In recent years, one of the most consistent trends I’ve noticed is the growing popularity of mud rooms, also known as drop zones. As busy families come and go in our daily hustle and bustle, order can quickly turn to chaos without a central place for everyone to drop what they’re carrying. Having a place […]
One of the most common questions I get from potential home sellers is “Why Home Staging?” Understandably, many folks don’t really understand what home staging is, and as a result, they don’t understand why it’s important or what the result is. My friend, Laurel Miller Starks, recently posted an eye-opening visual answer to the question, […]
It’s funny. At the first of the past several (at least 5) years, I’ve seen articles claiming that granite is “out.” Yet here we are in 2014 with no substantial change in the marketplace. While I do believe that there will eventually be a bigger, better countertop option to replace the popularity of granite, I’m […]
One of the complaints I hear often is that homes today don’t have enough character, which for most people means they don’t have a lot of the cool architecutral features that older homes have. In many ways I agree. I love the old pediments, built-ins, and framing detail of historical homes. Not only are these […]
You probably noticed in yesterday’s summary of what we saw, when perusing Parade Homes Monday, that we look at more than just the pretty stuff. We really enjoy seeing great function and useful features, such as energy-efficient upgrades, although the pretty stuff definitely gets our attention. Here are a few of our favorites from yesterday’s […]
Most of us probably haven’t spent much time contemplating garage door design, but many folks have cursed the frustration that goes along with modifying a historical home or building to match their needs. Check out the architectural magic created by Beausoleil Architects, providing parking underneath this building.