Posts by Debbie

How to Budget For a New Home

How to Budget For a New Home

Remember from science class that three elements must be present to start a fire: fuel, oxygen, and spark? If one of these elements is missing, nothing will happen. Similarly, three things must happen in order to build your new home: finances must be made available, land must be purchased, and a house design must be finalized. The graph below illustrates how the maximum budget is broken down into...

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Instant Modernification

Instant Modernification

7 high impact elements that make or break your home’s style and ideas on how to use them: 1. Staircases 2. Fireplaces 3. Cabinets 4. Chandeliers 5. Doors 6. Windows 7. Trim

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Objectified (Hustwit, 2009)

Objectified (Hustwit, 2009)

It’s not every day you’ll come across a movie review on this blog, but then again, I don’t often browse through Netflix and find a great film on design…It’s not just a discussion of how things are made; the true focus is on the philosophy of good design, the impact design has on our everyday lives, and the responsibility designers have in protecting the environment.

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How to Deal with your Partner’s (Ridiculous) Design Ideas

How to Deal with your Partner’s (Ridiculous) Design Ideas

Okay, so maybe your partner’s ideas aren’t ridiculous, but in the heat of a disagreement about your new home’s design, you may feel that way. A lot is at stake, after all. Even couples who have lived peacefully together for years can be irked by their significant other under these changing circumstances.

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5 Myths About Modern Design

5 Myths About Modern Design

Think less is always more? That modern is minimalist? Or that modern is cold and sterile? Think you always get what you pay for and that designers are unusually creative? You might want to think again... Myths are started by some exaggeration of the facts. Make sure you're on the right track by discerning between myth and fact.

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