The Old World Charm of a Mediterranean-Styled Home

It’s not uncommon for people to visit various parts of the world and come to admire the architectural history of the beautiful homes they encounter halfway across the world. Many who visit the Spanish and Italian countrysides do just that, then decide they would like a similarly designed home for themselves.  Mediterranean-styled homes are a … Read moreThe Old World Charm of a Mediterranean-Styled Home

Which French Style Home Is Right For You?

French Provincial Symmetry and balance are the hallmarks of French Provincial style. Houses are brick and stone, or they might feature some half-timbering on the exterior. The roof line is another defining feature–a steeply pitched and hipped roof with dormers. Second stories in French Provincial style are as tall as the first, and the windows … Read moreWhich French Style Home Is Right For You?

Your Custom Kitchen Doesn’t Have to Default to White Materials

The guiding design principle for most kitchens is to use light colors. Light countertops and backslashes look cleaner. They also make small, cramped nooks look bigger. The logic also goes that kitchens and bathrooms need to have similar design theme: if your bathroom has to have white tile and light fixtures, so does the kitchen. … Read moreYour Custom Kitchen Doesn’t Have to Default to White Materials

New Construction: Choices, Collaboration and Trust

In the beginning, before you begin your dream home, you’re making choices. During the design phase, you’re considering your building lot, where to situate your home on the lot, the position, size and scope of outdoor living areas, the all-important interior…and the choices can seem endless. Once the building begins, the number of decisions you’re … Read moreNew Construction: Choices, Collaboration and Trust

Newer Trends in Kitchen Countertops

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful gleaming countertop that adds the finishing touch to a custom home and thought out kitchen.  However, kitchen countertops must also hold up well under a wide variety of  demanding cooking and household tasks.  In this post, we will outline some of the newer trends in kitchen countertops that are … Read moreNewer Trends in Kitchen Countertops