Home Building

Closet Design Ideas for the Master Bedroom

This post contains affiliate links. Phew! I just finished designing our master bedroom closet and I think that was probably hardest thing I’ve ever had to design! Now I know why professional organizers charge so much for their closet design ideas!! Before I put mouse to software (Chief Architect Home Designer┬« Architectural) I spent a…

Flooring Design – Getting It Nailed Down

There are so many decisions to make when building or renovating a home! Get your flooring design nailed down early in the design process. It will make all the other design decisions a lot easier. Flooring – prefinished hardwood, laminate, linoleum, tile, carpet, etc. – are permanent features that will affect your color scheme. I…

Aging in Place – Designing a Home for the Future

This post contains affiliate links. Aging in place is “the ability to live in one’s own home… safely, independently and comfortably” according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Given a choice, most folks over 65 would prefer living in their own home as they grow older. About 14.5% of the U.S. population…

Home Building – How to Save Money on Architect Fees

This post contains affiliate links. Hi there! Are you building a new home or have a renovation project in the near future? Before you meet with an architect read this! I’m not saying that architects aren’t necessary for designing a home, whether it’s a new construction or a remodeling project. Unless you are an architect…