Category Archives: Remodeling Tips

Money-saving tips and helpful information for remodeling your home

10 Common Pitfalls of Remodeling Part 2


We are told at a very early age to “learn from other people’s mistakes”, good advice that some of us follow better than others. In remodeling, there are many things you can do to avoid the common mistakes that delay … Continue reading

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10 Common Pitfalls of Remodeling, Part 1


It is true in remodeling, as it is in world history that people are likely to repeat the mistakes of those that have gone before them. To help address this issue, I have compiled a list of the 10 most … Continue reading

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The Art of French Kitchen Design


Philip and I just returned from a “fabuleux” two-week vacation in Paris.  In order to have a richer and more varied experience, we rented an apartment near the Eiffel Tower for the first week and then moved to an apartment … Continue reading

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San Francisco Decorator Showcase


The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is one of the Bay Area’s premier design show house events, featuring the work of top designers and raising funds for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program.   Over its 35 year history, … Continue reading

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Finding the Right #Contractor


 

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Get Inspired about your next Remodeling Project


Get Inspired Spend some time researching websites like Houzz, http://www.houzz.com, to get inspired by photographs of spaces that you find appealing.   Some of my other favorite resources include both the printed and on-line versions of Elle Décor (eclectic) House Beautiful … Continue reading

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Get Inspired about your next Remodeling Project


Get Inspired Spend some time researching websites like Houzz, http://www.houzz.com, to get inspired by photographs of spaces that you find appealing.   Some of my other favorite resources include both the printed and on-line versions of Elle Décor (eclectic) House Beautiful … Continue reading

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Prioritize Your Remodeling Projects


Prioritize Once you have compiled the list of the changes that you would like to make to your house, the next step is to prioritize the list.   I typically ask clients to organize their list into three categories- 1. Must … Continue reading

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Think BIG Picture about Remodeling Your House


Think BIG Picture Before jumping into your first remodeling project it is best to think big picture about how your home meets your family’s needs both today and in the future.  How will your lifestyle evolve and how will the … Continue reading

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Unlock the Potential in Your Home


There is no doubt about it; we pay a premium to enjoy the benefits of living in the Bay Area.   Home prices here are among the highest in the country.  Most of us would like to have more space but … Continue reading

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