Monday, January 16, 2012


Using texture in home design changes everything so look for the variations in surface appearance and feel when mixing materials on both interior and exterior projects. Traditionally this has been done using fabrics and accessories inside the home but we now find the mixing of nature stone and recycled glass products in both bath's and kitchen's. Outside we see wrought iron and rough cut lumber mixed along with both natural and cultured stone work. Have fun with your selections, remember smooth isn't always so slick.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Home Selling Advise

A local Realtor that I know gives the following advise to his clients who are thinking of selling their homes in January:

Although the traditional home-buying season starts in the spring, here are some reasons why listing your home now, rather than waiting, could prove to be a smart decision.

On average, the number of home sales in January drops almost by half from the previous year's peak. A house that is priced right and staged well will stand out even more with less competition.

Lenders, home inspectors, movers, and other vendors also see a seasonal dip in transactions. This could mean a quicker, easier, and possibly cheaper time to buy, sell, and move.

Even if you're not ready quite yet, now is a great time to start the conversation with your local real estate agent. He or she can give you pointers on which repairs and preparations to tackle first, and which ones may not be necessary, saving you time and money. Starting now can help you capture the most buyers by busy season.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Crawlspaces can hide things

A homes crawlspace isn't somewhere that most venture into, but I'd suggest doing it sometime. If nervous to "go-down-under" ask us or a friend to do it for you. As you can see there be things going on that only can get worse.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Interesting Sinks

Sinks may not be thought of having a design element that you can build a room around but they do. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Faucets to Sinks

Knowing where to go and who to work with can help make it a whole lot easier. Many builders have speciality wholesalers and designers that they can connect you with so be sure to ask.

Kitchen Updates

Kitchen updates can be fun to start and even more fun to finish! Good planning gets you there so working with a team that can bring all of the components together and keeps you engaged will make it happen.