The budget conversation – it’s sometimes awkward, often slightly uncomfortable and usually comes with a bit of anxiety. Because of the nature of construction, things often cost more than what homeowners think. There are endless debates on why that is, but the result is that we designers often have conversations with clients that end with

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For those who are not familiar with the site, Houzz.com is one of the fastest growing places for people to “improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals

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Houzz just published the results of a survey by over 7,000 online users on Kitchen Trends 2013. Some of the results are surprising, but here are the big ideas: Bigger isn’t better, but open concept still a strong trend Granite and quartz capture countertops, mixing materials a popular option Stainless appliances cohabitating with appliances in

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