Posts Tagged ‘renovation’

How to save tons of money on your next renovation?

The house projects were mostly done during the winter when I was growing up. As I got older it was major renovations – new bathrooms, additions & full updates. No wonder I became an interior designer. Often in the winter months, we start to think about the next home project? Maybe an update in the…

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A Bathroom Reno for Less Than $1000?

A Bathroom Reno for $1000?

Bathrooms are a highly used space and one that can drive you crazy if it is outdated.  But a bathroom reno can get very expensive.  This bathroom definitely needed an update! It stuck in the 80’s.  The budget was small but with some simple  & not so expensive changes it can look like a brand…

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Cabin Fever & the Powder Room

  We are in the depths of snowy winter in New England.  It is getting to be too much even for this Mid-Western girl!  When I spend too much time in the house I find all kinds of projects to add to the list.  At this point most of the major projects have been done…

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How to Balance Your Design Budget – Splurge vs. Save

  In a recent article I read, designers were discussing the most important thing they learned from their mentor.  I was struck by one designers statement.  “…pick the best thing for a space, no matter where it comes from.”  This designer discussed how his mentor – a well known, well established designer would buy a…

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Hello Again

How to Balance Your Design Budget

It’s been awhile….that’s what happens when you move.  All of the sudden your routines go out the window and you scramble to get back to normal! We are still deep in renovations & it is taking more time than I wanted.  Yes even this designer has unrealistic expectations and schedules. 🙂 Throw a two year…

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