The 10 Best Sheds for Your Backyard

By |2021-09-07T13:16:53-04:00September 7th, 2021|

The 10 Best Sheds for Your Backyard Give your garage back to your cars!! I can't tell you how many homes I go to where at least half the garage has become storage and a nice car is outside and you can almost see the front bumper turned down like a frown!  Get [...]

10 Clever Hallway Decor Ideas

By |2021-08-18T10:23:24-04:00August 18th, 2021|

10 Clever Hallway Decor Ideas Hallways are for more than walking! The walls of our homes often tell a story about who we are, and hallways are an underutilized space for doing that.  They also can serve functional purposes.  Here's a pic from one of my hallways where I got to group some [...]

Opposites Attract

By |2021-08-01T20:47:45-04:00July 16th, 2021|

Opposites Attract Who says everything has to "Go together"?" Color pallets and things that "match" have a place but I've always loved contrast in home finishes and decorations. Fortunately things like mixed colored cabinets and not just counters with different colors but different materials are firmly in vogue now. It provides for a [...]

Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

By |2021-07-12T11:19:35-04:00July 12th, 2021|

Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary? Clean your HVAC system?...Yes.  Clean your duct system?.....Probably not. A week doesn't go by without receiving a coupon about duct cleaning but when you analyze the facts and studies there are really limited instances where you need to have your whole house duct system cleaned, and [...]

The Best Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

By |2021-04-22T20:20:13-04:00April 22nd, 2021|

How to save some green while going green! Here's an Earth Day post and article about some capital improvements to your home that are environmentally friendly.  Many also have the capacity to save you money over the long haul, add value to your home and decrease maintenance costs and effort.  If you are [...]

Open Seating – A Remodel Brings Function to the Table

By |2021-01-19T20:01:22-05:00January 19th, 2021|

Open Seating - A Remodel Brings Function to the Table Re-imagining our homes! The pandemic and all of it's enforced change have had a profound impact on how we live in and use our homes.  Many of you have spoken with me about getting the most out of your current spaces and here's [...]

The Pros and Cons of Finishing Your Unfinished Basement

By |2020-12-03T14:13:20-05:00December 3rd, 2020|

The Pros and Cons of Finishing Your Unfinished Basement Gotta disagree with Bob Villa! I generally agree with Old Bob and post to that effect but when it comes to finishing basements off I'm a lot more bullish than Bob!  This article goes into the pros and cons and gives me a great [...]

10 Design Trends We Didn’t See Coming Before the Pandemic

By |2020-11-02T08:45:56-05:00November 2nd, 2020|

10 Design Trends We Didn’t See Coming Before the Pandemic COVID's stunning impacts on all things real estate I've blogged often about it's impact on the immediate market and in some depth as well on it's impact on permanent trend changes (check them out).  This week let's look at changes in home use, [...]

10 Ways to Fix the Most Common Interior Design Mistakes

By |2020-10-13T18:59:06-04:00October 13th, 2020|

10 Ways to Fix the Most Common Interior Design Mistakes Why don't my decorations look like my "Saved Favorites"? I have to admit it.  While shopping for a cool new dining room table I found one in a picture of an entire ensemble and I went from getting a new table to redoing [...]

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