Category Archives: 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 WITH WRITING THIS DRIVEL? I am not...
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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 it up well, don’t you think? Last...
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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.  It’s tough to create one without doing...
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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 following houses EVEN show the kitchens in...
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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 and then quickly head back to the...
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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, it is not even close to what...
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