In 1886, Josephine Cochran invented the first dishwasher, effectively bringing peace to a country torn by Civil War. Unfortunately Josephine would never see how innovative her dishwasher was because it wasn’t until the 1950″s that dishwashers became a standard kitchen appliance to the delight of housewives everywhere.
Living in Upstate NY there are many historic farm homes that were built with excellent architecture. Large wooden beams and coffered ceilings make farmhouse design alluring today. With a revival of Rustic design and rich heritage of older homes and estates in upstate New York, this style is a marriage made in heaven! I’ve put together some steps to follow to create beautiful, functional upscale farm house designs. To start the Journey… Read more “Farm Inspired Design”
Well, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted here on the blog, and what better way to say hello again than to share some before and after photos. The secret to getting a renovation just right is to do your homework! Research is the key to getting what you want. Study magazines and books to get an idea of the look you want. Visit friends, family members and colleagues who have renovated recently. Consider your lifestyle and the needs of your family, both in the short and long term. Discuss your project with a designer or decorator for contractor recommendations.
About the only thing that makes bidding summer farewell easier, is the gorgeous fall season that awaits. With the cooler weather upon us you can embrace all those cozy elements of fall. Think changing leaves, pumpkins, corn stalks and a return to cozy fabrics with texture and a little heavier weight. Read more “Fall Cliches..”
Projects are always a journey, sometimes (or most times) they start slowly. Finding contractors and building a team to execute the inspired idea you have can, well… be a journey in itself. But the outcome is why you enter the adventure.
The Times Union Home Expo is a great venue to find resources that will help you get on the road to building or renovating your home. Read more “Design Within Reach..”
As time passes our family home matures. Trees Grow and so do the children. The landscape gets worn, and gone are the swing sets. Our needs and uses for the outdoor space have changed. Priorities often change, and our children leave the nest. We find ourselves with more free time to relax and enjoy our home. Being cooped up inside during the cold winter months especially here in upstate New York, is not our idea of enjoyment. Maximizing the space in your back yard is one way to enjoy it year round, even when your sitting inside looking out. Read more “Home and Hearth Curtis Style”
It’s time for the largest Home Expo trade show in the upstate area and we are delighted to be back. As always we’re talking design, trends and new innovative products. Our home improvement and home remodeling show is a wonderful place to get really great ideas for your next home improvement or home remodeling project. At The Times Union Home Show you can find highly qualified companies to help you tackle your home improvement and home renovation needs. Read more “Trending in Design..Large Master Bathrooms”
From Rabbit to Risotto, Chef Michele Hines Abram Thibeault is on stage! Her Husband Tom Thibeault will be there, Tom is the “MC” today for the Culinary demonstration and Custom Appliance Design Seminar.
The Home Expo brings together vendors offering superior products and services for homeowners looking to renovate, decorate, or simply enhance the appearance of their homes. The 36th Annual Home Expo extravaganza has hundreds of displays of home and garden products; daily “Meet the Experts” happening around the TU with the newest in building products and materials; landscape displays; living green; arts & crafts and home decorating. Read more “We Are Here!! Home Expo 2016 Starts Today!”