Home Design Features that Home Buyers are Looking For

It’s safe to say 2020 is not what any of us expected it to be — and it has certainly influenced what home buyers are seeking in this unusual moment. Features that were once highly sought after, such as an open plan, may now have a negative impact on the value of a property. If you are looking to update or renovate your home in preparation to sell here are some of the exciting new design trends sought after by buyers in 2020.

By |2020-09-21T19:47:44+00:00September 11th, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on Home Design Features that Home Buyers are Looking For

TMD Guide to Basement Renovation

Today homeowners are looking for more living space in their homes. For some, their basement continues to merely be a storage space for holiday décor, unused furniture, and memorabilia. However, don’t let that coveted square footage go to waste. By renovating your basement, you can increase the value of your home as well as add additional living space.

By |2020-09-16T20:08:40+00:00September 4th, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on TMD Guide to Basement Renovation

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?

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

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

TMD’s Guide to Fabric Choices

Whether you are purchasing a new piece of furniture or reupholstering an old favorite, choosing the right fabric to use on your furniture – and making sure it reflects your lifestyle - is critical.

By |2020-05-13T17:47:25+00:00April 30th, 2020|Design Tips|Comments Off on TMD’s Guide to Fabric Choices