On the Drawing Board

  • 10 Ways to Design a Bathroom

10 Ways to Design a Bathroom

I cannot think of a room in a home that is more subject to personal taste than a bathroom.  We have been asked to redesign bathrooms built in every decade of the last 80 […]

  • Country Lane Home-Featured Project

Country Lane Home-Featured Project

It is not uncommon for our clients  to ask us to add additional rooms or outbuildings to their property, but it is unusual to work on a home more than a decade in the […]

  • 8th Annual FineHome Source Home Show

8th Annual FineHome Source Home Show

It has been a great summer, but as we approach the fall, it is time to start planning a visit to the 8th Annual FineHome Source home show.  This year is going to be […]

  • 10 Ways to Bring Art into Your Home

10 Ways to Bring Art into Your Home

Almost every home we renovate or design from the ground up, includes a generous amount of art.  Sometimes the homeowner has an extensive collection which we place in advance on our drawings.  Existing art […]

  • 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 […]