Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel
Affordable Cabinet Update. The stained cabinets in this Fairview home were ho-hum and outdated. As part of a larger kitchen remodel, the cabinets needed attention. Knowing that cabinets would be costly to replace, we decided that paint and some modifications would give us the updated look we were...

The Ubiquitous blind? Window Treatment Opions

The Ubiquitous blind? Window Treatment Opions
2″ White Blinds – the Status Quo I am not against blinds. I sell them, and there are situations where they are the product of choice to best address homeowners’ concerns. Most likely you have some. Perhaps you should take some of yours down? Blinds are part of the  finish-out package that...

Reuse, Recycle…

Reuse, Recycle…
  DR after  DR after                         DR before Our goal was to use the existing furniture and accessories adding new only as necessary. The first time I met with the Fairview homeowner we made a list of new items we would probably...

Cabinet Update

Cabinet Update
Before   Meanwhile back at the ranch, Heritage Ranch.The cabinets were great quality and in nice condition but the finish was outdated.   After                       We showed Laura Buchanan of Nob Hill Painting a blackish-brown chest that we...

Backseat Backsplash? Not.

Backseat Backsplash? Not.
Having selected the granite for our Fairview kitchen remodel (see last post), our next step was to find a backsplash material. In general, I think simple works best. The two materials that made it to the top of our list were both small mosaics from IMC. We decided — whichever mosaic we picked —...

Granite Selection

Granite Selection
When the Fairview homeowners decided it was time to upgrade their kitchen they called me….since we already shared a delightful history in paint, furniture, curtains, art and accessories! Where to start? Granite. We knew already that we did not want the countertops to be too dark. We also wanted...

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient
  Make the Ho-Hum go away. Paint What? Fairview home owners hired Decorating on a Shoe String to add some “punch” to their still rather new home. The first and second remarks made upon first entering this house  (besides, “Glad to meet you” & “We’re here to...

Lighter & Darker: Window Treatments

Lighter & Darker: Window Treatments
BEFORE A Heritage Ranch couple was just finishing up some major DIY redecorating. They had gone for a whole new look, which included installing hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, painting and purchasing new rugs and furniture. They had done a terrific job! For the next phase — window treatments...

Building a Home? Interior Design Home Construction

Building a Home? Interior Design Home Construction
During new construction you may feel that an avalanch of questions is burying you: Which flooring material or materials would make the most sense for your family? Where should one material stop and the other start? Which materials can be combined? Would accents be worth the cost? How many accent pieces...

Isolation Ended: Kitchen Remodel

Isolation Ended: Kitchen Remodel
Before you embark on a kitchen remodel stop and ask, “What changes would make sense?”  You probably need to recruit another set of eyes. You’ve seen the status quo for so long that it’s hard to envision the possibilities. Everyday, homeowners across the metroplex install granite...

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