Remodeling Advice

A recent article in Money magazine offered a number of tips on how to get the best return from your home remodel.  It’s exciting to plan for that new bathroom or kitchen, but before you start, stop and consider how long you will be in your home.   That will have an affect on how […]

Add a Bedroom Over Garage

This home in the photo above was a 1960’s ranch house – long and low.  The current owners bought the property because they liked the location and the yard.  The house had 2 1/2 baths, a full walk-out basement, four bedrooms, and an attached garage.  Although it was not exactly what they wanted, it definitely […]

Switch Out Your Switch Plate!

I was in a store the other day and saw the fun metal switch plate pictured here.  Are you getting ready to add on a bedroom to the house?  Or maybe you are adding a second story?  Think about adding a bit of interest to the walls in your newly remodeled home by finding decorative […]

Rearrange Furniture to Change the Look of Your Room

I like to rearrange furniture in my living room to acknowledge the change of seasons.  In the winter I like a warm snug feeling; in the summer, a more spacious, airy feeling.


To create a sense of warmth in the winter, I pull the pieces of furniture in closer together and arrange them so that they […]

Furniture from Fence Panels and Gates

You might say that I have been watching too much HGTV, but every time I go to Home Depot and see the fence panel display I think of them as potential furniture.  It seems that they would make perfect headboards for a bed.  These panels and gates come in assorted widths and heights.  I’ve seen […]