We hate to be scolds, but it’s time to break those deplorable habits that are hurting your home. No, a home does not actually feel pain, and, much like the American electorate, it can endure a remarkable amount of abuse. But the damage it sustains—scratches on the hardwood floors, a neglected leaky spot on the ceiling—will one […]
To stay ahead of clutter, these are the things that highly organized people do — and you can, too.
It’s time to simplify your life! Try adopting these 10 habits of highly organized people.
1. Establish a launching and landing zone
Every home (or office, for that matter) needs a place just inside the door where things that […]
What to do when you’re contemplating home improvements after a move and you don’t know where to begin
I recently received a desperate email from a friend. For a variety of reasons, school and work related, she and her husband and two little boys had been bumping around the globe for years. They had just moved […]
Let’s talk about your kitchen. It’s where you eat, entertain, and catch up with family members after a long day. It’s the glue that holds your home life together. It’s even your sanctuary where you drink red wine straight out of the box after a miserable day. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of renovating the place, but balked at […]
Fruit baskets, bottle of wine, potted plants … these are the classic housewarming gifts for new homeowners. Then there are the other housewarming gifts that seem so outrageously bad, you have to wonder: Is the giver trying to scare you away? Whether you’re a new homeowner who wants to bond with other traumatized/puzzled gift recipients or someone […]
Rustic decor is very popular right now, and stone accents make the perfect addition to a remodel.
When remodeling your home, there are several things to consider, one of the toughest choices being which design theme to choose.
There are several different styles ranging from contemporary, modern, transitional, farmhouse, traditional and more. One of our favorite styles […]
Your home’s entrance, or foyer, isn’t just a path into your house. It’s a space that should draw you into your home as soon as you open the door. It should also be inviting to all your guests and (if you’re trying to sell your home) prospective buyers who visit.
“Just like we like to be greeted with eye contact, a warm […]
The fact that you have a small space shouldn’t mean you can’t have big get-togethers. To help you make your space function well for entertaining — while still working for your day-to-day life — here are some of my favorite tips for furniture, styling and even secret crowd control. You can have the night of […]
Do you live in a dark, sad home where light goes to die? Are you filled with dread as the days suddenly get shorter (thanks loads, Daylight Savings Time!) knowing full well you’ll return home to a gloomy abode? Are you convinced that your house was modeled after the dark corridors of Castle Black?
If you answered yes […]
Each year we submit our best kitchens and bathrooms to CRBRA Best in Building Awards. The competition is very high, as the best in our industry submit their best work as well. This year we had hoped to win Best Kitchen or Bathroom, little did we know we would be Voted as Best Remodeler Member […]