Before & After: Whole House Remodel of Bungalow Revival in Phases

Before & After:  Whole House Remodel of Bungalow Revival in Phases

Who doesn’t want to bring their dream home to life?  Do you have visions of opening up your floor plan, completely changing the exterior of your home, adding an addition, or updating your home for multi-generational living? When your home needs extensive remodeling, multi-phased remodeling is the perfect solution.  By remodeling in phases, you can spread the construction out over a period of time that will work within your schedule and...

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Saving Money on your Home Addition

Saving Money on your Home Addition

A BIG NAME TILE COMPANY, with gorgeous showrooms and full-page ads in architectural Digest had a tile my client loved for her Morroccan inspired home addition.  The tile captured the essence of the Moorish architecture with colors and shapes used elsewhere in the home’s addition.  We could see why she loved it. The sticking point was the sticker price:  The cost for this tile was  over $20.00 a piece for a 4×4 tile.  More than 4...

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Client’s Green Home Featured on Home Design Blog

Client’s Green Home Featured on Home Design Blog

One of the greatest rewards for doing what we do is when a client’s vision comes to life in a way that inspires others.  Such was the case for our clients Heather Morrison and Neil Navin, Heather and Neil approached us to look at a major addition they had designed by architect John Trautmann. The design was inspired by their love of Moroccan architecture and their passion for environmentally conscious living.  The resulting space is no...

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Tile Tales – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Tile Tales – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Classic “malibu” tiles with butter yellow tile countertop Tile countertops all but went out of vogue more than 20 years ago.  But for certain period-sensitive design work, tile countertops are the perfect choice. For a current project, we have designed a 40’s era kitchen inspired by beautiful hand-crafted Malibu tiles. To make our final selections, I took my client to one of my favorite suppliers, Stone & Ceramic Surfaces in...

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