Home Improvement

10 Ways to Fix the Most Common Interior Design Mistakes

By |2020-10-13T18:59:06-05:00October 13th, 2020|

10 Ways to Fix the Most Common Interior Design Mistakes Why don't my decorations look like my "Saved Favorites"? I have to admit it.  While shopping for a cool new dining room table I found one in a picture of an entire ensemble and I went from getting a new table to redoing [...]

14 Landscaping Features That Can Hurt Your Home Value

By |2020-09-29T13:10:28-05:00September 29th, 2020|

14 Landscaping Features That Can Hurt Your Home Value   Don't make these landscaping/yard mistakes The outdoors of our homes are becoming more relevant as in this season we cling to our personal spaces at the expense of the public ones so it seemed like a good idea for some commentary on how to [...]

Deck vs. Patio: Which is the Right Outdoor Space for You?

By |2020-08-25T07:02:44-05:00August 25th, 2020|

Deck vs. Patio: Which is the Right Outdoor Space for You? I'm more of a patio guy....how about you? When you are doing ground level outdoor entertaining space, which way do you go? Here's an excellent article on the many variations.   I like the many variations in design and materials on patios but [...]

Sunrooms vs. Full-Room Additions

By |2020-07-01T15:26:17-05:00July 1st, 2020|

Wouldn't a sunroom be nice to hang out in for the 4th!? There is so much changing now in how we enlarge the footprints of our homes and integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces.  Maybe you are a traditionalist and you'd just like a nice patio or deck to hang out in.  Or [...]

40 Room Organization Ideas

By |2020-06-24T06:57:35-05:00June 24th, 2020|

Your house is now your office...and it didn't start out that way! Many, many of my past clients and friends have found themselves working out of their house for the first time over these last 3 months and a great number of them are struggling with adapting their homes for this use.  It's [...]

A Guide to Swimming Pool Types, Designs, and Styles

By |2020-06-09T08:43:27-05:00June 9th, 2020|

It might be time to invest in a pool company....or in a pool In thinking through the ways in which life will likely be different going forward one of the ways that's sure to change is how we recreate during the summer.  It appears that lots of folks are considering adding a pool [...]

No Pool? Stock Tanks Are the Cool New Alternative

By |2020-06-01T12:45:20-05:00June 1st, 2020|

No Cannon Balls! Man there are some creative people in this country.  Want to chill out in some water in your back yard?  Don't have much space or much capital?  No problem.  I bring you the stock tank.  Here's a cool article about chilling on a budget.  I want to settle into one [...]

8 Smart Ways to Put Your Garden on Autopilot

By |2020-04-13T14:54:21-05:00April 13th, 2020|

Kill 3 birds with one stone! Note no birds were actually harmed in the publishing of this blog.  How do you improve your properties value and appearance, get some exercise and get out of the house safely at this time?  Landscaping!!  I've become a bit of a gardening and landscaping snob (thanks Cathleen [...]

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