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Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Day (And Kitchen)
Aug 12,19 Tom Piplack
Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Day (And Kitchen)

Designing or remodeling your kitchen can be a lot. Your mind is full of ideas for elegant cabinets, fancy tiles and shiny hardware, and you’re already dreaming of that stylish furniture and cute accessories you’re going to decorate it with. Exciting! But first, think about this often overlooked, yet incredibly important feature: The lighting. A […]

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Eccentric minimalism – Transformation to a Functional Individual Masterpiece
Aug 02,19 Tom Piplack
Eccentric minimalism – Transformation to a Functional Individual Masterpiece

The kitchen is your home’s heart and soul. As such, it should match your very own individual spirit and reflect your personality; then again, it is supposed to be a highly functional space, and we know how it is, often there is limited space available and nobody likes a cluttered kitchen. That being said, having […]

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Beauty in the Brass
Jul 26,19 Tom Piplack
Beauty in the Brass

Getting tired of your minimalist white kitchen? Want to pay homage to tradition while maintaining a clean, elegant and modern look? Well, you’re in luck: The hottest metal of the hour is a reinvented classic – brass. Trendy, yet timeless, and with a wide variety of options available, the possibilities are limitless. Better yet, no […]

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How To Achieve Minimal Mindfulness In Your Interior Design
May 25,19 Karen Zieba
How To Achieve Minimal Mindfulness In Your Interior Design

Your home is your sanctuary, and when you return to it, you want to unwind and remove yourself from the chaos of the outside world. Mindful decor represents a conscious lifestyle that is focused on wellness. Mindful decor is minimalist, as it focuses on the essentials and cuts out the excess. Let’s look at some […]

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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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Protect Your Biggest Investment with Zieba Builder’s Home Maintenance Tips
Jul 21,15 Karen Zieba
Protect Your Biggest Investment with Zieba Builder’s Home Maintenance Tips

Your home is your haven, providing safety and comfort for you and your family. Over the years you may decorate or remodel to make enhancements or updates to improve its functionality and beauty. To preserve the value of your home over time and keep it looking great and operating well, homeowners should perform specific indoor […]

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A Guide To Designing Multi-Generational Baths
Jun 05,15 Karen Zieba
A Guide To Designing Multi-Generational Baths

Multi-generational design has become a fast-growing trend in home building and remodeling in recent years and is showing no signs of slowing down.  Families are deciding to live under one roof with multiple generations for a variety of reasons – to accommodate childcare, care for a disabled family member, or for economical benefits.  At Zieba […]

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Is Your Home Ready for Extreme Weather?
Sep 10,14 Karen Zieba
Is Your Home Ready for Extreme Weather?

Drought, Wildfires, and Heat Waves, Oh My! These are but three extreme weather conditions that remain a constant threat to our beautiful California homes and scenery.  Although mother nature is certainly not something we can control, there are proactive measures we can take to protect our homes. Recently, we read a very informative article with tips […]

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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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Tile Tales – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
Mar 22,13 Karen Zieba
Tile Tales – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Tile countertops all but went out of vogue more than 20 years ago. But for certain period-sensitive design work, tile countertops are the perfect choice. For a current project, we have designed a 40’s era kitchen inspired by beautiful hand-crafted Malibu tiles. To make our final selections, I took my client to one of my […]

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