Pinterest Points the Way

  To be honest, most designers I know spend a lot of time protecting their intellectual property. I’m one of them and you won’t see a lot of my resources or details about how we created something amazingly cool on my client project pages. The Rocky Bay Home project is different though… It’s a “cheat… Continue reading Pinterest Points the Way

What Actually Happens When You Put on an Addition?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you put on an addition? Most people are pretty excited to start their addition / renovation project but unclear about what actually happens at the beginning phase. I thought I would walk you through the beginning process. SETTING THE STAGE: This beach cottage is in need of some… Continue reading What Actually Happens When You Put on an Addition?

Key Aspects of Creating an Addition to an Antique Home

What are the key aspect of creating an addition to an antique home? How about I tell you the story of this sweet antique home located in Durham, NH. This home is owned by a young couple with three small children. The original house was a 1700’s Antique Cape, two bedroom, two bath, 1800 sf… Continue reading Key Aspects of Creating an Addition to an Antique Home

Why Rooflines Determine Your Window Options

  Have you ever wondered why rooflines determine your window options? No doubt, windows are the eyes into and out of the house. One of the most challenging and interesting parts of designing a house is windows. Designing windows is mulit-layered and complex and rooflines will be a strong determiner of what and how windows… Continue reading Why Rooflines Determine Your Window Options

Why Simplicity is Difficult

Why is simplicity difficult? Because creating a “simple” looking space with clean lines is actually very complicated! There is not a lot of trim or overlapping of product to hide any margin of error. A clean, flush line actually takes an incredible amount of planning, organization and communication between many trades. The result is absolutely… Continue reading Why Simplicity is Difficult

Meet Newmarket New Construction

The Newmarket New Construction has started the design process! Come along for the ride… this will be fun! My client has purchased 12 acres in Newmarket, NH where he is the last property on a dead end road abutting conservation land. What a great find & purchase! The property currently has an antique house (in… Continue reading Meet Newmarket New Construction

Three Key Things to Know About Your Kitchen Installation

What are three key things to know about your kitchen installation? Always be home when your kitchen cabinets arrive. First and foremost, is it what you ordered?Be prepared for missing parts. Believe it or not, this is fairly typical so don’t panic just be patient. Your installer and designer know how to do their jobs… Continue reading Three Key Things to Know About Your Kitchen Installation

The Devil is in the Details

It’s true, the devil is in the details. Obviously, details are important in the design industry. Most people realize this from looking at magazines or online. But until you are in the middle of a project, it’s hard to get your head wrapped around ALL those details and it’s nice to have a designer along… Continue reading The Devil is in the Details