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 [...]

14 Landscaping Features That Can Hurt Your Home Value

By |2020-09-29T13:10:28-04:00September 29th, 2020|

14 Landscaping Features That Can Hurt Your Home Value   Don't make these landscaping/yard mistakes The outdoors of our homes are becoming more relevant as in this season we cling to our personal spaces at the expense of the public ones so it seemed like a good idea for some commentary on how to [...]

Deck vs. Patio: Which is the Right Outdoor Space for You?

By |2020-08-25T07:02:44-04:00August 25th, 2020|

Deck vs. Patio: Which is the Right Outdoor Space for You? I'm more of a patio guy....how about you? When you are doing ground level outdoor entertaining space, which way do you go? Here's an excellent article on the many variations.   I like the many variations in design and materials on patios but [...]

Sunrooms vs. Full-Room Additions

By |2020-07-01T15:26:17-04:00July 1st, 2020|

Wouldn't a sunroom be nice to hang out in for the 4th!? There is so much changing now in how we enlarge the footprints of our homes and integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces.  Maybe you are a traditionalist and you'd just like a nice patio or deck to hang out in.  Or [...]

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