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Remodeling Tips that Will Work Now and Later

Posted on August 15, 2018

We’re not getting any younger. That being said, it’s never too early to start thinking about aging in place.  You don’t need to wait until your ‘golden years’ to ready your home. There are some smart (and discrete) design solutions you can make now to set yourself up for the future. To help get you… more

Why You Need a Bond and Permit When Remodeling

Posted on August 15, 2018

Before you can start construction on your home addition or remodeling project, there’s some administration work that needs to be done. We’re talking about permits and bonds. And while they may seem like a nuisance or an added cost, they are for your safety and benefit. Here’s some more information from Normandy Designer Jeremy Paris… more

Home Remodeling Tips for the Type A Personality

Posted on August 6, 2018

We’re not going to sugar coat it… Living through a remodel can be messy and disruptive. But, knowing that you’ll have a beautiful new space makes the struggle well worth it. And while remodeling can be a character building experience for anyone, people who otherwise like to be in control may find themselves feeling more… more

When to Pick a Peninsula Instead of an Island

Posted on August 6, 2018

Peninsula or island…? That is the question. These days, it seems like everyone wants an island. But, can a peninsula be a better choice? According to Normandy Designer Amanda Heyland, the answer is yes. Here is when a peninsula makes the most sense. The first step is to find out if a peninsula is a… more

The Suite Life: Five Must-Haves for the Ultimate Retreat

Posted on July 31, 2018

Master suites are a place to recharge and focus on self-care. They can be located on the first or second floor and the design can be anything from modern to traditional.  But, according to Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe, all of the really great ensuites have these five things in common…  Walk-In Closet and Storage– Clutter… more

Vanity Table Tricks to Put Your Best Face Forward

Posted on July 30, 2018

Think about your morning beauty routine… Are makeup and hair products cluttering your bathroom countertops? Are you leaning over the sink to apply your mascara? Do you wish you had better lighting?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we know just what you need… a vanity table. And, according to Normandy Designer… more

Brooke’s Recipe

Posted on July 24, 2018

Not only does Normandy Designer Brooke Voris create beautiful kitchens… She can also cook! Looking for some inspiration on what to make for dinner? Here is one of her favorite summer recipes: Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado, Soy, Ginger, and Lime. This recipe is from Chef Tyler Florence, host of several Food Network shows. “This is the… more

The Buzz on Kitchen Island Electrical Outlets

Posted on July 20, 2018

When it comes to island design, most think of cabinetry, countertops, seating. These things are important, but there’s another little detail that is often overlooked.  It’s a must-have and it’s probably not what you think… It’s your island outlets. According to Normandy Designer Jennifer Cross, AKBD, here’s why you need them and where to put… more

What You Need to Know Before Building an Addition

Posted on July 13, 2018

So, you think you want to build an addition? It’s time to start doing your homework. How close is your home to your property line? What are your municipality requirements? Do you know what FAR stands for? Keep reading to learn how to move things forward. We’ve got a step-by-step guide from Normandy Designer John… more

What To Do When You Need More Bedrooms

Posted on July 12, 2018

Depending upon who you ask, opinions on sharing bedrooms may vary. While some feel that everyone should have their own room, others have no problem bunking up. However, for the most part, families with both boys at girls will eventually separate them into their own space. So, what does this mean for those short on bedrooms?… more