shiplap

Using Shiplap in Design

One of the ways that you can make a statement in your living space is by choosing how you want the walls to look. You can paint the walls, put up wallpaper, texture the walls, or you can use shiplap. Not sure what shiplap is? Read on to learn what it is and the places…

window glazing

Window Glazing

Window glazing can sometimes be mistaken for something that is added to a window to create a seal to weatherproof it or make it more energy-efficient. It actually refers to the glass part of the window itself. The glass part can be separated into panes – glass that is surrounded by a frame on all…

types of wood

Types of Wood: Hard, Soft, and Engineered

If you are thinking about adding wood to your remodel, you have some choices to consider. Some of the choices will be where the wood will be placed (flooring, walls, etc.), and what type of wood you would like to use. There are three main types of wood to choose from. You have hardwood, softwood,…

dedicated circuits

Dedicated Circuits

Do you have appliances in your home that need to be run separately? If you have the microwave going, do you need to make sure no one uses the toaster? Do you hear that distinct popping sound if the blender is running while something else is being used in the kitchen at the same time?…

remodel mistakes

Remodel Mistakes

When you are planning a remodel project, there are many pieces that need to be put into place. Depending on the size of the remodel, plans need to be drawn up, supplies purchased, contractors hired, etc. Like all things in life, there is a possibility for things to go wrong. Some things are out of…

load-bearing wall

How To Determine A Load-Bearing Wall

When you are making changes to your home, you need to be sure that the changes you are making will not negatively affect the integrity of the structure. Sometimes when you make changes to a room, you will update the paint or wall covering, possibly put in a new floor, or replace fixtures. Other times,…

colors of the year

Colors of the Year 2020

When you are considering what changes to make to your space, you look for inspiration and ideas. These can be broad ideas such as colors you like or more specific ideas such as a particular appliance you want to add. Pantone has an unveiling every year for the “Color of the Year”. We’ve previously spoken…

countertop edge

Choosing a Countertop Edge

When the discussion turns to countertop options, what is usually discussed is the material used for the countertop, the color of the countertop, the height, and the shape of the countertop. A decision is made, if doing a remodel, whether the countertop will be updated or just replaced. The size of the space is taken…

biophilic design

Are You Familiar with Biophilic Design?

Have you heard of the Biophilic Design concept?  People are more familiar with design types like Traditional, Contemporary, Modern, and so forth. Traditional design focuses on classic, casual, and comfortable furniture and décor items. Contemporary design focuses on style concepts from the latter half of the 20th century. Modern design focuses on clean lines and…

kitchen trends

2020 Kitchen Trends

With the new year almost upon us, it is time to start looking at the trends that will be seen in the new year. First, we will look at kitchen trends. Trends can offer a starting point for your design changes, or they can offer looks that you want to incorporate. Researching blogs, design sites,…

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