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Our Outdoor Oasis: Creating an backyard living space

Our Outdoor Oasis: Creating an backyard living space

By Sheri 22 Comments
August 1, 2020
This summer we recently created an outdoor oasis. We did not have a backyard living space on our radar at all! When all of our travel plans came to a screeching halt, we decided to invest in our backyard to make it an outdoor oasis. Backyard Living Space Even though this is my own project, […]
Laundry Room Love: Project Reveal

Laundry Room Love: Project Reveal

By Sheri 26 Comments
July 25, 2020
I am so happy to be sharing our latest completed project, ‘Laundry Room Love’. While this project was being worked on, I was designing an ‘Age in Place’ home. You can read all about the laundry room in that home, here. Having worked with this family before with their past main floor/kitchen renovation. When they […]
Range Hood Options: What are my choices?

Range Hood Options: What are my choices?

By Sheri 14 Comments
July 17, 2020
The last couple of blogs, I’ve been trying to do my best to educate my readers about certain things that revolve around renovations. I’ve talked about the ever-sexy electrical panel and just last week, I talked about CFM and range hood specifications to look for. This week, let’s stay with our stove/range hood theme and […]
CFM info you’ll need to know when purchasing a new range hood fan

CFM info you’ll need to know when purchasing a new range hood fan

By Sheri 26 Comments
July 11, 2020
When it comes to planning a kitchen renovation, new appliances are typically discussed. Part of the new appliances will be the discussion of a new hood fan or range fan. What exactly do you need to know about a hood fan and its CFM’s? We have enlisted the help of our plumber, Joshua Ferguson, who […]
Electrical Panel: What you need to know before a renovation

Electrical Panel: What you need to know before a renovation

By Sheri 18 Comments
July 3, 2020
I have invited an electrician that we use on our projects to discuss a topic that’s not very pretty or sexy, but SUPER important during a renovation. Your electrical panel is something that is always looked at when we take on a renovation project. I’d like you to meet Robb Lacey who is the owner […]
We need new furniture.  Can I afford custom furniture?

We need new furniture. Can I afford custom furniture?

By Sheri 19 Comments
June 27, 2020
When most people hear the word ‘custom’ they cringe as most times, it seems to equate to pricey. So let’s take a look at what custom furniture really means, and what you’re getting by purchasing a custom piece. Custom Furniture I believe there are 4 pros for choosing custom furniture: the opportunity to get exactly […]
Creating a custom furniture layout with a limited budget

Creating a custom furniture layout with a limited budget

By Sheri 16 Comments
June 19, 2020
We are currently working in a home where both the second story and the main floor are getting some love. Part of the love that this home is getting involves creating a custom furniture layout, with a limited budget. Setting the Stage When I first met with this lovely couple, they were looking to refresh […]
Tweaking a Renovation Budget: How to make the right decisions

Tweaking a Renovation Budget: How to make the right decisions

By Sheri 22 Comments
June 12, 2020
This past week, we started a new project, in conjunction with Debra Blake Designs, to update a main bathroom. For this project we had to do some tweaking of the renovation budget prior to starting. Background of the Bathroom First of all, the home that we are working in may potentially be sold within five […]
“The Little Ripples that Cause the Big Waves”: Black lives matter

“The Little Ripples that Cause the Big Waves”: Black lives matter

By Sheri 28 Comments
June 5, 2020
While I normally talk about renovations, kitchens and bathrooms, I feel that the time is not right to do so. To be honest, I’m not sure what I feel as there are so many emotions going on in my little head. Black Lives Matter was the top news story this week. I’m not sure if […]
What does it look like when we provide a full service renovation?

What does it look like when we provide a full service renovation?

By Sheri 22 Comments
May 29, 2020
When I am contacted about an upcoming renovation, I typically review my steps with the potential client. Part of what I absolutley love to do is provide the full service renovation. So what is all involved in full service and what does it really mean? Step 1 – Let’s meet For most of my renovations […]