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Building for Yourself Or for Resale?
Aug 26,18 Joe Zieba
Building for Yourself Or for Resale?

When choosing to design a space, the hardest decision is whether to chose paint colors and finishes that fit your style, or ones that are safe choices for future resale. Your dream kitchen may have brightly colored walls, matching cabinets and countertops, and a beautiful mosaic tile pattern, but is this the best decision if […]

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Building YOUR Dream Home
Jul 25,18 Joe Zieba
Building YOUR Dream Home

Designing a home can be one of the biggest projects you will take on in your life, from remodeling to choosing a new floor plan, paint colors, and picking out new finishes. When going through a remodel you may be have many questions, do I design a space specifically for me and my family, or […]

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Making Lifestyle Purchases
Jul 01,18 Joe Zieba
Making Lifestyle Purchases

All lifestyle purchases should be something that you and your family want, they are luxury items that you are choosing for your personal enjoyment. While most people think of lifestyle purchases as being a new car, a new boat, a new something to do, but that is not the only case. You spend at least […]

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Outdoor Living – Alfresco
May 28,18 Karen Zieba
Outdoor Living – Alfresco

Afresco – taking place or located in the open air : outdoor, outdoors. Alfresco is another new trend in todays newer and remodeled homes that make your back, side, and front yards a much more habitable environment and encourage outdoor gatherings. From inviting patio furniture to fire pits, fire places, water features and bar areas, the […]

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The Outdoor Kitchen Evolves – 5 tips for creating the ultimate in al fresco dining.
May 02,14 Karen Zieba
The Outdoor Kitchen Evolves – 5 tips for creating the ultimate in al fresco dining.

The outdoor kitchen has evolved. Outdoor cooking is as American as baseball and apple pie.  But a lot has changed since the humble fires of the cowboy and hot coals in the Weber grill.  Today’s outdoor chef is looking to create the ultimate al fresco dining experience.  Here are five tips on how to help […]

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Client’s Green Home Featured on Home Design Blog
Jun 01,12 Karen Zieba
Client’s Green Home Featured on Home Design Blog

One of the greatest rewards for doing what we do is when a client’s vision comes to life in a way that inspires others.  Such was the case for our clients Heather Morrison and Neil Navin, Heather and Neil approached us to look at a major addition they had designed by architect John Trautmann. The […]

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Saving Money on your Home Addition
Apr 23,12 Karen Zieba
Saving Money on your Home Addition

A BIG NAME TILE COMPANY, with gorgeous showrooms and full-page ads in Architectural Digest, had a tile my client loved for her Moroccan inspired home addition.  The tile captured the essence of the Moorish architecture with colors and shapes used elsewhere in the home’s addition.  We could see why she loved it. The sticking point was […]

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The New Rules of Remodeling
Apr 15,10 Karen Zieba
The New Rules of Remodeling

Text By M.P. MCQUEEN of the Wall Street Journal Online A Client’s Recent Outdoor Remodel – Design-Build Partner: Mitch Kalamian, Solena Landscape You may have noticed the lines at home-improvement stores getting longer or heard the whirring of buzz saws in your neighborhood. After years of economic recession and housing-market malaise, people are starting to […]

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