Are you reconsidering the finish of your fireplace? Before Santa comes down the chimney, let’s take a look at options for your fireplace. The fireplace is often a central detail in your space so why not make it perfect. When building a new home there are hundreds of decisions that need to be made and… Continue reading Updating Your Fireplace Facade
Have you ever wanted to add a little “something” to your space for interest? Some spaces simply need a little more interest added in order to control the eye and make the space more vibrant, an accent wall is the best way to add color and texture. COLOR – Adding a color that compliments the… Continue reading Options to Consider for an Accent Wall
There has been a lot of discussion over the past five years or so in the Seacoast Maine and New Hampshire about Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs but are you clear about what they are? An ADU is a simple idea of having a second small dwelling on your property. Depending on the town zoning… Continue reading Why ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units) Are So Important to Our Community
Bungalows are the classic home that everyone loves because they have deep overhangs, multiple interesting rooflines and remain low to the ground while still have the ability to have a good amount of square footage within their roof system. But adding an addition to a bungalow can be a challenge for all the reasons why… Continue reading How to Blend an Addition with a Classic Bungalow
I am often asked if black windows are here to stay. The simple answer is yes! While we are using black windows today to express a clean design aesthetic that can read modern depending on application, in many respects we are going back to black. Historically, the exterior window frames were painted black. We are… Continue reading Are Black Windows Here to Stay?
It’s time to button up your house for the winter, do you have your “To Do List” ready? Every house is different so some of additional items might need to be added to your list. Here is my list: Yardwork: Cut back all the tall grass. While they turn brown in the fall and can… Continue reading Things to Remember when Buttoning up Your Home for the Winter
Are you wondering key components to adding light into your home? Here are some ideas to brighten your space: Windows: the quantity and size of windows are the first key component to adding light into your space. Skylights are also a natural addition but make sure it is structurally possible and fiscally responsible. Direction orientation:… Continue reading How to Add Light into Your Home
Do you need a variance on your property in order to build what you want and need for your home? If so, there are a few things that you should know before applying: Setbacks: Setbacks are defined per neighborhood in your city / town, within your lot there will be a distance from the front,… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Variances
The 1980’s was a building period in which houses flew up and quantity and /or size was the focus instead of quality. Today, these homes are ready for substantial renovations since they are 35 +/- years old. This is a great opportunity to increase the quality of the home as well since the 80’s… Continue reading How to Add Quality to an ’80’s Builder Home
Typically, a manufactured home is not as well built or custom as a traditionally framed wood house but how do you know if your home is manufactured? The short answer is… it’s very difficult. My clients bought this house from the original owner and unfortunately, they did not disclose that the home was manufactured. As… Continue reading How do you know if your home is manufactured or hand built?