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?
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
When starting a project, you first want to determine the design style that speaks to you, either architecturally or the interior. I’ll start with Architecture, and then next week, we will move into Interiors. Two great ways to determine this are: Pinterest! Start a Pin Board and create as many sub-boards that you’d like and… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Design Styles?
We find remnants of animals and bugs with significant damage in nearly every renovation we do. Either wasp nests in the roof rafters or carpenter ants at the kitchen sink add extra work when renovating your home. But all can be prevented if you are on a good extermination plan. My suggestion is to find… Continue reading What’s BUGGING you?
By March, we are all anxious to get winter ice and spring mud behind us and move into a season of light and freshness. So, of course, the first thing that I suggest is to give your home a good cleaning, and clean OUT anything that you haven’t used in 2 years (unless, like my… Continue reading Spring Decor to Refresh Your Space
Sometimes, I have clients who are so clear about their vision that they just take me along for the ride. This is one of those projects. I was simply the instrument to get their dreams and vision communicated to the builder. I’ve been working with these clients for 5 years through 3 renovations –… Continue reading Windows with a View
Have you ever wondered about the Design Process? Well, it is exactly that… a process. I work in three primary phases when working on an architectural project. They work fluidly together and are incredibly consistent that my clients have grown comfortable with them. DISCOVERY: In the Discovery Phase, we measure the existing conditions of… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of My Design Process
Do you need to freshen up your bathroom with new fixtures and tile? It seems during this time of Covid, pretty much everyone feels this way. Well, here are a few things that you should know. Start with Planning! ALWAYS! Most especially during Covid, planning comes first. Don’t even think about starting a project… Continue reading Freshen Up Your Bathroom with New Fixtures
Windows are the connection between the interior and exterior of every home. I figure I spend about 30% of my time on a project just focusing on windows and likewise it’s about 30% of the construction budget. Windows are the eyes of the soul of your home. And we all understand how windows work…… Continue reading Making Windows Work for You
We are lucky enough to live in an area that has robust seasons that shout out to you for attention. Fall roars in with vivid colors of red, orange, and yellow to take your breath away. As locals, we chuckle a bit at the busloads of people who flock to the region to experience… Continue reading Leaf Peepers Prepare for Portsmouth – A Must Do List