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Long Beach Historic District Remodels
Dec 14,19 Tom Piplack
Long Beach Historic District Remodels

Building and remodeling is already a giant project requiring meticulous planning as is, but if you are in Long Beach, chances are you’ll have to keep something else in mind: Countless city ordinances and regulations. Our beloved LB city is famous for its strict zoning laws, going so far as to cause the creation of […]

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Pretty Patios – A Living Room in Your Garden
Dec 07,19 Tom Piplack
Pretty Patios – A Living Room in Your Garden

Living space is scarce in Southern California, and the sun always shines: This is a prime opportunity to build an intriguing patio! Not only will it add value to your house, a patio will serve as outdoor living room, giving you more room to live your best life, relax, dine, or host parties. Of course, […]

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Sustain And Gain – How to Help Both Earth And Your Wallet
Nov 23,19 Tom Piplack
Sustain And Gain – How to Help Both Earth And Your Wallet

It is 2019, and we are being bombarded with dystopian outlooks on the future. There is talk about future energy and water shortages, economic instability, and some of the most-talked-about issues are global warming and environmental destruction. Naturally, people are wondering what they can do to protect themselves, their family and our planet. As it […]

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Build it Green, Build it Right
Jan 28,19 Karen Zieba
Build it Green, Build it Right

Building green is a methodology in construction that has been gaining popularity in the current market. There are multiple ways to accomplish this. From utilizing windows that allow refreshing sunlight in but large temperature differences out, to installing tank-less water heaters that uses energy only when you need heated water. Utilizing different woods in your […]

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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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