The Design Build Advantage

Deciding to renovate your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and all the choices can be rather daunting. TV shows, magazines and websites are saturated with home design projects. They make it look so easy, isn’t it  wonderful that you can remodel an entire house in one week.  The […]

Navigating the DIY Hype

Tackling a remodel is daunting and can be even more overwhelming if you decide to take on elements of the project on your own. Make sure to weigh the highs and lows of any DIY projects you are thinking of undertaking.

How to Remodel Your Home for an Open Concept (A Remodeling Case Study)

Anne came to us with one main goal: improve the flow of her home. She wanted an open concept floor plan. The house consisted of closed-off rooms that lacked functionality. She hoped improving the layout would make it easier to get out the door in the morning and enhance the quality of their family time in the evening.

A Designer’s Thoughts on HGTV

Lately I have seen several articles referencing questionable practices/budgets on Home Remodeling reality shows. I used to be obsessed with watching them. I love what I do and love seeing other people’s work. This past weekend I spent some time flipping through my old favorites, but I found the longer I watched the more agitated I became. One show in particular had me screaming at my TV.

Design, Bid, Redesign, Astound

Bill and Lori’s completed kitchen has the warmth and character to fill the pages of a fairy tale. The subtle use of color and shafts of light welcome you into their home with ease. By examining the use of their existing home, we were able to give them so much more from what they already had. We were methodical in design all the way through and it paid off. The clients couldn’t be happier.

Making Sense of the 3 “F’s” of Kitchen Cabinets

If you are looking into a kitchen remodel you may have done one of two things; scanned through ideas on the internet or visited a cabinet showroom. More than likely you have encountered fancy terms that are challenging to comprehend. Who has ever heard of a European overlay anyway? Show rooms and descriptive design ideas can be intimidating, even for the trained eye, and can often be overwhelming.

5 Things HGTV Does NOT Tell You

HGTV is a great source of inspiration for the remodeling industry. Their shows are full of creative design ideas and unique uses for repurposed items. What they do a poor job of is representing the true costs of a remodel. Their “budgets” leave out important expenses that cannot be avoided when undertaking a remodeling project in the real world.

Saved by the Professionals (A Client Interview)

Your home is your greatest asset and choosing to renovate is a multi-tiered decision. Will you add on, renovate what’s existing, or tear down and build a brand new home? Will you need financing? And most importantly of all, who will you trust to design and build your project?

What to Expect When you are Expecting to Remodel

Remodeling projects seem to have some common high and low points for many owners. If you are a seasoned remodeling veteran, you may already know what to expect and may not need to read this letter. If you have not lived through a remodeling project before, however, you are probably approaching your project with some degree of […]