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Lets face it, there are some harsh realities when it comes to a remodel or renovation project. It kinda can be a big deal! If you are having thoughts of updating a space there are a few things to things to think about when making the big plan. Read on to find out some...read more
Does your kitchen need a refresh or a remodel? Can I really pull off a budget remodel? Do I need a refresh or remodel? What is a budget kitchen refresh anyway? These may be some of the things you are asking yourself if your kitchen isn't singing for you. Read on and I...read more
Yes! "Be an Interior Designer", its glamorous, that's what "they" said alright. I suppose it could be, other interior designers tell me all the time, "Debra, your're doing this all wrong" but I wouldn't have it any other way! Interior designers I have found work in...read more
Quartz Counter-tops are the number one choice for most kitchens and baths in today's market. Not only are there many choices, they are becoming even more affordable as the market grows. There are an insane amount of colors and patterns to choose from and it can drive...read more
During my last trip to High Point Spring Market, I took notice of a few design trends that are "trending back around"! Can pieces be both timeless and trending? You bet! Here are some of the things I noticed that are timeless AND trending in a fresh new way! Whats old...read more
Kitchen renovations don't have to be a headache! I know, it can seem like a lot and quite frankly, renovations can be a bit like pulling a thread on a sweater once you begin. Let me show you the process of a recent kitchen renovation with my clients, Mr. & Mrs. Smith...read more
It happens to all of us. We start hating on our interior spaces. Life gets overwhelming sometimes and we just let things go. Then suddenly we hate it all! If you have a busy family life you especially know what I am talking about. You used to love your home and now...read more
So you finally found your dream home! But wait, what the heck were they thinking with that fireplace? Don't worry, there are so many ways to fix all that mess without completely blowing your budget! My company is located in Jacksonville Florida and many homes here do...read more
Lets talk about the things to consider that make good design, great design and excite the design senses in your new pretty space! The five senses, see, touch, hear, taste, (what?) and smell! As most people know if you read my posts, I am firmly in the "form follows...read more
My previous post talks about selecting perfect cabinet hardware and the fact no rules apply. Form really does follow function so be sure you are selecting hardware that is user friendly and the proper size! Now comes the fun part! With so many gorgeous styles of...read more
As a kitchen and bath designer this is one of the most asked questions I get,"what about hardware"? It usually comes at the very end of the project a long with a puzzled, somewhat panicked look, wanting to know about "the hardware rules" . If you are looking to...read more
We all have a design style! Many design styles have names and are easy to identify but the ones I love most do not. They are a feeling or a vibe and are not easy to identify Many interior designers are experts at helping clients find their personal design style and...read more
So you caved to peer pressure and painted all of your walls "Revere Pewter" or" Agreeable Gray". At first it felt new, fresh and so on trend right? But now, after the newness has worn off, it has you feeling a little blue right? The Gray/Greige trend is finally...read more
Thinking about doing wood flooring in you new space? Great! There are so many different products available, it can cause a lot of confusion about what is "best". So, to start, let's be clear, there are many "wood like" flooring products available that are great, but...read more
There are so many things to consider when choosing your quartz counter tops. Cabinet color, flooring choice, wall color, appliances, you get it. Quartz is a BIG investment and you need to be sure you get it right. I have done nearly 200 kitchens since quartz took over...read more
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