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When a new year dawns, many of us are thinking about how to do things better, how to manage various aspects of our lives in a more efficient way that brings more pleasure or at least less stress. As many of us think about cleaning up our act a bit in 2019, my thoughts turn to laundry rooms.Read more »
Design is a tricky enterprise. If you are someone who feels some pressure — or good old-fashioned desire — to be up to the moment in home design, you may find yourself at the mercy of trends that aren’t the best choices for you and your family. If you step back and ask yourself if there are other more interesting or appropriate options than all the current crazes, the answers may lead somewhere far more appealing and authentic.
Sure, you can buy a ready-made fire pit, set it on the patio, and enjoy the heck out of it. But, if what you seek is a little more custom and a lot more permanent, then these built-in fire pit ideas are sure to spark your imagination for a fiery focal point that will enhance your outdoor living for years to come.
Saving trees in the face of all the housing development and road construction occurring in Hampton Roads is dear to many of your hearts.
Several readers have commented in response to a recent column about how builder Chris Ettel is protecting some live oaks and other big trees at the North End in Virginia Beach.
One of them was from Virginia Beach resident Beau Walker.
The spa bathroom has been trending for several years. That we all want a relaxing retreat is a given. So, in this month’s column, we are going beyond the spa to take a look at just a few recent design directions that might raise the bar for your bathroom remodel or new build.
The word “trend” is tricky. Often a trend is really just a new showroom idea, introduced and promoted by a manufacturer in hopes that it will catch on. On the other hand, as soon as a new idea catches on and appears to “trend,” it quickly becomes the status quo.
But, honestly, if you like it and think you will continue to like it for years to come, it doesn’t matter what you call it.
Continuing last month’s theme of landscape dividers is this month’s focus on retaining walls.
If you’re thinking, “My yard gently slopes; I don’t need a retaining wall,” I encourage you to explore how today’s retaining walls add depth and dimension to your landscape, literally carving out intriguing outdoor rooms, regardless of your property’s contours.
When most of us contemplate a new or remodeled fence, we ask ourselves these questions: How tall? Which wood? How far apart should the pickets be spaced? And what style post cap?
Designing the ideal deck is a bit more daunting than it seems. Go too understated and it may look like a dock. Go overboard, and it will look like the architectural equivalent of wearing cocktail attire to a backyard barbecue. But we can help.
You might think that efficient, highly functional, and beautiful custom closet design begins with space planning. But you would be wrong. It begins with a purge.