Tag Archives: staircase

Taking Advantage of Every Little Nook and Cranny

Last winter, we undertook a remodel of the upstairs of our 75-year-old home.This involved gutting and reworking an impractical bathroom, removing walls, transforming an office into a bedroom, adding closets, opening up sight lines, and making better use of light and spaces.   Our goals included brightening up the dark space and taking full advantage […]

My Remodeled Stairway and $100 Gift Card Winner

  Ok, I know I have yet to show you the rest of our recent upstairs renovation, but I have an excuse. Rooms with yellow walls are difficult to photograph! I’ve taken photos up there at different times of the day, on cloudy days, on sunny days – and the color never seems to be […]

How to Tweak Your Architecture To Better Fit Your Design Style

Many people think they are stuck with what they’ve got.  You know, your house is what it is. Sometimes that is certainly true, and you have to stay within certain parameters to make things work. But, if you have the vision and the budget – sometimes you can really CHANGE your home to fit your […]

When to Paint the Staircase

Lately, I’ve been helping several clients update their staircases.  You may not realize how much difference the right colors in the right places can make in helping your home feel current and fresh.  via   Here’s the “before” state of my client’s staircase and paint color scheme.  Very dull and lifeless, no?  The orange-toned oak looks […]