A bench versus dining chairs at the dining table? 9 pros and cons!

The dining room furniture in the Before included a long bench beside the dining table. The client asked whether we could use any of their old dining furniture in this new home. We felt their dining TABLE was a definite keep! As for the chairs and bench, we pointed out the below pros and cons […]

How many shelves should I use in a bookcase or built in shelving?

Bookcases and wall units normally look best with a couple of shelves removed. That is, unless you want shelving for displaying books only. Built in cabinets can look great with a few large accessories. In the Greensboro NC homeowner’s room below, the opposite wall (not shown) housed all their favorite books, that left these wall […]

How to decorate a laundry room without renovating?

Clients often request that we remodel their laundry room with expensive changes  including decorative tiles, new counter tops or cabinets.  At times this would use up a tremendous portion of their budget for the entire house.  Here we’ll show design tips for updating the laundry room.  Best of all, we’ll make it a fun and […]

Best designs tips to build a bookshelf or built in wall unit, 6 must read tips!

A bookshelf can look amazing, if you plan well before you build it. A built in bookcase is often in a room you spend a lot of time in, so you’ll want to enjoy looking at them! There are several things that people tell us they love, each of which has to be done before […]

5 pros and cons for a a headboard only, instead of the complete bed with foot board.

Thinking about switching to a headboard only instead of a complete bed? 5 pros and cons may help with the decision process. Here are Five Advantages of a headboard only Your room will look larger with a headboard only, there’s nothing to “cut the room off”.  A headboard only is comfortable for a tall man…just […]

How to make my bookcases look better with less clutter? See these bookshelf photos!

Bookshelves can look great if they’re not full of clutter. See these transformations, it sometimes takes some “encouraging” but we often cause a chain reaction of clutter removal once we get one room done, the client is motivated to do more areas!  AFTER above, BEFORE belowOur custom chairs, rug, drapes and accessories add warmth.Keep your favorite books […]

How can I decorate on a budget?

People often ask, how can I improve my home on a budget? The answer: don’t waste money by adding more accessories! If you look around your rooms, you might see lots of things which were perhaps a bargain, which you hoped would solve a blank space…. but $39 here and $49 there can really add up! Instead of adding lots of little items from stores, it’s […]