Great home design always starts with the site – a truly special home is never designed first, then placed on […]
In the simplest sense, developed land has been fully prepared for home building while undeveloped land has not. Each has […]
To a plumber, the difference between one bathroom and another is a matter of slope. Some baths are bigger, some […]
Do you have trouble picking the right colors when it’s time to repaint the outside of your home? Does the […]
It’s a common complaint among city-dwellers that the walls and floors separating one apartment from another allow sounds from one […]
A unique and interesting home, designed to closely fit the needs of your particular family, will very likely appeal to other families someday, too.
When it makes sense to burn a house down, the benefits spread throughout your community in ways you might not imagine and may never know about.
You invest in your home to improve livability first, not value. If you get more value in the process, consider it a bonus, but don’t make ROI your prime directive.
Problems in older homes are often well hidden. More often than not, serious damage doesn’t show any symptoms until the damage is significant and expensive.
All this time you’ve assumed that you can’t afford the home you really want: The cozy, comfortable house with all […]
Years ago, I attended a trade show for kitchen and bath products in Dallas. You know the kind: Huge convention hall, […]
If you’re planning on building a custom home in a new development or remodeling a home in an older neighborhood, […]
In some parts of the US, the question of what’s going on under the main floor is irrelevant. There are […]
Yesterday a gentleman stopped by the house to ask if he could give me a quote on trimming the trees […]
(Photo of restoration in Appomattox, VA, courtesy Richard Taylor) Clear communication between owner, contractor, and architect is critical to a […]