general remodeling and building

Architects and their pretty pictures!

I decided to address this Article in the NY Times that has gone around on Twitter and Facebook titled “Skipping the Architect: Wise or Otherwise?”. WAS THE AUTHOR SERIOUSLY TASKED

When do you walk away?

If you think it is expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur. (said so well by one of my tweeps on twitter) This sums

What‘s Really Included?

Here is a wonderful guest blog from our own Laura Lawrence, CKD! It is informative information that will help you understand the design/budget process. Thanks Laura!   Budgets. 

I don’t get it

Seriously. Don’t you think a 3.8 million dollar house should have a kitchen worthy of, well, a multi million dollar home? I find it hard to believe the

Color your kitchen!

(copy of article I wrote for regional publication) Too often people nervously approach the edge of their comfort zone when it comes to adding color in the kitchen

On the subject of Allowances

I hate it for my clients when their architect or builder gives them an “allowance” for some category of items in their new home or remodeling project. Invariably,

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