A Wood Flooring Question

Wood Flooring

I’m very pleased to hear that my book, Designing Your Perfect House, is proving to be valuable to people who are building or remodeling. When I wrote it, I really hoped it would become an important resource for people and help them feel more “in control” of the building process. So it heartens me to receive…

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Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets – Paint or Stain?

Paint or Stain

I received an interesting question about refinishing or painting kitchen cabinets on another blog post. Since more people are refinishing and remodeling in these difficult economic times, I thought this topic might be valuable to several more people, so I decided to give it it’s own posting. Joyce L. asked: Thank you for the wonderful site! I am…

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How Deep Should Your Closet Shelves Be?

Closet Depth

Have you ever noticed how shallow many closet shelves are? That’s providing you have any shelves in your closet, at all. If you don’t have them, you might want to consider installing some. They are a low-cost, handy “luxury.” More and more I’m seeing larger closets fitted out with shelving and possibly cabinetry that actually…

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Yikes! I have Gaps in My Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floor Gaps

It’s nearly winter. That means that your hardwood floors are about to show cracks between the boards. If you’ve moved into a new house, these cracks could cause alarm. How could your brand new hardwood floors crack? Gaps between boards, or cracks, if you will, are not the result of the wood floor failing or…

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Luxury Bathrooms Trends

Luxury Bathroom

Luxury Bathrooms What are the current trends in house design when it comes to the design of luxury bathrooms? Well, bathrooms are not just a utilitarian room anymore. It’s all about the “spa” experience. Let me run through a few bathroom design and amenity requests I hear more and more. The bath is now the oasis, the…

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