Are You Going to The Home Expo?

Despite what the weather might suggest, spring is right around the corner, inspiring lots of families to start thinking about ambitious interior and exterior home improvement projects. In anticipation of the coming renovation and installation season, many home shows are starting all over the country. These exhibitions feature an array of product vendors and professionals, so…

Otterbeck Builders…Love the House You’re In

Any HGTV viewer knows that renovating is far easier said than done. That doesn’t stop any of us from mentally making a few changes to our homes — whether we own them or not — even though we may not intend to hire a contractor anytime soon. Or, perhaps a renovation is actually within reach,…

Summer Nights…

One of my families most cherished memories is of our camping trips. With no money for trains and planes we opted to purchase a pop-up camper. It slept 6 comfortably, but it seemed to hold more than that on occasion, if you counted the neighbors kids and our two dogs.  Today’s fast-paced life often leaves busy parents searching for…

The Extras…

  A luxury bath is known for certain design elements that elevate it from a simple washroom to a relaxing oasis. It’s The Extras… • A Spa-Inspired Shower Area: Your luxury shower may be custom built and walk-in; a large soaking tub and have a variety of shower heads from overhead to handheld wands to…

Garden Design… Where Do You Begin?

While choosing your dream garden design, its crucial to keep in mind the character, style and personality of your home. Versatility is the key to creating a garden where you and your family will spend many memorable hours together. Pulling the elements that are unique and eye-catching is what Jerry Parmenter owner of Elemental Landscapes…

The Simple Transition…Tile and Wood

Open floor plans are very popular today, all the rooms mixed in one is a regular thing. You can accentuate your areas using various space dividers, accents and floor covers. Tiles in the kitchen, wood in the living room, concrete in the entryway… but how to make a transition between them in a cool way?…

Life and Design In Color

Floor plans, design, and décor all play an important role in the feel of any home, but there is another player in this game that is powerful…Color! From practical applications to psychological effects color can enhance your home in many ways. The colors you choose can even influence how the size and shape of a room is perceived. Every October,…

Realize your Renovation Dreams…

January is fast approaching and people will soon realize tax season is right around the corner. Now is the time a year that people start thinking of the spring kitchen renovations that their going to do with their tax return. Most people run right down to cabinet or granite suppliers because that’s the first and foremost item…

Home For The Holiday…

  The kitchen might have the reputation of being the heart of the home, but the living room is really where most of your…well, living, actually takes place. Odds are that you want to make that living as comfortable as possible for you and your family, not to mention any guests that pop in along the…

Staying Warm This Holiday Season!

Hi, it’s Michele here with two design makeovers for fireplaces this holiday season. Below are some fun before and after photos I wanted to share with you! The cold weather is here and families love to gather around a warm fireplace, especially for the holidays. In this before photo, the homeowner’s added a beautiful reclaimed…

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