Design


Making even small design changes can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. However, all too often a design project goes too far, or misses the mark altogether.   Don’t fall into the common design pitfalls discussed below. Stick to our easy design tips, and you’ll be sure to live in a home you love.   1. Pay attention to lighting.   Bad lighting can ruin even the most beautifully decorated room. Plan for...

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One man’s dream home is another man’s nightmare, and after years of renovating and selling homes, few know that more than Jonathan and Drew Scott.   The Property Brothers and authors of Dream Home — a new tome described as “the ultimate guide to finding and fixing your perfect house” — say they have determined the ten things homebuyers want most. Here are the first 5 things on their list:   1. An Open...

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If you see a home remodel or room redesign in your future, you may be wondering whether you should go it alone. After all, nobody knows your style and tastes like you do, right? And the home improvement store is just a short drive away, correct?   While some people choose to DIY, many others seek the guidance and resources that come with working with a design expert. If you are wrestling with the decision of whether to hire a...

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When it comes time to take on a kitchen remodel, you will be met with both excitement and doubt. On one side of things, you are excited to see how the project will turn out and what this will do for your life. On the other side, you are worried about the scope of the renovation, including what it will mean to your life for the time being. Just because your kitchen is under renovation doesn’t mean you should have to eat out every day...

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Marsala


Posted By on Jan 30, 2015

The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, is always an exciting time for designers of all stripes.  Pantone determines the shade that most represents the current cultural mood, and creative thinkers from graphic design to fashion have fun forecasting the choice, then analyzing it once it is made. This year’s color is Marsala, a brown-red.  Personally, I was quite surprised by the choice, as I had not noticed this...

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When shopping for kitchen cabinetry, make sure you keep an open mind regarding the many accessories that are available to you. It is easy to get so caught up in choosing the right cabinet style that you overlook some of the cool accessories that could make your kitchen more functional. Here are some of the many accessories to consider: ·      Rollout drawers that allow you to easily access everything from canned goods to pots and pans...

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