I was recently interviewed for a newspaper article on new bath trends.  As I thought about trends I realized, unless you are decorating with paint, towels & accessories, “trends” is not really what’s important to a typical homeowner approaching a bath renovation or building new.  If you are putting thousands of dollars into a new bathroom, who wants trendy?  I think it’s how products & spa...

As I write this, I am stuck inside hiding from the continuing 100+ degree temperatures.  Are you as tired of the heat as I am?  My thoughts are consumed by vacation and all I can think about is a dreamy place surrounded by water & beautiful scenery.  This would be a great place to escape to.  It's a photo from Diamond Spa in northern Tuscany Italy.  A beautiful landscape & look at all the ...

It's nice to pick up the paper (rather click through the paper, but that's another story) and read some good news about the economy and specifically in the housing market. After several years of false hopes, there is evidence the housing market is starting to recover. Prices are rising. Sales are increasing. Home builders are clearing lots and raising frames. Roughly six years after the hous...

Summer is here and most of us love being outdoors as much as possible.  Especially if you spend your days in an office. In fact, I am writing this from my patio. Outdoor kitchens are becoming the newest trends to help us all get out a bit more. Why be in your kitchen, when you could be outdoors? And personally, with 3 kids, I like the idea of escaping the clean up. Pass the hose please!  You can t...