hague blue dry bar

A Hague Blue Bar for the Win

Ruth and I were both pumped about this project the minute we learned that our client taught etiquette classes. We knew we’d get the chance to develop a thoughtful plan that was perfectly designed for hosting wonderfully organized and well-appointed parties. And that’s just what happened. We’ll talk more about the entire floorplan overhaul and addition in another blog post. But for now let’s just zoom in on this bar. Not just a bar though. It’s the connection point between their new kitchen, their grand dining room and their well-outfitted backyard.

Mudroom Roundup

For an often overlooked space in a house, the quiet mudroom sure does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping the chaos of the day at bay. The stray coat here, the scattered boots there, the barrage of backpacks, the forgotten grocery bags and just stuff from day to day life. Barring a designated storage spot, these things so often find their way onto the floor, or worse, trickle into the adjoining kitchen or living room.

5 Finer Details to your Remodel

It seems that at the anniversary of every completed project, clients have found themselves in love with some unexpected piece of their home. Sure, they love the mudroom just like they knew they would. And there was never any doubt that bringing the laundry out of the basement onto the main level would mean laundry actually getting done on time with plenty of avenues for multitasking. But there always seems to slide into view an underdog. Some part of the remodel or a detail the owner wasn’t so sure they’d like, and now can’t live without. So here’s a list of the top five things that homeowners would do all over again, but that almost didn’t happen in the first place.

Go Green or Go Home

This past spring someone reached out to put me in touch with a friend’s daughter looking for an internship. Well, I’d never had an intern before so I didn’t know quite what to think! A short 8 weeks later and I can’t believe she’s already gone. There were dozens of things I’d been pushing to the back burner that I just never seem to get around to. She knocked out a ton, but unfortunately the list continues. And one of the oldest items on the list is to finally share with you all one of our most impressive projects to date. It was completed back in 2019 but never too late to share, right?

A “Step” Up in this Mission Hills Master Bathroom

Master bathrooms are a funny thing. Clients either invest a ton in them because see it as a retreat and value how much time they spend there. Or they put a master bathroom remodel at the very bottom of the list because no one but them will ever see/enjoy it. Well these homeowners took the first approach. With two stressful jobs, this was to be an oasis. A gift to themselves as they got ready for work everyday.