One decorating challenge that I frequently encounter from my clients is how to handle a long rectangular shaped room. To help those of you out with this decorating dilemma, I want to offer a few tips on how to break up a long narrow room into zones or functions. Let’s review an example.
It’s incredible how quickly you can transform a room by changing a few elements and adding pops of color. Recently we had the opportunity to transform a lovely room and I wanted to share that experience with you.
During my 5-day Interior Redesign and Home Staging Class, students learn through classroom and hands-on experience. They use what they learn in the morning, during their classroom time, and apply it in a real client’s home in the afternoon. The assignments vary; they may be required to stage a home to sell or redesign a house. The purpose of a redesign is to pull a home together in a fresh new way, starting with the homeowner’s belongings, and adding any elements they wish to include.Continue reading Redesign a Home: Before and After
I frequently say that all space should be beautiful. I am referring to a home that offers you peace, comfort, and beauty as we cannot control what is happening outside of our homes; we can influence what is happening inside them. In this article, I would like to discuss the wellness of your home and how you can increase it.Continue reading How to Increase Wellness in your Home
Whether you are updating a bathroom in a home that you recently purchased or fixing an old one that you’ve tolerated for too long I want to share some of the latest trends and remodeling ideas. Having an old and very used bathroom is the #1 reason that I’ve encountered as to why homeowners want to renovate their bathrooms. This week I want to focus on a summary of ideas to get you thinking about your bathroom remodel and go through the process of choosing what you want to accomplish.Continue reading Bathroom Update
In the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study when a homeowner decided to remodel their kitchen, 87% replaced their backsplash. Of those surveyed, the number #1 color choice was white, then multi-colored, and last is gray. The #1 material choice is ceramic or porcelain tile, followed by natural stone. All of that is interesting, should it impact your decisions? Frankly, I would say do what works for you in your kitchen! If you plan to live in your home for a while and want a renovated kitchen, you should have the kitchen of your dreams! Let’s review the types of materials used for kitchen backsplashes:Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Choosing a Backsplash
How could I do a series on kitchen remodels without reviewing kitchen flooring options? If you missed the other articles in my kitchen series, take a moment to go back and read them: Planning a Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets, and Choosing a Kitchen Countertop.Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Flooring
If you are planning a kitchen remodel or renovation this year you will want to read my last two posts: Planning a Kitchen Remodel and Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets. This week, I want to focus on choosing your kitchen countertop. After cabinets and labor, the cost of replacing your countertops is the next big bite out of your renovation budget, at 10%. There are several countertop material options, and Consumer Reports offers their review:Continue reading Choosing a Kitchen Countertop
Other than the cost of labor, kitchen cabinets consume the most significant bite out of your kitchen remodel budget, potentially 30% to replace. This week, my article will review options for your kitchen cabinets. If you missed it, read my post on Planning a Kitchen Remodel if you are starting the thought process.Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets