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The Real Life of a Designer and How Core Values Get You a Better Design

Understanding what your core values are before you start any home project, before you call any contractors or designers, is vastly important. You need to have an understanding of who you are and what you want your life to look... Continue Reading →

Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

The quote in the image is something my therapist told me once. I am a people pleaser, to a fault at times. I want all of my clients, contractors and tradesmen I work with to be happy. BUT I cannot control what I cannot control. And that is a lack of planning by others. ...

How to Prepare for a Renovation

There are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for a better experience through your renovation project. First would be to educate yourself about what will be happening.

Creating a Budget for Your Home Renovation or New Construction Project: 3 Steps to a Reality Check

Getting real about your finances and your vision for your home can be frustrating but still worth the investment

5 Must Know Pieces to the Foundation of a Successful Project: What Are the Steps I Need to Take to Make Sure I Don’t Get Totally Screwed Over?

What Are the Steps I Need to Take to Make Sure I Don't Get Totally Screwed Over? steps to take to make sure I know what I need to know for my home project.

Why is this taking sooooo long. It’s just a little house!

Planning for a house has a lot of different steps. the first being getting a set of plans done by a designer or an architect. There are a lot of moving parts in that first step alone. having a better understanding of the process will save time, money and frustrations.

ASID, AIBD, NKBA, AIA, Lions Tigers and Bears… Oh My: Hiring the Right Designer

Understanding who to hire to help you design your project can be daunting. Learn who is best for you and your project by doing your homework.

Who Needs a Designer Anyway

THE REASONS WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO HIRE A DESIGNER:  1.  If you are looking for someone to agree with your every design choice.   If you aren’t open to new ideas the relationship will never work and your house will... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT AMERICAN SPACE RACE: tiny house madness

by: Alison Potts The Tiny House movement is in full swing. We are seeing the change in size and structure of houses as people are beginning to downsize. They no longer need a huge house as children have grown up... Continue Reading →

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