Windows… A Universal Element In Architecture

When Was The Last Time You Looked At Your Windows?

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Structures of every kind, all over the world, have one thing in common…windows.  Windows let in light and fresh air.  These designated openings protect us from natures harsh elements.  Windows can be simple panes of glass or expressions of art.  Regardless of what a window looks like, windows do something magical.  They allow us to see.

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The Management Of Our DeCluttering Efforts

Management Systems For The Unmanageable

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Thanks to social media, HGTV and blogs exactly like the one you are reading right now (!), we all think we should declutter.  Yes, clean up, clean out and enjoy the stress free life right?  Maybe those extremely stressful, marathon clean out sessions didn’t take at your house either.  Perhaps the reason is because so many of the how to books are written by organized people who frankly, must make organizing their hobby.  The book above is written by a gal who has the same philosophy as we do when designing a home.  Everyone has a system of how they operate.  Tweaking that system is the best way to manage clutter and get a little closer to finding that unicorn of the stress free life.

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Gaining Storage In The Small Kitchen

Think Your Kitchen Is Too Small For Great Storage?

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Over the years, our firm has worked on too many kitchen projects to count.  We’ve had the pleasure to help our clients create their dream kitchens in new construction, large remodeling projects, moderate kitchen updates and the kitchens near and dear to our hearts….the small kitchen.

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How To Achieve Budget Friendly High End Design With DIY Projects

Confidence Inspires Motivation For DIY Home Projects

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As a young designer and homeowner, there is nothing I enjoy more than helping others create homes that are perfectly suited to their lifestyles and their budgets.  Ah yes…the budget.  We all have one.  Most of us also know the super weekend warrior who seems to DIY quicker and for less money than others.  Maybe they have a secret to their success.  Maybe they use the right interior design team for that outside the box thinking of sheer confidence!

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Wasting Time Makes Us Better Designers

 

Would You Hire Designers That Waste Time?

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Time management systems are available for everything.  From managing the daily requirements of running a small business to always having our wardrobes ready to wear and homes in order.  We plan social events and vacations to make sure we have “fun”. We’ve got calendars, budgets, planners all functioning at max speed to remind us what super achievers we are…or think we should be.

 

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(5) Savvy Reasons To Rent Rather Than Buy A Home

 DOWNSIZING MIGHT NOT BE NECESSARY

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A day does not go by where the term “downsizing” is not heard in our industry.    Even if someone is not looking to move from a larger abode, to a smaller one, in the near future, many are tossing around the idea.  What is refreshing to us is that it’s not just us “older baby boomers” pondering living larger in smaller homes.  We’ve got some pretty savvy younger groups who say why wait?

What if we never “upsized” our homes and therefore didn’t need to “downsize”?  We know just a group who has this figured out.  We are always excited to be asked to help them develop a plan to make their homes the perfect LBD for them!

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Dirt Can Be The Greatest Motivator When Choosing A Tile Floor

Tile Floors That Show Less Dirt

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Clients who know us well know that we always ask about pets during the initial consultation.  Even during a virtual design, we like to know all about the pets.  Type, size, and color.  Why do we want to know the color of a pet?   And what in the world has this got to do with floor tile?

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How One Lazy Gal Keeps Paper Clutter Organized

Paper Clutter Is A Pet Peeve

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Seldom do you see the word organized and lazy in the same sentence.  Seems like one is the opposite of the other.  Keep reading and see how you really can be lazy and organized!

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