A ranch house is typically a single-story home with an open floor plan. However, even if your home isn’t the same shape as a typical ranch house, this sprawling style can be achieved in any home. With the right colors, architectural influences, and lots of natural light, any home can channel the style of ranch houses! Here’s how to turn any living space into a ranch-style home. Architecture Archways in door frames are an elegant alternative to regular rectangular doorways.
To our clients, our friends, and our family: we are thankful for you! Whatever your holiday celebrations look like this year, we hope it is full of warmth and love. You are what we are thankful for this year. We hope you have the Happiest Thanksgiving!
If you’ve ever shopped around for laundry machines, you might have researched whether or not a front-load or top-load machine is better. Unfortunately, we might not have the answer you’re looking for because each has pros and cons. Front vs. Top Load: Why the Controversy? Top-load machines are less expensive to buy than front-load laundry machines. However, front-load machines use less water and detergent, making them more environmentally friendly. Top-load machines also tend to be noisier than front-load machines. At
Home office spaces are essential, from an entire room dedicated to work or a little nook tucked into your kitchen. The work-from-home trend is here to stay, so you may want to rethink what you’re “working” with. As our world has completely turned upside down over the last couple of years, home offices, aka Zoom rooms, have been at the top of many of our clients’ priority lists. We’ve been forced to rapidly evolve how we explore and think about
Last week, we talked about what it means to build a passive home. This week, we’ll share the five steps for passive house building! Check out last week’s post here! – Passive Home Building 101 Step 1: Establish Your Team The process begins long before breaking ground and even before the pen hits paper. When approaching a project with such technical precision, we must establish excellent communication between all parties involved. This collaborative, pre-planning stage is perhaps the most critical
The bar has been raised. The modern age of home construction is reaching new technological heights, and consumers are following suit. Known as the passive house, homeowners across the world are becoming increasingly uncompromising in their efforts toward carbon neutrality. Believe it or not, passive homes can be up to 90% more energy efficient than conventionally built homes. So what is passive home building, and why is it gaining traction? What Is Passive Home Building? Passive house construction is a
Grandmillenial Style or “Granny-Chic” is trending and we couldn’t be happier! Bold colors, bright patterns, and classic textures are just a few of the reasons this style is perfect for anyone! Bold Colors An accent chair is a perfect way to achieve this facet of Grandmillenial Style. Now you can incorporate lots of colors into any room. Don’t feel like committing to a bright piece of furniture or wall color? No problem. Bright artwork can be a great way to
The global economy is at a crossroads. High Design Can Also Be Eco-Design. Corporations, manufacturers, and designers alike all have the opportunity to embrace pragmatic change in their business practices. These are low impact, regenerative, and that replenish natural resources rather than depleting them. Creating a Sustainable Future As these industries develop new and innovative ways to create a sustainable future, it is ultimately up to the consumer to become environmentally accountable by adopting and implementing these necessary changes. When
You might have heard of it already, but classic and traditional decor has been making a comeback. You might have heard of what is now known as the Grandmillenial style. Paying homage to the great interior designs of the past, vintage is making a comeback for several reasons. Why is Grandmillenial Style Trending? We’ve seen minimalism and mid-modern century decor dominate interior trends over the past few years. On the other end of the spectrum, bold colors and patterns have
Sherwin-Williams’ 2023 Colormix Forecast is highlighting Redent Point as the SW Color of the Year. It’s a warmer color, as well as more neutral, compared to last year’s cool Evergreen Fog, and we are loving it. Not only are neutral colors making a comeback, but many paint manufacturers are truly diversifying their neutral options. Redend Point helps you develop a warm environment in your home without being too boring or too over the top. It will perfectly complement warm pops
If your idea of 2023 is a fresh start, then you’re going to love Behr’s choice for their 2023 color of the year, Blank Canvas. It is a warm white that “effortlessly offers a clean and inviting blank slate that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely,” according to Erika Woelfel, the vice president of color and creative services at Behr. White is often known as a plain, “safe” color. However, we believe that choosing a warm white does represent
Bathroom Design is essential. Do you know how much time an average person spends in the bathroom? 30 minutes per day! That means an average individual spends over 182 hours per year in the bathroom, So if you are going to spend so much time in your bathroom, why not turn your ordinary bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary? Adding natural elements, using light colors, and incorporating calming scents are all great ways to make your bathroom relaxing. Read on for
There’s a new trend in bathroom design that doesn’t involve using marble all over the walls and floors. This year, designers are using it as an accent. While renovating your bathroom this year, make a mental note to use marble as an accent and stay in line with the trends. This amazing material can be used on the bathroom floor, walls, or even just one accent wall to add some elegance to your space. So if you want to add
So Far, 2023 Colors of The Year Are All About Comfort! As the leaves fall and the days grow shorter, it can only mean one thing: it’s time to prepare your home for the new cozy season. With Valspar announcing “Everglade Deck” and “Rising Tide” as colors of acceptance & comfort, these hues are bound to be perfect for everything from interior design to fashion. Whether updating your home or just adding a pop of color to it, Valspar’s trending
Entertaining at Home: Pandemic Trends. One of our main goals as designers is to seamlessly blur the line between form and function. Creating a home that is not only built for you, but also for guests and gatherings has been one of the main focuses of our work, especially during the pandemic. As bars and restaurants closed their doors, homeowners were forced to open their homes to friends and families alike. With that, it became absolutely essential for us to
The best part of The Home Office Design Process is that nearly every decision we make is intentional. Your home office should help you stay productive while also being comfortable. Not every home office is going to be made equally and should be custom fit to the user. Getting Started We start the process by asking some really personal questions: How often are you on calls or in video conferences? Do you pace around the room when you’re on the