Strategically Planning for Aging-in-Place

No one likes to admit it, but we’re all getting older.  Aging in Place once gave us images of institutional-like areas completely lacking in style.  In the last few years that has dramatically changed.  Both designers and homeowners alike are recognizing the value of making your home more comfortable for anyone who has mobility limitations. Read more

Remodel or Move?

I recently ran across the Tour de Lafayette-West Lafayette website.  As I started watching the videos of local homeowners talking lovingly about the unique architectural features of their homes, I was struck by how many of them clearly loved not just their homes but also their neighborhoods.  Sometimes though, staying in your current home becomes uncomfortable because your home is no longer capable of meeting your needs.  What do you do then – remodel or move? Read more

Finding Your Inspiration

No matter which room you would like to remodel you can find many places for inspiration.  One of the places I like to start is by defining your individual style.  You can go to the HGTV Style Finder HERE to help you narrow down your style.  After you find your style you can begin your own inspiration scavenger hunt by searching what you like within your “Style”. Read more

How to Pick the Perfect Paint

Paint samplesA simple coat of paint can make a huge impact on any room. That’s pretty simple isn’t it! Or wait, is it really? Most people I know at one point or another have picked the WRONG color of paint. And while it’s a pain to have to repaint, it doesn’t take as long or cost as much as say replacing the countertop because it’s wrong… But I’ve got some simple things that you can do to help you choose the best color for your room the first time around. Read more

So Many Tile Options!

Tile is beautiful and durable.  It can make a striking statement in any room.  But is selecting the right color and size tile enough? Not really! There are a wide variety of tile types available.  Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses and it’s important to pick the right one for your project.   Read more

How to Prepare a Room for Remodeling

You and your home are about to embark on the exciting adventure of remodeling.  You’ve seen your dreams come to life on paper.  You’ve selected everything you want to include in your home remodel.  In weeks (or days) your home will undergo the exciting process of demolition and then rebuilding.  And eventually your space will blossom into the room you’ve always dreamed it could be.  Read more

2013 Design Trends for Kitchens and Baths

Every year Professional Remodeler magazine creates a list of top design trends for the year.  Their list is based on the results of surveys done of designers who help homeowners remodel both kitchens and baths.  Here are 10 of  the design trends that we most commonly see from their list. Read more

Andy’s Top 10 Home Enhancements #3 Faucets

There’s nothing like having a nice, new kitchen faucet to make it easier to spend time cleaning up after a delicious meal.  Installing new faucets in either your kitchen or your bathroom can not only decrease your water usage but also it upgrades the style and functionality of the room. Read more

Andys Top 10 Enhancements #5 Light Fixtures

Are your light fixtures dated?  Do you struggle to get enough light to do the tasks you plan to do in an area?  One of the easiest ways to update your home is to update your light fixtures.

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What Type of Lighting do you Need or Want?

Choosing lighting fixtures can be overwhelming; the right lighting fixtures can make or break a room. Stephanie Richeson from  The Lighting Studio in Lafayette, IN graciously agreed to share some of her knowledge with us. We asked her to provide you with a place to start when picking out lighting fixtures for your home. Read more