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Creating a Healthy Home

According to a recent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, the average American spends approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can cause discomfort (such as sore throats and sinus pressure) as well as impact productivity and mood. So what practices can be undertaken to ensure proper air quality throughout your home, and how they can be implemented in an overall design plan?

By |2020-08-13T00:28:01+00:00August 11th, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on Creating a Healthy Home

The End to the Open Floor Plan?

For many of us, our homes have become the sole place for work, social interaction, play, and rest during the Covid-19 pandemic. While it may be impractical or impossible to introduce walls and doors to create individual places within our homes there are some solutions to make the open floor plan a bit less open.

By |2020-08-13T00:18:19+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on The End to the Open Floor Plan?

Top Design Trends for Fall 2020

It is safe to say that 2020 is not turning out to be the year that any of us predicted. Many of us are spending more time at home, so it is only natural that we want a space to refresh, rejuvenate, and feel truly at home. Here are some of the popular design trends we are watching as we head into the second half of the year.

By |2020-08-10T14:20:21+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Design Trends|Comments Off on Top Design Trends for Fall 2020

Beginning the Design Process

Often, the first step is the hardest to take. This is particularly true when you begin thinking of your dream home. Once you have done your homework and decided that now is the time to begin a design project, here are the first steps to take.

By |2020-08-10T14:18:15+00:00July 15th, 2020|Your Dream Home|Comments Off on Beginning the Design Process

Designer Tips for Room Layout

Whether you are decorating a room from scratch or would like to do a little furniture re-arranging this weekend, it is always best to start with a design plan in mind. However, before you do any heavy furniture lifting, consider the following professional room layout tips.

By |2020-07-09T14:27:20+00:00June 30th, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on Designer Tips for Room Layout

Designing the Perfect Teen Hangout Space

We are all spending an increased amount of time at home these days … including our teens. So why not give them a place of their own? With a bit of creativity, a small(ish) budget, and the following suggestions, you can design the perfect teen hangout space.

By |2020-07-03T00:05:59+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on Designing the Perfect Teen Hangout Space

Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Paint color says a lot about a home and its owners. Choosing an exterior paint color can be one of the most difficult - and important - decisions a homeowner can make. Here are some things to consider.

By |2020-06-23T18:33:15+00:00June 16th, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

How to Prepare Your Home for a Staycation

A staycation can be a delightful way to relax, refresh, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Here are some tips on how you can prep your home in advance to ensure that your staycation is as restful, fun, and memorable as traveling.

By |2020-06-23T18:19:24+00:00June 9th, 2020|Home Care|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Home for a Staycation

Designing the Perfect Home Office

As remote working becomes the new normal throughout the DC metro region and the country as a whole, many of us are creating and/or redesigning our home offices. As we all seek to set up the perfect space, here are some general things to consider.

By |2020-06-16T02:02:00+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on Designing the Perfect Home Office