Are you looking to create a connected and cohesive home from the exterior to the interior? Today we’re looking at an ongoing project, the Steel Farmhouse, for inspiration on how materials can intentionally pull the whole home together. Here are some design decisions we’ve made so far: Use of steel – Incorporating structural steel into… Continue reading Marrying the Interiors to the Exteriors with Materials
Author: Elle Murphy
Kittery Point Colonial
We worked with Haven Hill Builders to bring The Kittery Point Colonial Reno to life! This classic colonial was built in 1984 and wasn’t touched again until 2021 when we started on this project.
Tiny New Englander
This New Englander was designed with function and budget in mind. We spent the past year creating a space that houses three bedrooms, an open concept floor plan, and space to enjoy the outdoors.
Tiny New Englander
This New Englander was designed with function and budget in mind. With an open concept first floor of family, dining, and kitchen with mudroom and powder room on the first floor, then the second floor consisting of two bedrooms, office, and bathroom, the layout screams function!
Breaking Down the Building Barriers: How to Work with Material Wholesalers
There is so much in the design and building industry that is confusing and intimidating. A big part of Abrigo Home is about breaking down the barriers between consumers and professionals. The industry is vast, and there is a reason why it is a significant economic driver. Beyond the designers, builders, and suppliers, there are… Continue reading Breaking Down the Building Barriers: How to Work with Material Wholesalers
When Buying Plans Online Goes Wrong: A Designer’s Perspective
I often have people contact me about editing or drawing up plans they found or purchased online, and it has never worked out. Ultimately, it costs them much more time and money than they could have imagined. EXAMPLE ONE: One client took a screenshot of the plan, searched for months, and found it online to… Continue reading When Buying Plans Online Goes Wrong: A Designer’s Perspective
Why You Should Consider Online / Remote Design Consultations and How to Prep
Are you considering working on a design project for your home and have no idea where to begin? Or do you simply have questions and want to speak to a design professional? When we created Abrigo Home, it was partly to create a response to the need to bring consultation closer to the consumer. For… Continue reading Why You Should Consider Online / Remote Design Consultations and How to Prep
When should you hire an Architect?
If you are considering a renovation or new construction project, it’s essential to know when to hire an architect. As we launched Abrigo Home, this project was not only the response to a building boom/labor and supply shortage but also the accessibility both financially and availability-wise. Amy Dutton Home is a company that has had… Continue reading When should you hire an Architect?
How to Prep for a Planning Board Meeting
Do you need board approval for the home project that you are wanting to complete? Or, are you confused about what that even means? Here we go, I’ll explain the logic and process and how to proceed forward to build your dream come true. Honestly, it’s probably my least favorite part of my job because… Continue reading How to Prep for a Planning Board Meeting
What is the Difference Between Interior Design Styles
When considering and trying to define your interior style, I direct you to Pinterest. Here, you will find a world of visual inspiration at your fingertips with a robust algorithm to create more ideas. We will link our How to Share a Pinboard and Hints and Tips to Pinning HERE. While some of you might… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Interior Design Styles