*Best of Houzz 2014!!!*

I have been voted *Best of Houzz 2014* for Client Satisfaction!  I am SO honored!

A press release is on its way!

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The Kind of Design Consultation You Really Need

Are you in need of a bit of advice for your next home renovation project?

Do you need a professional opinion on setting a budget
before you settle on the size of your project?

Are you in need of help to determine all the options
and figure out the best solution?

Would you like the option of planning your project
in small steps without obligation?

I’ve got a solution!

Finding the above needs more commonly requested these days, I am now offering Information-Intensive Design Consultations!

Here’s the deal…

In your initial Two Hour In-Home Design Consultation, here is what you can expect:

  • An assessment of the existing conditions
  • Determination of your needs
  • Brainstorming the options for solutions based on your preferences, including draft sketches
  • Discussion of cost parameters for each option
  • An overview of what to expect during the course of your project
  • List of referrals for qualified craftsmen and/or
  • A do-it-yourself shopping list

Design Consultation Fee = $195

Of course, extended design services are available as needed.

Let’s get started!  I’m excited to work with you on your next project!

The Best Kind of Kitchen

What would be your ideal kitchen?  Something fancy and grand?  Something quaint and cozy?  Something simple and sleek?

Even more important than the appeal of the design is the feeling you get when living in your kitchen.  It is the heart of the home, the most used room in the house, the warm place everyone tends to gather, no matter how small.  If you think of it like that… a gathering room… then what becomes of the dream kitchen you imagine?

Take a look at House Beautiful’s slideshow of designer kitchens.  Here are a few of my favorites…

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Call me old fashioned. I am! But, I just love this mix of farmhouse and formal elements.

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The size and beauty of this kitchen is cleverly extended with large, untrimmed archways.  Simple and breathtaking elegance!

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Small and casual kitchens are not to be thought fruitless of potential!  What a fun idea to paint the cabinet interiors with a bright and cheery color!  Such a delight should give one joy to be in the kitchen!

There are endless, fabulous solutions for every size kitchen and every size budget.  What do you want to improve in your kitchen?  Ask me!  I’ll be more than happy to help with a free consultation!

Choosing A Kitchen Countertop

Choosing A Kitchen Countertop

Very often I am asked for a recommendation on a kitchen counter material.  The materials, styles and prices vary widely, so it’s not a quick and easy thing to answer.  This article by HGTV.com offers some very helpful information on the subject with some lovely photos to boot!

Have you seen Houzz yet?

Have you seen Houzz yet?

This is a great site for homeowners or anyone interested in design.  While you’re browsing, look me up!  I’ll have more photos posted soon of the cupola project progress.  It’s nearing completion!

New Project News!

One of my most exciting projects yet got underway today – a Victorian cupola renovation!  It is a very small space, but will be so elegant once it is complete with its many custom features.  

With a new spiral stair that ascends among built-in bookcases and a glass enclosed display case, one will walk up underneath the glass top of a coffee table before arriving at the cupola level.  Through the new windows a peekaboo view of the Atlantic Ocean can be viewed while relaxing on the curved, custom-built cushioned seating in the cupola.  A maple laptop desk will be custom-milled as well, following the curve of the seating and extending the flowing lines of the spiral into the space. This flow along with a glass railing and the previously mentioned glass tabletop help lend a more open feeling in the space.  The vaulted ceiling will be finished with stained beadboard and illuminated with LED strip lighting behind a cove at the top perimeter of the walls.  

Check out the plans at my Houzz website!  I will be posting progress photos as it takes shape!

 

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