Downsizing from our Victorian house in Portsmouth, NH to a condo near the ocean, meant coming up with a new furniture strategy. The master bedroom was a lot smaller so we explored lots of floor plans
When searching for a new house, one of the first questions you get asked is how many bedrooms do you need? This question probably makes perfect sense for young couples planning a family. For others, the question is often less about sleeping and more about spare bedroom ideas
While spend more time indoors and get outdoors when the weather is nice. New houses have decks, patios and sometimes balconies. Where safety is a concern, building codes require the use of balustrades or railing systems.
Do you love your home office? If you don’t, do you know why your home office design isn’t working for you? There’s a story behind these questions which prompted my research on this topic.
Bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house. Maybe that’s why we like to update them more often, because we think small means less money and less work? Wrong! Bathrooms might be small but they’re actually more challenging when it comes to remodeling. That’s because you have to work around all the stuff crammed into this small … Read More
Do you know why some homes have a deck while others have a patio? Patios are usually at ground level where they can easily support the weight of the concrete, pavers, stone, tile, brick or pebbles they’re build from. Decks offer more flexibility, ranging from just above ground level to the roof of a garage or house. While it’s … Read More
We’re used to seeing electrical outlets along the walls, down near the floor. In kitchens and bathrooms you also find outlets on the walls just above the counter tops. The challenge is with open floor plans there are fewer walls, so fewer places to put outlets. This seems a bit crazy with all our new … Read More
If you’re like most homeowners, there’s never enough space to store all the awesome kitchen gadgets you own. There are lots of solutions to this problem in your kitchen. This article is about my new kitchen gadget that’s saving me time and storage space. That’s because it serves multiple purposes so I was able to replace … Read More
Addressing water/humidity problems should be a top homeowner priority. That’s because moisture supports the growth of mold and mildew. This can make family members sick and cause extensive damage to your house if ignored. So the purpose of a bathroom fan is to remove the moisture from the air after you take a shower or bath … so don’t … Read More
Do you work at home? Do you know if you qualify to take a home office deduction? Sadly most Americans aren’t claiming their home office on their taxes. According to Forbes.com, “… an estimated 26 million Americans have home offices, but just 3.4 million taxpapers claim a home office deduction”. Why aren’t people claiming a home … Read More