The Hole in the Ground


Remodeling & Design

I confess to being ambivalent – in the true sense of the word; I feel strongly two ways – about swimming pools. On the one hand, nothing enhances a back yard space more elegantly than a well-appointed pool. Add a water feature – a fountain or a waterfall, for instance – and you can have […]

January 20, 2015

Energizing a Tired Mid-Century Ranch


Remodeling & Design

The first transformation we’ll walk through was a kind of tired, low-roofed ranch built in the mid 50s . The house had seen lots of wear and tear but we felt from the minute we walked in the front door that it had also been the site of good times – laughter, love, and happy […]

January 15, 2015

Transformation Adventure


Remodeling & Design

This house will keep out the wind, rain, heat, and cold. With a little vision, though, it can be much more. Even before the landscaping, this house went from just shelter to a place you want to live. Almost any house can be transformed from simply shelter to a place for living. Debra and I […]

January 13, 2015