Including stone on your home’s exterior adds texture and interest to your house. And with today’s engineered stone veneer options, the installation is not as expensive or invasive as it used to be. In fact, this particular task placed in the top 3 projects listed in the Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region, with 106.7% of the project cost recouped! Houzz Contributor, Bud Dietrich, authored a Story about the potential stone has for improving […]
Adding upscale garage doors to your home can definitely give your home an instant facelift, increasing its curb appeal immensely. In fact, upscale garage doors are the second highest project in the Cost VS Value Report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for adding garage doors tops out at 110.8% recouped! Houzz Contributor, Laura Gaskill, compiled this helpful Story with the need-to-know facts about replacing your garage doors. Weather should not be too […]
Attic insulation topped the 2017 Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for this project is 122.8% of the price recouped! Houzz Contributor, Mariana Pickering, put together an informative Story covering insulation basics. She discusses how heat moves through a home, what materials can best help retain heat within our homes, and ways to make sure your insulation is being effective. Also covered is the R-value of thermal insulation, what […]
Emily Post Institute spokesperson, Lizzie Post, responds to reader questions in her reoccuring Houzz story, The Polite House. This particular story addresses dinner parties, and how to handle the situation when your guests bring something to contribute to the meal, or give you a hostess gift. Lizzie offers helpful tips on how to respond to your guests’ generosity. Enjoy!
Among the top projects in the Seattle area for estimated return on investment, stone veneer currently comes in second. Stone veneer takes a classic look and makes it more affordable for a wider range of remodeling budgets. It comes in so many different looks and textures, there is something for every architectural style and interior design outlook! This Houzz story slideshow shows varying applications for stacked stone veneer, both inside and out. Included in the […]
Something as simple as rearranging the furniture can give a room a fresh outlook. These 28 decorating suggestions are perfect to add a breezy, spring energy to your abode. Number 19, Mix and Match Your Bedding, looks like a lot of fun! Take a gander at the Houzz slide show and then share in the comment section which decorating moves you might try!
Yanic Simard, of the award winning Toronto Interior Design Group, shares 5 decor trend to try and 5 to rethink in this Houzz slideshow. Let’s break down Simard’s do and don’t lists: Try It – You Might Like It! 1. Patterns With Patterns 2. Brass 3. Oversized Pendants 4. Color Blocked Walls 5. Oversized Art Maybe Call It A Day… 1. Ombre’ 2. Copper 3. Colored Fixtures 4. Bidets (and Other Fancy Fixtures) 5. Message […]
The results of the Remodeling 2016 Cost VS Value Report are in! Here in the Seattle area one of the home maintenance tasks that topped the list is a minor kitchen remodel (came in at 104% ROI within the Seattle area). If you have been contemplating small updates to your kitchen, 2016 is a good year to tackle this project. But where to start? Houzz shares some great stories that may be of assistance. What kind […]
Post holiday season is a good time to gear up for the New Year. It’s time to put away decorations and the gifts you received before the hustle bustle of 2016 moves in. But are you having a tough time finding a spot to fit everything? Taking some baby steps toward decluttering around the house will make this process easier. Author Laura Gaskill shares in her Houzz slideshow 5 ways to jump-start your decluttering. Each […]
Today is the first day of Fall, and you may be thinking about buttoning up your outdoor entertaining spaces for the upcoming cooler months. Would you still use those spaces if you could supply a bit of warmth to ward off the chill? The above Houzz slide show demonstrates three lovely options for adding heat to your outdoors, and includes photos of a variety of design styles for each option. Chances are good you can […]