Let’s Play Renovation (Part I)

When renovating a house, sometimes the little things can get lost in the shuffle—photographs, mail, knick-knacks, nine-year-olds.   I kid, of course. As a mother of two and a construction manager, I know how tough it can be to keep an eye out for how junior’s feeling even the kitchen still has walls. Renovations are […]

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Cubby Holes

Some things are just better when they’re secret–romantic spots, designer sales, guilty pleasures and hiding places (to name a few). Sure, small storage spaces, cubby holes and hidden appliances can be functional space-saving features. But hiding an HVAC supply vent in a period-inspired filing cabinet or making a sewing machine disappear can also feel a […]

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Ask Sally

Dear Sally: I have lived in my house a few years, and I am finally getting around to thinking about a backsplash in the kitchen.  We have a convection stove, concrete countertops and plenty of sunlight. But something is still missing. Since our kitchen is new and my home improvement talents are few, I definitely […]

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Falling Apart

I’m a detail person. It’s my job. My clients entrust their renovations to me because they know I will leave no stone unturned and no corner unnoticed. Can I spy shoddy construction at a hundred yards? Maybe. That’s my superpower. That’s my job. I mention this because I know how you feel. You, person out […]

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Design in The Works

When it comes to small spaces, like bathrooms and powder rooms, the little details really make a huge difference. That’s why plumbing hardware is such a critical part of any good kitchen or bathroom renovation. A sleek new spigot can turn really turn up the heat in your master bathroom. And that arty faucet may […]

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