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Things to Consider Before Building an Addition

by Thomas Buckborough | August 12, 2016 | Blog Posts

When first considering whether to build an addition there are many big picture things to consider, from Architectural considerations to numerous regulatory items. Here’s a summary of things that should be on your checklist:...

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About Straightforward Excellence

by Thomas Buckborough | July 26, 2016 | Blog Posts

The concept of Straightforward Excellence is not a new one in our company, the identification and naming of it is. I’ve often heard from clients that they aren’t sure if we’re a good fit as our work looks “too big” and they want to emphasize that they have “basic” tastes and aren’t looking for anything fancy....

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Getting Started with Remodeling Your Home

by tbadesigns | June 22, 2016 | Blog Posts

Deciding to remodel your home can be a major life decision. Good design and project planning can often make the difference between a mediocre and a great remodel. Doing your home-work up-front will help you, your designer, and/or your contractor zero in on what will deliver the best value to you and your family. By understanding what your functional needs are for comfortable day-to-day living and your aesthetic tastes, you will have the foundation for creating a satisfying enjoyable space that will enrich your life and delight you whenever you come home....

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Super Kitchens

by tbadesigns | May 19, 2016 | Blog Posts

I’ve seen the term “Super Kitchens” bandied about in design articles recently and at first it makes one think about uber-fancy kitchen designs that you only see in architecture magazines. However, that’s not really what the term is referring to. It really refers to a much more homegrown kind of trend that refers to how kitchens are being used by people these days. For decades, kitchens in new homes have been “open” in concept; typically no wall between a family room, a dining room or both. But often the kitchens themselves still don’t reflect how well people use their kitchens. They remain hallways and circulation space; they lack social areas; they have pinch points. Nearly every home I go to visit, the homeowners talk about issues that present themselves when family and friends inevitably gather in the kitchen.   Full Article - Super Kitchens...

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Sensible Ideas for Great Remodeling Projects

by tbadesigns | May 19, 2016 | Blog Posts

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Cost vs. Value – Should You Stay or Should You Go?

by tbadesigns | May 18, 2016 | Blog Posts

Sell or Remodel? Practical advice on the debate on selling versus remodeling Most people considering major additions or remodeling weigh the difference between staying in their home and remodeling to the alternative of selling their home and buying up. This home debate isn’t simple. I’ve had many conversations with clients over the years and want to share a few tools/points to help in deciding whether to stay or go. Full article - Sell or Remodel...

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