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Remodeling a kitchen requires a lot of effort (and cash too). Therefore, making sure that it gets done the first time is going to be really important for you. The last thing you want is someone cleaning up a mess because your kitchen wasn't remodeled properly. Here are some of the common mistakes homeowners make that you should try to avoid. 1. Underestimating Your Budget Don’t be surprised when...

From outdated tile in your bathroom to mold growth or just an overall unappealing style, everyone has a breaking point when they realize they are in a desperate need of a new bathroom. But once you hit that breaking point, what are you really gaining from upgrading your bathroom? People are always hesitant when it comes to spending their money, so understanding what you are getting is a huge bonus...
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Completely updating your kitchen is a tall task that often comes along with some hesitation from a homeowner. For all the reasons you don't think you should remodel, we wanted to put together some of the main reasons you should remodel your kitchen. Remodel to Sell Your Home: If you have an extremely run down kitchen, it can certainly be more difficult to sell your home. You want homeowners ...
Nice White Cabinet Kitchen

A recent survey by the popular website HOUZZ.com reveals some changing styles and trends for today’s kitchens.  If you are not familiar with HOUZZ.com, it’s a must for anyone planning a home remodeling project.  Be sure to visit the site and create your own idea book, a great way to engage with your designer or contractor for your upcoming project.  Here’s a look at some of the trends. Open Conce...
Bathroom Lighting

Lighting is important throughout the home, but one of the most important spaces to light properly is the bathroom. Unfortunately, bathroom lighting is often pushed to the side in the remodeling process in favor of more "fun" decisions like countertop selections and tile layouts. With bathrooms becoming more spa-like and less utilitarian, proper lighting is essential to making the most of the space...
Beautiful new kitchen

This job is a kitchen remodel (with some surprise structural work) that took this kitchen from 1984 to the present. The homeowners bought this house knowing that it didn't fit their style, and they knew they wouldn't be able to call this house a true "home" until they could put their creative touches on it. Soon after they closed on the house, they hired us to start making this house their dream h...
style a kitchen

How to Style A Kitchen Like A Pro   The last step of a kitchen remodel is often the most overlooked one—styling your space.  By styling, I mean accessorizing the space and bringing it to life. You could have the most beautiful Carrara marble countertops and the perfect herringbone backsplash, but your kitchen will fall flat visually if you don’t finish the space with some personal touches...
Ferguson First Look

Recently, I was lucky enough to have been chosen to attend an exclusive designer event through Ferguson Enterprises, one of our favorite vendors. This event, held in Orange County, California, was an opportunity for designers across the country to learn more about selected vendors that Ferguson partners with. The events, collectively known as Ferguson First Look! focused on three brands: Rohl, BSH...
Bath Remodel

Plan Ahead for your Bathroom Remodel! There are so many variables to consider for your bathroom remodel!  I’ve found that unless you’ve already experienced a bathroom remodel, you probably don’t realize the number of trades that are needed, how long it all takes, or how your existing conditions can affect costs. Planning ahead can save money and time!  Following are some factors and guidelines to...
updating your kitchen

Updating Your Kitchen on a Budget As an interior designer at a design-build firm, I work on all different types of residential remodels. Year after the year, the type of job I work on the most is kitchen remodels, and 2017 has been no different. As the heart of the home, the kitchen is where families gather, holidays are celebrated, and memories are made.  Thus, it makes sense that this is the ...