Are you wondering if shiplap wood is the right decision for your home project? Most people love shiplap and I’m right along with them. Chip and Joanna Gains of Fixer Upper literally created #shiplap. It’s pretty rare that I actually like something on HGTV because it’s not relaxing for me to watch – after all,… Continue reading Is Shiplap Wood the Right Decision for Your Home?
Finding the Right Countertops_ Part 1
The old formica countertops from the 80’s with wood trim have finally come to their days of retirement. Actually, the formica is probably still in great shape, it’s the wood that has given out… formica seems to last for forever (like it or not). So it begs the question: now what? Options given a comparable… Continue reading Finding the Right Countertops_ Part 1
What Kind of Siding Do You Have?
If you are doing a significant renovation/ addition or building a new construction home, the first question that you will be asked by a contractor is: what kind of siding were you thinking? The reason why you want to select your siding early in the project is because the prices vary greatly between types, and… Continue reading What Kind of Siding Do You Have?
Paint…White vs. Color
I love color and I love white. Both are amazing and allow for an expression of design. White walls provide a blank palette to add color and texture in fabrics, rugs and artwork. Colorful walls provide a statement or a voice, a defined palette. In this photo, you will see the use of color and… Continue reading Paint…White vs. Color
Reclaimed Wood in your Home
Reclaimed wood tells a story! There is no argument that old wood has endured a longer life than most humans live. It is with this kind of rich history that we gain a textural depth when we add reclaimed wood to any space. Most especially, when people are renovating an old home, I encourage them… Continue reading Reclaimed Wood in your Home
How to Make Your Home Look High-End
Let’s face it, most people want their homes to look high-end without the price tag. There has been a huge movement in the building industry to bring affordable products at a reasonable price to the consumer. The interiors end of the business has brought a fair amount of confusion for the vendors, distributors and even… Continue reading How to Make Your Home Look High-End
The Power of Chartreuse
Chartreuse has the power to pop! It is a fun color but it also has a great deal of grey in it so that it can also be relatively subtle. Used properly, Chartreuse blends gracefully into a room but also demands attention. These Chartreuse chairs are made by Zuo Modern and are very comfortable! As… Continue reading The Power of Chartreuse
420 RENO…Countertop Decision Time
What kind of countertops do you have? More importantly, what kind of countertops do you want? Here are the choices: granite, marble, soapstone, concrete, glass, corian, engineered stone (all considered “solid surface”) wood or laminate. In New England, we do not consider tile an option but in other areas of the country, this is fairly… Continue reading 420 RENO…Countertop Decision Time
Need a New Coffee Table?
Surprisingly, a good coffee table is hard to find. Most people want a coffee table that is unique, fun and a little different but very functional. Tall order! I decided to look at things a little differently and designed my own coffee table. I didn’t want an oval because the shape is usually extreme so… Continue reading Need a New Coffee Table?
Let the Professionals Do It!
Installing drywall is not for the amateur, especially when you have a cathedral ceiling! In the “Beachy Cottage” we have gone to great lengths to move from a 7’9″ ceiling height to 13′. The result on the interior is amazing, especially accenting the beautiful water view. Unless you have a hidden talent of working on… Continue reading Let the Professionals Do It!