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Paint – Exterior Paint Schemes

August and September, in the Pacific Northwest often brings the Season of Exterior Maintenance. Painting your exterior is a great way to give your home a fresh look, protect it, and maybe it even feels like you are driving up to a new house.   If you are SELLING your Home, fresh exterior paint should […]

Swimming Pools – Great ideas in design

Swimming pools – what most often comes to mind is the need for a large space, maintenance, heating, cleaning and the like, but if swimming is what you have in mind, a lap pool can bring you the function of a swimming pool and the design and living environment you desire, in a limited amount […]

OUTDOOR KITCHENS – Summer Entertaining

Here we are, Summer is upon us, and BBQ and outdoor entertainment is in season. Tonight I spent some time researching out door kitchen designs to share with my clients, realtor friends and well …anyone who catches this blog post!  thanks for coming. Check out the entire slide show! 10 Outdoor Kitchens to Flip Over […]

Fireplace Mantel – updating your living room

Long Mantels Go the Distance Houzz- Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » ….      

Traditional Homes – the modern traditional

Have you found your new home? Whether in Portland, Oregon or Texas, The new traditional, with modern elements evolves into a personal statement of your lifestyle.     <a href=”http://bit.ly/IDc4B4″ title=”Clark County Homes for Sale – Traditional”></a> Houzz Tour: ‘New Traditional’ Family Home  Houzz- Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Outdoor Products on Houzz- For […]

Edible Gardens – Using seasonal flowers

AMAZING IDEAS – EDIBLE GARDENS Who Knew so many of our flowers are edibles?   this is a good list of common garden edibles…  mix them in your vegetable garden for colorful additions!   Edible Flowers Offer a Sweet Taste from the Garden Houzz- Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More» Browse Storage And Organization on […]

Edible Gardens

The official start of SPRING was just 2 days ago, and the threat of snow in Portland – Vancouver Metro and the Willammette valley announced last night.   But during the last burst of sunshine, I uncovered my old “raised garden box”, having left a cover of leaves on over the winter.   After reading […]

Deck Design and Ideas – outdoor living

Out temperate climate in the pacific northwest and Vancouver, WA, lends it self to extended outdoor living.  (with some covered area), here are a few DECK IDEAS, from HOUZZ. Book to Know: ‘Deck Ideas That Work’ Houzz- Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More» Browse Furniture on Houzz- For Example: Bar Carts · Benches · Chairs · Coffee Tables · […]

Quality Wall Finishes – adding value to your home

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How to add value to your home without breaking the bank. Home Buyers and Sellers are looking for ways to add VALUE to their homes without breaking the bank.  Costs for maintenance and lifecycle of indoor environments which create healthy air quality are becoming a value-driven necessity. According to the American Lung Association we spend most […]