The Television and Fireplace Location Dilemma

Television and Fireplace

Your Family Room or Great Room may be difficult to design if you want to arrange furniture to view television and your fireplace at the same time. You are presented with what I call the Television and Fireplace Location Dilemma. Traditionally, fireplaces were placed in the center of the wall. The furniture was then grouped around it.…

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Design A Flexible House

Flexible House

It’s the holiday season and that means your house must adapt to accommodate a different number of occupants than normal. When designing your new house or your remodeling project, consider making your house flexible by thinking through how your house will live during the holidays. I know that in our house, with four adult children…

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A Question about Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Refinished Cabinets

I received this question concerning changing the color on existing kitchen cabinets and I thought I would share it with everyone. I get a lot of questions regarding cabinet colors, wood flooring selections and how they should “work together.” The question was: I have new medium cherry cabinets in a new home that we have…

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Help! My Ceiling Is Too High

High Ceiling

Here’s an interesting question I got the other day. It seems this person had a very tall ceiling in a small room. This produces the “elevator shaft” effect and can make a small room, like a bathroom, feel out of proportion. “Curious what you might recommend for a tall (10 ft) loft bathroom to make the…

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