It’s been said that we will own four houses in our lifetime, what phase are you in? YOUR FIRST HOUSE With your first house you are so excited to be a homeowner. Most likely, you’ve been renting for a while and you are anxious to get out from under the landlord relationship and invest your… Continue reading What Phase of House Are You In?
Every space that I work on has a psychological goal for the space. Residentially, we are making our clients happy by fulfilling their personal goals and dreams. If they love purple cabinets, then purple cabinets it is (don’t get any ideas!). But commercially, the goal is more complex. We are trying to appeal to many… Continue reading Why a Commercial Space Makes you “Feel”
Empty Nest, Now What? Transitioning from a house full of children to an empty nest has been an interesting one. At first, I thought, “Uh-oh, now what?” After 25 years of parenting children, just like that – they are gone. For parenting, the saying goes, “A day is like an eternity, a year is like… Continue reading The Empty Nest, Now What?
There is plenty of time to paint your house before the snow flies. So let’s talk colors. House Color Option: White: BM: Simply White BM: White Dove BM: White No Pigment SW: Pure White BM: Chantilly Lace FB: All White Green: SW: Hunt Club BM: Chimichurri FB: Card Room Green Blue: BM: Sea Star BM:… Continue reading Classic Colors for your Home
Are you in the market for redoing your driveway? If so, let’s consider the options. GRAVEL: The least expensive option for a driveway but keep in mind that you still need to maintain and update the gravel. ASPHALT: An inexpeisive option and should be blacktopped every few years. Still expect divots and having to… Continue reading Driveway Considerations That Pave Your Way
Planting a new garden is a blank slate and can be fun as well as a little intimidating. So, let’s tackle a few things before talking about plantings: DRIP EDGE – allow the roof overhang plus 6” of crushed stone from the house to the beginning of the planting bed. WINDOW BOXES – adding… Continue reading Summer Gardens that Make Your Heart Sing
Are you considering a summer renovation? HERE is a great article that will help you consider the financial investment. When people reach out to me about a potential project, I always as three key questions: SCOPE: what is the scope of your project that you are hoping to accomplish? BUDGET: what is the budget that… Continue reading Summer Renovations
Do you want to spend as much time as possible outside in the summer months when the weather is beautiful and the plants are thriving? My suggestion to make your garden work for you is to create a private and beautiful space. I have a typical small lot in downtown Portsmouth, NH. This year we… Continue reading Making Your Garden Work for You in the Summer Months
Accessories are often looked over but if you know the ins & outs of ordering accessories, there is no reason why they should be. The one primary reason why I put ordering accessories in the timeline of a project is because we want the builder to install them. The second reason is because it’s hard… Continue reading The Ins & Outs of Ordering Accessories
It’s true, Seacoast Periodontist cares about you. How do I know? Because, I’ve been working closely with them every day over the last few months and their concern is genuine to be both complex and sincere. COMPLEX: Dentistry has an amazing amount of technology that is part of your treatment. This office will be… Continue reading Seacoast Periodontist Care About You