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Renovation Packages: What exactly are you getting?

I am a member of a couple of Interior Design forums and groups. In these groups, we provide each other support, mentorship, and learning opportunities. In one of my groups, a member shared a new renovation company that has recently started up in New York. This company provides bathroom renovation packages. Since I design and

A Bakers Dream

My clients recently purchased a home and were wanting to make some spaces more efficient and user-friendly.  On my list was to create a butlers pantry and a closet-makeover.  While they were two totally separate spaces,  we addressed both areas at the same time.  This is Part 1 of a two-part series for this home. 

One Room Challenge Week 4: Baseboards in a bathroom

I have just completed week 4 of the One Room Challenge™.  If you’re stopping by for the first time and are not sure what the ORC is, you can read all about it here.  A big shout-out to Better Homes and Gardens who is the official sponsor this year as well!  This week, I’m bringing

One Room Challenge Week Three: Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories

It’s week three and we are half-way through the One Room Challenge™.  Things are progressing very nicely in our main bath renovation/refresh project.  Although we hit a tiny snag with the minor bathtub damage, that was quickly fixed and we continue to move ahead – just as I have planned out in my Renovation Calendar.  This

Mixing fixture brands in a bathroom: Should I do it?

When the functional design is all solidified and the time comes to start choosing the pretty, mixing fixture brands is a common question that is asked by clients. Is it ok to mix brands in one space? Starting Oct. 1, I will be starting two bathroom remodels and this was the exact question that my

3 Steps to choosing kitchen cabinet hardware

This past week, there was great progress in our Coastal Vibe project.  The kitchen cabinets were installed as well as all of the hardware for the cabinets.  As you may know, for this project we are using IKEA cabinets and making some customizations to not make it look like an IKEA kitchen.  Part of the

Are there times when you should compromise during a renovation?

Have you ever had to compromise during a renovation?  In roughly 9 out of 10 projects, this topic comes up.  Whether it revolves around compromising on product choices or compromising on a timeline, it does happen. Compromise during a renovation Product compromise When I start to pull a budget together, that’s when the numbers start to