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 on their minds. Sometimes when I start a kitchen renovation I like to go to my plumbing supply store to see what components they have. A unique sink or faucet may catch my eye and will inspire a fabulous design idea. Read more “Realize your Renovation Dreams…”
As a designer I must admit I am addicted to design trends and 2017 is quickly approaching.. I think now is a great time to start exploring what trends are already shining through: Read more “2017 Whats Trending??”
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.
As an incurable DIY’er one of my favorite haunts is Home Depot. A surprising number of objects in my home come from this Big Box Store. That’s partly because I love a somewhat rustic look and also because the store’s prices are usually very good. I love walking through Home Depot and BAM.. it strikes like a hot iron instant inspiration!
I’m so excited to be at the Times Union Home Expo again this year! With so many makeover shows on TV why would you need a Designer? Some things come natural to people like cooking, painting or decorating, for the rest of us it takes an education. Read more “Insider Tips Working with Interior Designers”
Choosing a wall color can be fun, its all in the approach….and help from your painting professional! While doing a room for Vanguard Showhouse, I was asked to do a tour through the house and talk about the paint colors. As National Color consultant for Certa Pro Painters, I was happy to lead the tour. Read more “The Process of Selecting Color..”