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 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
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
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
This sweet new construction cape can be easily defined as classic and modern with clean lines and calming aesthetics. But how did we get there? It’s been a journey, that is for sure! The homeowners purchased a home that was in disrepair on a large .26 acre lot on a unique dead-end street in… Continue reading New Construction Cape Make its Debut
Are you still working from home? Do you have the right equipment? Since the start of Covid 19, I’ve talked to A LOT of people about the frustration of their home – workspace. An average family in America has two parents with two kids in a three-bedroom house – no office! Literally, every client… Continue reading STILL WORKING FROM HOME?
Are you considering adding an outdoor space to enjoy nature while entertaining (and yes, making social distancing more enjoyable)? Often the question is whether to install a patio or a deck so let’s review some details about both options. The PATIO A patio is a great way to add natural materials to your outdoor space… Continue reading The patio vs deck controversy
I had to drive my daughter Kate, a Sophomore, to the University of Kansas – KU Jayhawks, “Rock Chalk”- this week. We wanted her to have a car being so far away from home… as the Covid saying goes, “Control the things that you can control.” As we packed the car, I realized that there… Continue reading Letting Go!