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
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?
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”
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