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Tech TOC: I want to stream like grandma does.

Last week was a busy week, I had 3 residential site surveys, 2 color consultations and 1 commercial rendering contract, all this while coordinating my construction team on a full … Continue Reading →


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A kitchen Remodel on a shoestring budget.

A kitchen Remodel on a shoestring budget. When it comes to kitchens, we understand that they are the greatest investment in your home. But what if you could have what … Continue Reading →


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Why Hire a Professional NKBA Designer

What is the one thing you will afford NOT to have for your next kitchen or bathroom project? How about the services of a professional designer? Did you know that … Continue Reading →


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Understanding the Remodeling Process

The kitchen and bath are the most essential rooms in a home. These spaces should be comfortable and welcoming, while reflecting both the homeowner’s personality and a safe and efficient … Continue Reading →


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What to Expect…When Expecting a New Kitchen or Bath: Part I

For the uninitiated, the idea of remodeling conjures up visions of peace, tranquility and style, as the sugar plums of storage, functioning fixtures/appliances and beautiful colors go dancing in their … Continue Reading →


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What to Expect…When Expecting a New Kitchen or Bath: Part II

In the first installment of this article, we looked at planning as the first key to unlocking the door to a successful remodel project. In this second installment, we will … Continue Reading →


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Do’s and Don’ts to Help Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel

DON’T do it yourself. Remodeling a bedroom, dining room or family room is very different from taking on the challenge of a kitchen or bath. A specialized designer should be … Continue Reading →


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Getting the Most from a Kitchen or Bath Project

Over the course of my design career, I have seen many varieties of remodel and new construction projects. However, one thing has remained constant throughout them all – they are … Continue Reading →


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GALLERY

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well. — Brian Reed


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Bad design shouts at you. Good design is the silent seller. — Shane Meendering


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Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration. — Jeffrey Zeldman


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Design is about enabling ideas, processes and products: making them approachable, usable, desirable and memorable. — Jay Dutta


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There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence. — Massimo Vignelli


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Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity. — Aaron Schwartz


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I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination. — Walt Disney


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What Is The Difference Between An Interior Designer And An Interior Decorator?

An interior designer has completed education through an accredited college or university, and in some states, must pass the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualifications) comprehensive exam to be … Continue Reading →


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Do I Need An Interior Designer Or An Architect?

If an interior designer consults on a construction project, they can redesign spaces that require moving or removing walls unless they are load-bearing. If they are load-bearing, an architect, general … Continue Reading →


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How Do I Find The Best Interior Designer Or Decorator For My Project?

Referrals from your friends, neighbors and trusted advisors like your real estate agent are the best sources for information. Once you receive a few names, go to the designer’s website … Continue Reading →


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How do interior designers work?

Each interior designer works differently. The typical method of billing is an hourly fee plus mark-up or an hourly fee with a discount from suggested retail on purchases. A few … Continue Reading →