Healthy Homes & Living Guide

By AFM – April 9, 2013

Sure: We all love to play outside in the spring in this beautiful central Texas weather. Step back inside, however, and our interior spaces may need a little extra help to maintain that active lifestyle. This Healthy Homes & Living Guide provides a few local companies that offer services which can inspire that same active way of life within your home. From peaceful landscapes to lap pools to custom homes constructed with superior, eco-friendly building materials, consider these local companies when in the market to update your living space.

img2John Crowe, Keller Williams
(512) 636-0100 | |

During his nine year career in residential real estate, John has helped buyers, sellers and investors achieve their real estate goals. He is a licensed broker and associate with Keller Williams, with a focus on the Austin “crescent” – central Austin real estate and the Northwest and Southwest communities. John serves on the leadership team of Keller Williams' #1 office and is a master instructor. His connection to real estate isn't limited to the buying and selling kind, as he is an avid supporter of Austin's Green Corn Project – an organization with a mission to create gardens for low-income, elderly and disabled communities. He and his wife make a fierce team in the Austin-original Urban Assault Ride and John spends most weekday mornings sweating through Camp Gladiator workouts.

Tips for the Healthy Living Home Buyer:
1) Neighborhood hubs: Austin neighborhoods are trending towards centralized communities, with local shops and restaurants growing up in areas easily accessed by walking, running or biking. A great way to meet neighbors, get some exercise.

2) Outdoor living: More than a hammock strung in the yard, it's a place to congregate, celebrate with family and friends, to meditate or a terrific way to enjoy a beautiful Austin afternoon. Consider simple gardens (healthy food, great exercise), smart landscaping, outdoor kitchens.

3) Home gym: Fitness doesn’t require lots of space nor expensive equipment. If budget and room allow, go for it. Otherwise, carve out as little as a few feet for a yoga mat and dumbbells. Utilize outdoor living space (ie deck) or a room with great light.

If you are considering selling or buying a home or building a portfolio, please get in touch with John at or (512) 636-0100.

img3Sunset Pool Service
(512) 677-8023 | | Austin, TX

We specialize in swimming pool cleaning, maintenance, replasters, and renovations in Austin, Cedar Park, Lakeway, and Westlake Hills.

On a weekly pool visit, we remove all debris, brush where necessary, add the necessary chemicals for free, and ensure the proper run of your pool.

Need your pool renovated too? We work on replasters, coping, tile, deck work and much more! We offer free estimates, so give us a call.

Receive a month of pool service for $99 or $200 of replasters!

Please contact us anytime for a FREE consultation!


img4Hardwood Bargains
(512) 600-5990 | |
1340 Airport Commerce Dr., Suite 425 | Austin, TX 78741

Hardwood Bargains was created with one simple concept in mind; Provide our customers with manufacturer direct pricing, without sacrificing quality or value. This core value is what our customers have come to expect from us, and it’s the reason we continue to receive referrals from our customers every day.

Our talented team of hardwood flooring specialists has spent years producing top quality flooring with manufacturers around the world. Over those years our manufacturing relationships have grown, and we have passed the savings we see along to our customers. Our collection of unique and impressive hardwood flooring products will help you affordably beautify your home.

Come visit our beautiful new Austin design center today! We're conveniently located near the corner of Ben White and 183 in South Austin.

img5Design Ecology
(512) 914-0388 | |
1706 S Lamar, Suite A | Austin, TX 78704

An energetic studio in south Austin is home to a creative professional group with a passion for design. Specializing in estate master planning & custom swimming pools, Design Ecology offers a full range of landscape architectural services both residential & commercial. We tailor each project to exceed client goals with a unique, environmentally responsible design solution.

Design Ecology is more than a landscape architecture firm. In addition to design, we provide the highest quality construction services available. As Genesis 3 design group gold members & with two APSP certified building professionals on staff, Design Ecology is capable of completing the most complex of landscape and swimming pool installations.

Regardless of the phase of the project, either design or construction, it is the attention to detail that sets Design Ecology apart.

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