Posts tagged "home design"
Trouble in the Gutter

Trouble in the Gutter

Gutters are designed to move water to the downspouts.  The water takes with it leaves and other debris which easily plug downspouts when unprotected. Enter: The gutter strainer or gutter basket. Read More…

Generator Installation Trouble - Five Questions to Avoid Costly Problems

Generator Installation Trouble – Five Questions to Avoid Costly Problems

Fall and winter are upon us.  Winter storms and prolonged outages without heat & hot water are no fun. Prime time for generator salespeople: But watch out!!!!… Read More…

Front Entrance: Make a Statement

Home Design Lessons from a Hallway

Home Design Lessons from a Hallway

It’s been a few years since I designed and built this hallway – yet I still love it as much as the day I completed it.  What does this tell us? Why is this hallway so powerful? Read More…

Super cool casual Outdoor Furniture for Backyard Fun

Super cool casual Outdoor Furniture for Backyard Fun

Getting together with friends in the backyard is fun.  It’s casual. Casual entertaining is fabulous.  Why not make a part of your furniture casual too?! How…?  Read More…

The Golden Rule – Secret in Great Homes


Golden Rule – “secret” element in Great Homes but rarely discussed today

Same Home Goods - Totally Different Kitchen Design

Same Home Goods – Totally Different Kitchen Design

What’s more basic than white tile…?! See the dramatic difference you can create just by using different lay-outs. Know the power of design Read More…

Treasure or Trash – Green Products for your Garden

Treasure or Trash – Green Products for your Garden

What is dark, gritty or powdery and good for your garden? Hint: It’s natural fertilizer for all of your trees, shrubs and plants… Read More…

Bath Faucets 101

Bath Faucets 101

No matter the style or price point, a faucet should allow you to easily turn on hot or cold water.  It’s that simple….evidently not to some designers. Read More…

New Fence - What’s Missing?

New Fence – What’s Missing?

Looks good BUT do you see what’s missing from this new fence? This part is NOT optional! The contractor considered this job “done” …. Not so fast!  Read More…

Runway to Lampshade

Runway to Lampshade

Which classic fabric lasted through the centuries? Arimatsu – preserved… Read More…

Stairs to Heaven

Stairs to Heaven

Two challenges with these back stairs.  As a vertical axis/spine in a home – they are an important visual and functional element to get right.  Read More…