Remodeling, Cost & Value

Remodeling, Cost & Value

Let me get to the point right away.  Remodeling and renovating one’s home is EXPENSIVE.  There’s no way around it.  I could write a dissertation on all the reasons why I think it is so, but I’ll spare you.  From my experience, if the price looks to good to be true, it probably is.  As […]

hi November (or Govember)

hi November (or Govember)

A trip out west, election day and a sick girl. I always know who she is missing more by who she asks for in the morning. Today, it was Dad. Trying to catch up this week.  Making long lists.

Floor plan sketch showing opened Living Room & Sitting Room and Kitchen extension

creating a perfect home in a not-so-perfect house

Unless you have the money to hire an architect full-time to design and document your custom dream home, you’ll find yourself stuck living in an existing house or picking out a model from a mass-home-builder’s short menu of available plans.   Basically, the majority of us including me live in houses that fall short of meeting […]

making space for the good

I just LOVED this article written by the amazingly brilliant Danielle LaPorte on The Huffington Post. How to Make Space for Quality to Show Up in Your Life “Letting go makes way for something closer to your truth… which is always more beautiful. Always.” I truly believe this because I’ve seen it happen in my […]

plan now! for a home (or work) renovation project in 2013

With the holiday season upon us, no one really wants to think about 2013 yet.  But if you are thinking about about a project in the new year to refresh your space (renovation, addition, redecorating, etc.) the earlier you start planning the better. *If you spend some time getting clear on your goals and your […]

home design packages

home design packages

If you want some help with a renovation or addition project at home but are either intimidated by the idea of hiring an architect or designer or think that you can’t afford to, check out my home design packages available in S, M and L sizes for different project sizes.  They are budget friendly and […]

the weekend 12.06.03

the weekend 12.06.03

our weekend top: lots of playing outside enjoying the weather middle: finally starting our very small garden, it’s about all I can tackle right now bottom: there was some pool time today, despite it still being in the 70’s here, K didn’t care

Is it wood or tile?  Walker Zanger Nature Collection

Is it wood or tile? Walker Zanger Nature Collection

I love the look of this new tile from Walker Zanger.  Yes, it’s tile, “made with state of the art glazing technology”, creating an antique wood floor look but with the durability of tile.  I think I like the grey the best.  I’d love to see it in a mudroom at home.  Or in an […]

buy and renovate to get your ideal home

buy and renovate to get your ideal home

I don’t know if it’s a buyers’ market or not, but every time I turn around another house goes up for sale in my area.  Consider yourself lucky if you find ‘the perfect home’ out there.  Most times in some way, small or big, a home whether brand spankin new or historically old will fall […]

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