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  • 10 Covered Entries (Updated)

10 Covered Entries (Updated)

A covered entry to a home makes sense.  Believe me, on a cold rainy day when I cannot find my keys, my covered entry is worth it’s weight in gold.  Shelter is not the […]

  • 7 Ways to Bring Color into Your Kitchen

7 Ways to Bring Color into Your Kitchen

White kitchens are the perfect backdrop to add splashes of color.  As much as I love white cabinets in a kitchen, it is the color around them that emphasizes the bright simplicity of monochrome woodwork.  There […]

  • Chloe Had 6 Kittens!

Chloe Had 6 Kittens!

Our affectionate barn cat, who worked her way into being a member of the family, had 6 very cute kittens. When we first got Chloe, she lived in the barn.  After about 6 months, […]

  • 7 Wood Floors You’ll Love

7 Wood Floors You’ll Love

I am asked regularly to weigh in on wood flooring choices.  There are so many great choices that I immediately try to narrow the field by asking questions such as:   Do you have […]

  • Confessions of an Ex-Drone Pilot

Confessions of an Ex-Drone Pilot

 

Before drones became an everyday item in the news, I bought a quad copter and started photographing my job sites. About 5 years ago a vendor at the AIA (American Institute of Architects), convention […]

  • View From the Porch (Revisited)

View From the Porch (Revisited)

There are few things I enjoy more than relaxing on my own porch after work.  I sit down and before I know it,  the kids have joined me and are swinging on the porch […]

  • 4 Ways to Hide the Laundry

4 Ways to Hide the Laundry

We all have to get our laundry done somehow.  In an existing home, there may not be room for a laundry room, or additional washers and dryers may be needed to handle the volume […]

  • 6 Ways to Cut Construction Costs (Updated)

6 Ways to Cut Construction Costs (Updated)

When designing a home or addition, part of the fun for the owner is imagining the project finished without any compromises. When bids come in from the contractors, many home owners are eager to […]