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How to Remodel for One Level Living

How to Remodel for One Level Living

Over the last few years one level living has become increasingly popular for just about every group and type of home buyer. The flexibility of one level floor plans, or two story homes with master suites and main floor laundry rooms, are…

Stunning "Pop The Top" Home Addition Project

Stunning "Pop The Top" Home Addition Project

Before and after of this stunning “pop the top” home addition with details of each room of the project!

How to Set Up a Temporary Kitchen

How to Set Up a Temporary Kitchen

Have you heard about the importance of a temporary kitchen? If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and wondering how you will feed yourself and your family during those hectic (and messy) months, then you have come to the right place. Kitchens are one of the favorite places to gather in a home. We entertain, catch up after a long day, and…


How To Remove Common Odors from Your Home

How To Remove Common Odors from Your Home

Have you ever walked into a home and smelled something funky? More likely than not, it has happened to you at least once. The truth is, we all get accustomed to the smell of our own homes, and sometimes that smell isn't so pleasant. If you occasionally cook curry, or maybe enjoy smoking a cigar in your man cave, there could be lingering smells that would…

Pros and Cons of Banquette Seating

Pros and Cons of Banquette Seating

When you go to a restaurant, do you request a table or a booth? We are booth people. There is something so cozy about sitting in a somewhat enclosed space where you aren't having anyone bump into your chair or walk past and listen in as you have a private conversation. Banquette seating refers to benches and other furniture that is often tucked against a wall and may…

Must-Have Toolkit for the DIYer and Savvy Homeowner

Must-Have Toolkit for the DIYer and Savvy Homeowner

The rising popularity of HGTV and DIY projects has homeowners everywhere searching for ways to save money on their home improvements. While we don't advocate that just anyone tackle home remodels - especially without construction knowledge or experience - we can all agree there are loads of basic home maintenance and DIY projects…

Create the Perfect Entryway for Under $350

Create the Perfect Entryway for Under $350

The entryway of our home is an area we seem to often overlook. We go through it multiple times a day, heading out in the world to live our lives, welcoming guests into our home to celebrate holidays, and lots of running in and out with pets. It may be one of the most used, yet under appreciated areas in the entire house. Luckily, a few small tweaks to the design in that space can make a world of difference! 

My formula for the perfect entryway, no matter the size, is….

5 Reasons You Need a Linear Drain for Your Bathroom

5 Reasons You Need a Linear Drain for Your Bathroom

Linear drains have been at the forefront of our minds a lot recently. Although linear drains have often been used in commercial settings, their application was previously more limited in typical home remodels. Recently we have noticed a…

Fabulous Fandeliers - Unique Ceiling Fan Chandeliers for Every Room In Your Home! 

Fabulous Fandeliers - Unique Ceiling Fan Chandeliers for Every Room In Your Home! 

A unique and beautiful combination of a ceiling fan and chandelier- can these really exist? As a realtor and a designer I meet with a lot of clients and see a lot of homes. The one thing that has stuck out to me recently is the trend of clients putting ceiling fans at the top of their "must-have" list. I'm guessing this comes as the weather gets warmer and people are reminded of how much they like a breeze as they go about their…

5 Materials to Avoid in Your Bathroom Design (and What to Use Instead)

5 Materials to Avoid in Your Bathroom Design (and What to Use Instead)

Over the years we have seen many examples of common bathroom remodeling mistakes. Many of them have come from people wanting to DIY to fit in with what they see on TV and in magazines. Of course, we all want a bathroom that looks great and fits in with the latest home design trends. When designing any space it is important to…

How to Create a Luxury Bathroom on a Budget

How to Create a Luxury Bathroom on a Budget

When working on a recent remodel we encountered a problem that many of our clients face. We had to create a whole new bathroom with a small budget but...

Researching a Property's Permit History Before You Buy

Researching a Property's Permit History Before You Buy

Are you curious about the building permit history on a property you’re considering purchasing? If you aren’t, you should be! Any good Realtor will tell you that a home inspection is an important step when purchasing a property. Although a thorough home inspection can often…

The Most Popular Ceiling Textures Explained

The Most Popular Ceiling Textures Explained

One of the most common things that will be changed in our remodels, no matter what area of the home, is the ceiling texture. Choosing the right one for you may be based on your taste, budget, or other factors…

What We Love About Quartz Countertops

What We Love About Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are all the rage right now and we have definitely joined the fan club. Don't get me wrong, we love the look of marble, there are many spectacular granite options, and the price point and variety of laminate countertops are…

6 Stages Of A Bathroom Remodel

6 Stages Of A Bathroom Remodel

When it comes to working with clients on bathroom remodels, we have noticed few people are aware of the stages their space will go through from the beginning until the end. We all know there comes a time when every bathroom needs a refresh. It can be a daunting process to start because…

How Permits and Inspections Protect You

How Permits and Inspections Protect You

If you’re in the process of planning a remodel, you might be asking yourself, “ what’s the purpose of building permits and inspections?”. Getting plans drawn, submitting it to a city and other governing body, making changes if needed and waiting can feel like a long process. Not to mention the additional cost of paying for the…