Decorating & Design

Ways to improve home office space

The work-from-home movement has been a trend within the American workplace for the last decade. The laptop computer and high-speed Internet access make it easier for working professionals to effectively work from home. In 2008, 4 percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home on a full-time basis. The number was significantly higher when you… Read More

6 of Our Favorite Custom Home Features of 2019

Moving into a custom home feels like you are upgrading your life. For maybe the first time ever you’ll sleep in a room that no one else has slept in before. Your kids will laugh and play in the backyard before anyone else. You’ll share intimate loving moments and delicious meals in a home that… Read More

6 Tips to Making Your Move an Easy Transition

You’ve finally taken the time, effort, and finances to design your dream home and employ the best home-builders possible to see it come to fruition. The new house is beautiful, just the way you imagined, and finally, the moment has arrived when you need to pack up your life and move. Moving homes can be… Read More

How to Design a Home for Multi-Generational Living

Ready to build your dream home? Perhaps that means a single-family home with a white picket fence. Or perhaps that means a home to suit a family with modern needs. Maybe you’re preparing to care for aging parents while also raising young kids. In that case, you’ll likely want a kid-friendly home that’s also well… Read More

How to Add More Storage into Your Floor Plan for a Tidy 2018

  It’s no surprise if your New Year’s resolution was related to keeping your home tidy. After all, the benefits of a clean home are widely known. Reduce the clutter in your house and you’ll reduce the chances of your family getting sick and facing allergic reaction. Just as important, a clean home will noticeably… Read More

Window Treatments That Complete the Room

Buying a new home in Virginia can be one of the most thrilling, yet confusing times of your life. With choices ranging from brick, stone, and mortar colors to lighting and plumbing fixture finish, the sky is really the limit. One thing that people often leave until last is window treatments, not realizing that the… Read More

Upgrades to Make Your Bathroom a Luxurious Getaway

As the economy improves and people start to reinvest in their homes, bathrooms have a new focus for several reasons. One is the fact that an upgraded bathroom can increase resale value down the road, so an investment for your pleasure and comfort now can yield good results should you decide to sell your house… Read More

Interior Trim to Beautify Your Home

When you tour a historic home that has been lovingly maintained, one of the first things you notice is the sometimes-elaborate molding that frames the ceiling, runs as a chair rail around the dining room, or adorns the windows and doors. As people look into remodeling their home or embark on having a new home… Read More

Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Kitchen

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens between making breakfast, lunches, and dinners, not to mention family holidays like Thanksgiving that tend to center around the kitchen and the large meals that are the staple of them. Because of that, one of the rooms that most homeowners want to upgrade the most often,… Read More

Finished Basements or Unfinished: The Great Basement Question

When building a new home there are any number of decisions that you have to make:  what type of cabinets, what counters you want, flooring (oh the flooring!), and even whether or not to finish your basement. The last one is one that a lot of people actually don’t think of. They either assume that… Read More