenced back yard. Large living area, a sunroom that could be a second living area, breakfast bar, fireplace, washer/dryer, and microwave! Includes 1 year warranty! $179,500 MLS# 12082483


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Congratulations to our 2013 Award Winners

Laura Life REALTOR速 of the Year

Jane Mouhot Most Dedicated REALTOR速

Linda Blankenship Most Spirited REALTOR速

Jerald McClary REALTOR速 Outstanding Citizen

Felicia Peters was installed as the 2014 President of North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc.(NTREIS).

Harvey Boulanger Volunteer of the Year

Ray Scott Affiliate of the Year

2014 Board of Directors: Jerry Williamson, Lee Overstreet, Emily Graham, Laura Life, Beth Shearon, Tammy Dill, Kimberly Shook, Jane Mouhot, and Carla Bandera. (Donyce Parish and Becky Wheatley not pictured).


Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get the Effect You Desire By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

East-facing rooms: East light is warm and yellowy before noon, then turns bluer later in the day. These are great rooms for reds, oranges and yellows.

Published: February 10, 2014 Light changes color, so your lighting design -- a top priority for any remodel -- should help guide your color choices. Here’s how.

West-facing rooms: Evening light in these rooms is beautiful and warm, while scant morning light can produce shadows and make colors look dull. How Light Bulbs Affect Color The type of bulb you use can alter the colors in a room, too.

It’s all determined by the way light and colors interact. “People have to understand that the color of an object won’t look the same 24 hours a day,” says lighting designer Joseph Rey-Barreau. “I just had bamboo flooring installed throughout my house, and during the day it looks totally different than it looks at night.” The way we “see” color primarily depends on two things: 1. The light that an object absorbs. Black absorbs all colors; white absorbs none; blue absorbs red. 2. How the light source works. Natural light (sunlight) changes throughout the day and is affected by a room’s location. Artificial light changes with the type of bulb you use. How Sunlight Affects Colors As the amount and angle of the sun changes, so will your room colors.

Incandescents: The warm, yellow-amber light of these bulbs will make reds, oranges, and yellows more vivid, while muting blues and greens. Fluorescents: This flat and cool light enriches blues and greens. Halogens: These white lights resemble natural light and make all colors look more vivid. Using halogens would make the shift from daylight to artificial light less jarring. Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs): CFLs can produce either a warm white, neutral, or bluish-white light. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs): You can buy warmer or cooler LEDs, and even “smart” LED bulbs whose color you can control wirelessly. “You can point to the color of the sky in a picture at sunset and make the light bulb in the house be that same color,” says Rey-Barreau. Paint squares of primed drywall with samples of the colors you’re considering, and then move them around the room during the day. Apply at least two coats.

“Natural light should always be considered when choosing color for a space,” says Sarah Cole of the Farrow & Ball paint company. North-facing rooms: Light in these rooms is cool and bluish. Bolder colors show up better than muted colors; lighter colors will look subdued. “Use strong colors and embrace what nature has given,” says Cole.

Considering new carpet? View samples during different daylight conditions and switch on your lamps; it’ll give you a better idea of how your natural and artificial light will affect the carpet’s color.

South-facing rooms: Lots of high-in-the-sky light brings out the best in cool and warm colors. Dark colors will look brighter; lighter colors will virtually glow.

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Evaluate samples of carpet during different daylight conditions.

Most contractors won’t hang lights before you paint, but you can get a color approximation by placing a bulb you’ll be using in a floor or desk lamp. If you’re hyper-sensitive to color or want a very specific look, ask your electrician to hang the lights, then cover them carefully during painting.


Remember that natural and artificial light will work together during certain times of day, especially in summer when dusk lasts a long time. Turn on artificial lights even during daylight to see what your colors will look like.

“People have to understand that the color of an object won’t look the same 24 hours a day.” - Joseph ReyBarreau

Paint sheen also affects color. Glossy finishes will reflect light and change the way the color looks, whereas flat finishes are less reflective and allow colors to look truer under bright light.

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88003 Lovely Home in IMMACULATE condition! HUGE Master with room for work out or seating area. Open Living area so even the CHEF can enjoy the party or watch the big game! Come for a visit & WELCOME to Pecan! $157,000

62033 This well maintained and upgraded home is located in the prestigious neighborhood of Pecan Plantation. Light and bright, perfect view of pool and landscaped backyard!! LARGE kitchen for entertaining! $239,000

97033 Heavily Treed Lot with Circular Drive and Rear Entry Garage houses this Two Story 3/2.5/2 home. OUTDOOR BBQ PIT! Loft overlooks living area. Sitting room or study off Master with shared See Thru Fireplace! $189,500

50013 BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT HOME with boat dock and lift. MAGNIFICENT VIEW overlooking the main body of Lake Granbury. Picture yourself in this gated Country Club golfing community! THIS IS A MUST SEE! $567,000

14053 FANTASTIC home located in desirable Southtown. Spacious rooms updated with crown molding, tile floors, windows! So many updates since 2010! Pergola in back yard to enjoy the professionally planted gardens. $180,000

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