Freshen Up Your Bathroom with New Fixtures

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

Leaf Peepers Prepare for Portsmouth – A Must Do List

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

New Construction Cape Make its Debut

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?

The patio vs deck controversy

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

My Favorite Plant List

Are you looking for some beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees that work well together? I thought I would share with you my favorite plant list. FOUNDATION PLANTINGS It’s important to have plantings against your home to buffer between the ground and structure. There should be a drip edge of gravel or river rock that is… Continue reading My Favorite Plant List

The Design Process

Are you looking for a designer for a future project? I thought I would fill you in on a few key aspects of the design process at amy dutton Home. We work in phases throughout the project: Discovery, Schematic, and Construction Drawings. At the end of each of these phases, I work with one or… Continue reading The Design Process