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Kitchen Trends That We Think Are Going To Hit BIG In 2022

January 17, 2022

I am shocked but always delighted when it’s time to write these trends posts each year. It’s always the same cycle for me. I think, is there anything actually new? How many new trends can there truly be for just one room year after year??? But then I take a second, look through everything I’ve saved, what’s been on the other design sites, what other designers are showing on their accounts, and BOOM, I see trends. So despite what feels a bit like January 2021 Deja vu, this new year is feeling hopeful (I say this with caution). And for... View Article

*Cost To Renovate A Kitchen

September 23, 2021

Kitchens are traditionally one of the first rooms homeowners remodel and doing so cost $23,000 – $135,000. When buyers look at homes that are for sale, a modern kitchen is what often encourages them to make an offer. With budgets below $4,000, homeowners avoid making upgrades to countertops, cabinets and appliances in the kitchen7. High-end average cost: $135,547 Additional home value: $72,993             Return on investment: 54% Mid-range average cost: $68,490 Additional Home Value: $40,127             Return on Investment: 59% Low-end average cost: $23,452 *How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Bathroom? An airy and modern bathroom is considered a luxury by many homeowners. And buyers, just as... View Article

How Are Renovation Timelines Being Affected By COVID-19?

September 23, 2021

Increased Demand for Professional Services The pandemic has prompted many people to renovate their homes, which means designers, architects, and contractors are in higher demand. These professionals are also expected to abide by social distancing standards, meaning crew members can not be working in close proximity and need more time to complete each project’s phases. Scheduling inspections and getting permits also require human attention, so naturally, these are taking longer than usual, as well. Slower Production & Packed Warehouses COVID-19 restrictions like social distancing are making many materials harder to get. This is thanks to higher demand, slower production (social... View Article

Backyard Studios, ADU or Granny Unit – You can call it whatever you like.

December 10, 2020

In the past, when you heard the term “backyard studio,” you’d immediately think of a tiny and rather uncomfortable converted garden shed. But these days, the backyard studio is being seen more as an opportunity to get really creative design-wise. Custom detached garden rooms and offices eliminate the challenge of home expansion, while providing specialized spaces for work, yoga, open-art spaces, and gardening, all in a state of luxury. Sonoma County has made it much easier to get the permit issued so building can begin. See the following information. More Opportunities for Accessory Dwelling Units in Sonoma County County to... View Article

Reasons for Remodeling YOUR Kitchen

February 25, 2020

In many homes, the kitchen is the center of the house and the center of activity. Kitchen remodeling can be a major undertaking. It is not only the cost but also the inconvenience to the household to take account of such an undertaking. Despite this, homeowners always find good reasons to undertake a kitchen renovation. Reasons for remodeling vary, some homeowners just want to remodel to be able to resell their home for a better return, while others may just want to enjoy their dream kitchen. Value Homeowners often remodel their kitchens to increase the value to market their property.... View Article

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