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
Best Completed Project of 2021: New Englander Expansion
This newly renovated New Englander needed some help when we first met its homeowners! With a vision and budget to match, these homeowners took advantage of a very fast-moving market and closed on this Downtown Portsmouth New Englander quickly to start work as soon as possible. Even though they inevitably got caught up in the… Continue reading Best Completed Project of 2021: New Englander Expansion
Material Selections that Matter
One of my favorite things to do in my job is select materials for projects. It’s fun and inspiring, and materials always bring a project to life! But, if you are working on a renovation or new construction project it might be a bit overwhelming. So here is a sneak peak into the ADH process… Continue reading Material Selections that Matter
Cabinetry Designs That Make Your Space Fabulous!
Cabinetry is both functional and beautiful as well as an essential part of your home. While you can purchase vanities online, it is expensive and doesn’t always come in the right dimensions, finishes nor function the way that you need it to. Therefore, I typically sell my clients their cabinetry for the most perfect cabinetry… Continue reading Cabinetry Designs That Make Your Space Fabulous!
Cabinetry Ins & Outs
If you are in the market for new cabinetry, it’s probably time to learn the ins and outs of cabinetry before pulling the trigger and making the purchase. The first thing to consider is the cost of cabinetry, where to purchase, design services, and installation. BOX SHOP or lumber yard: If you are trying to… Continue reading Cabinetry Ins & Outs
How to Calculate Your Countertops
Are you wondering how to calculate your countertops? Believe it or not, it’s a little trickier than it appears but the process is consistent so I thought I would share with you how we do it and you can take it from there. STONE SELECTION. We use a lot of quartz (fabricated stone) and we… Continue reading How to Calculate Your Countertops
Are you Prepared to Think Outside of the Box?
Every custom home brings with it the possibility of thinking outside of the box and the Steel Farmhouse is no exception. As a matter of fact, it’s a nice blend of typical elements that make a home functional with a custom twist. Here are some of the features that are creative, functional, and outside of… Continue reading Are you Prepared to Think Outside of the Box?
Why it is so powerful to repeat a material throughout your home
Have you heard that you should be repeating materials throughout your home, but you aren’t sure why or how? Let’s review how this can take shape by exploring the Steel Farmhouse. In this home, steel is a primary material that is consistently repeated. Steel is used in the following areas. monorail staircase, cantilevered 2nd-floor… Continue reading Why it is so powerful to repeat a material throughout your home
Spring brings hope, health, and plenty of construction. I thought it would be fun to share with you a project that we have been working on since July 2020. This modern steel farmhouse boasts strong elements of custom steel highlighted as exposed structure in the kitchen, great room, monorail stair system, and cantilevered decks. My… Continue reading April Newsletter