Change on the Inside


Remodeling & Design

Sometimes, the process of change is not pretty. Clearing out the ugly can create more ugly. There were many things that needed changing inside the mid-century ranch. Some were, like the house as a whole, just weary from long service. Others, however, were downright ugly.

January 27, 2015

All Hands on Deck


Remodeling & Design

Decks are places for sitting on warm summer evenings, contemplating the mysteries of the universe. Decks are places to gather with friends, to exercise your culinary imagination on the grill, to feel fresh breezes wafting over your skin. Decks connect you to nature, yet keep you out of the dirt. Like I said, I love […]

January 23, 2015

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