Contractor’s Tip: 5 ways to guide your clients through product selection

As the saying goes, time is money. If your clients are having a hard time making key material selections, it can hold up the entire project. Here are five ways you can help expedite the process. ... Read More

How to add individuality to a classic home style 

You’re a traditionalist at heart so, understandably, you’ve chosen a classic look for your home. But there are still things you can do to make your house stand out from the crowd. Here are five... Read More

5 things to splurge on – and ways to save – when building a new home

Except for that rare person for whom “money is no object,” every client’s wish for their new home will be constrained by their budget. Rather than dashing their dreams, help them focus on the... Read More

Refined home exterior ideas for the hesitant client

A good designer gains their client’s trust by providing exterior plans with various options and styles, but often that’s not enough for the client to help them choose a direction. You can solve... Read More

Creating a luxury outdoor kitchen

So, you’ve decided your next home project is going to be a brand-new outdoor kitchen, and you’ve budgeted for something nice. How do you get yourself from bright idea, to concept, to the fine... Read More

Choosing durable exteriors for long-lasting luxury

Deciding what material to use on the exterior of your home is a personal decision not to be taken lightly. The right choice will make your house stand out, look attractive, and last for decades to... Read More

Exterior accessory home trends to watch

Like your car or outfit, it’s the accessories that really pull a look together. When it comes to your home exteriors, details like corner stones and window surrounds can take your home from plain... Read More

Top 3 exterior home design trends

There’s nothing like the feeling of pulling into your driveway after a long day. And when the first thing you see is your home’s beautiful exterior, you get a sense of pride and... Read More

Matching stone with brick

One of the many great attractions of stone and brick is the nearly endless variety to choose from individually. This vast selection is especially interesting when you consider the possibilities of... Read More

Working with multiple materials

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a common phrase familiar to almost everyone. It suggests that multiple elements, when put together in the optimal combination, produce... Read More