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The Chipper

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Several months ago, the lady who works at the British Depot store near the Tamina Farmers Market just west of the Woodlands, told me about a new fish and chips shop opening in the area. I have been anticipating this opening ever since. And boy, The Chipper lives up to all my waiting and wondering and anticipating. I had high expectations. This is authentic, outstanding fish and chips. They sell haddock and cod and the haddock is crazy good. The chips (or fries to us Yanks) are the best I’ve ever had. They are historic, and I can’t stop eating them. My favorite thing they sell is the mushy peas. I love mushy peas. If you’ve never had them, you have to try them. They have a nutty flavor that goes perfectly with the fish and chips. They also sell a dill flavored tartar sauce and a curry sauce. Their traditional English pies (different meat pies) are excellent too. If you are adventurous, they sell haggis. This is a small shop with about four tables, typical of fish and chip shops in England. Because of the small size, I usually get mine to go. Currently, they are open Wednesday through Saturday noon to 8pm. Go enjoy our little spot of England in Texas.

Community Real Estate

6 Night Heron In The Woodlands

6 Night Heron In The Woodlands

Amazing home in The Woodlands completed with tasteful updates in today’s look! Beautiful wood tile floors throughout most of the first floor flow effortlessly from one room to the next, kitchen with granite and brand new stainless appliances and backsplash. Light walls make this home light and airy. The master bedroom offers fabulous views of the serene gardens and wait until you see this master bath. Complete with freestanding tub, beautiful shower with tile accent and frameless enclosure, new stylish cabinets, sinks and fixtures. Private study is spacious. Huge game room up. Bath upstairs is also completely remodeled. Unbelievable storage. The park like setting back garden has a deck for your enjoyment….relax in this tranquil setting or bring your friends for entertaining. You will love the outdoors and all it has to offer. Just minutes to Park and Ride, I-45 and shopping. Neighborhood parks, hike and bike trails, plus schools are so convenient. Fall in love with the home and The Woodlands lifestyle today!

The Woodlands Village of Alden Bridge

The Woodlands Alden Bridge village is located in the northwest section of The Woodlands. Alden Bridge Park, largest in The Woodlands, features a pool, basketball/tennis courts, picnic areas, fishing, and skateboard track. The Conservatory, a 55+ senior independent living rental complex is located at Alden Bridge and Crown Ridge. Shopping areas include Windvale Village and Alden Bridge Centers.

Other Neighborhoods in Alden Bridge: Acacia Park, Alden Trace, Alderon Woods, Ashley Green, Auburn Place, Autumn Branch, Avonlea Court, Benton Woods, Bethany Bend, Bluff Creek, Brooksedge, Camellia Grove, Canopy Oaks, Cedar Grove, Clingstone, Clovergate, Cottage Green, Cottage Grove, Cypress Lake, Deepdale, Eagle Mead, Elm Crescent, Elm Grove, Evangeline Oaks, Fairbranch, Foxbriar, Glen Erin, Glentrace, Goldenvine, Granite Ridge, Green Gable, Greenhill Terrace, Greenvine, Harvest Wind, Hawthorne Hollow, Hidden Meadow, Hollylaurel, Jasmine Bend, Larkwood, Laurelhurst, Linton Ridge, Maple Glade, Marlberry Branch, Meadowbrook, Millport, Noble Bend, Orchard Pines, Pinery Ridge, Pipers Green, Pleasant Hill, Plum Crest, Russet Grove, Sandalbranch, Sienna Bend, Silver Woods, Slatestone, Spring Hill, Sterling Pond, Stockbridge Landing, Summerhaze, Summerlyn Lane, Summerlyn Waye, Sundance, Sundance Falls, Taylor Point, Terradale, Truberry Bend, Valley Oak, Veranda Ridge, Villa Oaks, Walden Elms, Webb Creek, Westwinds, Whistlers Bend, Wildflower Trace, Willow Point, Windvale Park, Wintergreen Trail, Wynnoak.

Staging and Style

The Secret to Kitchen Envy: A Stylish Island

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Home buyers love kitchen islands. It’s become a gathering spot for not just cooking but also eating, working, and socializing. As the island continues to gain stature in kitchens, homeowners are finding ways to spotlight it with contrasting shades or even different countertops to make it the focal point.

Check out some examples from designers featured at Houzz, which show how the kitchen island can become the showpiece of your space.

An island of a different color

Furniture-styled islands

Contrasting countertops

Lighting it up

Plenty of seating

Staging and Style

Staged to Sell: A Country Estate in Gaithersburg, Md.

Home stager: Libby Paulson with Preferred Staging

The home: Paulson staged this remodeled, single-family country estate in Gaithersburg, Md., which featured cathedral ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining room, two staircases, and a walkout basement with full kitchen and bath. The home is listed at $709,500.

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Paulson’s tips:

1. Greenery is a Must:Greenery is considered natures neutral. It provides a space harmony, freshness and energy. Greenery can be incorporated into a staging as an accent color or as a way to soften and welcome someone into a room. Some great examples are fiddle fig plants or ferns of all types as well as large leaves arranged in a vase.

2. Pillows are required: If you are looking for an easy, affordable way to make your home ready to sell try adding some throw pillows. Using some trendy pillows you can transform any space. They also help large furniture stand out and complement and highlight the home’s structural features. So choose pillows that complement the home’s aesthetic and style, and don’t be afraid of adding color as long as it adds style. A quick tip is use solid color pillows if furniture has a busy print or patterned pillows when working with solid color furniture. For an upscale look use pillows with subtle texture such as linen or tweed.

3. Bookshelves are not just for books:The first thing to remember is you don’t need to fill each self. When staging bookshelves try to add items to make the eyes look across, around and down. Limit the amount of books and use pairs of items.

 

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.