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Kitchen storage – how to improve it

The right storage strategies can create a more functional home. While the general usage of cabinets hasn't changed much over the years, the inside of cabinets has dramatically shifted. Pullouts read more...
Kitchen storage – how to improve it

Why add on to your home

It's not unusual for families to need an extra bedroom with bath to accommodate company or a growing family. And while you are at it, why not take over the brand-new bedroom and bath for read more...
Why add on to your home

How to enjoy your deck or patio in winter

Outdoor living spaces can be "winterized" with a little thought and a few additions. Outdoor propane heaters; these are amazing at raising the temperature near them. Fire pits; everyone loves read more...
How to enjoy your deck or patio in winter

Are you ready for some luxury?

The master bath is the perfect room to include some luxury items that you might have always wanted, but kept putting off. How about those towel warmers that you experienced at that nice hotel a read more...
Are you ready for some luxury?

What about those kitchen islands?

Homeowners still like kitchen islands, and for good reasons. You just can't have too much counter space, and in many kitchens, countertop area is at a premium. Having a kitchen island built will read more...
What about those kitchen islands?

Bathroom shower tiles

There's nothing like a new tiled shower to create that wow! factor for your newly upgraded bathroom. Tile surrounds look stylish and give it that luxurious appeal. You can take it a little farther read more...
Bathroom shower tiles

What makes a great powder room?

A powder room is a half-bath or guest bathroom that typically has a toilet, a vanity, a light but no shower or bathtub. Even the tiniest powder room can add a lot of comfort, enjoyment and relaxation read more...
What makes a great powder room?

Does your home need a sunroom?

We built an addition on the second floor of a home in the Blaine area; it had been a second floor deck, looking out to the  bay, but the owner wanted more enclosed space, and what could be read more...
Does your home need a sunroom?

Kitchen islands – pro and con

There's no doubt that kitchen islands add more storage and counterspace to your kitchen. They also provide a congenial seating/ eating area where family can talk while preparing meals, doing read more...
Kitchen islands – pro and con

Think outside the box for kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets can be: Totally open, with no doors Cabinet doors with clear or semi-opaque doors No upper cabinets, but shelves Traditional cabinets with doors Cabinets with doors read more...
Think outside the box for kitchen cabinets

Dining room getting you down?

Each room in the home can lift your spirits when you walk in, or can be a bit of a downer. It could be the colors, the layout, lack of adequate light, or something else! Kitchens and bathrooms get read more...
Dining room getting you down?

Small closet woes

Does your home suffer from "small closet syndrome"? Really, what were the home builders thinking of? It's not unusual to find many homes (usually a bit older) with those tiny bedroom closets. There read more...
Small closet woes

How to modify your home for someone with physical disabilities

While is is easy to think that a physical disability is something that only happens to someone else, the truth is that disability can occur to anyone at any age. Many times people find that their read more...
How to modify your home for someone with physical disabilities

Updating your home to make it more livable

What would make your home feel more cozy this winter? No, this post is not about insulation and triple pane windows, although it wouldn't hurt to upgrade, but this is about the interior of your read more...
Updating your home to make it more livable

Kitchen pantries

Do you have enough space in your kitchen to store food items and small appliances? Of course you don't! If you are ready to have that pantry built for your storage needs, here are some ideas: A read more...
Kitchen pantries

Improved kitchen storage

Kitchens can always use more storage or more convenient, usable storage. Updating your kitchen should include adding pull outs to maximise availability of storage, and accessibility. Some kitchens read more...
Improved kitchen storage

Home additions

More space can be added to your home by several different methods, depending on your existing home: Finish the basement. Add on a partial second floor. Extend the house out into the yard, read more...
Home additions

It’s the little things that make a big difference

If you have had a kitchen with annoying drawer pulls or knobs, you know what we mean. It's no fun whacking your fingers against the drawer and maybe even breaking a nail, which can happen when your read more...
It’s the little things that make a big difference

When upgrading the bathroom, don’t forget this important item

Every bathroom needs a properly sized exhaust fan to keep the room smelling fresh and to get rid of as much moisture as possible. To accomplish this, it is the wise homeowner who selects a quiet read more...
When upgrading the bathroom, don’t forget this important item

Upgrade that small bathroom!

So, here we go again! Not all of us have huge bathrooms; many are little more than powder rooms with a shower, but  that said, there is a lot you can do to make that undersized bath function like read more...
Upgrade that small bathroom!

Keep your bathroom – make it better!

Adding a linen cabinet inside your primary bathroom is a convenient feature that homeowners love. It's so nice to grab a fresh, fluffy towel without having to leave the room. An integrated linen read more...
Keep your bathroom – make it better!

Home update ideas

Not all remodeling jobs are glamorous, but all of them are important! Here are some that may not be on your list, but should be included when you plan that next remodel: Provide a pull-out in read more...
Home update ideas

Do you have a cluttered kitchen?

For most of us, a cluttered kitchen is an unhappy kitchen!  It is hard to clean, difficult to find what you are searching for, and not enough counterspace to do meal prep. So what can you do? You read more...
Do you have a cluttered kitchen?

Patios and decks – is it time to rebuild or replace yours?

Decks, patios and pergolas are all great choices for outdoor living. These open air spaces provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family while enjoying the read more...
Patios and decks – is it time to rebuild or replace yours?

Should you upgrade bathroom to accommodate mobility issues?

You should include accessibility options even if you do not plan on staying in your home through the rest of your life. An active family member can have to deal with a broken leg, anyone can have read more...
Should you upgrade bathroom to accommodate mobility issues?