Tag: remodel

DIY: & Questions to Ask -- Yourself

DIY: & Questions to Ask -- Yourself
OK!  So, you’re going to save money by doing your design/decorating/remodeling project yourself.  All those ideas from a professional Designer aren’t really very important for this, plus you can get better prices on your own.  “I don’t need professional help!”  NOT.  Can you find good prices on your own?  Certainly.  If budget is the only... Read more »

DIY: Thinking It and Doing It

DIY: Thinking It and Doing It
DIY is everywhere.  Do It Yourself.  This is a topic I discuss often with clients, friends and vendors and showrooms both wholesale and retail.  I have also consulted my resident architect (husband), looked at some current magazines and even looked up web sites. And, I’ve been looking for apps.  It’s a bit hard to find... Read more »

2015 Colors of the Year -- Yes, Again!

2015 Colors of the Year -- Yes, Again!
The Color of the Year for 2015 is, apparently, an array of choices depending on whose lead you choose to follow!  Since I have been blogging, I have written about Pantone’s choices (not predictions, they’re chosen by Pantone).  And, though 2015 is less than a month away, Pantone hasn’t presented or announced anything, yet. Paint... Read more »
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Planning A Design Project for 2014

 Planning A Design Project for 2014
Is summer really coming?  Based on today, yes!  It is!  It’s time to look forward and check out what’s happening in the Design World for the new season. Some aspects of the construction/design/architecture industry are on an upswing again.   It seems that folks are recognizing that the projects they have been denying and avoiding are... Read more »

It's Shape Up Time -- For Your Home

It's Shape Up Time -- For Your Home
Is your house falling apart?  Does it look uncared-for and aging?  This actually means:  “Is what’s inside your house falling apart?”  Roof and gutters are not included here.  You may not remember how old your furniture, carpet, blinds, paint job and other products are.  Unless you just furnished your place, can relate the purchases to... Read more »

Starting a Design Project -- Properly

Starting a Design Project -- Properly
Reload!  This is important if you are entering the world of  Interior Design Projects, so yes, I am re-posting! OK… You know you can’t properly do this design project alone.  You kind of know what you will need, so what are your options? Referrals are best… and hopefully from personal experience. If you are looking... Read more »
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DIY Projects You CAN Do Yourself!

DIY Projects You CAN Do Yourself!
I’ve spent blogging time discouraging readers from taking on over-reaching Do-It-Yourself projects, but there certainly are home-oriented tasks that can be perfect for a few hours, a weekend or a few weeks’ work. De-Cluttering:  You pretty much have to do this before you take on many household repairs and updates.  If your kitchen is messy,... Read more »

Re-doing, Keeping Up, Keeping It Together

“If you don’t keep up the work on your house, it will become an overwhelming proposition.” I heard that quite a while ago from one of my most experienced clients…meaning that she had years of experience doing and waiting and trying to keep up!  I completely agree with her, and have repeated this quote many,... Read more »

Loving Your Home

Loving Your Home
Why does loving your home matter?  It matters because if you are happy in your home, you feel settled, you’re calmer and that extends into other aspects of your life.  I was noting Sunday that I have lived in this house longer than anywhere else.  When I was a little kid, and my parents acclimated... Read more »
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What's Wrong With This - Kitchen?

Lots of details, $$, 'fraid it won't "hold up" aesthetically for long.
OK.  Biggie topic with a biggie point of view (mine)  There are so many reasons why a kitchen looks ugly.  First, the kitchen is dated and old.: Nowadays not too much seamless vinyl (Congoleum, etc) anymore and few colored cabinets or tops with no décor and not a lot of walls totally wallpapered…or even bordered…on... Read more »