Where do we put the TV? I've seen a surprising number of expansive open rooms with so many doors and windows (and lack of walls) that it can be hard to make good use of them. Here's a great article about the proper balance between open and wow and flowing and functional. Call [...]
Don't feel too bad if you see some stuff in your house on this list! I actually love honey oak cabinets but this is a post about what is not in demand right now in the marketplace (and conversely what is). We often have things in our homes that we like and enjoy [...]
Guess who is getting some new garage doors? It's Spring and I've been having many, many conversations with clients about updates and improvements both to add value and to prep for sale so here's another in a series on the topic. Looks like I've got my next exterior improvement project.
Time to up your Curb Appeal game! It's amazing how many clients form some level of opinion about a property before the front door even opens. Over the years I've become a big believer in all things exterior, both personally and professionally. Blame my friend Cathleen at DesignScapes. She got me started. Here's [...]
How far to go updating for living or selling? Here's a great article about how renovations of all scale can go to transform a home. There are so many mistakes homeowners make in this process, often going either too far or not far enough in their renovations and ignoring the exterior. Call me to [...]
The Hot, Trendy Home Feature for 2019 is........The Laundry Room??? It appears that pragmatism reigns in 2019. Here's a cool and informative article about the most desired home features as well as info about kitchen and bath remodels.
Basements offer unique opportunities!! Here's some epic ideas for basement configurations. Because they are on their own level you can often design them in a style that is a stark departure from the rest of the home. My favorite spaces I've seen over the years have always been in the basements or on [...]
Wood is Wonderful! I'm seeing lots and lots of open floor plans with wood floors spilling into the kitchen. I've had it in mine for years and I love it. It's comfortable and contiguous floors create a sense of spaciousness. Here's a great article on factors to consider not just for putting wood floors [...]
The future is now! Wasn't too many years ago that I was selling homes with recessed alcoves for folks to place their square TV's. Now we have Rolling TV Screens. What will they think of next? The TV as art. Very cool. Check them out here.
How to best Clark Griswold this Christmas! For all you "Christmas Vacation" types out there (that means you Ben) here's a darn fine article on exterior holiday lighting.