4 Kitchens Before and After Renovation(Updated)

A new kitchen can be one of the most dramatic changes to a home and a homeowner’s lifestyle.  When my wife and I renovated our kitchen, we went from wincing every time we cooked a meal to really loving to spend time there.  The new kitchen is the heart of our home.  It is where our family eats breakfast, does homework, gathers with friends and of course cooks.
The layout of a kitchen is critical to its function.  I apply […]

3 Breakfast Bays

I have always loved sitting in a bright alcove eating breakfast and reading the paper.  These days the object in front of me is often an ipad or other electronics, but the wonderful feeling of a breakfast nook is always the same.  Of course bays which have windows on three sides are going to be the brightest.  Depending on the orientation of the house, the sunlight streaming in can be dramatic. If there are some interesting views, that is […]

Fine Home Source 2013, Sept. 28th

I will be the first to admit, everyone doesn’t need a bowling alley.  But if you would like to see the latest in home bowling, come on out to Fine Home Source on September 28th and take a look.  This year we have some of the most broad ranging and professional vendors ever.  You can speak to the experts from Orvis Sandanona about learning how to fly fish or shoot sporting clays then talk to the folks at Dutchess Overhead Door […]

Fine Home Source 2013

We are now a little over a month away from our 6th and largest Fine Home Source Home show.  We have enlarged the tent and added vendors and have reached a milestone of 6 years keeping craftmanship and quality design alive.  Join us in the celebration of quality services,craftsmanship, and design on September 28th in Millbrook, New York.  Here are a few of the vendors who will be there:

 

 

7 Guest Rooms

Having guests can be a wonderful experience.  Providing a place for them to stay can sometimes be a real challenge.   Of course it is easier to find a place for visitors when building a new home or guest house.  Our clients generally want their guests close enough to be included in family activities, but far enough away  for everyone to have their privacy.  To complicate things, visitors with small children have very different needs compared to college kids […]

10 White Kitchens

This isn’t the first time I have written about white kitchens, but since we are asked to design kitchens with white cabinets so often, I thought they merited another review.

First, to be perfectly accurate, the title of this article should be 10 Kitchens with White Cabinets, but that title didn’t quite roll off the tongue.

Now to be fair, we love the natural finish cabinets that our favorite cabinet makers build as well as the many cabinets which are painted […]

Fine Home Source-Best Show Ever

We could not be more happy with Fine Home Source 2012!  As always, we had great weather, expert vendors and enthusiastic visitors.  I was amazed at the number of people who thanked us for pulling together so many interesting and talented professionals in one place.

Who knew that we would be continuing this tradition and building on it’s success 5 years after our first home show.

Again I would like to thank all our vendors and all our visitors for helping […]

14 More Fine Home Source Vendors

We are down to the wire.  Saturday, September 22nd is right around the corner so mark your calenders for a good time from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Millbrook, New York.

 

 

10 More Fine Home Source Vendors

We are now about a month away from our 5th and largest Fine Home Source Home show.  We have enlarged the tent and added vendors and have reached a milestone of 5 years keeping craftmanship and quality design alive.  Join us in the celibration of quality on September 22nd in Millbrook, New York.  Here are a few of the vendors who will be there:

 

 

 

Crisp Architects goes a little greener

Since we are involved more and more with our clients’ choices of efficient mechanical systems, energy conserving designs, and green architectural solutions, we decided to be a little more energy conscious while visiting all of their job sites. Even though we have kept our four wheel drive vehicles for those deep mud and deep snow days, now we all drive the low emissions, high gas mileage, Honda Fit to most of our construction sites. To date the record is […]