Bathroom Remodel

  Today,  I am featuring a recently completed bathroom remodel project in Montgomery County, PA.  The client’s starting point was the timeless Carrara Marble tiles . Our goal was to make the beautiful marble standout as the dramatic centerpiece of this luxury bathroom. To accomplish this, we used a calm, low contrast color scheme.  The…

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Tips For Keeping Your Home Renovation On Budget

Tips For Keeping Your Home Renovation On Budget After careful consideration, you’ve decided to remodel part of your home to create a more inviting and functional space that better suits both your lifestyle and your personal style. But, before you start demolition, you need make some decisions regarding your budget. Deciding how much you’d like…

Kitchen Remodel

The 2016 Kitchen of the Year- Step 2

How do you use the most popular finishes in your kitchen remodel without ending up with a kitchen that looks like everyone else’s?? I recently wrote about the most popular kitchen finishes for 2016.   Hardwood floors, simple white cabinetry,  granite countertops and glass blacksplash tiles are the ingredients for the quintessential 2016 kitchen remodel.  Here…

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2016 Kitchen of the Year

Because I spend a lot of time perusing real estate listing photos to find candidates for virtual renovations, I look at A LOT of dated kitchen designs.  It is very easy to tell roughly the time period in which a kitchen was installed.  There are always things that date a kitchen design– be it the…

Creating a Peaceful Spa Bath using Zen Principles

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In 2014, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” was a bestseller in the U.S., Japan, Germany, and the U.K. selling millions of copies.  Japanese Organizing guru, Marie Kondo, urged people to keep only that which “sparks joy”.   Having visited Japan many years ago, I witnessed first hand…