Archive for August 2011

Nice Ones Finish Best

Nice Ones Finish Best
Of all topics, it should be easy to expound on this one.   It’s been suggested to me by many professionals I regularly work with (who shall remain anonymous). Here it is! “If you are hiring a Design Professional, please hire a good one and a NICE ONE.” What that means probably changes from one “suggester”... Read more »

Design, Remodel, Furnish, Freak OUT

Design, Remodel, Furnish, Freak OUT
There is no quick way to write, analyze, or fix this issue, but as soon as you do anything to or for your home, you will probably experience “sticker shock”.  I wish there would be an easy way to prepare a client, or even myself, for some new kinds of costs and increases that have... Read more »

My Designer/My Project

My Designer/My Project
Every old topic is new again.  There is project in your life that needs doing, and it’s time.  Even with hesitation in the world’s financial future, sometimes you’ve just got to do it– maybe before something totally falls apart or till the value of your place plummets from lack of proper care and updates. Just... Read more »
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My Designer, My Friend

My Designer, My Friend
“Don’t work with friends!  It will end your friendship!”  We all hear this from all sorts of advisers for all sorts of professions and products from home fix-ups and repair to medicine and finance. When I graduated with a design degree, my friends couldn’t afford to buy most of what I was selling either in... Read more »

Design & Upgrade NOW

Design & Upgrade NOW
So, here we are with the economy teetering and people panicking.  But your house really needs work…what lousy timing.  Look at this bathroom, originally built in the 1930’s and not reworked in at least 30 years.  As the clients have aged and their needs change, they didn’t even (really) mention taste or style.  It was... Read more »